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Middle Creek Tannery #7963199
10/02/23 10:32 PM
10/02/23 10:32 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Paul Dobbins Offline OP
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Anyone know of this tannery out of Wisconsin? What are the prices per pelt? Turnaround time? Types of tanning?
More tannery options seems like a good thing.



Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963209
10/02/23 10:57 PM
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Hi Paul! Thatís me!, A little back story. This is a tannery owned by my wife and I. My wife and I are trappers and about 8 or so years ago we wanted to find a way to maximize our returns from our trap line, my wife being the creative soul she is decided she really wanted to make garments and blankets out of our furs, after researching we realized tanning fees were gonna kill us. We decided we were going to do everything we can to learn to tan ourselves. After much trial and error and experimental tanning concoctions we became really really good at it. We soon had neighbors and friends of neighbors bring us everything from beavers to bears and cows. It has grown to the point that about a year ago we decided to take this as a full time business. We pride ourselves on high quality garment tans and a 45 day or less turn around time.

Pricing is listed on the website furtannery.com most tans I believe are competitive with normal market pricing. We offer a standard wall hanger style of tan, which is soft but itís meant to be a wall hanger, it receives less fur work than our soft tan, wet tans are for taxidermy, and our soft tan is our garment tan. The thing that sets us apart I believe is that my wife is very particular about the furs we send out and she actually hand washes and brushes out every fur we get, she removes briars, ticks, and so forth and makes sure thereís no mats. We do chrome tanning as well even though itís not listed on the website, we typically reserve this tan for just cow hides for rug work.

I would like to point out that all tans are true professional synthetic tans.

We are always available for anyone that has any questions!

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963215
10/02/23 11:36 PM
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Do you do beaver tails?

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963216
10/02/23 11:39 PM
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Iím working on it, but havenít gotten it perfected enough where Iíd be comfortable offering it as a service. Iím still tweaking things and Iíll get it down but itíll be awhile longer yet.

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963234
10/03/23 03:08 AM
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You mentioned you've done bears in your post. I notice it's not on your pricing list. Do you still tan them? If you do them, I'd presume they, like lions, they are by the linear foot? Than you.


"My feeling is this, give him plenty of time, plenty of birds, and a little direction, and he'll hunt his heart out for me. That's all I ask."
Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963260
10/03/23 05:29 AM
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sounds good

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963367
10/03/23 08:19 AM
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I haven't used them yet, I just heard about them this year and have heard good things. Likely be taking them some furs this coming year. Will make it much cheaper also being able to drive to them to drop off furs rather than mailing them.

Last edited by WIKA; 10/03/23 08:22 AM.
Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963373
10/03/23 08:36 AM
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It's nice that we have a guy from NC that has our 6... didn't know this.

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963376
10/03/23 08:41 AM
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Insanelupus we actually do bears by the sqft instead of linear, same with cows. Bears are $6.99 a sqft and cows are $4.99 a sqft.

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963383
10/03/23 08:49 AM
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Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963392
10/03/23 09:06 AM
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Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963393
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One thing I would like to mention, my wife and I are hoping to have this in place before the end of the year but anyone who is a current member of any state trappers association, NTA,FTA, or sportsmanís alliance will have a 20% discount on all services we offer for as long as that person is an active member. Weíre still trying to figure a few things out but we would like to see it in effect before January 1st.

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Also if thereís anything you donít see listed on the website just give us a call.

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963442
10/03/23 11:01 AM
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We have met the enemy and the enemy is us!
Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963458
10/03/23 11:54 AM
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Watching.

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Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963465
10/03/23 12:07 PM
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Thank you


"My feeling is this, give him plenty of time, plenty of birds, and a little direction, and he'll hunt his heart out for me. That's all I ask."
Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963466
10/03/23 12:12 PM
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Your welcome! grin

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Witrapper715] #7963567
10/03/23 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Witrapper715
One thing I would like to mention, my wife and I are hoping to have this in place before the end of the year but anyone who is a current member of any state trappers association, NTA,FTA, or sportsmanís alliance will have a 20% discount on all services we offer for as long as that person is an active member. Weíre still trying to figure a few things out but we would like to see it in effect before January 1st.

Awesome, will you accept local drop offs i'm assuming?

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963573
10/03/23 03:33 PM
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I'll definitely be giving you folks a try this coming season.

A reminder to all living in WI, IL, IA, MN, ND, SD, and part of NE . . . Speedee Delivery there and back. Save yourself some $$.

https://speedeedelivery.com/services/service-area-maps/

And a big thanks to the pirateship.com thread awhile back.

Re: Middle Creek Tannery [Re: Paul Dobbins] #7963575
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WIKA we do accept local drop offs absolutely, and if you live close by weíve even delivered.

Muskrat good call on speedee delivery, they really are the most economical way to ship if you are in their zones.

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