Trophy Pro SA
P. O. Box 548
Pro SA currently offers our clients the option
of having their skins tanned in South Africa. We
are proud to be able to offer this service.
Tanning in South Africa is not only less
expensive than tanning in the USA but also of
can also create different curios for the client
by transforming the client’s game shins into
cushions, handbags, ottoman chairs, rifle
slings, gun bags, ext.
CURING HINTS IN SKIN PRESERVATION:
Animals should be skinned immediately, and
not left for hours unattended on the back of
a hunting vehicle or skinning shed.
Animals should not be dragged in the dirt
while loading on a vehicle. Dragging causes
the animals have been delivered to the
skinning shed, they should be skinned
All blood should be washed from the skins
directly after skinning. Blood on the skins
promotes bacteria which will result in hair
Skins must be kept out of the sun. The sun
hardens the skin on the flesh side of the
skin. This creates a membrane on the flesh
side of the skin. Our dipping solutions may
not penetrate these membranes, which will
After the animals have been skinned, the
skins should be stripped of all fat, fiber,
and meat. This will promote maximum
penetration of salt and preservatives into
After the skins have been relieved of all
blood, fat, and fiber, the skins should be
soaked in a strong salt solution for at
least four hours. We suggest about 20
kilograms of salt, with 100 liters of water.
You can also add 20 grams of phenol carbolic
crystals, which will kill all ticks and
insects on the skins.
the skins have been soaked in the salt
solution, the skins should be exposed to a
salt process. First put a layer of salt,
about 10 centimeters thick on a flat clean
surface such as a concrete floor. Put the
skin on the salt with the flesh side of the
skin facing upwards. Cover the flesh side of
the skin with a thick layer of salt as well.
This will dehydrate the skin. Depending on
the size of the skin, the skin should be
left in the salt for 3 to 4 days.
Once the skin is removed from the salt
process, it should be hung and dried. Once
the skin has been dried it can be folded and
stored in a safe place, waiting to be
collected by us.
following these guidelines, unnecessary hairclip
and damage to skins will be prevented. BLOOD AND
DIRECT SUN ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF HAIR
SLIP AND DAMAGE TO SKINS!!