Sivko Fur, Incorporated - Tanning for Taxidermy. The BEST tannery for taxidermists around the world. Sivko Fur is located in upstate New York
 
 
SIVKO FUR INC. is a Full Service Tannery for the Taxidermy Industry providing the following services: USDA certified for safaris, wholesale fleshing, wet and dry tanning, and rugging.

 

We are the Fastest Full Service Commercial Tannery ~ Our Standard Turnaround Times:

  North American wet tan: 8-10 weeks.
North American dry tan: 4-6 months.
African or big North American wet tan: 9-12 months.
African or big North American dry tan: 12 months.

All pictures taken within a 3 mile radius of our property. Courtesy of Richard Sills. Unless otherwise noted.

   
 

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Our Services


We are one of the last full service tanneries left in the United States. Yes, we are USDA certified to handle your safaris.

We also can work with you and your hunter to save on shipping costs because we accept wholesale fleshing. We can then do your wet or dry tanning and we can also offer you a full rugging service.

As an example, your hunter can go on a guided hunt to get his trophy, that animal can be frozen and shipped directly to us using our call tag shipping program. We can wholesale flesh it for you; arrange to have the skull cleaned; then tan the hide; and even rug it including mounting the headshell; all in one location. This will save you and your hunter a tremendous amount of money on shipping costs.

 

Only the best tannery can do your customer's trophy justice - choose Sivko!


USDA Services


We encourage you and your hunters to plan the safari with us in advance to save money. Our affiliated customs broker will ensure expedited and proper handling of your trophies. It is a lot less expensive to ship to one location for dipping and tanning. Contact us for a free packet with all the information you will need. We will gladly accept orders from any customs broker, dipping station, or taxidermist for tanning but we can save you money and hassles with preplanning.


Wholesale Fleshing Service


Spend your precious time doing what you do best: The artistry and craftsmanship of mounting. Let our professionally trained people STOP ROT, scrape, split, and turn the lips, noses, ears and then salt your skins so you can focus on what you do best. This allows you to make more money by doing more mounts. We all know the money in this industry is in the mounting not the splitting, scraping, and salting.

We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you mark and measure your skins with your hunter’s identification. Then use Stop Rot on a skin before freezing it. Fold them flat and freeze. Do not roll because it takes too long to freeze the core if it is rolled up in a ball and this allows bacteria to grow and can lead to slip. Do not salt and freeze, salt impedes the freezing. Either salt it dry or freeze it. Don’t do both.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND OR DROP OFF FROZEN SKINS FOR WHOLESALE FLESHING WITHOUT SCHEDULING THROUGH OUR OFFICE FIRST! After you’ve made an appointment with our office, shipping of your frozen items should always take place on Mondays. Please be sure to read about our call tag program on our shipping tab because by using our call tag program you will have access to special “perishable” insurance.


Tanning Service


Turn Around time – on North American dry tan this will vary with the season, sometimes as little as 2 weeks and other times it may take up to12 weeks. On North American wet tan our policy is to get it done and have it shipping out our door 4 weeks from the day it arrived or less!!

Turn Around time – on African dry tan the turnaround will also vary with the season. Because African is thicker and requires extra shaving, the turnaround normally is 8 weeks but could take as long as 16 weeks. African wet tan averages between 6 to 8 weeks.

Wet tan prices are 10% less, this means huge savings! For example, a life size Boar dry tan is $265, if you wet tan it we subtract 10% = $26.50 So the wet tan life size Boar cost is $238.50 No other tannery gives you this discount.

Because our wet tan service is done so quickly, we require a credit card on file or prepayment so that the skins can be shipped out on the first Monday they are ready. This allows us to get the skins to you as soon as possible so you may measure and mount or freeze them until you’re ready.

 

Sivko Fur Inc ~ We tan everything!


Skins For Sale


We understand that sometimes your hunter will show up with an un-mountable trophy. You should take measurements and pictures so we can help you find a replacement. We have a large inventory and steady supply of capes, hides, and life size animals. You can find prices, pictures and descriptions with measurements of our entire stock; you can click this link to visit the Skins for Sale page.


Rugging


Save time and money by shipping it once and having everything done in 1 location. By using our call tag program with our special “perishable” insurance, the trophy can be shipped frozen from the field directly to us where we can whole sale flesh, tan, mount the head and rug it; returning to you a finished product for your hunter.

Or you can do the scraping, salting, tanning, and head mount yourself and just send it to us for rugging.

Our standard rugging includes one exposed contrast color ruffled felt border. The felt backing is then trimmed 1” beyond the colored ruffle to give a double felt trim look. Both ruffled trim and felt backing are machine sewn onto the hide. We use ½” polyester batting and quilt stitches throughout the body and on all the paws to hold the batting in place. 5 D-rings will be sewn onto the back of the rug.

 

Standard Ruffle

 

Beautiful black bear rug with standard ruffle red on black

 

Double Ruffle Option

 

Bobcat with a double ruffle


Leather Backing Option

 

Leather Backing Option for Rugs

 

 

Here are some more pictures of our rugging work.


 

bear rug with open mouth less ruffled   Black bear rug with open mouth close-up
coyote rug   Brown Bear Rug with standard ruffle on tan
Brown Bear Rug - double pleated   Zebra rug

 

Taxidermy Products for Sale

 

Stop-Rot $18 / quart bottle
Circular Blade-New 12” Steel $100
Circular Blade – Sharpening $40
Tuning Steels $20 / pair
Sawdust – 100% white maple $30 / 45 lb. bag


 

     
 
SIVKO FUR INC. · Phone:  607-698-4827 · Email: annatsivko@yahoo.com