About American Elk & Deer
Started in 2011 by John Sollo and Bill Kozakewich. American Elk & Deer primarily buys large quantities of raw animal hides and is then responsible for creating the best leather possible at the best wholesale rates we can offer. Our products include Deer, Elk, and Bison leather, proudly harvested and tanned in the USA.
Not only does American Elk & Deer proudly produce Deer, Elk and Bison leather of our own, we are also buyers and sellers of leather. Through the relationships we have cultivated with others in the industry, we often carry multiple types of Cow leather, as well as Sheep, Goat, Moose, Pig and more! Call or contact us below
Value & Quality
Leather is still one of the most sought after and longest lasting materials used today. It predates all other fabrics and with the proper level of care, will have an indefinite shelf life.
The tanning process itself is complex, with many steps and factors. At American Elk & Deer we stand behind the techniques and methods used in the process. Call or contact us below to learn more.
About Our Products
Deer skin leather is renowned for its luxuriously soft temper and pliability. It is ideal for any application from bags and gloves, to high end garments and accessories. Typically around 3.5 - 4 oz in weight, it is ideal for most manufacturing purposes. See below for catalog and color swatches.
Like deerskin, Elk leather also has a nice, soft temper and feel. With the added advantage of being much larger than deer, Elk is the perfect answer for both luxurious feel and ample footage. Typically around 4 - 4.5 oz in weight, it is ideal when extra durability is needed.
Bison leather is hands down the perfect combination of softness, durability, and strength. Available in both 4 oz weight and 8 oz weight, its perfect in almost any application. Comparable to cow leather, bison leather is usually an easy transition, and a great substitute. Truly the best of both worlds.
Proudly Harvested & Tanned in the U.S.A.
AMERICAN ELK & DEER CATALOG 2019
NEW IN 2019
Summer 2019 Premium Bison Collection
With respect to years of tradition, our new collection of bison leather embodies an aesthetic that is both unique and classic in looks. New tannery technologies allow us to take a deeper look into textures and color details, thus encouraging the creativity of the artist and crafter alike. From first breath to first look, this bison is an authentic American experience from start to wherever you choose to go.
Introducing “Out of Bounds Bison” by American Elk & Deer
Look beyond what’s expected
"OUT OF BOUNDS BISON" COLORS
Using the latest techniques, these products will boast the highest yield and strictest uniformity possible.
STANDARD ANILINE COLORS
NON-STANDARD ANILINE COLORS
Our catalog reflects all of the colors that we have done, both in the past and currently. Often times not all colors are made each year and production runs will vary in quantity. It is common for production runs of any color to sell out. Production schedules change often and cannot be relayed here. Call or contact us for availability of any item in any color.
AMERICAN TANNED COW
Surplus cow sides from our friends in the footwear industry. Multiple colors, weights, and finishes
|Various||n/a||$1.99/sq ft||5 - 6 oz||20 - 24 sq ft|
- To complete an order we will need to know where to send your order
- Payment is expected before any orders can be sent out.
- Commercial volume discounts may be available
- Contact us below or call us at (970) 988-5882 to get started
If you see something showcased here and want more information or to place an order, the fastest way is to call us or email us at the bottom of this page.
Our team of leather specialists can be reached by phone at (970) 988-5882
Hours are by appointment only
Open to the public Thursdays and Fridays 9:00 am - 4:00 pm