Deer & Elk Hides
When it comes to deer hides there’s no glory, and there’s no glamor, but they’re always worth a few dollars.
Petska Fur is happy to trade gloves or cash for your deer hides.
The best way to present your deer hides is in one of three conditions: Salted, frozen, or fresh.
Salted is preferred, and we pay $1 dollar extra for salted deerhides, $3 extra for Elk…Salted means a liberal coating of fine salt. Ask for “Stock” salt at your local feed store, or Tractor Supply type store. This is a finer grain than the typical stock/rock salt. Work it in good, and make sure you get it covered all the way out to the edges. Shake the excess off when you get ready to go to the buyer and save this excess for the next time.
Frozen is good also, fold them skin side in and roll them up. If they thaw on the way the way to the fur stop, that’s no problem.
Fresh is just fine, if you skin your deer a couple days before the the fur buyer gets there, fold it skin to skin, and keep in the shade. Cool and well ventilated is the key. Don’t let the skin side dry out.
Please call for pricing on large collections.
We also take in a limited # of buffalo hides, and other ungulates. Call to check on these prices.
Greg Petska 308-750-0700
***Deer Hides with the following Issues will be heavily discounted, if not rejected.
Stinky rotting Skins.
Skins that appear to have been skinned with a riding mower.
Skins with heads, and legs still attached.
The most important thing to remember when selling or trading your deer hides is to keep them fresh and pliable.
Fur buyers can’t use them if they are hard little dried out rocks of rawhide.
Your buyer can’t use them if they are green, slimy, stinky messes.
Your buyer can’t use them if they still have heads, and or legs attached.