The right way to skin a fox for a fur coat

Submitted by Pat O'Donnell on 07/29/2004 at 14:57. ( patrick.j.o' )

Problem: I'm a new fox trapper and I would like to know how to skin a fox for a fur coat for my wife. I spoke to Zinnman Furs and they said I would need 35 quality furs for them to make one fur coat. That's the easy part. I don't know how to skin them for a furrier and do I freeze the green pelt until I have 35 or do I have them tanned one by one and freeze them and who could I get in touch with who tans for furriers?

Please help,

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Moyle Mink and Tannery

This response submitted by Jim on 07/30/2004 at 09:31. ( )

Moyle Mink and Tannery in Heyburn,Idaho does this kind of work.I don't have there phone number handy.Maybe someone can help with that.They could answer questions about how to skin etc..I believe that generally they are case skinned and stretched just as trappers do,with no salt.I don't think you would need to turn them fur side out-that is usually done so that a fur buyer can grade them.Good luck.

here's a couple...

This response submitted by Ed on 07/30/2004 at 13:55. ( )

USA FOXX 1-800-USA-FOXX OR (218) 722-7742

Excell Furs (845) 624-5113

Moyle Mink and Tannery (208) 678-3421

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