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How does one keep a raccoon tail?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by fourwheelhorseman, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. fourwheelhorseman

    fourwheelhorseman New Member

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    Okay.. I am kinda new to this. I am an avid hunter but have never really saved pelts or done anything with coon tails or squirrel. My son wants a raccoon tail.. or even a "coonskin cap". I am guessing it may be easier to simply buy it. However, I have a family of coons that just moved in near my property. So, when the season is in, I'll probably hunt them. So how does one save the tail to use as decoration for crafts or whatever the boy wants it for? I may save the squirrels tails that I harvest this year as well.. any thoughts on that?
    thanks!
     
  2. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    Well, You just need to get the tail started by skinning it down at least 2" but don't cut the tail bone off the body you will need it to pull the tail bone out of the tail skin. Then you will have to perserve the skin by dry preserve or tan it. Then you will need to put a rode or I use a close hanger if you want a stiff tail, or you can order a coon tail form from a taxidermy suplie compeny.
     

  3. why would you use DP .. DP would make it stiff ..... but any whoo .. pull the tail bone .out of the tail and send and give it to a taxidermist to tan or get a tanning kit
     
  4. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    Im with brushwolf... Have it tanned.. You cant wear a Dp'ed coon or it would be really stiff and also if it gets wet it will rehydrate..
    Dry tan it and make a nice cap out of it :)
     
  5. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    Brushwolf, he did say he did not know what his son wanted to do with the tail, so you could DP it and put a form in it to have a stiff tail mount. And I also said or you could tan the tail, You should read fourwheelhorseman's post better befor you down talk some one else's replies.
     
  6. ??? im not down talking you ...never heard of some 1 wanting a tail mount..even then tanning it would be best
     
  7. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    Well now you have, you learn some thing new every day don't you? You can read where I said or you could tan the tail to? You said nothing diffrent from what I said, You just need to take more time when you read some thing before you come out like a hot head you will learn more.
     
  8. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    WOW someone needs a group hug??
     
  9. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    Yeah give me some love.
     
  10. Jason Fessenden

    Jason Fessenden My Little Princess

    ok now do you feel better you two need to kiss and make up

    Brushy didnt mean any harm. Remember you cant read a person's tone online
     
  11. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    <<<<hugs>>>>>> LOL
     
  12. Jason Fessenden

    Jason Fessenden My Little Princess

    Queer lol jk
     
  13. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    Ummm Dont think so.. Im female.. LOL.. Unless I read it wrong and Lightsout is female then...its okay for women to hug LOL... :p
     
  14. Jason Fessenden

    Jason Fessenden My Little Princess

    I KNOW! LOL Ive been around enough to know your a female. just messing around trying to get a few others to poke in. but NOOOO pm me and call me a dork lol
     
  15. LightsOut

    LightsOut New Member

    I really want a huge now that I know she's a she. LOL
     
  16. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    LOL... Youd be surprised how many people dont realize IM female... And you ARE a Dork LOL..
     
  17. Jason Fessenden

    Jason Fessenden My Little Princess

    yes im a dork not an idiot lol
     
  18. jsut be prepared that if you go for the whole hide, they have alot of fat on them and are real greasebombs.... jsut love fleshing those...
     
  19. no effen kidding .. i fleshed one before i left for the hurricane .. .... man my cloths were greasy after that
     
  20. RoyalOaksRanch

    RoyalOaksRanch Royal Oaks Taxidermy- When Quality Counts...

    LOL They are like little bears....