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#499661 - 01/04/08 03:47 PM Badger fur handling questions
SDtrapper Offline

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 15
Loc: Hamill SD
Do you just skin a badger like you would a coon or is there another way to start it out?

Ive heard they are worth more if you leave the claws on. Is this true and if it is how do u do it?

Whats the best stretcher for them and how do u tack them on there?

#499693 - 01/04/08 04:17 PM Re: Badger fur handling questions [Re: SDtrapper]
phutch30 Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2179
Loc: SW MT
I case skin mine, flesh and then open up the belly and tack out open. Buyers like to be able to inspect the fur

#499733 - 01/04/08 04:41 PM Re: Badger fur handling questions [Re: phutch30]
GritGuy Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7400
Loc: Magna, Utah
WOW must be a lot of badgers being caught this year and no one reading all the badger instructions every week LOL.

Yes, with paws and claws and face work, more dollars if a taxidermist or a hobbist Mountain Man buys them, not so just for the fur auctions.

Case skin them, flesh and put them up fur out on a #4 or 5 wire or wood stretcher.

Ok till next week LOL!!

Sorry if my opinions or replies offend you, they are not meant to !


#499784 - 01/04/08 05:04 PM Re: Badger fur handling questions [Re: GritGuy]
wissmiss Offline

Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 11014
Loc: north Idaho
One additional comment about badgers - there is more to it than just leaving the feet on the pelt. The feet need to be properly skinned out - bones removed and properly dried.

If you just leave the complete foot on the pelt without proper skinning, you most likely won't get any more than you would for the fur value because the fur on the feet will most likely slip in the tanning process.


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