I have simply skinned, fleshed and tanned small mammals. Now I'm working on a big, fatty skunk. I've seen differing directions on how to tan, some of which include a salting step. Some say to salt and let the hide dry and then put it in the tanning solution. I assume you'd flesh first, but I'm not sure. Others don't mention salting. When and why is it a good idea to salt? This would be for smaller hides up to a raccoon. thanks in advance!