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    Default rabbit hides

    im fairly new to rabbit hunting and id like to take more then just the meat. how do you care for and tan a rabbit hide?

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    AK rabbit hides are much thinner than domestic rabbits and frankly, not worth messing with.

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    Be real careful then when you rip the hide anyway buy one, they are cheap.

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    I have tanned a few that turned out fine. Be careful skinning as the hide is thin. I bought a $20 kit from Cabelas and followed the instructions and they came out fine.

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    Tanned rabbit skins are worth buying down at Black Elk. Have your wife sew them into your coat pockets. You will not find a better hand warmer. They will spoil you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Tanned rabbit skins are worth buying down at Black Elk. Have your wife sew them into your coat pockets. You will not find a better hand warmer. They will spoil you.
    Probably a stupid question, but do you sew them with the hair side in or out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popo View Post
    Probably a stupid question, but do you sew them with the hair side in or out?
    so you feel the hair with hands in pockets...


    i used to use them as insole in my mukluks... very nice....
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    Probably a stupid question, but do you sew them with the hair side in or out?


    so you feel the hair with hands in pockets...
    i used to use them as insole in my mukluks... very nice....

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    Hair out. For mukluks (beluhucks) I used dried long grass, they insulate and wick away moisture, cheap to replace everyday you wear your snow boots. You can gather a winters supply in a day for nothing.
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