Preparing Deer Hair - Help

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  1. Ned Wright

    Ned Wright New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has any advise.

    My wife shot a doe this fall and I was trying to dry the hide for tying. I thought I got most of the fat etc off, salted it and left it in a cold garage to dry. Turns out the roof leaked on it and when I went back to look it has some maggots and a little mold on those thin back muscles. :beathead:

    Is this a lost cause now or is there anything I can do to save it.

    Any help would be appreciated,
    Ned
     
  2. D3Smartie

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    well i doubt the maggots will hurt it as they will likely just take the meat. The mold would be my concern.
    I would cut the hide up into smaller sections and use borax on it and put it in ziploc bags.
     
  3. Ned Wright

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    Thanks D3,

    Sounds like Borax is the trick.

    Ned
     

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