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deer hides?

So now I have a couple of raw deer hides and a salted hide from last year.  I have tanned a couple in the past and used them as throw rugs. 

If you save your hides, what do you use them for?

Are they good for anything besides rugs and wall hangings?  Maybe mountain man apparel? But then they wouldn't be 'authentic' due to the tanning method.

Any other ideas?

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I have a brother that has

I have a brother that has made bag's (totes) out of them,with shoulder strap's.He's big time into them Frontier Day's,Wagon Trail's...He'll take hide an cut slice's out of them to use to sew them up. I've taken hide's (none that i've tanned) and cut them in strip's bout an inch wide an wrap them around the horn's of cow skull's add a few feather's an bead's on a strip an it look's like something you'd buy in store for a few hundred dollar's...There's a lot of thing's you can do with it with a lil imagination.

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Thanks

Thanks CHRISP

 

Anybody else?

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