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    Trapper's Hide and Fur Tanning Formula.  You can tan your own furs and hides.  Works for professional taxidermy use and home tanning.

    8 oz. bottle tans one deer hide or several furs.  Bear and moose require 3-4 bottles.  Deer hides can be tanned with hair on or off.  Tans all furs, and also does snakeskin and alligator.  

    Produces soft Indian-style tan.  

    Directions included.

    Easy home tanning of all game hides and fur skins. 

    Pre-mixed and ready to use

    Tans deer either hair-on to make a deerskin rug or mount, or hair-off to make buckskin leather.  Tans all fur skins-coyote, fox, raccoon, squirrel, rabbit, muskrat, beaver, etc.  Also elk, moose, caribou, bear, even snakeskin!

    Produces a soft, supple Indian-style tan in 5-7 days!

    This bottle will tan one deer hide or two med. size fur skins.  Elk, moose, caribou and bear require 3-6 bottles.

    Directions: Follow steps carefully for best results

    1. For best results, start with fresh, green skin. Carefully scrape or cut off all meat and fat until skin is very clean. If applicable, skin out ears and paws, split tail. If skin has been dried, you should first soak in plain water, just long enough to soften. (For red or grey fox use salt water, ½ lb. salt/gal. at room temperature.)

    2. To tan hair-on: Salt the flesh side with TABLE SALT. Work PLENTY OF SALT into entire hide including ears, paws, etc. Fold salted hide flesh on flesh, roll up and leave 24 hrs. Then scrape off old salt and repeat with clean salt for another 24 hrs. Then scrape off salt again and go to Step 4.

    3. To tan hair-off: (e.g. buckskin) Immerse hide in plain water. NO SALT. Change water daily until hair loosens (usually 4-6 days of deer or elk). Pull or scrape off hair is removed. Rinse well in clean water and go to Step 4

    4. Prepare a salt bath by mixing 1\2 lb. of table salt per gal. of hot water. (For hair-off tanning only, e.g. buckskin, add 1 capful of Clorox per 5 gall. of salt bath). Mix salt bath thoroughly and let cool. Then Immerse hide 6-8 hrs. (except red or grey fox just 15 min.). Remove, rinse in cool water and drain.

    5. Using a sharp knife, thin skin as much as possible, removing any remaining membrane. A wire wheel can be used if skin is allowed to almost dry first.

    6. After skin is thinned, wash in warm water with liquid dish soap (e.g. Dawn) to remove salt and grease. Very greasy skins such as raccoon, beaver and bear should be washed twice with dish soap to remove all grease. Then hang to drain

    7. Warm Hide Tanning Formula (HTG) by sitting bottle in pot of hot tap water for 30 min. The skin should be at room temperature, semidry, but still moist and flexible. Shake warm HTF well and apply an even layer to the flesh side. Apply with paint brush, or by hand wearing rubber gloves. Massage firmly into all areas of the skin.

    8. Fold the skin flesh side unto itself and leave overnight (12-16 hours). If it is a cased skin, just turn it fur out and hang at room temperature, away from direct heat. This will allow the fur to dry while the hide is tanning. After this 12-16 hr. tanning time, open the flesh side to the air (or if a cased pelt, turn the flesh side out again) and let dry slowly over 2-3 days. As it dries, periodically pull and stretch the skin until it is completely dry and soft. If the skin is still stiff in a few spots, dampen those areas with warm water, reapply warm HTF and repeat.

    9. OPTIONAL: When the skin is fully tanned and dry it can be thinned further with a wire wheel or coarse sandpaper if a higher degree of suppleness is desired. Also, pulling the tanned hide back and forth over a tight rope works very well for softening.

    Trapper's Hide & Fur Tanning Formula.

    Home use

    Have used this product on a coonskin and it worked great will be trying it on beaver and deer hide next - John

    Hide tanning

    Worked very well - Anonymous

    Good product

    I used this formula to tan my first deer hide and now I'm on my fourth one. So far it's done it's job. The only thing is it says to let it sit over three days, but I ended up needing almost two weeks to get it to tan all over and dry out. I have no complaints about it, since I'm in no hurry. - Rose

    Tanning a hide

    This tanning solution works fantastic! Lived up to its reputation. - Bruce

    Tanning formula h

    Easy to use, always learning about tanning. - Anonymous


    Got the product super fast and it works.great! - Amy Dunn

    Good stuff

    Great experience - Anonymous

    Coyote tanning

    I tanned a fox and 2coyots for the first time ever and they came out perfect! Great product and easy to do yourself can’t wait till next season! - Jason Reigle

    Tanning oil

    As always this is a great product and love using it and I have great results with it. - John stephenson

    Best of the best

    All costumers very happy - Anonymous


    Works great, great price and fast shipping - Dan

    Next level

    Great stuff really had made a lot easier - Anonymous


    Works great according to my customers - DEAN

    Exactly as advertised

    Got a great price on 12 bottles. It arrived quickly and with no problems. It doesn’t even take a full bottle tan a small whitetail. Maybe 2/3 bottle. Even when applied extra thick. Which did add a few days to the process. - JJ from Texas

    Great product

    The orange bottle tanning is a great product. I bought it for my grandson to use on a deer hide and a few furs. He is 11 and with very little help he fleshed and then used the tanning salutation. The turned out great! - Ken W