Case skin it. Go from heel to just below anus to other heel ,then from anus straight down under side of tail. then just remove it like you were takin off your socks inside out. Try not to use your knife to much just cut where ya need to but mainly pull an work with hands. By the time you get the air set up you could have skinned 5 coons by hand. Once ya do a couple it becomes real easy. Later Bob
Case skin them for sure, raccoons are sweet streched and tanned. infacr I dont even stretch them, just salt and hang them to dry and wait till you get 5+ then make your pickle and tan them. the salt preserves them indefinitly, although if you are ready to pickle then you reall only salt for 24 hours to set the hair. I salt them and let them bone dry... maksure to scrape all the fat and stuff off with your kife before you salt. oh and DEFFINITLY wear gloves.