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turn feet for salting?

Discussion in 'Tanning' started by troy, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. troy

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    I've been doing both but have been wondering, when you are salting a fox, coyote, furbearer, do you turn the feet right side in or leave them inside out to salt? I turn my bear feet right side in but the others I leave inside out. Don't know why. Had a few caught in traps and the foot was really swollen and was hard to get salted. Had to pile the salt up deep to cover them. Also, when they are skinned dorsal, how do you lay them out to salt properly? Try to lay them out flat and the rear end is all curved up. Make them inside out with the incision together and the tail is on the inside. I've been fooling around with different ways and have not had any real troubles, I just wanted to see what some of you other guys do. Just trying to improve on what I do now.