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Hern, with tales such as turkey and squirrel, or more squirrel, you don't cut the tale out of the hide? Do you just cut it off of the animal and borax the end like that?


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Now did I need to do that? I don't know. I should of contacted the tannery where I am going to send them.
We send to Moyles and they don't care or prefer that they're left fur in so you wouldn't need to turn them. My guess is it's likely the same with wherever you might send them to be tanned. I think the fur industry like NAFA and such are the only places that care as they want to see the quality of the fur.

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We send to Moyles and they don't care or prefer that they're left fur in so you wouldn't need to turn them. My guess is it's likely the same with wherever you might send them to be tanned. I think the fur industry like NAFA and such are the only places that care as they want to see the quality of the fur.
Thanks Adam for your reply. I am going send them to sleepy creek.
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TheBig1, Squirrel tails, leave tail bone in. Use Borax or Salt to dry.
If you sell to Mepps, you can double the value of your tails by exchanging them for Mepps lures.
http://www.mepps.com/programs/squirrel-tail/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=l512ymX4-y8

Grouse and Turkey tails...
I like to fan out tails for wall hangers.
Clean all meat off bottom of tail feathers. This can take time to do. But well worth the time. Then Borax that area. Fan tail feathers and pin in place.

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Hern, that is really cool. I had no idea that you could do something like that.
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If you need practice skun'n & fleshing...now is a good time.
Groundhogs make a perfect fill in for furbearer practice sessions.
Practice on Groundhogs during the spring, summer and early fall.
Skun Groundhog like you would a Canine.
Then skun another Groundhog like a Coon, 'the money cut.' (youtube money cut on Coon)
If you have a new beam or new flesh'n knife, now is the time to test 'em out. Or just practice flesh'n.

Hone your skills, be ready when the bell sounds.
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If anyone needs help or want to tweak their method with fur handling this season, pm me.
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Offer still goes...
If anyone needs help or wants to tweak their method with fur handling this season, pm me.
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