Saturday, February 22, 2014
RACCOON - "Putting Up Your Fur" for Trapping; Skinning, Fleshing, Stretching, Drying your Hides. Step by Step Instructions for Beginning Trappers.
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Saturday, January 11, 2014
RACCOON - "Putting Your Fur Up" - Trapping Furbearing Animal Series.
Below is a Listing of Supplies I Use in This Video, Their Descriptions, Links, Websites or Phone Numbers of Where they can be Purchased.
I Don't Use Vinyl Gloves. They Don't Stretch as Well, and the Sensitivity just isn't there. I Recommend and Use These.
This Bird's Beak Knife is what I use in Skinning with most of my Animals. It's a Very Useful and Handy Knife. It is SCARY SHARP. I would NOT Recommend this Knife for Younger People.
I Bought my Knife Sharpener at Auction. Always Check Sales and Auctions for Supplies. But, here are a Couple I use and Recommend.
Link to a Variety of Knives and Sharpeners: Click Here
I Prefer the 16" Fleshing Knife
Here are a Couple More Choices
Don't get a Plastic Tail Stripper. Use a Metal One.
Gambrel Hooks come in a Variety of Sizes for Different Game; ie, Bigger Gambrels for Deer, Smaller for Raccoon. Something along the Following Would be Useful for Smaller Game.
I Prefer and Recommend Wooden Fur Stretchers. You can also make your own Wooden Stretchers. The Metal Stretchers can Over-Stretch and Therefore Thin some Hides too much. Fur Buyers Prefer Skins to be Stretched on Wood. Below are a Couple Examples of the Metal Fur Stretchers.
Nails to Attach your Hide to Stretching/Drying Board
These Links will Direct You to Trapping Wild Game Supplies:
Wild Game Traps
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