Take your hunting to the next level and tan the deer hides after cutting up the meat. Deer hides are used to make leather jackets or boots or as wall decor. If you are just learning tanning and taxidermy, use this easy method of tanning the hide, which combines salts and alum to bring the hide to a tanned and preserved state.
The 7 Steps to Tanning a Deer Hide Are Easier Than You Think
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Making a soft and supple leather hide from a deer hide isn't difficult. Drying the hide takes some time, but then you can work it into a softer state while watching TV or simply sitting on the porch. Anyone can learn how to tan deer hide, it's a low intensity hobby.