Some Butte businesses refusing elk and deer hides, low prices November 9, 2012 Montana

Montana Deer Population,Management News and Information Archive

... hide broker Paul Lemay, Jr., makes trips to Great Falls, Columbus and Butte, gathering up elk and deer hides to sell... He usually buys elk hides for $8 to $10 a piece, and deer hides for $3 a piece. Lemay attributes a declining hide market to the economy... Tanneries are now rare in the United States

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