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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Fur handling question?

I am going to start trapping again after many years. I have not skinned a fox or coon for along time. I am in the process of starting tpo build myself a trapping shed. Until I get this built, I won't really be able to flesh out my hides. I used to skin the critter and roll it up and freeze it. I cannot remember if I want to have the fur side out when I freeze them or vise versa!

I never fleshed my furs when I was younger, I would thaw them a day or 2 before selling them and the buyer knew I was new to trapping and never docked me too much for this.

I need to learn how to flesh my hides and dry them when my shed is built. Does anyone know any videos that show the fleshing process in great detail. I know I can probably go on youtube for this, but I'd like to have a good quality video for this.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 09:04 PM
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Re: Fur handling question?

there are lots of videos out there. i never bought any so others can recommend which ones. i have seen a few good youtubers on fleshing though.
as for freezing.... its fur out... rolled nose to tail and double or triple bag if freezing for a long time. make sure hide is combed out and dry before freezing. at least thats how i do it if i dont have time to flesh until later.

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Re: Fur handling question?

Get Matt Jones After the catch......covers all types of fur bearers.
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Thanks to all.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 06:40 PM
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Not to take away from this site. There's a guy who runs Swamptalk.com I guess. Has allot of vids for learners or those who want to. Could Probably get him on youtube also.
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