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Old 01-18-2010, 09:45 PM
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Default Racoon pelts.

are they worth anything? a friend of mine cought two in Have-a-heart type cages, and does not know what to do with them. i would like to figure out how to perpair pelts, and dont want to mess up a good pelt. any ideas.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:59 AM
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Don't know if they have any value in the fur market. Skinning is important as you can't have any cuts in the hide if its for sale. Hang it upside down and skin it down like a glove, removing all fat. You can make a board streacher out of plywood. Just shape it like a rounded arrowhead and put the fur side twords the wood. Pelts used to worth in the 10-12 $ range here in the Ohio area but I have no idea anymore what if any value they have today.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:33 PM
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van dykes taxidermy might be able to help you out with tools and chemicals/solutions,books etc
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