I caught my first red fox a few weeks ago and Thanks to lyonch's video it was no problem skinning, but when I decide to put it up how much fleshing do you have to do to a fox and are there any area's I have to watch for, ( thinned skinned, or easy to rip spots) Thanks for any advise.
the belly can tear near the crotch pretty easily...theres really very little fleshing needed..a couple fatty deposits on the belly near the crotch and it may need a little just behind the neck and near the hams on both sides of the back, but thats it..you should be removing very little in all. Theres usually that little bit of meat near both arm pits too, atleast for me..just one scrape of the knife takes care of it though.
I take it all off because my fox have a heavy fat layer underneath that muscle layer. If I was in a more southern state I would only flesh the arm pits and flanks. The rest should be fine especially if you put borax on the entire leather side. It is going to take me acouple weeks, but I plan on doing a fleshing and boarding video yet for fox and coyote since I am ggetting a freezer full lately.
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