Fur Handling Archive


No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~Catalog~

Print Thread
Hop To
Page 2 of 2 1 2
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: lanternguy] #1570844
11/01/09 09:15 PM
11/01/09 09:15 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,928
Central Pa. 60
B
bic Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"
bic  Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"
B

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 9,928
Central Pa. 60
Originally Posted By: lanternguy
Best advice I got from my post "Coon skinning failure question"?
Keep the door closed to the slaughterhouse!


Well then, The post was a success! If you got anything out of it you're ahead of the game! lol


Life always offers a second chance.
It's called Tomorrow
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic] #1570944
11/01/09 09:40 PM
11/01/09 09:40 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,569
Oregon
Ole Hawkeye Offline
trapper
Ole Hawkeye  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 9,569
Oregon
I don't have a stop watch in my shed. I know the last one of the evening takes me longer than the first one.

Some days I'm slower than others and sometimes I need more breaks and I hate to let a beer get warm while I'm skinning, so My breaks last a while.


It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, but only 3 for a proper trigger squeeze.
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic] #1571182
11/01/09 10:49 PM
11/01/09 10:49 PM

D
dallas
Unregistered
dallas
Unregistered
D



I enjoy fleshing coon, guess I'm wierd though

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: ] #1571301
11/01/09 11:35 PM
11/01/09 11:35 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,337
Oregon
T
Tsarevna Offline
"Gerty"
Tsarevna  Offline
"Gerty"
T

Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 4,337
Oregon
You get a nice female and it's a breeze. Just push off the fat. Dinks and young ones are pretty easy too, especially warm. (Just have to be careful of the nipples.)

You then get an ear-torn, scar-faced nasty old boar bruiser with a scarred up neck and then you feel the pain. Especially if he's stone cold in a conibear. cry Getting off their neck gristle is pretty tough, even after freezing.

Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Tsarevna] #1571360
11/02/09 12:18 AM
11/02/09 12:18 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,591
PA
TrapperMatt Offline
trapper
TrapperMatt  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,591
PA
I agree with bic.. i think there easily to flesh when they are cold..


PTA Life Member
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: TrapperMatt] #1572726
11/02/09 08:01 PM
11/02/09 08:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 229
Saskatchewan Canada
C
Catsfoot Offline OP
trapper
Catsfoot  Offline OP
trapper
C

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 229
Saskatchewan Canada
cool


Coyote Killer
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot] #1572875
11/02/09 08:36 PM
11/02/09 08:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 498
Bend OR
B
Bubber Offline
trapper
Bubber  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 498
Bend OR
Its all technique. There was a time it took me 30 min to skin a coyote and I might still have screwed up the ears or eyes. Another half hour to 45 minutes to have it on a board.

The one I did a week ago took me about five minutes to skin and 15 to flesh. I had it on a board and everything cleaned up in just over a half hour. I could do a bobcat in about the same time if I wasn't overly anal with them. If I were to push myself I could do it faster. I have done enough that I have a technique down.

I have skinned less than 10 rats in my life. The last one took me 15 minutes to skin because I tore it open and made a mess. And then I still made a bad cut on the face. I think the world champ can skin 5 or 7 in a minute. A beaver might take me 30 minutes to skin. A coon isn't bad, but they are different than a coyote, so it takes me a little longer. I don't have the technique. That is all there is to it.

Feel no shame about it. You can learn a lot by watching someone better than you. Thats how I did it. Having to sew up big holes that you cut steepens the learning curve too. I popped the tail off of about 4 coyotes befor I figured out how not to do it.


Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Bubber] #1572948
11/02/09 08:55 PM
11/02/09 08:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,312
Sandhills Nebraska
G
Gary Benson Offline
trapper
Gary Benson  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,312
Sandhills Nebraska
Best thing you can do is go to a convention and spend a day beside Greg Schroeder and watch him flesh coon. The man is good.


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Tsarevna] #1572961
11/02/09 08:59 PM
11/02/09 08:59 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 11
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
lanternguy Offline
trapper
lanternguy  Offline
trapper

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 11
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Tsarevna
"(Just have to be careful of the nipples.)"


WHAT? Are you serious? What's the deal with the NIPPLES?

My GOD man! Is this "nipple" concern in the ATA handbook?

I've never even thought about this angle.


"FOX-ES!"-Yortuk Festrunk
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: lanternguy] #1575044
11/03/09 09:15 PM
11/03/09 09:15 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 229
Saskatchewan Canada
C
Catsfoot Offline OP
trapper
Catsfoot  Offline OP
trapper
C

Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 229
Saskatchewan Canada
ok whats with the nipples?


Coyote Killer
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot] #1575492
11/03/09 11:33 PM
11/03/09 11:33 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,026
SWEET HOME OREGON
W
willvalley Offline
trapper
willvalley  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,026
SWEET HOME OREGON
Skinning is like most things one does. The more you do it the better you get at it.
The first critters I skinned were seconds due to cuts. They took forever to get done. Every thing seemed hard and time consuming.
Now none seem hard and few are what I would call time consuming but I have yet to try a Porkypine.


FROM MY DEAD HANDS
Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: willvalley] #1575732
11/04/09 02:42 AM
11/04/09 02:42 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 732
waubay, SD
C
colt Offline
trapper
colt  Offline
trapper
C

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 732
waubay, SD
fleshing coon with nipples you hit them and they can tear a pretty good size hole.

Page 2 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  tmrschessie, Wolfdog91, ~ADC~ 

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1