• Thank you for creating an account on Hunt Talk! We require that all new users contribute at least 10 posts before gaining the ability to start new threads. Once you have made 10 posts, you will be able to start new threads in the forum.

Skinning Bear???

mtnboy

New member
Joined
Aug 14, 2001
Messages
202
Location
Northwest
When skinning a bear for a rug, what do you do with the paws and ears? Help, quick... :eek:

Well, 19th time is a charm!..... I finally got the lil furball that I'd been chasin' and I still got some work to do... Remember swimming in that glacial fed lake....skrinkage....well, it seems I found hunting's version....... :rolleyes:
 

Moosie

Grand poopa
Joined
Dec 9, 2000
Messages
17,628
Location
Boise, Idaho
Mnt boy, If your seriou.. and need help.. LEMME know, I can fax you a diagram or talk iyou through it on the phone... I'm up for another 1/2 hour and will check right back

-MOOSIE (BEAR SKINING GURU ;))
 

mtnboy

New member
Joined
Aug 14, 2001
Messages
202
Location
Northwest
I aint chittin'... the only thing I skin regularly around here, has no paws.....it also swallows when you shoot it in the head....(beaver) tongue.gif

Oh Master, a diagram would be sweet...also, can you freeze and thaw a hide a couple times without damage....

I'll be on line....

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ 05-31-2002 22:44: Message edited by: mtnboy ]</font>
 

Moosie

Grand poopa
Joined
Dec 9, 2000
Messages
17,628
Location
Boise, Idaho
Mnt boy.... I am 20 mins from the office but could drive over there tonight and Draw something and Post it for ya... Would that help ?

I'm in chat or could call ya...... ANd yes, you can freeezr it without damage.... Just not the meat if your going to eat it...
 

lilbiggun

New member
Joined
Mar 19, 2001
Messages
711
Location
AK
Quick tip on the paws. If your gonna screw with it. Cut the main pads off. They dont show and get cut off anyway. When you take the bones off, cut them off at the first knuckle. Pack that sucker with salt and you will be good. You will make a few cuts through the hide, dont worry about it, thats why the taxidermist make the big money smile.gif .

As for ears, the easiest way is turn the hide inside out and skin the ears like a sock. gotta be very careful though because they are thin. Personnally if you dont know what you are doing, pack it with salt and get it to a taxidermist. Some people use a stick up the ears to skin but I use my fingers. That way I can feel where the blade is. Use a razor blade for the ears also. very sharp.
 

mtnboy

New member
Joined
Aug 14, 2001
Messages
202
Location
Northwest
Thanks Lil', I think I'll leave the ears alone. I got on the batline to Moosie and he gave me some GREAT advice on the paws... now my bear's only got 3 legs.......that's ok, that's the only way anyone would believe I got one anyways... ;)

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ 06-01-2002 03:00: Message edited by: mtnboy ]</font>
 

mtnboy

New member
Joined
Aug 14, 2001
Messages
202
Location
Northwest
Thanks hombre! I wasnt sure about those pads, but I think I've got'er figured now.....oops.....oh well, they probably thought it was only 3 legged, if I shot it anyways....:D
 

Moosie

Grand poopa
Joined
Dec 9, 2000
Messages
17,628
Location
Boise, Idaho
:D .. Good talking with ya.. I won't tell anyone you're actualy from florida with a ebonic's Accent ;)

looking foward to a photo or two ?!?!? Get busy slacker !!!
 

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
90,415
Messages
1,299,848
Members
28,083
Latest member
barehunting
Top