Post by walkercoonhunter on Jan 8, 2012 10:58:32 GMT -5
something you may want to consider Lyonch is a set of lopers..cut those front legs off at the elbow before you ever start cutting...then all you have to do is pull the hide off with one motion off the front legs...
walker - i tried that with coyotes and didn't like it. I have not tried it with red fox, but will definitely give it a try! How much of a time saver do you think it will be. Without trying to give instruction, and just plain old skinning a pile of reds. Lets say out of 10 reds in one session, how much time do you think it will save?
Here is something that i went 50/50 split on. On the coon i lopped the legs off short, then when i hung them on the skinning machine i never stopped touching the "up" pedal until i got to the ears. This saved a ton of time. The only problem is that some coon tore in half (the carcass tore) and i would have a mess of coon guts on my hands. Anyhow i might go back to it and try a couple things to save time.
Post by walkercoonhunter on Jan 9, 2012 20:48:01 GMT -5
chris when only doing a couple at a time it saves really no time....but if your doing 10+ at a time it does save a few mins on skinning time overall...
i will tell you guys this tip tho....when your doing fresh fox loping off the legs will give you BLOOD....same with coyotes..but let them till the next day and they are golden....just make sure when you lay them out to pull the front legs up towards the head so they lay right for the skinner and those stubs dont hook onto the belly of the hide and rip it...
fisherman - the knife is at the link below. You can either replace the blade or give it a quick touch up on a steele. There might be some other threads on this knife too, but the one below is the product review on them. They are made by Havalon Knives.
I had a couple guys comment that to me about coyotes and fox before, but when i tried it myself, it took me the exact same time to lop as it does to just ring the leg and i don't need to pick up legs when done. Again it's just a preference thing LOL!
Nice video. As I have never skinned a fox, yet, let's hope come fall, the video some of my questions. How would you leave the paws on? I have pelt from a few years back from a fox I shot with the bow. My buddy and local fur buyer did the skinning and tanning and left the paws on. Looks nice hanging in my log home. ;D
ambowpk - If you want to leave the feet on, you need to skin the fur all the way to the toes and pads. then clip the bone right before the nail, and skin the pads the best you can. These videos are intended for just how to put up fur for sale. The feet aren't needed for sale so i don't take the time to do it.
Hi Lyonch, thanks for a great video. I am a skinning amateur and whilst I can do a halfway decent job with bitches I find the dogs and especially freeing the penis/testicles problematic. Could you post another video showing how you do this? Atb Border.
good post chris. also. if you make that intitial cut too deep and cut the penis off and its now with the pelt... you can push it from the base of the penis and it will come out the fur side (like it would if he was going to breed) and you can cut it off there.