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My Very Lean Trapping Season... #7106836
12/26/20 07:36 PM
12/26/20 07:36 PM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 5,845
Newark, Ohio 80 years
Actor Offline OP
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Newark, Ohio 80 years
As you know, I started off with no place to trap any rats this year, so I settled for coon. Although, I have moved on from that area I have managed to catch 9 coon of various sizes and color. Since I will be tanning every thing I catch this year, size is not a concern. I have also caught 2 mink and 4 muskrats. I am tanning everything. Although, I have been tanning some of my catches the last couple of years, I am still not completely satisfied in the results 100%. So I have now started using a different system, but still trying to perfect it. Below are what I have tanned so far this year.

The 4 rats from this years catch are my favorite color of rat. I call them red rats. Their underside are very fine and silky.

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Out of the 9 coon, I have completed the tanning of 4 of them and still have 5 in process. The brown coon at the bottom left is one of the best furred ones. If you will notice though, just down from his tail, left of the middle, there is a light spot. This is a bad spot on the the best fur. It is where there has been a Bot fly larva, I suspect from all indication.and a hole.

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I did the first of the 2 mink with my old process of tanning. The second one is with the new process.

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I still have some rats from last year in the freezer so I have started tanning them. I tried this 3 to test out the process.

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Well, I hope to catch a few more coon as soon as the weather calms down a bit. Whatever I catch, it will be tanned. It really isn't very exciting, but it keeps me out of the bars and away from women. I have decided to leave the women to the younger guys like Leftlane.

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106838
12/26/20 07:38 PM
12/26/20 07:38 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 37,064
Northern Maine
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Northern Maine
Very nice.Nice job tanning.


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Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106839
12/26/20 07:39 PM
12/26/20 07:39 PM
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Posts: 942
Wisconsin
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Looks like you have been busy, nice job!


Steve
Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106843
12/26/20 07:43 PM
12/26/20 07:43 PM
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Posts: 41,691
Minnesota
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Very Interesting Actor


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Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106926
12/26/20 08:55 PM
12/26/20 08:55 PM
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Posts: 25,831
Central, SD
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Keep at it numbers are just numbers. WTG


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Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106933
12/26/20 09:01 PM
12/26/20 09:01 PM
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Posts: 3,675
Kansas
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Kansas
Nice job


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Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106940
12/26/20 09:11 PM
12/26/20 09:11 PM
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Posts: 64
Idaho
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What tanning method do you use? Im a newbie at tanning. Just tanned a skunk and 3 coyotes. I used vinegar for a pickle bath. Then the deer hunters tanning formula in the orange bottle. They turned out really nice. Im thinking of using citric acid for the next time.

Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106945
12/26/20 09:16 PM
12/26/20 09:16 PM
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Nice work Actor.
Tanned pelts sell for a much better price right now if you can establish your own market.

Last edited by Boco; 12/26/20 09:17 PM.
Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7106965
12/26/20 09:42 PM
12/26/20 09:42 PM
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fayette,al.
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Well Done

Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7107086
12/27/20 12:08 AM
12/27/20 12:08 AM
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Indianland sc
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Very nice!!


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Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7107088
12/27/20 12:11 AM
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Montana
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Excellent job cool


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Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7107099
12/27/20 12:22 AM
12/27/20 12:22 AM
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Posts: 1,091
OBX N.C.
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OBX N.C.
excellent work

Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: Actor] #7107106
12/27/20 12:32 AM
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Looks like your having fun and that's what is important!

Re: My Very Lean Trapping Season... [Re: peej] #7107542
12/27/20 12:32 PM
12/27/20 12:32 PM
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Posts: 5,845
Newark, Ohio 80 years
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Originally Posted by peej
What tanning method do you use? Im a newbie at tanning. Just tanned a skunk and 3 coyotes. I used vinegar for a pickle bath. Then the deer hunters tanning formula in the orange bottle. They turned out really nice. Im thinking of using citric acid for the next time.


I will say this much at this time... I am using Citric acid for part of the pickeling bath. I was using the "Orange Bottle", not that it does not work, I just wasn't getting the softness and the end results I wanted. I will let you know more when I am fully convinced that what I want, I can get routinely and know where, why and how, I know the results will be consistent. In other words... If I advise on a system, you do it and it doesn't work, I want to be able to tell you why it isn't working for you. So, I need to perfect the system for me to that point. Hopefully when I get through this week with what I have in the works now, I will have the answers I am looking for.

Please don't think I am trying to be evasive, that is not the point. If give advice, I want it to be something you can count on.

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 74 years … WILL be LAST one... or maybe NOT...
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