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Sleepy Creek Tannery #7223907
03/22/21 08:32 PM
03/22/21 08:32 PM
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bowhunterks Offline OP
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Has any body had any dealings with this tannery in Iowa. I want to get some beaver tanned that i caught this spring.

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7224025
03/22/21 10:05 PM
03/22/21 10:05 PM
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Iowa
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Iíve had everything from coyotes to muskrats done by them They do a good job but are way backed up I believe. They are about an hr away from me.

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7224098
03/22/21 11:09 PM
03/22/21 11:09 PM
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Iowa
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I have had many, many things tanned by Sleepy Creek, and I am very pleased with everything they have done for me. Call Ben, and he will answer any questions you may have.

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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7224483
03/23/21 12:06 PM
03/23/21 12:06 PM
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Wisconsin
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A friend of mine ships all his fur there. As far as I know he's been happy with the results.


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7225788
03/24/21 08:34 PM
03/24/21 08:34 PM
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Called the tannery today, price seem's to be reasonable i'm going to ship out my beaver's tommorrow going to give them a try, there 5 to 6 months out on tanning.

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7243721
04/14/21 10:57 PM
04/14/21 10:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 15,190
Iowa
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Iowa
I've been very happy with everything I've had done there.


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7293733
06/25/21 06:20 PM
06/25/21 06:20 PM
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Had a half dozen fox and fifteen coon and a skunk done. Coon and skunk came back fine. Fox were not good. Many holes and tails were knappy. Will send fox to Moyle next time. Have had them tan lots of fox and they always come back excellent. Have put up hundreds of fox and never saw tails come back like this not sure what happened. I know they're a little overburdened with turnaround at 5 to 6 months. This is the first time I've used them. I'll sell them as wall hangers but won't making any profit.


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7782007
01/25/23 12:32 PM
01/25/23 12:32 PM
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Has anyone sent them their green hides to be fleshed and tanned by them? Have 2 skinned beaver i want to send

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7782084
01/25/23 02:16 PM
01/25/23 02:16 PM
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I wouldnít send them a hide off of a democrat. I shipped them 18 super blankets because shipping beaver to moyles can get real pricey. Speedee shipped them 75% cheaper to sleepy creek. Speedee doesnít ship to Idaho. Donít remember the exact price but it was around 500.00 to get them back. They had to fold them over to get them in the boxes and they were so stiff and hard that some of them actually broke. They were trash. I ended up throwing them away. Iíve shipped several hundred furs to moyles and they are perfect every time. I gladly pay the higher shipping rates now.

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7782478
01/25/23 11:11 PM
01/25/23 11:11 PM
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I have sent them fur the last two years and have had no problems. Iím sending more to them this year.


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7782484
01/25/23 11:23 PM
01/25/23 11:23 PM
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West Central MN
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There OK at best for wall hangers but forget about garment quality. Whoever shaves them needs to go back to school and learn how to do it right. Some of my furs look like they used a dull axe on them.


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7782501
01/26/23 12:07 AM
01/26/23 12:07 AM
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I sent sleepy creek a big mule deer buck hide last year and they sent me back a small whitetail hide. Said he would refund me the money if I sent him the hide back. Still havenít seen a check in the mail.

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7783024
01/26/23 02:37 PM
01/26/23 02:37 PM
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I just got back a bunch of fur - coon, coyote, fox, possum, skunk, cat and beaver. I was happy with most of it, however some of the beaver were shaved too thin. Lots of holes and thin spots on the leather. Everything else has been pretty good.


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7796359
02/11/23 08:18 PM
02/11/23 08:18 PM
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nebraska
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I have had no problems with them. Excellent service.

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7802083
02/19/23 07:12 AM
02/19/23 07:12 AM
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shipped them some hides in january and they said it would be done in may. they put a hole in a otter last year and thats the only issue ive had

Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: bowhunterks] #7808679
02/27/23 05:17 PM
02/27/23 05:17 PM
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This is the first I have heard of bad things from sleepy creek. Glad I read this. I was about to send my best 10 beaver from this year to be tanned


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Re: Sleepy Creek Tannery [Re: Newtrap19] #7808996
02/28/23 01:02 AM
02/28/23 01:02 AM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Originally Posted by Newtrap19
Has anyone sent them their green hides to be fleshed and tanned by them? Have 2 skinned beaver i want to send


I have. I have always been very happy with the hides they have done for me. Remember its hard to make a silk purse out of a sows ear. I imaging some of the complaints you may here they did the best they could with what they were sent. They are fairly new though so some of their first stuff may not have been as good. I've used them for about 8-9 years with no complaints. I've sent to Moyals in the past and I can't tell which ones they did vs. the ones sleepy creek did. All terrific quality for me.


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