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Boar head fleshing?

Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by clw499, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. clw499

    clw499 New Member

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    This is my second boar head that I am working on. I'm an amature so I don't have a flesher, but this boar is much larger than the first one I did, and the skin on the back of his neck and shoulders is over an inch thick! I guess it isn't the skin, but the fat or whatever that "shoulder plate" is on large boars. Is there any "easy" way of getting that off without spending hundreds of $'s on a fleshing machine?
     
  2. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    You can use sharp knives or an xacto knife. It's hard work and takes quite awhile. I recommend putting it in the freezer and buying Rick Krane's DVD on boar. You won't be disappointed. The only thing with the DVD is that the boar in CA have a shield that can be 1 1/2" thick compared to the light one he uses, but it's the same principal. He covers everything from A-Z; in fact, he should call his DVD that...
     

  3. weazel

    weazel New Member

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    he ment rick carter but rick krane has some good fish vids good luck those things are fun
     
  4. bill@hogheaven

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    Youcould also send it to a tannery that offers a prep service & pay them to do what you cant do.
     
  5. mike108

    mike108 New Member

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    Beam and a sharp draw knife, shave it off.
     
  6. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I meant Rick Carter. I have both Rick Carter and Rick Krane Videos. They're both good, but Rick Carter's the one who does the boar videos.
     
  7. buckstop

    buckstop New Member

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    Put the cape over a beam and use a sharp fleshing knife. It takes some practice but it works.