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Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by shotabuck, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. shotabuck

    shotabuck New Member

    Hi everyone...I live in West Texas and have land available to me to trap on. I use the Victor traps my Uncle left me. Last year I caught Bob Cat, Coon and Mr. Stinky...those I would rather not step on one of my traps. The pelt buyer came through and because I was new at this I believe he got some nice pelts cheap. I skinned them like a pillow case. There were no holes in them other then the 22 shot in the head. and where I started the hole to get the skin off. He paid 80.00 for the Bob Cats and 10 for the coons. Is there a better methood of killing the animal to make a better pelt...someone told me to drown the animal...but my dad brought this girl up not to prolong the death of an animal and I would perfer to shoot it. The Bob cats have some pretty long hooks on them and wouldn't hesitate to use them. I run my traps once or twice a day so my animals are quickly shot and froze. I would really appreciate any helpful hints anyone could send my way. Thank you ahead of time. Vicki