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Tannery Warning
Posted by Ty in AK on Apr 19 2006
Hey guys, I just wanted to share an experience I recently had at a local tannery (not mentioning names but to my knowledge there is only one serving the public). I ran a trap line over X-mas break and picked up two mink, a martin, a beaver and a very nice red fox. When skinning the fox my buddy commented that it was probably one of the nicest fox pelts he had seen in years (he has seen a lot).

I took them into the local tannery instead of shipping them out. I stopped by last week to pick up my order and the guy holds up an old shredded fox that was in three pieces. He said, ďyour fox was ruined in the machine, what do you want to do about it?Ē The thing without a doubt wasnít the fox I took in. After some heated discussion he paid me for the fox and refunded my tanning money. I didnít even think to look at my other hidesÖ

I get out in the truck and the martin didnít have any feet (I skin them out) and itís head and half the tail were missing (It looked like someone shot itís head off). One of the mink had a bullet hole through itís neck ( I didnít shoot them) and the beaver and other mink were in question. I went back in and after some heated discussion on switching hides I left. Not much I could doÖ

Not that I had a huge order or anything but it was still enough to get a guy fired up. Since this has happened I have heard a lot of negative feedback on this guy. I would definitely ask around before getting my hides tanned next timeÖ



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