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Photo Phriday 87 #7872139
05/26/23 09:36 AM
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How 'bout a beaver thread this morning? Rather than seeing another beaver in a trap (which, don't get me wrong, I like seeing on this forum) I thought I'd show photos of another angle. Hope it's educational.

Admittedly, this is not typical of transportation mode of beaver trappers. However, it was my transportation for many years.
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Besides the pelt, the meat, and the castors, cleaned beaver skulls are saleable also.
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I've even seen high-end dogfood made of pure beaver meat. Very expensive.
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Mid-winter beaver snaring through the ice via snowmachine.
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For clean-skinning beaver, a moose leg bone was my go-to tool. Once the technique was learned, it was quick and really clean pelts.
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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872141
05/26/23 09:39 AM
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That bone skinning tool looks very interesting. Thanks for posting.

Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872144
05/26/23 09:43 AM
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Great pics, thanks for sharing!


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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872208
05/26/23 11:40 AM
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Interesting, Thanks for posting

Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872224
05/26/23 11:58 AM
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What nice shots, Jack. A novel tool you have for skinning. I wonder how you came up with the thought to try that.

Do people ever wonder what became of their planes , years later ? Sometimes I do. How they have been fairing all this time.

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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872245
05/26/23 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulo
How 'bout a beaver thread this morning? Rather than seeing another beaver in a trap (which, don't get me wrong, I like seeing on this forum) I thought I'd show photos of another angle. Hope it's educational.

Admittedly, this is not typical of transportation mode of beaver trappers. However, it was my transportation for many years.
[Linked Image]


Besides the pelt, the meat, and the castors, cleaned beaver skulls are saleable also.
[Linked Image]


I've even seen high-end dogfood made of pure beaver meat. Very expensive.
[Linked Image]


Mid-winter beaver snaring through the ice via snowmachine.
[Linked Image]


For clean-skinning beaver, a moose leg bone was my go-to tool. Once the technique was learned, it was quick and really clean pelts.
[Linked Image]

I've never seen this method demonstrated, but would sure like to.


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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872290
05/26/23 01:27 PM
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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872294
05/26/23 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Gulo


I've even seen high-end dogfood made of pure beaver meat. Very expensive.
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For clean-skinning beaver, a moose leg bone was my go-to tool. Once the technique was learned, it was quick and really clean pelts.
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Beaver makes some high octane food for a dog team !


I use a bone like that for skinning wolverines.

When they are hanging, and you get the hide down around their shoulders, the area over the chest and arm pits gets very tight and squeezed. Pretty risky to try to get a knife in there. A long bone from a moose with a bevel on it works pretty well

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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872298
05/26/23 01:37 PM
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Show the moose bone in action! Thanks

Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872311
05/26/23 02:01 PM
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Very neat stuff..

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Re: Photo Phriday 87 [Re: Gulo] #7872473
05/26/23 09:09 PM
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Some of my skinning bones.

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Top-beam scraper.Caribou legbone.
Middle- caribou leg bone for case skinning.
Bottom- bear leg bone beaver clean skinner.

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One of the bones in action -freeing up wolf legskins in the chest area.

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