I was the benifactor of a fresh roadkill red fox squirrel (somewhat uncommon in these parts) Wednesday. After skinning and cleaning the hide it pinned it out and put on a thick coat of borax. In 24 hrs the hide was very well preserved but just as stiff as the one I air dried a while back. Anybody have much experience tanning hides so that they come out soft? Is there any way to make this one soft at this point?

Thanks and Tight Lines!

Chuck Hitt