Tanning a Mink?

Submitted by JW on 10/16/00. ( chillywillies@mosquitonet.com )

Do mink hides need to be degreased? I noticed while skinning 4 of them that they seem greasy. And BOY DO THEY STINK.. Any way I'll be using the auto tanner and EZ-100 tan. Any comments and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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This response submitted by Frank Kotula on 10/16/00. ( basswtrout@aol.com )

Yes you should degrease the mink and propally the reason they smell so much is they have two sent glands in the back part. You must have put a cut in them for it to smell that bad. As for the auto tanner somebody else will express their feeling on that. I don't use one.

Stinky Mink

This response submitted by Bucknut on 10/16/00. ( )


Mink are members of the Musteladae Family, same as skunks. You need to be careful around the scent glands when you skin them and wear rubber gloves. The wife will apreciate it.

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