Harvested deer can yield more than venison and antlers.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is holding free classes on tanning deer hides to make rawhide and using deer tallow to make heel balms, candles, and firestarters.
In our listening area, the rawhide class will be on December 4, from 2:00-5:00 p.m., at the Pony Express Conservation Area Pony Trail Barn near Osborn.
The tallow class is on February 6, from 1:30-3:00 p.m., at the Remington Nature Center in Saint Joseph.
Participants must register for all classes.
Adults must accompany those 16 and under.
MDC encourages deer hunters to save hides and tallow for participation in the classes.