Yes you cut the nose and whiskers off! they even want the ears cut out on large or better! If we knew how they truly measured our beaver in the first place it would help but not knowing this are you really loosing that 1.5? i have found doing beaver this way i really dont loose much if any.
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Frank I cut all wiskers, nose, and ears off. I have a boarding beaver video in here somewhere. Depending upon who you sell to, beaver are measured either top to bottom, plus side to side; or diagonally from leg hole to leg hole going both directions. If you use boards frank, you will notice that the rings are dead on inbetween sizes. Loosing an inch somewhere doesn't necessarily mean you will lose a size. You will also like the look of a full fur from tip to tip. I hope this helps.!
Old Dog , this Old Fart learns new stuff all the time -trying out new traps/bait/lures , just how do you think I found that Top Lot Grinner Bait?? --Chris please leave it up on the top or someplace I can find it in 18-19 days Thanks-D-