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Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? #1569172
10/31/09 09:03 PM
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Whats an average time to skin and flesh a coon.


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot] #1569219
10/31/09 09:28 PM
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Jerry can skin and flesh one in about 5 minutes.

takes me bout that long just to get one skinned.


most people dont like messing with them because theyre so greasy.


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot] #1569223
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skinning, i think is easy,fleshing--fast......

the greese in the hide is a big factor but the more you do them, it gets easier
why is everyone with this speed kick?


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bearden49] #1569269
10/31/09 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: bearden49

why is everyone with this speed kick?


Why ... this is the age of instant gratification ... didn't you know that .. LOL!

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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Actor] #1569361
10/31/09 11:03 PM
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i dont know about speed lol,sure took me some time on my first last week. had a time fleshing it.skinning was fast and not to bad.alot of greasy fat on the one i got lol.learning takes time lol.

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Actor] #1569364
10/31/09 11:04 PM
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Well up until this year... 3 seconds... I dropped it off to a Amish guy and he skinned, fleshed, stretched them for me for 2.50... still debateing if I should pay him or do it myself this year


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: BudtheTrapMan] #1569374
10/31/09 11:10 PM
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after putting a coon on a bord lightly sprinkle borax on the hide and rub it in. once you do it you will know what i mean.


beavers dont swim through squares for fun... muskrats on the other hand
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Wayne F.] #1569383
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what does borax do?

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: ] #1569695
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Ask lanternguy this question!


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: PappyD] #1570058
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I was told by several fur buyers to never put borax on any animal that is sold fur in. They expect it on cats and coyotes as every western trapper dry washes his cats in borax so it isn't a big deal. But coons, mink, beaver, ect, they will dock you hard on it. Had somthing to do with inspection of the leather. Was told it also could cause problems in some tanning processes.


Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Bubber] #1570104
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Maybe I've been giving newbies bad advice, I hope not. I've used Stall Dry on possums and a few coons for several years to cake the grease so it pops off. I wouldn't even bother with possums if Stall Dry didn't make it so quick and easy.


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Ole Hawkeye] #1570150
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how long does it normally take a coon to dry completey


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: upstateNY] #1570313
11/01/09 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: upstateNY
Skin a bunch of Coyotes,then when you go back to the coons,youl think they are a breeze.


Boy, Ain't that the truth!
Compared to coyote and beaver, I actually Enjoy pealing coon.


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic] #1570422
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beaver aren't that bad once you now the tricks. i average 7 minutes skinning gutting taking the head and tail off, along with taking castor and oil sacs out.

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: colt] #1570424
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yotes badger and otter are a little more difficult.

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: colt] #1570601
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The warmer they are the easier the colder they are the more the RA acts up smile


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: aprophet] #1570796
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smalls and mediums go a lot quicker too....those big ole bruisers are full of fat and I just can't pull it off as easily. I sell mine green anyway, so I can't tell you if they are bad to scrape.

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Piney (John)] #1570813
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Almost all of my Fur goes to the freezer after skinning but before fleshing. I think it makes them flesh much easier.


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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Piney (John)] #1570825
11/01/09 09:09 PM
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Let me put it this way, if it takes three licks to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop, I would need 27,382. From what I've gathered around here, most folks would need about 9. I got a way to go, eh? Best advice I got from my post "Coon skinning failure question"?

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Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic] #1570834
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It usually takes me about 5 min. to skin a coon and ten to fifteen to flesh it. I could do it faster, but I like to take my time and I'm not trying to break any records.


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