We use professional tanneries at T.R.T. The process of tanning uses an acid based soaking that changes raw skin into what we know as leather. Oils and other addititves are used to make the skin soft and subltle. We are able to tan hides and pelts the same way the tanneries process skins, but the cost and workload are prohibitive. Therefore, the vast majority of the skins we receive are sent out for professional service.
Two generations of taxidermy artists have made Trophy Room Taxidermy one of the premier shops. There are few mounts that we have not had the pleasure of creating. We have done work for Museums, Fish And Wildlife, Amusement parks, the State, and thousands of hunters and non-hunters alike. We are happy to add you to our family at T.R.T.
Tanning doesn't always come out. Skins can be ruined or hair can come out (slippage)
Skinning fees and 50% deposit on tanning cost due BEFORE WE WILL SHIP TO TAN !!
IF YOU CALL AND WE ARE BUSY, ALWAYS LEAVE A MESSAGE. WE CANNOT ANSWER EVERY CALL BUT WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU!!
Dry tanning or wet tanning available. Tan your backskins for use as decorations or make pillows or other uses. Traditional Tanning services can take as long as 6 months to process at professional tanneries. We take no responsibilty for lost or damaged skins beyond our control as skins are processed by a third party.
Rush tanning is available at a 100% additional cost which cuts the time to about1/3. Not all skins will tan out properly due to poor field care or a blemish in the actual skin. We will skin whole small animals only for a skinning fee. Large animals must be skinned before bringing to us.