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#640546 - 03/20/08 12:03 AM Coons stuck on wood boards
SDtrapper Offline

Registered: 04/26/07
Posts: 15
Loc: Hamill SD
I got a couple coons stuck on wood stretchers and was wondering how you can get them off. I guess i need to start to use belly wedges but out of 40 coon and only two got stuck isnt to bad.

#640587 - 03/20/08 01:03 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: SDtrapper]
Kusko Offline
"Mr. Mayor"

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3772
Loc: Bethel, AK
Yes, start using wedges. To get them off, you can turn them upside down and beat the nose on the floor. That should loosen them.
"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." Linus Van Pelt


#640594 - 03/20/08 01:20 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: Kusko]
freetrapper Offline

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 43
Loc: Southeastern WI
Just hold board up by nose at about a foot off floor and let it fall tail end to the floor when it bounces up usually pops the coon loose to pull off easily or put tail end of board sideways in a vise mounted on sturdy bench use the front leg holes and window to help pull off board Works for me

#640611 - 03/20/08 03:14 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: freetrapper]
tmrschessie Offline

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8385
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 66
Might try using a flat tip screwdriver to loosen the head area then do as stated in the above posts....belly wedge is designed to not have this happen... Tom

#640613 - 03/20/08 04:47 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: tmrschessie]
skullman Offline

Registered: 02/10/08
Posts: 272
Loc: Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Put board and coon in shower. Turn hot water on and the steam will do it's job. Next time use a wedge

#640621 - 03/20/08 05:38 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: skullman]
Gotcha! Offline

Registered: 07/11/07
Posts: 1355
Loc: Vermont
smack it on a table really hard, that works for me for otter, but i also use a wedge

#640657 - 03/20/08 06:51 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: Gotcha!]
reddawg Offline

Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 1394
Loc: Kent Co. Delaware
wrap in old towls drenched in warm water for abot 10 or 20 min.. She'll come off.
"Life's tough,pilgrim,and it's even tougher if you're stupid ."

#640667 - 03/20/08 07:05 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: reddawg]
Rich Kaspar Offline

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1674
Loc: Nebr
sometimes i have to resort to clamping base of stretcher in vise, and grabbing ahold of nose with vise grip.
If you are considering yourself to be someone of influence and importance, just try ordering someone elses dog around sometime.

#640672 - 03/20/08 07:12 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: Rich Kaspar]
redneck_cowboy Offline

Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
wet rags wrapped around the hide will lossen it up

#640720 - 03/20/08 08:03 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: redneck_cowboy]
Dead Coyote Offline

Registered: 02/23/07
Posts: 4877
Loc: Slaughter Slough, MN
Put it in the Freezer overnite and the next morning it will pull right off. Been there, Done that!

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, but to skid in sideways into the grave, totally worn out, shouting. "HOLY COW! WHAT A RIDE".

#640766 - 03/20/08 08:41 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: Dead Coyote]
BBLWI 2 Offline

Registered: 10/08/07
Posts: 530
Loc: East-Central WI
It has been mentioned above but I will add again use a large bladed flat headed screw driver and pry the nose loose from the board. I use it on almost every coon just to reduce the pressure I need to remove them from the board.


#641221 - 03/20/08 02:35 PM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: BBLWI 2]
coyote snarer Offline

Registered: 02/05/07
Posts: 1167
Loc: Nova Scotia
Use split boards and all you have to do when a pelt is stuck like that is remove the 2 screws on 1 side and the boards will come together . Off comes the pelt
Keep it simple and
If it aint broke don't fix it

#642505 - 03/21/08 07:17 AM Re: Coons stuck on wood boards [Re: TexA 68 & going]
ack Offline

Registered: 03/09/08
Posts: 2020
Loc: Ohio, Old fart to some.
i slide a screwdriver in one ear and out the other, then secure the base and pull on the screwdiver. never had one fail. also never ripped a hide.

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The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!


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