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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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coon put up

Ive never had to worry about board space and dry time before now...now i have more coon than boards and want them dried before Christmas....

I hang them nose down in the garage..unheated but in the house..good air circulation and average 50-60 degrees id guess...

How long do they need to stay on the boards??? Without saw dust what can i do to wipe them down???

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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Re: coon put up

I usually let mine go a few days until the grease starts to run. Then I just wipe them down every couple of days with a paper towel. I usually leave mine on the board 6-8 days total.


One other thing I have found is to take a rectangle of cardboard and staple it to the board over the leather side of the tail. This keeps the tail flat and soaks out a bunch of the grease.
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Re: coon put up

Put some paint thinner lightly on a rag and wipe them down to remove grease, or put some borax on and rub it over the grease, then wipe with a rag if needed. You can remove them from the boards after a week or so.
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Re: coon put up

Thanx for the info! I appreciate it!!! Definitely have some learning to do on my coons....each one looks better than the last though...

Hate "messing up" a good pelt...but dinks are nothing like a big coon...i accidentally shot a dink in mistake for it being a big coon the other nite(over the dog)...it was more like a fox than a big coon...thin leather and very little fat and gristle...
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