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#931292 - 10/14/08 12:01 PM Coon-Skin and flesh the same day?
holdengr Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/07/07
Posts: 832
Loc: Ontario


Do you flesh a coon the same day you catch it or do you let it hang (fur side in) overnight to let some of the grease stiffen first?

(Assuming temps in the 30's and 40's at night)

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#931300 - 10/14/08 12:05 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: holdengr]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
I will skin/flesh as soon as possible, otherwise I get backed up too much. A ride home in the back of the truck in below freezing temps is sufficient for me.
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#931303 - 10/14/08 12:06 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: holdengr]
Trapliner Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 96
Loc: Oklahoma
I like to get them skinned while they are still warm they are harder to skin while cold.

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#931305 - 10/14/08 12:06 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: trapperkeck]
trapperkeck Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
Woops, didn't see your temps. Either way, I'll get at them ASAP!


Edited by trapperkeck (10/14/08 12:06 PM)
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#931355 - 10/14/08 12:46 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: trapperkeck]
Tsarevna Offline
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Registered: 09/23/07
Posts: 4322
Loc: Oregon
I like to skin while warm, but that's a rarity because I either work or have class in the afternoon. There's many roadkill opportunities around, but, in the rainly NW, they're usually wet.

I like to towel dry the roadkill, blow dry them on cool setting, then dump em in the freezer whole till I can deal with them later. (In a garbage bag.)

I then lay out 2 coon at a time on top of the freezer to thaw, (in a bag so the housemates don't freak out,) skin them, and put the green pelts in the freezer rolled up.

On fleshing day, I'll put out as many pelts to thaw as I have stretchers for them.

I have housemates, so I don't do stuff every day, it would drive them nuts. I let them know when I need to use the garage for my "purposes." They know not to enter the garage that day.
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#931572 - 10/14/08 03:49 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: Tsarevna]
Towandatrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/08
Posts: 504
Loc: Towanda, Illinois
I skin and flesh all coon on the day it was caught .A warm coon skins fast and easy .

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#931595 - 10/14/08 04:04 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: Towandatrapper]
waterfordcooner Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 2462
Loc: Waterford. PA 17
Im gunna do it different this year, skin and freeze til the weekend then flesh and stretch everything, will let me have a little more sleep on the weekdays...
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#931621 - 10/14/08 04:26 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: waterfordcooner]
ondatrazman Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/07
Posts: 540
Loc: Michigan
Skin as soon as possible. Lay on cold concrete or hang up where cold, overnight, and flesh. Lots less grease.

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#931626 - 10/14/08 04:30 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: ondatrazman]
k-9hunter Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1547
Loc: ontario,canada
skin as soon as possible flesh later on either next day or put in freezer to due at later date
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#931701 - 10/14/08 05:39 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: k-9hunter]
paredneck Offline
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Registered: 12/22/07
Posts: 1319
Loc: ne pa age 39,act 10, feel 80
Skin as soon as possible, warm coon pull alot nicer than cold,then as long as the fur is dry and temps cool I hang them on a nail fur side in till I get to them,doesn't have to be freezing twenty four hours a day cold fat stays cold for a while and cold fat pushes easier.
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#931715 - 10/14/08 05:54 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: paredneck]
Hags Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 932
Loc: Southern, MI ... 36
skin and wash same day
hang over night to dry
put in freezer in the Morn...
flesh when making a mess is worth it and have a full day...
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#932296 - 10/14/08 10:39 PM Re: Coon-Skin and flesh the same day? [Re: TexA 68 & going]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5847
Loc: evansville Indiana age67
I like to freeze them before I scrape them. Once frozen and thawed they scrape better.

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