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#1613230 - 11/24/09 11:19 AM How do you skin a mink?
travelintinner Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 619
Loc: Clio,Michigan 33 yrs. old
caught my first mink today in a pocket set for coon never done one before anybody got pics or video on how to skin it?


Edited by travelintinner (11/24/09 11:19 AM)
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#1613241 - 11/24/09 11:24 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: travelintinner]
JustTrap Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mat Su Valley, Alaska
Mink is the same a marten fox,coyote, fox, lynx, and prolly also coon, it is cased fur out....try to keep the feet on if you can at lease the back feet. Good luck
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#1613247 - 11/24/09 11:25 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
Hupurest
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through the mouth....

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#1613254 - 11/24/09 11:27 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: ]
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#1613273 - 11/24/09 11:34 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: ]
travelintinner Offline
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Loc: Clio,Michigan 33 yrs. old
How long do you strech it before putting it fur out and then how do you store till sold
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#1613281 - 11/24/09 11:39 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: travelintinner]
Hupurest
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you don't put it fur out.
mink, 'rat and otter are skin out.

and you can hang them in a cool dry place... till you tan them.

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#1613283 - 11/24/09 11:39 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: travelintinner]
JustTrap Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mat Su Valley, Alaska
as for stretching, keep it fur in on the stretcher till it is dry to tutch, usually about 1-2 hours for marten,which is bjust a big version of a mink pretty much, if you have a fan, put that blowing on it at 60 degrees,it should only take about 35 minutes, if you do it to long like I did on my first marten it will be extriemly hard to turn and I ended up damaging the pelt a little too. good luck!
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#1613287 - 11/24/09 11:41 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
rags57078 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: se SD
mink is fur in
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#1613288 - 11/24/09 11:41 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
JustTrap Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mat Su Valley, Alaska
Mink are fur in? mink are a marten...only mink are smaller....not really any diff. exept mink live right by creeks. if you caught a "mink" a ways from water, it was prolly a marten
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#1613298 - 11/24/09 11:47 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
travelintinner Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Loc: Clio,Michigan 33 yrs. old
hump said not to turn it till tanned justtrap says turn it after dry justtrap do you sell yours fur out just streched and dry
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#1613313 - 11/24/09 11:55 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: travelintinner]
water n my boots Offline
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Registered: 04/13/08
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Loc: Ft. Hood, TX
If you want to sell it toa fur buyer, do it fur side out.
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#1613317 - 11/24/09 11:57 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: travelintinner]
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Registered: 12/24/06
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Loc: NW Indiana
Mink are 100% fur in. A mink away from the water is still a mink. They may be related, but not the same animal.
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#1613318 - 11/24/09 11:57 AM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: travelintinner]
aprophet Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
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Loc: Portsmouth Va.
if you are keeping it do what ever you want if you are trying to sell it skin out fur in.

http://www.furharvesters.com/pdf/pelthandling.pdf

check out page 19-20 HTH
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#1613339 - 11/24/09 12:07 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: aprophet]
JustTrap Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Loc: Mat Su Valley, Alaska
Ok, I am humbled, Mink look exacially the same as a marten only just a little smaller, I thought I read they where fur out....If theya re fur in, how come you get docked if the guard hairs are hooked on the end?
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#1613347 - 11/24/09 12:11 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
Hupurest
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Originally Posted By: JustTrap
Ok, I am humbled, Mink look exacially the same as a marten only just a little smaller, I thought I read they where fur out....If theya re fur in, how come you get docked if the guard hairs are hooked on the end?


Ok. First off Mink and marten are NOT the same creature. Although similar in size and structure they are totally different and live in totally differnet environments.

Second. Mink are oily, greasy. Marten are probalby the "driest" pelts there are. I haave never needed to even think of fleshing a marten.

third mink are sold FUR IN..... marten are FUR out.

and I believe the hooked guard hairs are called "singed" and it is damaged

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#1613364 - 11/24/09 12:16 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: ]
JustTrap Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 852
Loc: Mat Su Valley, Alaska
Mk, Ya, never did have to flesh marten, but marten is all i trap,all i target,and we dont have any mink around here, always thought thay where the same animal. THANKS MAN!
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#1613409 - 11/24/09 12:33 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
Hupurest
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there area alot of mink around the big lake area.

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#1613412 - 11/24/09 12:35 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: water n my boots]
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Loc: Ft. Hood, TX
Originally Posted By: water n my boots
If you want to sell it toa fur buyer, do it fur side out.
meant IN...lol
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#1613413 - 11/24/09 12:35 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: ]
JustTrap Offline
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Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 852
Loc: Mat Su Valley, Alaska
I live WAY out side of big lake, i just put big lake cause thats the closest town
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#1613461 - 11/24/09 12:55 PM Re: How do you skin a mink? [Re: JustTrap]
travelintinner Offline
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Registered: 10/29/09
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Loc: Clio,Michigan 33 yrs. old
Thanks guys especially Aprophet for posting that awesome link im adding that to my favorites
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