I have 2 skunks I am working on, one is in the freezer-I'm looking for someone to freeze dry it, and the other one is almost ready for tanning, but I cant get all the odor out, here were the steps I took up till now.
1. skinned skunk out and rough fleshed.
2. Mixed up 3% proxide,baking soada,Dawn and sumrged for an hour.
3. Rinsed in cold water 3x's
7. pickled for 4 days in saftee acid
8. degreased in 2gals water and Kemsol (3 times)
9. pickled again
I am ready to tan this smelly bugger and it still has a bit of an odor to it, what else can I do? will the Liqua tan cover up some of the remaining odor or will the odor eventually diminish once mounted and dry? Any help I can get here will be GREATLY APPRICIATED>
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did you forget to nuetralize it? So does it smell when mounting a skunk or is it not that bad?
Skunks odors is from the oil they spray out that gets on the fur. This can be washed off by washing in white gas our a solvate. The best time is in the green state after you flesh it. A quick rinse after. I would pickle it again before tanning.