skinning a coon

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by flannelman, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    wat is the best way to skin a coon? i know there are several ways but which way do yall use most
     
  2. truck

    truck New Member

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    Don't hunt them anymore,use to cut around tail-pull bone out,cut down legs pull skin down may have to make small cuts while pulling.Have fun :)Oh when you get to the head be careful make lots of small cuts to get the ears and around eyes.
     

  3. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    MAKE SURE that you remove GLANDS at,or near inside of ALL leg joints and around neck area.If missed,they will give the meat a strong taste.peewee-williams
     
  4. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    Just like skinning a skunk. It depends on whether you want to put the skin on a stretcher or tack it on a wall.
     
  5. shortbus

    shortbus New Member

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    Are you skinning for fur sales or just for yourself? No matter what it is best and easiest to skin a coon while the fat still has body heat in it. If it's cold then use a dull knife to cut through the fat. If your going to board it up, then here's how I do it. Hang a snare from a barn beam or rafter or strong tree limb. Then put one hind foot in the snare at the ankle joint use bolt cutters and cut the front feet off. Now cut around both hind feet at the ankle making sure not to cut the tendon. Now cut down the inside of both legs and around the anus. When cutting down the legs look at the fur ther will be a line where the rump fur meets the belly fur, make your cut so all the belly fur stays on the belly side of the hide and the darker rump fur stays on the back side. Now cut down the bottom side of the tail about 4" Get two 1/2" dowel rods or something simillar and sandwich the tail bone between them and pull down be carefull not to rip the tail (very easy). Now pull the skin down the legs and body and arond the front legs. When you get to the ears cut them as close to the head as possible. Look for the eyes and cut them without messing up the eyelids. When you get to the mouth only leave the top part, cut the bottom jaw part off completly. When you get to the nose just cut right down through the cartilage.
     
  6. flannelman

    flannelman New Member

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    is coon meat any good? ive always been skeptical about eatin coon since they are scavangers and could have rabies.
     
  7. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    BBQ coon is pretty good. The key is to cook it slow in a crock pot.
     
  8. coach

    coach New Member

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    after u get the glands out...... cut the coon into pieces..... legs, backbone etc..... lay these in a pan big enough to hold them and cover the pieces with water.... cut up a couple onions and some garlic pods if u like garlic, and mix this in with the pieces.... cover with a top or tinfoil and simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hrs..... not rolling boil, just a simmer............ let the pieces cool for an hour in the pan, still covered.......... take them out and put them on the grill..... won't take long on the grill... little longer in a smoker, which is good too.....like the man said, cook slow on the grill.................. also, we've used an air gun nozzle to help in the skinning process.......makes skinning them easier ................
     
  9. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Quote: (ive always been skeptical about eatin coon since they are scavangers and could have rabies.)

    You think it is bad eaten coon, I like to catch a young bobcat and cut steaks off the hams. Better than any deer steak you will ever eat.