Re: Help with putting fur up.
i will have to post pics in a couple days before i head off with my fur..
i know the random missed spots here n there need cleaned up and now that i realized today there is a right and wrong way to use the dull side of my necker, those random spots will clean up now i am sure...but the back of the neck i still cant get...ive even been using a knive and trying to get it by hand..i put more time in 1 coon than a good flesher would spend on my pile..
them big boars are the worst! they are a different critter..bad thing is thats mostly all i shoot..occasionally a good sized sow..once in a while i will be tricked...i shot a true dink a week or 2 ago...looked like a biggun till it hit the ground..that happens once in a while..still went large..
i need to work on it i know that...i am working hard at it...each one i do looks better and better..except that spot i just cant get..and really looks OK till days 2 or 3 when it is getting dry..
buyers seem to hammer me with green coon and at the tail end of the season most dont wanna mess with green coon...so i gotta learn to put em up...then i can sit on them, ship them, sell them local or whatever i wanna do...if i established a connection with a buyer and they felt they could trust they were getting good green fur they'd probably pay better..we used to have that..but they both retired..but when a random guy comes in with green coon, a buyer isnt gunna pay much..i understand that..
i will get it right! im sure i will have another dozen or so to practice on by the end of the year unless we actually get a winter...if this weather keeps up i might have a pile..anything above 30 and i can plan on skinning 1 or 2 a nite if i want..
funny you can look at my coon and pretty much put them in order based on looks...1 has a big window when the knife caught a boar...my buddy skins fast and leaves me too many presents to deal with later and i knew right away that was the 1 he skinned one nite..