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how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

and flesh it? Either clean skinning method or other. I take about 45 minutes to an hour depending on the size of the animal. I clean skin the belly area and at the cut at the neck and chest, free up the hind legs and tail area and hang them up to finish skinning.
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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

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I clean skin the belly area and at the cut at the neck and chest, free up the hind legs and tail area and hang them up to finish skinning.
I just did my first six a couple of weeks ago and that's exactly how I did it. Hung them from a gambrel as soon as I could.

I noticed the smaller beaver in the 20 pound range skinned ad fleshed much easier than the big ones, especially the fleshing.

Don't know how long it took me per beav but can safely say it was a lot longer than somebody who knows what they are doing.

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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

about a hour. i cut up to the neck so i can put the hide on my 8"board.i just roughskin them .i have a mb brand fleshing knife that is sharp as all get out.works great on them.

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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

i've done a few hundred and it takes me roughly 30 to 40 minutes to skin and about twenty to flesh then another twenty or so to hoop.so i'm making lots of money for my efforts!lol
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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

I've only done about a dozen, but it takes me about the same time for put up as dietsch. Longer on the fleshing though. Took me a good 30plus minutes to flesh my 49lber. had to use the sharp side of the necker for most of it. I agree about the money!!lol

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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

Takes a while for me but I hang by the tail, so the meat stays clean. If you have not tried eating it, you should its really good! Backstrap and hindquarters
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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

Like 3 hours lol
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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

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If you have not tried eating it, you should its really good! Backstrap and hindquarters
Yep! Tried it for the first time a couple of week ago. Liked it, brought some home for the family and they liked it too.

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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

about 25-30 to skin. another 15-20 to flesh on the blue english.

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Re: how long does it take you to skin a beaver ...

How about the time it takes to sew leg holes up before hooping. Think of the extras from the beav: food, bait, skull, tail, and castors....skin out and tan the tail for your kids' science class. I've given several skulls and tails to science teachers. Good PR for all of us
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