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#1569172 - 10/31/09 08:03 PM Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says?
Catsfoot Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Saskatchewan Canada
Whats an average time to skin and flesh a coon.
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#1569219 - 10/31/09 08:28 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot]
cathryn Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 12928
Loc: West Virginia,age 42
Jerry can skin and flesh one in about 5 minutes.

takes me bout that long just to get one skinned.


most people dont like messing with them because theyre so greasy.
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#1569223 - 10/31/09 08:29 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot]
bearden49 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
Posts: 1946
Loc: minnesota-USA
skinning, i think is easy,fleshing--fast......

the greese in the hide is a big factor but the more you do them, it gets easier
why is everyone with this speed kick?
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#1569269 - 10/31/09 08:57 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bearden49]
Actor Offline
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Registered: 09/11/08
Posts: 3594
Loc: Newark, Ohio 72 years
Originally Posted By: bearden49

why is everyone with this speed kick?


Why ... this is the age of instant gratification ... didn't you know that .. LOL!

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#1569361 - 10/31/09 10:03 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Actor]
huntinhard Offline
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Registered: 01/24/09
Posts: 956
Loc: upstate new york, Chemung coun...
i dont know about speed lol,sure took me some time on my first last week. had a time fleshing it.skinning was fast and not to bad.alot of greasy fat on the one i got lol.learning takes time lol.

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#1569364 - 10/31/09 10:04 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Actor]
BudtheTrapMan Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 435
Loc: Michigan
Well up until this year... 3 seconds... I dropped it off to a Amish guy and he skinned, fleshed, stretched them for me for 2.50... still debateing if I should pay him or do it myself this year
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#1569374 - 10/31/09 10:10 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: BudtheTrapMan]
Wayne F. Offline
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Registered: 10/28/09
Posts: 167
Loc: alma, kansas
after putting a coon on a bord lightly sprinkle borax on the hide and rub it in. once you do it you will know what i mean.
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#1569383 - 10/31/09 10:14 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Wayne F.]
Shawn Martin Offline
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Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 478
Loc: Elmira, NY
what does borax do?

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#1569695 - 11/01/09 06:19 AM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: TexA 68 & going]
PappyD Offline
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Registered: 01/09/08
Posts: 4310
Loc: West Tennessee
Ask lanternguy this question!
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#1570058 - 11/01/09 11:38 AM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: PappyD]
Bubber Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 426
Loc: Bend OR
I was told by several fur buyers to never put borax on any animal that is sold fur in. They expect it on cats and coyotes as every western trapper dry washes his cats in borax so it isn't a big deal. But coons, mink, beaver, ect, they will dock you hard on it. Had somthing to do with inspection of the leather. Was told it also could cause problems in some tanning processes.
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#1570104 - 11/01/09 12:07 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Bubber]
Ole Hawkeye Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 9569
Loc: Oregon
Maybe I've been giving newbies bad advice, I hope not. I've used Stall Dry on possums and a few coons for several years to cake the grease so it pops off. I wouldn't even bother with possums if Stall Dry didn't make it so quick and easy.
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#1570150 - 11/01/09 12:45 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Ole Hawkeye]
waynecountyboy Offline
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Registered: 07/10/09
Posts: 134
Loc: Northeast PA
how long does it normally take a coon to dry completey
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#1570313 - 11/01/09 02:55 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: upstateNY]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6518
Loc: Central Pa. 54
Originally Posted By: upstateNY
Skin a bunch of Coyotes,then when you go back to the coons,youl think they are a breeze.


Boy, Ain't that the truth!
Compared to coyote and beaver, I actually Enjoy pealing coon.
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#1570422 - 11/01/09 04:29 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic]
colt Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 731
Loc: waubay, SD
beaver aren't that bad once you now the tricks. i average 7 minutes skinning gutting taking the head and tail off, along with taking castor and oil sacs out.

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#1570424 - 11/01/09 04:30 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: colt]
colt Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 731
Loc: waubay, SD
yotes badger and otter are a little more difficult.

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#1570601 - 11/01/09 06:02 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: colt]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 3369
Loc: Portsmouth Va.
The warmer they are the easier the colder they are the more the RA acts up smile
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#1570796 - 11/01/09 07:00 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: aprophet]
Piney (John) Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 377
Loc: Reedsburg WI
smalls and mediums go a lot quicker too....those big ole bruisers are full of fat and I just can't pull it off as easily. I sell mine green anyway, so I can't tell you if they are bad to scrape.
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#1570813 - 11/01/09 07:04 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Piney (John)]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6518
Loc: Central Pa. 54
Almost all of my Fur goes to the freezer after skinning but before fleshing. I think it makes them flesh much easier.
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#1570825 - 11/01/09 07:09 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Piney (John)]
lanternguy Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 11
Loc: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Let me put it this way, if it takes three licks to get to the center of a tootsie roll tootsie pop, I would need 27,382. From what I've gathered around here, most folks would need about 9. I got a way to go, eh? Best advice I got from my post "Coon skinning failure question"?

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#1570834 - 11/01/09 07:12 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
It usually takes me about 5 min. to skin a coon and ten to fifteen to flesh it. I could do it faster, but I like to take my time and I'm not trying to break any records.
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