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Old 04-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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How do you preserve the pelt of an animal?



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Old 04-15-2012, 07:38 PM   #2
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Stretch it, flense it, then rub it in salt. After stretchin it and flensen it good i rub the skin side down w salt the roll it up and put it in a bread sack in the freezer. I usually stretch em just as long as it takes to flense em and rub a little salt on the skin side.

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What do you mean by flense it?

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What do you mean by flense it?
Scrape all the fat and silver skin off the skin side of the hide.

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Thank you for the information.

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Your welcome. I use a dull knife or a jagged piece of metal that doesnt have any SHARP edges/points on it.

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How long do you usually freeze them for? A day, week, month?

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Usually bout 3 days to 3 months. Dependin when i can get to my furrier

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