tanning a fox

Submitted by Myrna on 1/4/06 at 1:55 PM. ( wyoburgess@netzero.com ) 67.1.227.67

I have read that red foxes are very prone to hair slip.I have one I skinned last year,it was salted and has been dried since then.I could use a few tips on maximizing my chances of tanning it without losing any hair.I believe it should be ok as far as bactieria,the weather was cold when I got it,but I have no idea how long it lay before I got it,maybe over night.It was in a snow bank when I picked it up (someone shot it)
thanks

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Myrna

This response submitted by Wildwood on 1/4/06 at 7:29 PM. ( wildwoodtaxidermy@gmail.com ) 4.253.120.116

First thing I do when skinning any canine is either dip it in a pickle or use denatured alchol on the ears as you are skinning. The ears are very prone to slippage if not cared for during thawing.


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This response submitted by jrosbor on 1/5/06 at 4:16 PM. ( huntersdream3x@hotmail.com ) 64.73.36.192

Give them a coat of STOP-ROT when I get them in. Just a dab on the ears, eyes, nose, lips, and the toes. Then freeze for a few days before skinning and salting or tanning. It works wonders.

At this point I would go straight into the pickle with out rehydrating Just to be safe. If you have some... Use a rehydrator that can go in the pickle. Later, Joe


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