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#3158242 - 05/13/12 09:31 PM How to make fleshing beaver easier
1969lr Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/28/12
Posts: 0
Loc: North Carolina
What can I do to make fleshing beaver easier . Do I need good expensive tools or what?

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#3158316 - 05/13/12 10:38 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Brushblend Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 14
Loc: Saskatchewan, Canada
Use a Victorinox knife with a five inch blade. Keep a steel handy to touch it up. Put an old rug over your knee and flesh the hide on your knee. With your left hand wrapped in cloth keep the hide taut and lifted slightly off the rug. If your knife is sharp you can get the job done in less than ten minutes and it will be a clean hide ready to board. I have done hundreds this way and it is the best method I have found with negligible knife scores to the pelts!

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#3158353 - 05/13/12 11:31 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 1043
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Same knife as coyote stalker said-clean skin.

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#3159103 - 05/14/12 05:59 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
If anyone has an easier method I would like to hear it. Double bag and throw in garbage. I've done many beaver this way and I'm certain that the money I made by doing something more profitable than skinning beaver amounts to a small fortune. I have never skinned a beaver and I will never skin another coyote. I have seen some crappy fur in my days but Wisconsin coyote has to rank right near the top.

P.S. Don't get upset. A lot of us ADC guys gave up skinning anything a long time ago.

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#3159121 - 05/14/12 06:19 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Coondog6 Offline
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Registered: 06/24/11
Posts: 9
Loc: New Hampshire
I skin my beaver in a V shape trough. Works for me.
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#3159137 - 05/14/12 06:27 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
ritrapper Offline
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Registered: 06/25/11
Posts: 11
Loc: rhode island
I still skin out a bunch of beaver,but I could never get the hang of clean skinning.IMO there is no EASY way other than having someone else do it! The way I do it is ,I case skin her, put it on a fleshing beam and go to town with my draw knife,after Im done fleshing I split her.
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#3159182 - 05/14/12 06:56 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 10
Loc: south east michigan
My son caught this beaver early last season . It stretched out 72" . He only got 12 bucks forit . I was like I would have payed you 12 bucks not to flesh that big grizzlely thing . I like a sharp fleshing knife for beaver and I just shave it off . Try to leave that grizzle infront of that front leg on the carcass . Skin is thin there . If I'm going to damage the hide that's where I doit . Stretching I like nails not staples ,there just more easy to remove for me . Peace brother if you lived closer I would be happy to show you hands on
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#3159684 - 05/14/12 11:04 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 1043
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Skinning beaver is a cinch once you learn the proper tecnique and learn how to properly sharpen a knife.I know a lot of guys that like skinning beaver better than any other furbearer,myself included.

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#3159763 - 05/15/12 03:07 AM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Tsarevna Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 4328
Loc: Oregon
Check out the link in my signature on how to clean skin beaver. smile
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#3159799 - 05/15/12 05:57 AM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
ritrapper Offline
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Registered: 06/25/11
Posts: 11
Loc: rhode island
Originally Posted By: 1969lr
What can I do to make fleshing beaver easier .

Even the video says "clean skinning is the hardest"!


Edited by ritrapper (05/15/12 05:57 AM)
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#3159804 - 05/15/12 06:00 AM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: Boco]
ritrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/25/11
Posts: 11
Loc: rhode island
Originally Posted By: Boco
I know a lot of guys that like skinning beaver better than any other furbearer,myself included.

you would rather skin a beaver than a 70 dollar fisher?
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#3160688 - 05/15/12 08:51 PM Re: How to make fleshing beaver easier [Re: 1969lr]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 1043
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Its not about money,but satisfaction in a job well done and what it represents to me as an all around trapper.For money I would rather skin a 180 dollar marten,but anybody can skin a Marten.

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