Re: skunk skinning question
Skunk are real easy to flesh and pretty easy to tan, the tails are fragile, though.
Just skinned one today, stink was not too bad. I used a scalpel to carefully cut around the stink sacks.
I tried to kill a different one today with a scalpel on a long pole. Supposedly, you can poke it into the heart/lung area without him spraying, however I missed, and he didn't want a second rodeo, so I shot him, should have recorded the event for funniest trapline videos!