Getting started need a Beaver of course
I like to hang mine to skin most do the lay down style of skinning . Split it from the center of the animal start where ever the Buttom lip or tail
I like to open up the beaver as showen to expose the castor area and Caracas
Then cut around the legs up by the foot hair lines front & Back legs as well as the tail
As you progress in skinning you go around the hind Quarters to expose the leg & down the back at this point I pull the rest down to the head neck area .
This picture shows the buttom side up by the head chest Area I find this is the hardest area to skin so be careful . I like to leave meat where these areas are so Im sure not to cut the pelt easy to take the meat off while fleshing .
Ok we are at the head area and you have to skin as close as possable to the skull to skin as close to the Ear Butt's& eye's as possable
This is a closer look as I say don't be afraid to leave some meat better then junking out the fur do to a hole from slipping with the knife .
Ok this Area you like to Follow the nose Bone as tight as you can take your time and trim it slow untell you get the feel of the structure of the mouth and Nose area . as you get close to cutting the nose off get as much cartilage as you can more so for taxi work then selling the pelt. Follow as I show here and the knife will roll around nice do to mostly bone and cut along the lip and jaw line as showen .
This picture shows the pelt head area after detacthing from rest of carcas .
This is the castor sacks and oil sack . I like to use as much as possable on any animal I trap . so I make jerky, sausage out of the meat of the Beaver so only thing left is innerds and bones& feet . The heads I clean my self .
I have to say Take your time on doing a Beaver it has some hard spots to skin so leave some meat as if you cut a hole in the hide most fur buyers won't buy it and so it is basically junk .and after all the work you took to get up to the head you don't want to put a hole in it so hope this helps you and I like to say Im not a pro by no means lol Best of luck . kevin