How do I skin a beaver

Submitted by mark on 2/18/05 at 5:50 PM. ( )

I have a beaver that was damming up a creak and flooding my property. I have terminated him and would like to skin him out but I have never done so. Are there any pictures I can look at for advise? How about the tail? Oncce he is skinned how do I clean and perserve it.

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take him to a taxidermist, beaver are not easy to say the le

This response submitted by yoyo on 2/18/05 at 5:52 PM. ( )


beavers take skill.

This response submitted by jim on 2/18/05 at 8:41 PM. ( )

I once watched a native in Alaska skin out a beaver with the end of a sharpened moose bone. He had it as clean as a wistle without a single nick and he was very fast. Those guys also kept the meat and roasted them. I tried it and it was great. Mark, take it to a taxidermist, you will just destroy it.

skinning beaver

This response submitted by Sherry on 2/21/05 at 1:29 PM. ( )

The first beaver that I shot was last fall. I had help skin it. Previous to this, I had only watched my dad skin a deer. I sent it to a taxidermist (minus the tail) and it was about $125.00 here in Texas. The second beaver I shot, I skinned my self. You need a sharp knife. I used an exact-o blade because that's all I had. Try not to cut into the abdominal wall. Start at the tail and work to the head. I just shot a racoon and have salted the hide but haven't started the tanning process yet.

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