What is the market for tanned zebra hides in the USA?

Discussion in 'Taxidermy' started by enysse, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. K-man

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    Great choice to hunt your own. If you just want pillows, etc you can look into backskins, far less material and easy to pick up from taxidermists. Check out taxidermytrophysales.com and safariworks taxidermy as well.
     
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    I would suggest a shoulder mount and have the back skin tanned in Africa. That will give you material for pillows, etc. There is a guy close to the airport that sells skins and mounts cheaper then at the airport. You could buy your skin for your rug from him and you will have a mount of he one you hunted, plus some pillows. ( Zebra looks great on a pestal.). I will look for his card.
     
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  3. wesheltonj

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  4. Kento!

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    Thanks, guys.

    Sorry to have hijacked the thread... :rolleyes:
     

  5. Wayne t

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    I know you can pick them up pretty cheap in the uk quite often
    There's a fole rug going for 150 right now
     

  6. enysse

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    Don't worry about it, I found all the information interesting. I appreciate all the replies.
     
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  7. enysse

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    I will say I'm always looking for cull hunts for zebra. I like hunting them and there skins are beautiful.
     
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  8. curtism1234

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    I don't know your house setup, but do keep in mind a zebra rug is freaking huge and could literally take up your entire wall. I do like the shoulder mount / backskin idea from wesheltonj if you share my concern.
     
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  9. sonnyn913

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    Of all my hides the zebra gets the most likes. I put mine on the back of my sofa at the lake house.You should definitely shoot your own. The pedestal mounts are awesome though. I will be taking another zebra this year to do the pedestal mount. Good luck on your hunt, kentol.
     
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    Thanks! :D
     

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