Fleshing a whitetail deer skin

Submitted by Mike on 02/17/2003. ( )

I am in the process of fleshing a whitetail deer skin. So far it seems to be going well, except for one area the hide is very thin. This area has been hard to flesh. Im trying to remove all the fat & meat as possible, but this area has a thin paper like substance that is real tough to remove. Also the hair is white in this area. Any suggestions?

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if you're referring to

This response submitted by CHUCK on 02/17/2003. ( )

the armpit area ,just be careful.there shouldn't be too much meat or fat there if you skinned it right,membrane only.I'd go around that area and let the salt toughen it up .Its thinner than the rest of the hide when its all shaved thin.Go through the pickle sequence and try again.

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