are there any tutorials on skinning andmounting a cottontail rabbit? Not sure where to look for this.
Hi fowl. Let me teach you how to use the "Advanced search" option. The tab for it is to the right of the normal "search" box.
When you click on "Advanced search" it will take you to this page: http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php?action=search;advanced
On that page, type the word "rabbit" or "bunny" or "cottontail" or "itsy bitsy teeny weenie yellow polka dot bikini" in the "Search for" box. Leave the rest of the settings the same...time parameters between 0 & 9999 days...by any * user...but do click on the "Choose a board to search in, or search all" spot.
Unclick "Check all". Then check mark the "tutorials" section. Or if you want to search in Beginnners, or Lifesize Mammals, click there...or if you're looking for information about, say the virtues of Krowtann vs JRTS
you'd click on "Tanning".
Then click "Search". That will give you all of the threads within certain categories that use the term you searched for.
By typing "Rabbit" in the search box, and using only the tutorial section, I found two threads that will help you. http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,89688.0.html
I don't see any tutorials that are directly about cottontails, but the methods used in those tutorials are sound and will serve you well. Be aware that cottontail skin isn't very tough in my humble opinion and it'll serve you well to have 2-3 specimens to work on. If you make a mistake on the first one, don't throw it out. Keep using it...learn all you can from it, then do better on the next one.
Good luck and have fun!