|Although there are extensive herds
wandering around Canada and Alaska, there are very few true,
tanned North American caribou
hides available for sale at any time. The quality of the skins is
generally quite poor and the tanning is often low quality. In
response to customers looking for quantities of caribou skins,
we have talked with individuals with extensive experience in
buying northern and Arctic furs. Here is one comment from
an expert in the Canadian fur industry:
"Very hard to get tanned Caribou
hides just not done, probably because they are such poor quality
skins to start with, usually full of holes from burying insect
under the skin."
and another one:
"Unfortunately no. We’ve
experimented quite a bit over the years & caribou hide,
regardless of season just does not hold the hair well.
Reindeer is the way to go."
We suggest going with reindeer hides as well
and cannot devote time to looking for quantities of hides in
Canada that nobody ever has.
Genus and species: C. Rangifer tarandus.
No shipments to Canada due to changing
Reindeer from Finland are virtually identical to the North
American caribou. Perhaps, you may wish to consider a
perfect reindeer skin instead. Click HERE to see our selection of
of Canada, Tanned in Peru