This is a tanned white-tailed, or whitetail, deer skin. It has a reddish-brown coat in the spring and summer that turns to gray-brown in the fall and winter. This deer has a distinctive white underside to its tail.
This hide has good coloring. The hide has one hole at the top and one hole on the side. The backside has holes at the top and one side, but is flexible.
Please note that deer have a hollow hair and are not ideal for rugs. If you walk on them or let a large dog sit on them, the hair will break and shed over time. They are ideal for wall mountings, floor displays that are not walked on, etc.
White tail deer are not endangered and are not subject to CITES.
A U.S. Fish & Wildlife export permit is required for all shipments outside the U.S.
The white tail deer hides are sorted into #1, #2 and #3 grades.
#1 grade hides may have holes located at the sides of the hides.
#2 grade hides have holes located at or near the center of the hides.
#3 grade hides are of lower quality, ideal for fly-tying and crafts.