So for you guys that shoot the occassional fox or coyote with a gun, how do you take care of the hole? I prefer to sew mine up! A good sew job can turn some pelts that have a larger than normal bullet hole from $10 to $50 (just a wild hair guess). Here is a picture showing a huge hole that was put into a coyote pelt from a .243 due to poor bullet placement.
Looks good Chris! when sewing hides start at the butt and sew to head this helps the hair from getting into stitches also when done use a hammer and tap the stitches down this will help the whole things lay down better when its dyed!
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mark - those are the reasons why i use monofilament fishing line. If you don't pull your stitch real tight you won't get that bad pucker look. Then when the fur drys, it will actually pull a little bit on those stitches and all those puckered ridges will go away. It will turn flat as can be without having to hammer it. good tip on the direction of the sewing!