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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Re: Tucking Canine Ears for Put Up. (pics)
Only issue with peeling ears is when selling pelts to the mt man hat folks LOL. Also if you peel the ears, why not just flat cut them off, since the general fur industry doesn't use the faces anyway. They cut the ears off dried beavers, and even remove the areas on the outside of the legs.
I've got a coyote pelt here that had the ear fronts peeled and the pelt looks silly. I could make a nice mt man hat but for the ears! They won't stand up. Those tanned heads you see for sale seem to all be western yotes, and this is an eastern, would look odd putting a western pale silky head on a wolfy darker eastern hat. LOL
Rant on Canadian wolf pelts- I have this beautiful white arctic skin, mountable, but the trapper peeled the lower half of the ears. So I have to be extra careful gluing the ear liners in and do alot of grooming of what inner ear fur there is. They turned the ears too LOL, and split the lips, so taxidermy was in mind when they prepped it- but for that ear oopsy.