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bobcat skinning #7763961
01/06/23 05:19 AM
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ive caught my first bobcat and would like to get it tanned. im wondering if its necessary to remove ear cartlidge on cats for tanning and also if i skin out the feet do i leave the front legs a "tube" and only split it open a little before the pad or split it up to the armpit area? Ive seen a few videos skinning the feet but didnt show how far to split the leg. Any other advice or problem areas on cats to look out for? Thanks for any advice

Re: bobcat skinning [Re: patrapper1989] #7764091
01/06/23 08:22 AM
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ON the fronts feet I skin to just above the "thumb" pad. 3" or so up from the heel. Then insert my hanger to hold the shape until it dries. Cartilage will be fine either way.






Re: bobcat skinning [Re: patrapper1989] #7764250
01/06/23 11:44 AM
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For taxi I make a cut on the front legs from the wrist to the elbow.
Cut the bone at the wrist and leave the footbones in the foot when the sin is off the carcass.
Then I skin out the feet by separating each toe bone and skinning one toe at a time.
Then I trim off the pad fat with a poultry shears,and then board and dry-you dont have to turn the legs and feet when drying or even the whole skin if you are sending it to the taxi or tanner yourself.
If you are selling on the taxi market,turn the skin and the feet fur out.

Last edited by Boco; 01/06/23 11:44 AM.

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Re: bobcat skinning [Re: patrapper1989] #7765604
01/07/23 07:21 PM
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Thanks for the tip about skinning out the feet Boco. Tried it on a Mink today, worked really nice.

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