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#6077325 - 12/07/17 09:00 AM Skinning beaver
coondog53 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 61
Loc: GA
anybody know of a video on U-tube on how to use skin a beaver using a skinning machine?
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#6077338 - 12/07/17 09:09 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
ZAC Offline
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Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 420
Loc: Ohio
I donít know of any videos but I know you can case skin beaver and then flesh them on a beam similar to coon. Final step is cutting up the belly and boarding. My guess would be you could use the skinning machine just like you do on anything else case skinned. I will be curious to hear how it goes or what others say.

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#6077366 - 12/07/17 09:36 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
Ditchdiver Offline
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Registered: 07/15/16
Posts: 1047
Loc: Michigan
Wouldn't case skinning them and then cutting up the middle change the oval shape that is wanted? I just did two last night, and fleshing like a coon would be alot easier for me.
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#6077369 - 12/07/17 09:39 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
gonetrappin Online   content
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Registered: 12/21/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Northern MN
Case skinning you would have to cut open to the leg holes so the shape would be off when you go to board it

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#6077375 - 12/07/17 09:43 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
Ditchdiver Offline
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Loc: Michigan
That's what I thought. Thanks.
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#6077694 - 12/07/17 02:53 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
newtoga Offline
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Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 639
Loc: ohio
Cut around the feet and pull them through the hole, back feet first as you skin down from the tail. Then skin down to front feet and pull through the hole then finish head. Have done a few thousand this way.
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#6077746 - 12/07/17 03:49 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 11649
Loc: Wisconsin
With a little practice you can skin any sized beaver In about 10 min or less Doing It the right way.

Lop off the four feet open from nose to anus. When you get to the anus circle the tail This should have taken you about 2min or less. Hooked bladed box cutter and limb lopper.
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#6077758 - 12/07/17 04:08 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
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If you're really good, under 5.

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#6077863 - 12/07/17 05:40 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
Bob LaRue Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 627
Loc: Eastern N.C.
I betcha if ya had one hanging by the tail, with the belly opened up, once you got the back down past the hips you could pull it with the machine. I don't use a machine but do hang it by the tail after I open up the belly. Here's what I do.

Put the beaver on the bench, grab the old peanut butter jar & see if I can milk anything out of the castor. Lop off the feet, grab the bone/head knife remove the feet & open up the base of the tail to the vent with that knife. Change knife, open up the rest of the belly out past the leg holes, remove the castors & oil sacks. Hang the beav by the tail & hook the 3rd arm on the back leg on the right. My 3rd arm here is a bungy cord with one hook sharp & the other screwed to the wall. It keeps the beav from spinning & the side I have already opened up is away from me. Cut & pull down to the head & change back to the bone/head knife. While it's hanging I can cut off the rear legs & backstraps for meat. Then I carry the beaver outside & remove the tail & liver.

Don't know if that will help ya any but good luck!

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#6077881 - 12/07/17 05:50 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
proratman Offline
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Registered: 09/04/12
Posts: 1254
Loc: New York
When case skinning a beaver, make all the same cuts as you normally would on a beaver, except on the belly cut. On the belly cut, only cut from the base of tail to about half way up. Do not cut from mid belly to the chin.

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#6077892 - 12/07/17 05:54 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
ZAC Offline
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Registered: 04/22/09
Posts: 420
Loc: Ohio
Proratman explained it better than I could. Thatís how you do it donít open the legs ring em and pull em through. The cases beaver pelt stays on my beam a little easier and I can flesh faster

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#6077897 - 12/07/17 05:55 PM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
newfox1 Offline
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Registered: 03/14/16
Posts: 212
Loc: lewis county,new york
I stop the belly cut a couple inches from the bottom lip,this helps to hold them on the beam to get them started.then I have a block with a hole cut in it to match the shape of my beam,i slide it over the hide hold it with my belly and can hold hide in any spot on beam.i can hang the whole otter off front of beam while I flesh the tail and it doesn't slide away from me.

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#6078523 - 12/08/17 09:02 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
coondog53 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/14
Posts: 61
Loc: GA
Thanks for the reply's
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#6078529 - 12/08/17 09:09 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: ZAC]
ponyboy Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 349
Loc: New York
[quote=ZAC]Proratman explained it better than I could. Thatís how you do it donít open the legs ring em and pull em through. The cases beaver pelt stays on my beam a little easier and I can flesh faster [/quote


You can cut around the hind feet and then lop them off with a long handled tree pruner.


Edited by ponyboy (12/08/17 09:10 AM)

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#6078550 - 12/08/17 09:39 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: coondog53]
the Blak Spot Offline
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Registered: 12/23/10
Posts: 1198
Loc: central arkansas
If my shop ceiling was taller(read too lazy), i would hook up a pulley system. Cut from vent to about mid beaver. Work hide off and then around both back legs. Turn beaver onto belly then run a bar through the back leg holes of the pelt and hook this up to the rope/pulley(crank winch etc). Crank the beaver up as you skin, the weight of the beaver will help and as pelt goes up the body goes down. Keeps blood off the pelt as well.
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#6078600 - 12/08/17 11:08 AM Re: Skinning beaver [Re: SNIPERBBB]
The Beav Offline
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Originally Posted By: SNIPERBBB
If you're really good, under 5.


I did a timed run once and did one In 3 min 16 sec.
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