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#639349 - 03/19/08 12:55 PM Beaver Finishing Question?
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
Do you folks cut the nose and cheeks (whiskers) off of your beaver prior to stretching?
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#639363 - 03/19/08 01:05 PM Re: Beaver Finishing Question? [Re: trapperkeck]
Bogmaster Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2015
Loc: Lakeland,Minnesota
I cut mine off,after it is nailed onto the board.
Tom
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#639384 - 03/19/08 01:21 PM Re: Beaver Finishing Question? [Re: trapperkeck]
Bigfoot Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 290
Loc: central Missouri
Some do some don't most buyers measure from the eyes back and then add the width . NAFA measures square inches behind the eyes with a light table . So it realy dosn't matter if they are there as long as they are fleshed clean you don't want to leav any meat or fat there just to leave them on because it could taint itself and the hide next to in the bale if stored long

Myself , If they flesh off clean without getting tore up I tack them out because I like the looks of it . but if they tear I trim them off I don'ty take any exta time messing with that area .

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#639533 - 03/19/08 03:06 PM Re: Beaver Finishing Question? [Re: Bigfoot]
gibb Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 449
Loc: North Bay Ontario
You should always trim the nose and whiskers off.
http://www.furharvesters.com/PDF/pelthandling.pdf
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#641969 - 03/20/08 07:55 PM Re: Beaver Finishing Question? [Re: gibb]
DanielE Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
I do not beleive it is neccessary. Maybe FHA cares...I don't sell to them so I'm not worried.

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#642061 - 03/20/08 08:26 PM Re: Beaver Finishing Question? [Re: DanielE]
skullman Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 272
Loc: Timmins, Ontario, Canada
If we all do them the same way, would it not be better for all of us.
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#642072 - 03/20/08 08:30 PM Re: Beaver Finishing Question? [Re: skullman]
Mike Kelly Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1759
Loc: Beaver Bayou MN
I cut them off when fleshing.
Your beaver will dry noticable quicker without them. Its also the way the auction houses want them.
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