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Help with skinning a fox's tail

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Jon S, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    When skinning a fox tail would you split it or just pull out the bone? I have pulled the bone on smaller animals like squirrels, but sometimes the tip of the tail comes out with the bone, or the bone breaks inside. I don't want that to happen with this fox. Any tips on tail skinning, and also tail salting and tanning would be appreciated ?
    Thanks for looking.
  2. tazzymoto

    tazzymoto Well-Known Member

    I Pull the tail,Then split and salt

  3. reis.andrew

    reis.andrew New Member

    Just be careful when pulling the tail. I have skinned out some raccoons out before and I didn't skin down the tail far enough before I started pulling and the last 4 inches pulled off. You may want to purchase a tail stripper for this job. You can get a plastic one for about $5 on ebay and they work great. All you have to do is skin the tail down a few inches, put the tail stripper on and pull down. Its clean, quick and easy.
  4. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I'll be as careful as I can.