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 wholesale fleshing, wet and dry tanning.


~ Our turn around time as of 9/1/19:

  North American wet tan: 4 weeks or less.
North American dry tan:3 months or less.
African or big North American wet tan: 12-18 months.
African or big North American dry tan: 18-24 months.

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



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All wholesale fleshing and tanning is done by us in our facility and is never subcontracted out. This means your skins are protected and insured from loss, fire, or flood by Sivko Fur Inc’s insurance policy. Not everyone who claims to be a tannery can provide you and your hunter with this protection. They are not insured or they subcontract to others therefore your skins are not always under their control. You can get a copy of our insurance policy. You should never send your skins someplace where they are uninsured from natural disaster or loss.


Sivko Fur Inc soars above the competition as the best tannery for taxidermy!


Through years of constant research and development, my family has developed our custom formulas. No other tannery uses our formulas or processes. It starts with our chemicals. The first step is our pickle. Our pickle formula uses a special degreaser and also is targeted to quickly rehydrate and plump the skin. Our custom tan is a modified alum formula that maximizes stretch and minimizes slip. We purchase our tanning chemicals directly from the chemical manufacturers. We do not buy pre-mixed tanning products from the open market. You could not buy our tanning formula from a taxidermy supply catalog like some tanneries.

In addition, all animals are not the same in the treatment that they require. We have unique processes and formulas to handle those animals. Some may need whitening, some may need blood stain removal or deodorizing, some need extra greasing or extra degreasing, some need to be greased by hand, some should not be saw dusted in a drum, some need to be tanned separately. Through years of research, knowledge of chemistry, and hands-on experience of handling and tanning millions of skins on three continents with animals from around the world my family has been able to develop customized formulas and treatments to address the problems that certain skins present. We tan virtually everything, even skins that other tanneries will not and cannot tan. For example, it often happens that a taxidermist has sent skins to another tannery only to be told that they are un-tannable before sending them to us. These skins, especially oxidized or oil burned African, are difficult to tan but our years of experience have taught us how to deal with these previously rejected items.


Our special handling and treatment guarantees the best possible results in tanning for taxidermists.



Once your dry tan skins go into tanning, you will receive an invoice with a due date. We expect payment before the due date. This is also the date that we expect your skins will be ready to ship. Wet tan must be pre-paid before tanning is started. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express debit or credit cards.  We also accept cashier’s checks, money orders, cash, or personal checks for our customers in good standing. No skins will be shipped without payment. Customers in good standing will receive additional discounts and personal check cashing privileges. Good standing is defined by ON TIME payment history and volume of work. New customers may pay by personal check on invoices up to $500.00 for initial invoices over $500.00 a deposit of 50 % will be required. If payment is not received in 30 days after due date, a 2% of invoice total will be added for each month for storage. If skins are not paid for within 90 days, we will sell them. Prices are subject to change anytime without notice.

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