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How Many Coon Skins #8003134
11/25/23 07:55 AM
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for a coon skin cap? Got a couple grandkids that's going to tag along on a mini trap line here in a few weeks. Thought we would set a few coon sets to introduce them both to the riches of trapping. Figured if we did good I would get them both a coon skin hat made out of those catches.

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I've had them made only need one skin per hat.measure there head with a tape to get the size,your good to go.

Re: How Many Coon Skins [Re: J Staton] #8003144
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Thanks houndone. How difficult are they to make, my sewing skills are subpar?


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Re: How Many Coon Skins [Re: J Staton] #8003145
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How big are your raccoons?


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Re: How Many Coon Skins [Re: J Staton] #8003146
11/25/23 08:27 AM
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For kids, 1 good size coon should be enough. Make an oval for the top, and two rectangles for the sides. Seam in front and back. For youngins, I'd make the sides 3 inches tall at most. I cut the oval out right behind the head and the sides behind that. You can stitch the tail on at the back if they want. For sewing, use heavier thread and use a whipstitch or a blanket stitch.

Re: How Many Coon Skins [Re: 20scout] #8003148
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Originally Posted by 20scout
How big are your raccoons?

27" to 30" stretched are fairly common. Do catch some throughout season in cat sets and such that are over 30". Been a few seasons since I actually set specifically for coon. I figure it's a good critter for the grandkids first experience of trapping.

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Not many took 28 for a waist length coat for Chrissy

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