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Old December 15, 2005, 04:07 PM   #1
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make a fur hat??

i just took a hunters education class and the teacher their was a trapper. he brought in this awesome looking fur hat he had made himself with a couple fox furs. since i have no idea how to do this, where can i find someone that can do it for me? i think making clothing out of my bear skin and fur would be awesome, how do i do this or who should i talk to? thanks.

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Old December 15, 2005, 05:35 PM   #2
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Well the bear skin and fur clothing may be a little heavy pick up a bear skin rug their a bit heavy. If you can kill a couple of fox Just have them tanned with the fur on any taxidermist will be able to do it plus they might be able to make the hat themselves or know someone that can. Try for a head shot with a small caliber rifle to help save the hide.
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Old December 15, 2005, 06:42 PM   #3
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Back in the days when there was a Daniel Boone tv series a friend bought real coonskin hats for his kids . When they wore them outside the were immediately attacked by blue jays !!!
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Old December 16, 2005, 07:22 AM   #4
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Almost every bushkin living in interior and northern Alaska has at least one fur trappers hat made by locals from marten, beaver or fox. Marten and beaver are to most common for bushkins. City folk tend to gravitate toward fox for some reasom.
Alaska Raw Fur in Fairbanks sells furs, beading supplies, leathers, rawhide and patterns for sewing hats, beaded gloves, mocassins/slippers and other clothing items.
Lemme talk to the gf and get their number and I'll pm ya with the info and a materials list.


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Old December 16, 2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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last year I was thinking of making a coonskin cap. there are a number of websites with patterns, etc. here is one simple site:
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