What can you do with a Crocodile?

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  1. mcdowelr

    mcdowelr AH Senior Member

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    I am thinking now that I would like to hunt a crocodile. I would like to use the skin for boots, belts, purses etc., and was looking for ideas and info from other hunters who had been there and done it.
    Has anyone got pics or recommendations of what they did with their croc after they got it?
     

  2. rookhawk

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    The leather seatback for a wingback chair is pretty awesome.

    Belts. Boots. Shoes. Teeth for a hatband. Inlays for a rifle sling. Purse. Duffle.
     
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  3. Hutch01

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    I have a 14' coming from a Moz hunt and I ve decided to have it made into a rug. Life size mounting was unaffordable and I understand the belly scales are too large for leather accessories. Another option is to have the skull metallic painted for display.
     
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    Rookhawk I like the idea for the chair
     
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  5. edward

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    ive heard that 12 feet or smaller is the largest you want for garments,etc.
     
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  6. PHOENIX PHIL

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    I'd love to have a custom seat for my Harley made out of the smoother part of the hide.
     
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    I guess if you use the pointy bits it would make a rough ride!! :A Stretcher: I rather like the thought of luggage
     

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    I realize crocs grow larger than 14'. But the whole experience and the magnificence of this beast was so amazing that it deserves to be preserved in its entirety rather than be cut up into western boots and gun bags.
     
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    You gotta love this!

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    Johnnyblues is that your new trophy room???
     

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    I like this pose. Very nice.
     

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    Lol. I wish
     
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    That's the direction I think I am heading vs. a full mount. I was wondering if anyone had any experience having these things made out of their trophy. Where and who can make these things for you?
     

  14. mcdowelr

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    I understand your point but there have to be some cool points given for rolling out in a pair of boots made of a croc you took. lol I think I would like to have something done with the skull though. Interested to see if anyone has any photos of that as well.
     

  15. edward

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    so would everybody else who would get to it before you at the pick up point.or even the baggage destroyers.
     

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