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#1570844 - 11/01/09 07:15 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: lanternguy]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6518
Loc: Central Pa. 54
Originally Posted By: lanternguy
Best advice I got from my post "Coon skinning failure question"?
Keep the door closed to the slaughterhouse!


Well then, The post was a success! If you got anything out of it you're ahead of the game! lol
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#1570944 - 11/01/09 07:40 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic]
Ole Hawkeye Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 9569
Loc: Oregon
I don't have a stop watch in my shed. I know the last one of the evening takes me longer than the first one.

Some days I'm slower than others and sometimes I need more breaks and I hate to let a beer get warm while I'm skinning, so My breaks last a while.
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#1571182 - 11/01/09 08:49 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: bic]
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I enjoy fleshing coon, guess I'm wierd though

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#1571301 - 11/01/09 09:35 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: ]
Tsarevna Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 4322
Loc: Oregon
You get a nice female and it's a breeze. Just push off the fat. Dinks and young ones are pretty easy too, especially warm. (Just have to be careful of the nipples.)

You then get an ear-torn, scar-faced nasty old boar bruiser with a scarred up neck and then you feel the pain. Especially if he's stone cold in a conibear. cry Getting off their neck gristle is pretty tough, even after freezing.
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#1571360 - 11/01/09 10:18 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Tsarevna]
TrapperMatt Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2566
Loc: Shippensburg, PA..28 years old
I agree with bic.. i think there easily to flesh when they are cold..
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#1572726 - 11/02/09 06:01 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: TrapperMatt]
Catsfoot Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Saskatchewan Canada
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#1572875 - 11/02/09 06:36 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot]
Bubber Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 426
Loc: Bend OR
Its all technique. There was a time it took me 30 min to skin a coyote and I might still have screwed up the ears or eyes. Another half hour to 45 minutes to have it on a board.

The one I did a week ago took me about five minutes to skin and 15 to flesh. I had it on a board and everything cleaned up in just over a half hour. I could do a bobcat in about the same time if I wasn't overly anal with them. If I were to push myself I could do it faster. I have done enough that I have a technique down.

I have skinned less than 10 rats in my life. The last one took me 15 minutes to skin because I tore it open and made a mess. And then I still made a bad cut on the face. I think the world champ can skin 5 or 7 in a minute. A beaver might take me 30 minutes to skin. A coon isn't bad, but they are different than a coyote, so it takes me a little longer. I don't have the technique. That is all there is to it.

Feel no shame about it. You can learn a lot by watching someone better than you. Thats how I did it. Having to sew up big holes that you cut steepens the learning curve too. I popped the tail off of about 4 coyotes befor I figured out how not to do it.
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#1572948 - 11/02/09 06:55 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Bubber]
Gary Benson Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1875
Loc: Cambridge Nebraska
Best thing you can do is go to a convention and spend a day beside Greg Schroeder and watch him flesh coon. The man is good.
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#1572961 - 11/02/09 06:59 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Tsarevna]
lanternguy Offline
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Registered: 10/14/09
Posts: 11
Loc: South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Tsarevna
"(Just have to be careful of the nipples.)"


WHAT? Are you serious? What's the deal with the NIPPLES?

My GOD man! Is this "nipple" concern in the ATA handbook?

I've never even thought about this angle.
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#1575044 - 11/03/09 07:15 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: lanternguy]
Catsfoot Offline
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Registered: 10/27/09
Posts: 229
Loc: Saskatchewan Canada
ok whats with the nipples?
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#1575492 - 11/03/09 09:33 PM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: Catsfoot]
willvalley Offline
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Registered: 03/30/08
Posts: 814
Loc: SWEET HOME OREGON
Skinning is like most things one does. The more you do it the better you get at it.
The first critters I skinned were seconds due to cuts. They took forever to get done. Every thing seemed hard and time consuming.
Now none seem hard and few are what I would call time consuming but I have yet to try a Porkypine.
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#1575732 - 11/04/09 12:42 AM Re: Are coons as hard to prepare as everyone says? [Re: willvalley]
colt Offline
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Registered: 08/17/08
Posts: 731
Loc: waubay, SD
fleshing coon with nipples you hit them and they can tear a pretty good size hole.

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