I've been getting into trapping over the last year or so. I'm from Wisconsin, and this weekend I attended the Trapper Education Class which was put on by the WI Trappers Assoc in conjunction with the DNR. I learned a LOAD of valuable info - everything from basics on certain sets, trapping regs, and the last 4 hours of the class today was spent skinning and stretching (along with tons of other great info mixed in over the two day class). The class provided 2 raccoons, a muskrat, an otter, and a beaver for the students to practice on. Seeing as how I've been in or around the taxidermy industry for the last 7 or 8 years, I've always salted everything I've ever worked on. I just learned today that salting a hide that will be for sale at a fur auction is not to be salted. They want certain animals stretched (either on boards or wire frames) with either fur in or fur out depending on the species, but again, they are to be air dried only with absolutely no salt. Why is this? I could see someone saying..well, you could salt but it's a waste of money, etc, but to say do not salt at all, has me wondering why? I'm not saying I know better either way, I'm just asking out of curiosities sake. Do any of you know why this is?