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#1097643 - 01/04/09 06:42 PM Skinning coon
FlatSet Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 875
Loc: Wisconsin
I got this coon from a roadkill the other day and remembered someone on here asking about the money cut for skinning coon. Had the wife take some pics of me making the initial cuts on this coon to help you guys out for skining your coons and getting the most length out of them. Here is how I do it....

First I step on the foot away from me and pull the feet/legs into a straight line across like this


Then make a straight cut from heel/ankle to heel/ankle just above the testicles




Next cut up along each side of the rectum on the edge of the skin and the fur along side the testicles and to the initial cut from heel to heel





Next cut along the top of the rectum and start about 4 inches up the tail and cut straight down the middle towards the base of the tail




Next just peel down the hide from the legs and skin as you would any other critter.


This coon ended up 4XL on the 54" board. Hope this helps some of you guys out.


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#1097654 - 01/04/09 06:45 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: FlatSet]
Magnum Hunter Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 1586
Loc: Bedford County, PA
Thanks for taking the time for this pictorial. Very educational!!
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#1097668 - 01/04/09 06:48 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: Magnum Hunter]
FlatSet Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 875
Loc: Wisconsin
Thanks Magnum, I just happen to come across him, the wife was handy and it really didn't take any time at all to do it. In fact it took me longer to put it up on here than to actually skin him out....LOL
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#1097678 - 01/04/09 06:50 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: FlatSet]
Magnum Hunter Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/07
Posts: 1586
Loc: Bedford County, PA
Hahaha....usually the way it works!
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#1097700 - 01/04/09 06:54 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: Magnum Hunter]
coonsmen Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 384
Loc: morgan county illinois
awsome step by step. i bet you help alot of new trappers out!!

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#1097722 - 01/04/09 07:00 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: coonsmen]
Martin Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1470
Loc: SE Nebraska
Show the belly side too flatset. Your cuts and back look exactly like mine but I would like to see how you put the extra flap of fur and legs on the belly side.
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#1097727 - 01/04/09 07:01 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: coonsmen]
jer z Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/18/07
Posts: 600
Loc: northern new jersey
Great post!!

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#1097784 - 01/04/09 07:13 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: jer z]
FlatSet Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 875
Loc: Wisconsin
Here is the belly side. I trim out about 1/16" to 1/8" around the edge of the window to clean it up. I also on bigger coon like this one pin the edge of the window to keep it from rolling up on me. I just went and took this pic, forgot to take one on the belly side when I was taking pics.

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#1097819 - 01/04/09 07:26 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: FlatSet]
dirthole67 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 479
Loc: newton, il. 47yrs
do the tails dry fast with the cardboard on them ? i just pin mine.

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#1097823 - 01/04/09 07:29 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: dirthole67]
FlatSet Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 875
Loc: Wisconsin
yep, they dry very well that way. Greg from NAFA showed me that trick about 10 yrs ago. The grease soaks into the cardboard so you dont have to wipe the tail down at all. The tail looks nice done up that way too.
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#1097844 - 01/04/09 07:34 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: dirthole67]
stinkbait Offline
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Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 243
Loc: henryetta,oklahoma
Thanks for the post

Ansewerd a lot of questions.
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#1098025 - 01/04/09 08:31 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: stinkbait]
Bottomline Offline
"Mr. President"

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 5471
Loc: Johnston County, NC
Great post Flatset. Good looking putup job.
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#1098101 - 01/04/09 08:47 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: Bottomline]
IZAMYT Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 101
Loc: North Central PA.
Thanks!

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#1098751 - 01/05/09 07:54 AM Re: Skinning coon [Re: TexA 68 & going]
bowtechunter Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 468
Loc: crocker,mo
niice pics guys thanks

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#1099241 - 01/05/09 02:14 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: bowtechunter]
Towandatrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 504
Loc: Towanda, Illinois
Good pictures , Thanks .

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#1112524 - 01/10/09 12:29 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: FlatSet]
dano391 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 28
Loc: nw jersey
very nice for roadkill. you do nice work,must have a nice collection

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#1112604 - 01/10/09 12:55 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: dano391]
Chasin Reds Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/18/08
Posts: 361
Loc: Wetzel County, WV
thanks, very informative
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#1112796 - 01/10/09 02:17 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: ]
zook Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/15/08
Posts: 186
Loc: Northeast Ohio
Thanks for sharing guys super pics. Needs to go in the archives
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#1118196 - 01/12/09 03:06 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: zook]
cooner-101 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 59
Loc: S. Wi
If you start on the top side of the foot and follow the fur line in your cut; you get a little more length the easy way.

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#1118236 - 01/12/09 03:23 PM Re: Skinning coon [Re: cooner-101]
tmrschessie Offline



Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7656
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
I started using a hooked blade after watching ADC' video and for going from heel to heel you can't beat it...IMO...Tom

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