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post #51 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Any tips on Fleshing Coyotes? How do you do it? Saddle on? Saddle off?

I flesh skirt, belly, arm pits and saddle over shoulders.
I usually take off to shoulders where there is fat or if it's fatty.

These two are on adjustable boards. Bottom 9" wide. Skirt pleated to keep fur dense in rump area.
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post #52 of 59 (permalink) Old 12-30-2017, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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Who uses solid boards to dry fur? I do.

A mistake I see folks doing with solid boards is the misuse of wedges. Commonly called 'belly boards'.
Most folks place wedge from belly to mouth. Wide end in belly, tapered end in mouth. WRONG.

The narrowest part of an animal is it's neck. This is were hide sticks to board when drying & we run into problems getting off the board, with wedge placed the wrong way.
CORRECT way to use wedge is to place wedge from mouth to belly. Wide end in chin/mouth area, tapered end in belly. Place tapered end in mouth and move downward into belly.
Now you have the widest part of wedge on the narrowest part of the hide.

When hide dries, remove wedge, remove board.
If hide sticks, a nose tap on floor will loosen hide.

Don't wait too long to flip Canines or remove fur in pelts from boards.
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Hern when you leave the saddle on your coyotes,how long does it take them to dry?I always take all the saddle off but if their isn`t that much fat under the saddle I can see where they would dry just fine.
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post #54 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-01-2018, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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F'3, a few days.
Fox & Coyote I usually leave 'fur in' for 1-2 days (in unheated shed).
I then flip 'fur out' for another 2 days with wedge(s) in place.
After 2 days, the shape (form) of Canine should be dry enough to hold it's shape without board. At this point without board, pelt really has a chance to dried evenly.
In unheated shed, I should be able to sell dried pelt within a week or slightly less. That's with borax'd armpits, tail, pleated skirt & ears. And fan or two going.
Your time may vary with heated shed or basement, fan or no fan and so on.

Forestman, there are times when I remove saddle on fatty Coyote. Yes indeed.
Grey Fox, I usually remove saddle since they are fatty. Red Fox, no.
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post #55 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 11:09 AM
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Not the best pics and I should of took one before I turned them but I did not.Thought I would show how I do my bobcats.
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post #56 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 11:12 AM
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Not sure why but I can not get more than one pic to post on a thread.
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post #57 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 11:19 AM
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I need to get some adjustable strecthers for cats.I`m using half wire and half wood ones that I made years ago.I put two mink belly wedges on the back side to make them come off easier.I use cut up plastic hangers for in the front feet.On pa cats I do not turn the front feet when I turn the fur side out.
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post #58 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-08-2018, 11:27 AM
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Here is also a link that tells how nafa likes things put up if I can get it to work.
http://www.nafa.ca/wp-content/upload...ual-E-web1.pdf
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Nice job. Good looking put up.
Thanks.
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