skinning fox ears
I have finally caught a few fox. What is the correct way to skin the ears? I cut them off at the base near the skull when skinning, but then should I go back and skin the ear off all the cartilage? Seems like that could be pretty easy to tear the ear, especially as you get to the tip. Is it ok to leave the cartilage in the ear and just put it on the stretching board. Also if anyone has any pics of a red fox fut up on a board I would like to make sure I am doing it right. Do I split the tail all the way to the tip like a coon?