Dry Tanning

You get a clear advantage in mounting when you partner with Wildlife Fur Dressing.

Tan all of Noah's Ark with Wildlife Fur Dressing

Benefits of Dry Tanning

  • No additional charge on short incision, tubed or bur-to-bur incisions for Whitetail, Mule, Blacktail, or Coues Deer Capes
  • Superior pliability, stretch and resilience
  • Soft, supple feel that will last for years
  • Extremely clean fur and free of debris (exception to wool-matted sheep with excessive burrs, twigs, etc., embedded in hair)
  • Highly attractive, shiny coat

An additional 20 days turn time is required on elephant, hippopotamus, giraffe, and mature male bison.

Hydration Instruction

  1. Add one pound of salt per 5 gallons of lukewarm water. Stir water to help dissolve salt
  2. Add to water:
    •  1 cup of Woolite Extra Delicate Detergent
    •  Substitution:  1 cup of Downy Liquid Fabric Softener
    •  Substitution:  1 cup of Dawn Ultra Dish Soap
  3. Submerge and check skin every 20 minutes, pending softness of water
    •  20 to 35 minutes small game: coyote, bobcat, wolf, javelina, etc.
    •  30 minutes to 1-hour large game: bear, elk, deer, moose, kudu, zebra, eland, etc.
  4. Please call for advice if you skin has freezer burns
Hard water or soft water can make a difference in rehydration time…
Important: thin skins may hydrate sooner than others.
Late Spring through Fall completion times are faster. Winter completion times may increase. 

Competitive turnarounds while maintaining our excellence quality standards. Call us for today to get a turnaround time.