Originally Posted by deguerre
Nah. My BIL does tanning though and gets a lot of free hides from his old hunting buddies. I've got a nice wallet he made for me about 10 years ago and it's still in great shape after being in my back pocket for that long. Wish he'd make me a Mountain Man hat and jacket like his though.
Guerry that's great! Your BIL sounds like a resourceful man. I'm sure your wallet is awesome!!
Yes I do know how to tan. I looked at these hides for a long time before deciding I didn't have the space to store them in a freezer, didn't have time to salt them and didn't have any idea when I would get the time... so I gave them away. I have an old frame made from rebar for stretching and scraping the hides. Just haven't had the time in the last couple of years.
I've made a lot of belts and horse tack. Just something I was taught how to do and will remember.
Originally Posted by O'Mordha
I've been too dang busy hunting to smoke or cook lately! I did harvest me a California Blacktail for my 1st deer tag, tried like hell to fill my 2nd tag but to no avail. It's waterfowl season now, which is even busier time of the year for me than deer season.
That's great news that everyone got their deer! Fresh venison and the cold winter months, not a whole lot finer things in this life if you ask me. I'm going to update the blog here soon, with a summary of what I have been up to and I am hoping to see some smoke billowing from my weber here real quick!
I had the feeling you were too busy to get online!! Know the feeling.
Congratulations on that Blacktail! I'm happy for ya! I am sure you will put it to good use. Hope your bird hunting goes well too. Looking forward to your blog update and your cooks!!
You really need to stop by more often. lol
Originally Posted by Astroimage
The "Boys" can go hunt'in, I'm hanging with you!
lol Astroimage, thanks!! Bring beer and ice please.