I was wondering if guys could post some pics of fur they have put up. It doesn't matter if it is new or old, i think we could all learn a thing or two by looking at other people put up pics! I'm no expert, but am more than willing to show how i do it
These pics are from one of my first legitimate trapping seasons.
here in the pic is a few skunks, an otter (my first) and a badger.
This photo shows some nice MN november red fox.
Here are the coon i caught that same season as the other pics above.
Here are a more recent pic of todays put ups.
And a end of the season pic from last fall (I sold some coyotes and beaver before i took this pic)
Post by Larry Gene Pate on Dec 13, 2011 13:11:22 GMT -5
Nice bunch of fur,I am throwing the most of my coyotes in the freezers I have,I have skinned va few but will tan them and sell cause they won't bring anything.I can tan for a $4.50 each here and sell for $85 always have done good doing that before!! I can tan 8 coyotes per bottle of Krow~tan and the bottle cost me $25 per quart plus postage,Larry
Have a bunch of freezers,cut legs off and get a bunch in all them,will skin someday,been busy with Taxidermy.Won't get to run my big line because of that,will pick up coon next week tho before they den up!! Larry
A few coon: Belly view: I will be doing most my coons legs like the one to the left that im holding into place. Had alot of trappers on the internet yell at me for doing them this way, but never NAFA or the country buyers. So i will take NAFA's word! I think it looks MUCH more uniformed.
Mink and a muskrat.
This is only my second year ever putting up fur. Tell me what you think..I am quite open for suggestions!
PS. the reds look pretty bad right now, IMO. They will look MUCH better the day or 3 before i ship them off. As that is when I preform my finishing touches to them!!
Those are some really nice looking reds you have got there lyonch!
Mini - the video is uploading right now on youtube. I wanted to redo my fleshing video because they turned out like crap, and I decided to do a put up video too, but for some reason that one is being a pain and doesn't want to upload.
Lets talk about your big ear coon! The reason you are getting big ear coon, is because you are cutting too close to where the hide meets the meat on the head. Instead of cutting at that line like on a lot of animals you could, make the cut about and inch further back on the head right through that big chunk of meat. On a coon, you don't want to really cur the cartlidge persay, but rather cut right where the ear hole meets the skull.
How about the inspection window? On a boar coon, feel free to cut that inspection window just above the penis. This will give you a nice smooth edge on your inspection window! I'm really going to try hard to upload that put up video! I even give a tip on making those coon that are a touch early but really close to prime a tiny bit whiter on the leather.
Here are some pics of my better looking red fox from this season. I had taken these for Larry to see in a PM and pick one out for a trade deal him and i made. So i thought i would share with you guys as well.
Post by pappasmurf on Jan 16, 2012 13:40:19 GMT -5
Cageycat and Lyonch, That is some great looking put up fur! You guys do some tremendous work. One question though, Can a guy use the nevada type stretch on coyotes and fox? Or will it just get downgraded or lose length and width? I like the look of coyote with the nevada stretch, just cant get them as wide as I think they need to be? Just learning here and I think I've got a long way to go, lol. Great work guys.
pappasmurf - yes you can use the nevada stretch if you like. A majority of the time the pelts are usually stretched wider than they need to be anyhow. i would take careful notes though on the rump area of the fox and coyotes, the fox especially. When you pull the back legs around to the belly side, you are typically weakening the fur density in the rump area. The main reason people do the nevada stretch on the cats, is because the money is in the belly of a cat. For fox, the money is in the back and not so much in the belly region. For coyotes it is a catch 22. The belly and backs are both used by the fur industry.
pappasmurf,I do my foxes the Nevada stretch just because I like the way they look as far as appearance for me.That is just my opinion . As far as downgraded , or losing length I have never noticed any difference to the bad, but I have never shipped my fur to an auction before.It is just the way I prefer to put them up and I think it gives a cleaner look on my foxes.
dtraper: Morning everybody -- deer in the cooler -- traps dyed and waxed .. still got a week before season opens and seen a few cat/yote tracks around the timber close -D-
Nov 10, 2019 9:51:51 GMT -5
skidoo1000: I need to catch up on school before I can get traps out.
Nov 10, 2019 12:19:42 GMT -5
frerotte: Got another nice wide stripe skunk yesterday. Traps are under 6" of snow tonight have to wait a day or two to uncover them.
Nov 11, 2019 22:13:32 GMT -5
Law Dog: I have a order for 5 striped skunks for a University study still need 4 for fill the order, I keep the stink and the body they want the head and pelt so it works out well for me. Setting traps later in the week harvest is WAY behind.
Nov 12, 2019 0:03:51 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning , "D",Jerry,Frerotte,OHIO,MUD,Jarentz,Neighborfoxer,Ken,digger,greenboolits. Good Morning to ALL at ATT.. Have a GREAT day.
Nov 12, 2019 4:51:54 GMT -5
dtraper: SEND HEAT -froze to death ,ice on windshield this morning and a high of 28 today--D-
Nov 12, 2019 17:53:04 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all!
Nov 13, 2019 19:56:58 GMT -5
frerotte: D 28 is warm right now here high today was 15
Nov 13, 2019 22:35:16 GMT -5
Law Dog: Been chasing that ladies cat for the last 2 months I thought I was done so I went to pull the camera I had in the area after a fresh snow and guess what I find new cat tracks! LOL Put in 4 cages will see what happens.
Nov 14, 2019 12:44:52 GMT -5
dtraper: Still cold but getting warmer -- got a couple more postholes dug.. little wire stretched -season opens 22nd, what I heard the yotes were still a little blue-D-
Nov 14, 2019 21:45:27 GMT -5
Law Dog: Wet and muddy here "butter muddy", crops still in the fields in a lot of places might need to start with the 4 wheeler and trailer then use the truck when it freezes up. If I wait the trap bedding will be impossible then.
Nov 14, 2019 23:36:52 GMT -5
longbarrel: Hey Trappers. Muddy here also, front end of the pickup doesn't know where the back end is going.
Nov 16, 2019 6:30:25 GMT -5
dtraper: Cold again -- when you see ice in the water tanks it's COLD --but fur is moving and so are the deer -D-
Nov 16, 2019 9:10:44 GMT -5
jarentz: Good Morning all!
Nov 17, 2019 6:16:55 GMT -5
dtraper: Meat for the freezer this mornin - had the boys over for corned deer and cabbage this afternoon from another one , cuttin brush and trees tomorrow -Luck to y"all that trappin -D-
Nov 17, 2019 18:18:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: Let a civet go today they were hit hard last year by distemper and it was in a remote area not causing any issues the thing climbed a tree like a squirrel.
Nov 17, 2019 23:14:57 GMT -5
frerotte: Coyotes are looking real nice now
Nov 20, 2019 10:18:47 GMT -5
Law Dog: Hitting it later in the week with snow coming tonight they are taking forever to bring in the crops but getting there!
Nov 20, 2019 20:22:38 GMT -5
dtraper: Season strats tomorrow but deer season come in Saturday ... still thinkin maybe the first week of December , but on the bright side a neighbor stopped by yesterday bout 500 acres of cat /yote ground to trap
Nov 21, 2019 10:44:19 GMT -5
dtraper: On wifes putter mine took the big poop-LOL-D-
Nov 21, 2019 10:45:10 GMT -5