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#726711 - 05/20/08 06:44 PM Skinning Coon
bic Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"

Registered: 01/15/08
Loc: Central Pa. 53
When I put up coon, they just don't look the same on the board as most of yours do. I think I am making my beginning cut wrong. I have been cutting from ankle to anus to ankle. I've spent all evening searching the fur handling archives and see tons of pic's showing coon on boards but I can't find a picture or video of somebody making those initial cuts. Can anybody help me out?
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#726718 - 05/20/08 06:48 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
Gary Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Loc: Indiana, 15 1/4yrs old
i make a cut from ankle to the penile area on the boars, same general area on the sows, just dont have a visual ... LOL
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#726719 - 05/20/08 06:48 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
BigBob Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Sounds right. You need to look close and see the line between the flank fur and the belly fur, and cut along that margin.

The T4K vid's show the "money cut" pretty good.

Check to see when your states association has a fur handling class.
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#726720 - 05/20/08 06:49 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
slick_ tail Offline
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Registered: 11/29/07
Loc: scott county, virginia
i go from the first ankle to the anus and then i go to the second ankle and go to the anus
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#726731 - 05/20/08 06:54 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/Portals/9/pdf/chpt12_13.pdf

from the Ohio trapper ed manual. The white tape on the coons leg and tail are where your cuts should be made.
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#726747 - 05/20/08 07:01 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: SNIPERBBB]
waterfordcooner Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Waterford. PA 17
i ring the wrists than make a cut that goes ankle to ankle then i make a triangle around the anus..
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#726793 - 05/20/08 07:26 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: waterfordcooner]
bic Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"

Registered: 01/15/08
Loc: Central Pa. 53
I couldn't get that link to open on my puter. Any more suggestions?
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#726857 - 05/20/08 08:07 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
Jonathan Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Northwestern New York(Elder)
Bic, Try it again: Right click on it, then left click on "Open Link In New Window." That may work for you instead of the usual left click to open a link. Sometimes my left click opener does not respond, but this option always works for me when that does happen.

Jonathan

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#726860 - 05/20/08 08:10 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
bsd Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/20/07
Loc: nebraska
you get a bigger size, on a coon that is cut from ankle to penis(or where the penis would be on a sow, if in fact it was a boar) to ankle. stretch legs out laterally and you will see that this is a strait cut ankle to ankle.
then cut strait up from penis to tail.
cut around ankles and peel.
(I actually cut an inch or so below the penis, leaving the hole if it looks ok when I stretch)
PS. 4 SSL's at NAFA, cant be wrong. you feel me?!
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Edited by bsd (05/20/08 08:13 PM)
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#726869 - 05/20/08 08:14 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bsd]
The Beav Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Wisconsin
If your cutting from ankle to anus you are losing 3" to 4" In length and that means big bucks when selling.
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#726881 - 05/20/08 08:20 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: The Beav]
Magnum Hunter Offline
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Registered: 08/20/07
Loc: Bedford County, PA
ADC had a video of skinning coon on here. I'm not 100% sure, but I thought it was in the archeives. It was done to show his skinning machine, so try looking for that. I'll see if I can find a link...
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#726885 - 05/20/08 08:21 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: The Beav]
hidetanner Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/07
Loc: Ohio
Learned that the hard way. I did the opening cut like Beav said. The fur buyer I sold to should me the correct way to do it just like posted above.
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#726894 - 05/20/08 08:25 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: The Beav]
bic Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"

Registered: 01/15/08
Loc: Central Pa. 53
 Originally Posted By: The Beav
If your cutting from ankle to anus you are losing 3" to 4" In length and that means big bucks when selling.

That's what I thought. It also makes it nearly impossible to get the back to finish off square. It makes the body look shorter and the hind legs look longer the way I've been doing it.
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#726899 - 05/20/08 08:28 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
Magnum Hunter Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/07
Loc: Bedford County, PA
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/561521/fpart/1

Here's the link to the video. I think this is the cut you're looking for.
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#727273 - 05/21/08 07:58 AM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: Magnum Hunter]
ADC
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 Originally Posted By: Magnum Hunter
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/561521/fpart/1

Here's the link to the video. I think this is the cut you're looking for.


THANKS!

Part one (the cut is in this one)...



part two...



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#727487 - 05/21/08 01:07 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: ]
bic Offline
"Mr. Sensitivity"

Registered: 01/15/08
Loc: Central Pa. 53
Perfect!! Now I see exactly what I need to do and also what I've been doing wrong for several years. That video answered every question I could have had. Thanks again for all the help!
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#727766 - 05/21/08 06:57 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: bic]
behcon Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Loc: Ohio
How do you make the money cut? Is it necessary?
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#727788 - 05/21/08 07:09 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: behcon]
waterfordcooner Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Waterford. PA 17
im guessing you mean the fur window?
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#727834 - 05/21/08 07:49 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: waterfordcooner]
The Beav Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Wisconsin
The MONEY cut Is what we have been trying to explaine It has nothing to do with the window. In fact If your coon Is skinned correctly and pinned to your board correctly the window pretty much takes care of It's self. A little trimming up near the top to get the slack fur removed and your good to go.
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#727982 - 05/21/08 09:39 PM Re: Skinning Coon [Re: TexA 68 & going]
waterfordcooner Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Waterford. PA 17
oh i always just called it the opening cut but that works too lol never heard it called the money cut...
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