Wood or wire stretchers?

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by backwoodsman68geric, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. backwoodsman68geric

    backwoodsman68geric New Member

    Messages:
    943
    State:
    illinois
    Just curious if anyone use's wood anymore? Ive switched alot of our stuff to wire but fox and mink. I use a few old medium coon boards for better and bigger skunk and possum. I put our better coon up on wood, auction house's seem to prefer it?
     
  2. RetiredToFish

    RetiredToFish New Member

    Messages:
    1,186
    State:
    Newark, Ohio
    Coon and mink on wood, everything else on wire .... Garry-
     

  3. beetle

    beetle New Member

    Messages:
    1,003
    State:
    Ohio
    I put up rats, grinners, coon and beaver on wire frames. Mink, yotes, reds and gray fox on wooden stretchers.
     
  4. playin4funami

    playin4funami New Member

    Messages:
    4,104
    State:
    Saronville Ne.
    the wood gives the fur a fuller look,that being said I still use a bunch of wire. I prefer wood as it gives alot more control on the finished shape of your dried pelt,wire is fast and easy. to me I guess its a toss-up between quality and quantity. price wise I don't see much difference because you spend more for good quality wood than you do for wire,which will eat up any extra $. wood can be a pain for storage during the off season,if you don't have a dedicated fur shed to keep everything in year around.
     
  5. BowieKnife357

    BowieKnife357 New Member

    Messages:
    514
    State:
    Kansas
    Wire's cheap..:big_smile:
     
  6. 223reload

    223reload New Member

    Messages:
    10,798
    State:
    Oklahoma
    I allways used wood,and made my own for fox,cat,coon and coyote. Had a 4x4 sheet of 3/4" plywood for the occasional beaver.
     
  7. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

    Messages:
    4,944
    State:
    Nashville Il.
    Coon and mink on wood
     
  8. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

    Messages:
    1,190
    everything goes on wood.
     
  9. John Porter

    John Porter New Member

    Messages:
    30
    State:
    Murphy,North Carolina


    My answer exactly