hello everyone I live in the east mountains outside ABQ. N.M. i'm new here & some what new to trapping. after 30 years of looking at my traps hanging on the shop wall I got them ready & started running some coyote sets the first of this year. i'm semi retired after battling cancer a few years back & losing all my customers (I have a small wood shop) I needed a way to make a few bucks & keep myself busy. i'm a little to ruff around the edges for a wallmart greeter. LOL I have caught 5 fox since the first & can't remember exactly how to get them ready for sale. I have frozen the first 4 & have the 5th skinned but I saw a video that said not to freeze them wet. so I have the 5th in a baggie.
should I just air dry it before I flesh it? i'm not very good at fleshing so I"m hoping sell them without cutting holes all in them.
can I flesh them after they have been frozen with all the meat & fat ?
someone please help me get these taken care of. i'd hate to go to all this work & lose money on them!
Welcome madbear!!! You have found a site here that you will like and get knowledge from seasoned pro's. In my opinion, I would flesh as soon as I skinned it. The one fox you put in a baggie you probably should freeze for now. I have put skin side in, rolled up, put in a zip-lock bag and froze for a few days, not a whole season though. I use a fleshing tool like this for fox, and thinned skinned pelts. www.minntrapprod.com/Fleshing-Tool/productinfo/FLT-01/. What tool do you flesh fox with? Do you have a beam?
Post by thumbcatcher on Jan 16, 2014 20:50:57 GMT -5
If I get a muddy Critter & Wet, some I will wash on the carcus like Coon or possums , and hang in front of a fan over night and by morning there good to go. Fox & Coyotes, I skin, wash, hang in front of a fan over night then take care of business after that or Freeze but only if the fur is dry, If I am to that stage it would be rare that I would freeze.. With Yours I would wash, use some woolite fabric softerner in your water and let them dry infront of a fan. Make sure you ring all the excess water out of the pelt before you hang to dry in a heated area. The fabric softner helps get burns out while combing and makes the fur real full looking.
Might caution you on Fleas? Made that mistake already this year, If I am going to wash the pelt and there is fleas I use a Shampoo for dogs that kills ticks and fleas. and add my woolite.
Those that are frozen should be washed also. Hope this helps. Bob
dtraper: Well bout ready to head out and check a new trapping spot,farmer said cats/yotes - then setting the clear-cut this afternoon - Mr. Frerotte digging mud but let it set a day and then set the post..got that line in and time to start settin-D-
Jan 6, 2020 8:45:09 GMT -5
Law Dog: Just keeping waxed dirt here is a real challenge this year.
Jan 6, 2020 10:01:43 GMT -5
Law Dog: Whoo Hoo found some dirt I could sift today dry enough to shift not a muddy mess I will hit it again in a few days so I'm back in business thank you Mr. badger. Did get my first cat of the year not huge but a nice color.
Jan 6, 2020 23:35:20 GMT -5
dtraper: Got a doz. car sets in but with this warm weather doubt if anything moves - Oh calling for 2in. rain Saturday -D-
Jan 8, 2020 19:49:39 GMT -5
Law Dog: Put some cat and yote sets in today put in a roadkilled deer in cedar stand will snare it if they hit on it. Put in some coon buckets to keep them out of my other sets in a couple places. Started the day getting stuck in the mud and filling one boot.
Jan 9, 2020 19:59:12 GMT -5
Law Dog: Fresh tracking snow today a good day for it will have good tracks on the next check, sweet.
Jan 10, 2020 15:45:59 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning "D",Jerry, Frerotte, OHIO, Jarentz,Mark ,Mud Neighborfoxer,shidoo1000 . Good Morning to all on ATT..
Jan 11, 2020 9:25:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: One set of cat tracks and a lot of coyote tracks today. Put in 3 baited 110s for muskrats the landowner wanted gone that chopping sucked big time.
Jan 12, 2020 20:10:40 GMT -5
jarentz: Good morning all!
Jan 13, 2020 6:26:04 GMT -5
frerotte: Good morning everyone. Got my FHA shipment ready for pickup on Saturday. 12 Beaver, 8 coon, 8 Skunks, 8 Possums and 2 Mink. Will send yotes later.
Jan 13, 2020 10:30:17 GMT -5
dtraper: First cat of the season this morning-D-
Jan 13, 2020 20:17:43 GMT -5