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My First Tan
I had started at trying my hand trapping a couple of years ago and went exclusively for mink because they are small enough to fit in my apartment freezer in Brooklyn... true story <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' />

I never connected with one though because I never get enough days out - only 4 days of traps out last year.

This year, I'm using 24" box traps upon recommendation from a local buddy who is a hobbyist trapper AND professional wildlife control operator. Their use is not described at all in the our State law but he assures me that they are legal by the very omission (along with deadfalls).

In preparation for finally getting lucky this November, I bought a very small green beaver hide from the same buddy to try my hand at the process and learn.

It wasn't bad at all! The fur turned out great even though I put a couple of extra holes in it <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />

1. I used this stuff.

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2. Fleshing.

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3. Finished up.

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4. The side where all the work happened.

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5. My skin softening station.

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I'm looking forward to working on a mink quiver this winter <img src='<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Big Grin' />
{  "Trust in Jesus but carry a sixgun in the bathroom."€  Phantom  }

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My First Tan - by alukban - 09-21-2016, 06:49 PM
My First Tan - by caver56 - 09-22-2016, 03:47 PM
My First Tan - by alukban - 09-22-2016, 07:51 PM
My First Tan - by Theophilus - 09-22-2016, 09:15 PM
My First Tan - by alukban - 09-23-2016, 12:54 AM
My First Tan - by caver56 - 09-23-2016, 06:13 AM
My First Tan - by Adapt-Overcome-Conquer - 09-25-2016, 03:38 PM
My First Tan - by jbarrow - 10-08-2016, 01:38 PM
My First Tan - by alukban - 10-18-2016, 12:45 AM
My First Tan - by Motman241 - 10-18-2016, 10:11 PM
My First Tan - by mjh - 03-11-2017, 06:57 PM

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