Moose and Deer Leather

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Our leather is from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal in Canada. Each year during hunting season we recuperate hides from hunters who are feeding their families, but don't need the hides.  

We gather them, process them and have them tanned at a local tannery (not brained tanned)  It is in our Native tradition to waste as little as possible.

 Each White Tail Deer is approximately 10 square feet and each Moose is 8 square feet as our moose pieces are 1/4 of a moose.

Hunters in our region always quarter their moose to get them out of the forest.

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  • Moose Grain Leather Bundle

    200$ Canadian

    These Grain Leather Bundles are made up of great leather, which is smooth one side suede the other. (not to be confused with our Split Leather Bundles)Available in 3 colors and in 3 1/2 oz. or 5 1/2 oz.

  • White Deer Leather

    80$ Canadian

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal that we tanned white (not albino deer). We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned. This year we chose to plane our deer a little thinner, to 2 1/2 onces, which is ideal for beading or garments. (see our 3 1/2 oz moose for moccasins).  You can select either 10 sq ft or 13 sq ft.

  • Gold Deer Leather

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters who are eating the meat but don’t need the hides. We recuperate them, and have them custom tanned at a local Canadian tannery. The average size of the deer runs between 8 to 10 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz.

  • Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    49$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. Our 3 1/2 Gold moose is perfect for moccasins, mukluks and mitts.  Easy to sew by hand and these quarter moose pieces are 7 sq ft

  • Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  5 1/2 ounce is best for making purses, drum bags etc and for real pros moccasins.  This leather is very soft and supple.  Average piece is about 8 sq ft.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Cork Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  These quarter moose pieces are about 8 square feet (the tannery measures them). Moose are wild animals and the leather has “normal” moose life experience built into it, but we always select the best pieces possible. (and we guarantee our hide if you are not happy we would replace it)
    3 1/2 oz.

  • Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned, 5 1/2 onces really requires a commercial sewing machine OR hole punch and lacing. (see our leather bags for examples) Each piece is approximately 8 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole although we will select the very best piece possible.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Black Moose Leather 5 1/2

    50$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery. 5 1/2 ounce is best for making purses, drum bags etc. This leather is very soft and supple.Average quarter moose runs 7 to 9 sq ft.

    5 1/2 oz.

  • Black Moose Leather 3 1/2

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery. This leather is very soft and supple. Average quarter run from 8 sq ft to 10 sq ft.

  • White Moose Leather

    56$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. Our White moose is perfect for moccasins, mukluks and mitts.  Easy to sew by hand and these quarter moose pieces are 7 sq ft

  • Gold/Tan Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    176$ Canadian

    Farmed Bullalo hide tanned to ’traditional’ gold/tan colour.  Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, and regalia.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge, around 22 square feet.

  • Moose Leather Mocc/Mitt Making Kit

    75$ Canadian
    For the member in your family who was just about to start those moccasins….
  • White Elk Leather 2 1/2 oz

    216$ Canadian

    These are farmed Elk hide tanned white.  Huge pieces  almost perfect grain and really nice quality.  The colour is a real white white and the leather is soft and supple.  This will make amazing regalia.  We scored this run of white elk and stock is limited…it will not last long. 27′ square feet

  • Cream Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    120$ Canadian

    Farmed Bullalo hide tanned to cream colour.  (imagine light cafe mocha)  Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, and regalia.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge, around 17 square feet.

  • Dark Brown Buffalo Halves

    176$ Canadian

    Back by Popular demand!!   Last year we scored some of this 5 1/2 ounce Buffalo leather halves (half a buffalo) which was extremely popular and for a limited time we are back in stock.  Buffalo hide is hard to secure a constant supply of and it comes and goes.  This leather is thick hide.  Perfect for drum bags, purses, or thick moccasins or mukluks. Generally customers who use this leather are punching hoels or using awles to work it.  It is not really sewable by hand except for real pros.  The texture is extremely soft and supple.  Grain is smooth perfect and colour is very consistent.  Tone is dark brown with a touch of red to it.

  • “Deer Tanned” Cow

    150$ Canadian

    We went looking for an alternative to Deer Leather and came up with “deer tanned” cow. We had our tannery use the exact same process they use to create that wonderful soft deer leather feel on cow hide. SO these pieces, available in GOLD and are the same thickness (2 1/2 ounce), texture, colour and feel as deer leather. Extremely soft and wonderful to work with. The hides are PERFECT (no awkward bullet holes lol) the only problem is that they are not deer, they are cow. Pieces are 22 sq ft.

  • Gold Moose Leather (halves)

    105$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose “grain” leather from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. (grain leather is one side smooth and one side suede) We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned. This year we gathered a bunch of half moose (kinda rare) and we did all these into 5 1/2 thickness Gold/Tan.  Each piece is approximately 15 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole off to the side although we will select the very best piece possible.

  • #1.5 “Deer Tanned Cow” $225 for 50 sq ft. Canadian

    225$ Canadian
    Special on not quite # 1 “Deer Tanned Cow” 50 sq ft.
    We went to our tannery recenly and picked up a bunch of our hides and for a very limited time we are having a special on ‘Deer Tanned” cow hides that are not quite perfect…virtually perfect….you are going to wonder what the problem it with it….they are not # 2s but not quite # 1s.  So we wanted to offer this special to move them out so we don’t confuse them with our ‘normal insotck’ # 1 deer tanned cow.  At $4.50 per sq ft this won’t last long…enjoy.  Thanks Rob & Joywind
    “Deer Tanned” Cow leather is an alternative to Wild Deer.  Over the past few years the population of deer in eastern Canada has been dropping.  So we went looking for an alternative.  This leather is tanned exactly like deer, same softness, thickness, texture and colour.  Advantage…no awkward bullet holes and the pieces are huge. (Between 20 to 28 sq ft. each bundle contains 50+ sq ft)  Disadvantage….not deer.  But for any work you would normally use deer, this leather is perfect.
  • split leather drum ‘blankie’

    25$ Canadian

    The very best way to care for your drum long term is 1) bear grease treatment twice a year AND 2) keep your drum covered in leather all the time!!  We make beautiful moose leather drum bags but they can be outside the budget sometimes. So for a budget solution our split leather is perfect.  We select 6 to 7 sq ft pieces and this is plenty to wrap your drum with.  It can then live inside a canvas or plastic bag…..but the leather will protect your drum. 

  • Moose Split Leather

    200$ Canadian

    Moose Split is leather that is suede both sides, 3 ounces in thickness. Perfect economy leather for moccasins, slippers, medicine pouches etc.  Each bundle contains approx 10 pieces of leather each between 3 to 7 sq ft adding up to at least 50 sq ft. At the moment we only have the dark tan.  We live north of Montreal and each year we recuperate moose hides from hunters who are feeding their families. During hunting season we gather the hides and have them processed at a local tannery. (not brained tanned) 

  • White Tail Deer Raw Hide

    110$ Canadian

    This Raw hide is from farmed wild Whilte Tail Deer. (we always select hides with no inconvenient bullet holes) Rawhide is used to make Hand Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings. These are quite large hides and will make at least 3 and as many as 5 drums (depending upon the size of drum frame).

  • Beaver furs

    80$ Canadian

    Beaver furs, medium sized 80$ and extra large 150$
    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

  • Rabbit furs

    12$ Canadian

    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

  • Moose Raw Hide – Hand drum

    95$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose Raw Hide from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. Rawhide is used to make Powwow Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings…..Moose hide for hand drums must be thinner than those used for powwow drums. We will select a nice hide and that will make an amazing hand drum. We recommend one 16″ to 18″ drum per piece.

  • Scrap Leather Bags

    10$ Canadian
    By popular demand we are adding our Moose Leather Scraps to our web site.  Famous across the Powwow trail (lol) when we set up people charge our booth looking for our scrap bags…and we sell out quickly….but off season what do we do with all of our scraps?…..well here they are.  This is a well stuffed large Zip-lock bag filled with a mixture of 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 ounce moose of many colours.  You can request preferences, and we will do our best.
  • 8” Razor Sharp Scissors

    26$ Canadian

    These scissors are wonderfully designed to fit your hand.  When cutting rawhide lacing or strips of leather we can spend hours on a pair of scissors and an uncomfortable handle is the worst!!  A bad handle creates blisters, cramping of the hand and throwing of scissors.  But these sissors are just perfect. Wonderfully angled so that your hand will fit comfortable in the scissors for hours at a time. The edge is, as described “razor sharp” and stay sharps longer than any scissor we have worked with.

  • 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    18$ Canadian

    The Fiskars Rotary Cutter using a 1/8” thick masonite ruler and cutting on a masonite surface works wonderfully.  This cutter wheel is designed for fabric cutting but works just as well with leather.
    This technique is perfect for cutting long strips or leather or fringe on a purse or drum bag.

  • 5 extra blades – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    15$ Canadian

    Replacement blades for the Fiskars 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

  • 1 extra blade – 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

    7$ Canadian

    Replacement blades for the Fiskars 1 3/4” Rotary Cutter

  • Dog Rawhide Chews

    9$ Canadian

    This product comes strongly recommended by every dog in the neighbourhood!! We have been making drums for over 20 years and very quickly started taking the scraps rolling them up, letting them dry and giving them to our dogs. There are no preservatives, colouring, flavour added….just pure Rawhide. Dogs visiting out house rush in the door past legs and our dogs to grab a dog chew from our basket…..so one of our dogs suggested during a family business meeting that we add them to our web site. Who were we to say no…so nice of him to share….

  • Hole Punch

    80$ Canadian

    We certify this Amazing Hole Punch!! As Drum makers we punch A LOT OF HOLES, in fact, Natives Punch A LOT OF HOLES!!
    For years we were using those cheap commonly available punches but our arms were falling off. Those old punches require an impossible amount of physical force didn’t even cut a clean hole. Finally after buying every brand of punch available we discovered the wonderful Sprenger Hole Punch. This German made hole punch has a lever or ratchet action and requires 70% less physical force to cut holes. Cutting holes even through even the thickest of moose leather or raw hide is a breeze. Effortless!! You will be astonished!! The punch features 6 different sizes of holes. The only problem was that it wasn’t available in Canada….arg…so after a year of wheeling and dealing we are happy to announce that we are the first distributors of the Sprenger Hole Punch in canada…. The punch is not cheap, but at $80 this might be the very last hole punch you ever buy.

  • Gift Cards

    25$ Canadian
    These Gift Cards can be purchase here online, and we will ship them to either you or the person you are offering it to. (during check out you can add that shipping address if you wish)  The recipient can browse our web site and either call in, email, or Facebook message us to redeem the value of the card.  (this will be explained in a note sent along with the card)