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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What Sets Us Apart
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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.




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: