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Skinning - Skinning through the mouth....pics #994894
11/17/08 01:40 PM
11/17/08 01:40 PM

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First, i cut off all the feet


then I cut the gum line all around the mouth


then I cut off the nose and start to peel it back


then cut the tear ducts and eyelids off, peel back


next, cut the ears and pull back


then I hang from the gambrel and pull down over the front legs


once front legs are freed, pull down to the back legs (like a prom dress)


next, free each back leg, cut out the brown hole, watching for the glands, strip the tail..
( i guess I forgot to take a pic of this part)

once the skin is off, then you make the cut from leg to bunghole and split the tail.

then board.



can be done with mink, marten, ermine and otter, although the otter was a pain and I really rather case skinning them..

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: ] #994902
11/17/08 01:45 PM
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FURSKINSFOX! your BACK!

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: CharlesKS] #994907
11/17/08 01:48 PM
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It's cleaner to skin from the mouth than from the back end. No blood drips running down the carcass.


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Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: ] #994912
11/17/08 01:50 PM
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Did you stretch that little fella on a popsicle stick?

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: ] #994913
11/17/08 01:51 PM
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I think it is a bit faster and easier..
Ditto white WHITE17 said... no blood running out the nose, dripping on the fur etc..
I think it is easier to do a cleaner job aorund the face as well

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: CharlesKS] #994915
11/17/08 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted By: CharlesKS
Did you stretch that little fella on a popsicle stick?


Racheal sent me a tracing of some little "stick" it was a little small even for that ermine..

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: ] #994920
11/17/08 01:53 PM
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[Please excuse my language... I'm an idiot]

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: ] #995130
11/17/08 04:26 PM
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Thanks, very good info.

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: CharlesKS] #995165
11/17/08 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: CharlesKS
Did you stretch that little fella on a popsicle stick?



toothpick as a belly wedge


expect the worst and hope for the best
this $&!*s chess, it aint checkers
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Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: JokersWild] #995246
11/17/08 05:47 PM
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In 1989, I was at the (now closed) Hudson Bay auctions in Toronto, Cannada, I saw the Chinese had skinned their "Russian (or Finnish) Raccoon Dogs",( I think they called them Tunnuki) that way. They had no cuts on their pelts. crazy A work of art, no less!

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: LT GREY] #995306
11/17/08 06:15 PM
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Thanks Hu for posting this!

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: Tsarevna] #995490
11/17/08 07:59 PM
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Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: ] #995536
11/17/08 08:15 PM
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couldnt find it man ... LOL ... was lookin back on page 4 and workin my way back up ... VERY cool, congrats .... ive never caught a weasel, but i have read that they stain VERY easy ... what timeframe do you have before the fur will bloodstain?


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Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: Gary] #995683
11/17/08 09:00 PM
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You can do the same with a coyote or a fox. Once you get down far enough you take the shoulders and legs off. Tale the shoulder blade and leg out the mouth down over the ribs and on to the tail. I saw some that were done that way and had to try it.


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Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: MJM] #995996
11/17/08 11:07 PM
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Sweet, thanks for posting pics!

Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: cwilld] #996003
11/17/08 11:12 PM
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Just gonna have to give this a try... Thanks for the lesson hup...

I am sure this would be a preferred method (or at least provide the most versatility) when selling to the taxi market...

Thanks again...


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Re: ................Skinning through the mouth....pics [Re: HAGz] #996129
11/18/08 12:09 AM
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I think that I will go buy some gift cards from Sportsman's Warehouse!!!


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