i'm wondering is it better to freeze my deer skin that i use in training, use it uncleaned and cut into 6"x6" sections so i can get plenty of sections, or should i tan the hide and use it.
i'm new to tracking, so first up i'm collecting blood from deer and foxs that are shot and freezing it in small plastic tubs. i mix around 50ml of blood with 500ml of water. seems to be strong enough.
reason for asking about the skin is i can let the dog retrieve the pelt when it is found.