Join Kyle Kaatz and Brian Steines to learn their methods of handling muskrats, mink, raccoon, otter, beaver, oposssums, coyotes, and fox. Whether you are a beginner or and experienced fur handler you will gain valuable insights! Properly handled fur is always in demand. Take advantage of additional markets and higher prices by learning to skin, flesh, and stretch your catch. 3 1/2 hours.
By Keith Winkler. This video really complements their fur handling book. It covers skinning and fleshing of: muskrat, mink, skunk (essence removal also), opossum, raccoon, fox/coyote, bobcat (with claws on), beaver & otter. The tools they use are: Necker fleshing knife, various beams, wood & steel stretchers, lifetime tail stripper, & the tail zipper. Over an hour of fur handling and processing.
By Hal Sullivan
This video shows you the step-by-step process for putting up beaver using the clean skinning method and plywood stretchers. You'll learn how to get the pelt in the proper oval shape and other techniques for producing a top-value finished product.
If you're looking for an easier way to put up beaver, this video is for you.
This DVD takes you through an entire fur season. This is not a skin-flesh video but rather shows Professional fur handling tips that add value to your fur. It also shows how to make more money from carcass uses such as gland collection and storage, meat markets, skull collection, simple bait and lure making. The DVD also shows proper freezer use for both long and short term use; craft and novelty part of the fur market; tips on managing your fur shed and better time management in the fur shed and more!
2 Disc Set
Length: 5 Hours
A comprehensive guide to preserving skins and pelts.
Here is the complete guide to a skill that may be mysterious to some, written by Monte Burch, an authority who practices many of the ancient traditions of tanning and hiding. Starting at the beginning, Burch introduces the hunter to the tools of a tanner, and even gives complete plans for making many of these implements. Instructions are given for making fleshing beams, stretchers for pelts, fleshing knives, and many others. He also covers tanning formulas and materials, both traditional and modern.
Printed in the United States of America
Illustrations: 150 in Black and White
HUNTING - FISHING - CAMPING
- Outfitting properly and thoroughly fir fishing, hunting or camping trips.
- Identifying reliable weather signs and learning how to read.
- Trapping and tanning.
- Loading and cleaning rifles and pistols.
- Troubleshooting for fisherman and anglers.
- Utilizing ducks, decoys, blinds, and dogs.
- Hunting deer, bear, and moose
As visually entertaining as it is useful, with classically rural photographs and illustrations, this book is as much a cherished fireside reader as it is a valued companion in the field. It is a clever compendium of good old-fashioned know-how that will bring satisfaction to sports enthusiasts for decades to come.
Illustrations: A lot! in Black and White
Copyright: 1913, 2000, 2008
By Albert B. Farnham
A book of information for those who wish to tan and make leather from cattle, horse, calf, sheep, goat, deer and other hides. Also explains how to skin, handle, clasify and market.
By: Albert B Farnham
A book of practical instructions telling how to tan, dress, color and manufacture or make furs and skins into articles or ornament, wear and use.
Learn how to use; deer hides, buckskins, sheep, goats, gator skins, snake skins, birds, etc, to make; robes, rugs, coats, capes, hats, mittens, moccasins, etc.
283 pages, 91 illustrations
Author Bernie Barringer has been considered one of the most highly skilled fur trappers of our time. He is a prolific writer and an effective communicator, tirelessly promoting the sport to non-trappers and teaching trappers of all skill levels how to trap more effectively and humanely. Bernie is a frequent contributor to two-dozen outdoor magazines and author of six books.
This book is a compilation of lessons learned through two decades of experience, plus the repetition of tens of thousands of miles on the trapline and countless hours in the outdoors before, during and after trapping season.
Extensive coverage is given to mink, muskrat, raccoon, red and grey fox, coyote, and beaver. Also covered are several of the minor species of furbearers trapping in farmland habitats (badger, bobcat, oppossum, otter, skunk & weasles).
304 pages, lots of picture and illustrations
By: Keith Winkler
Keith covers proper equipment, selling furs in carcass or skinned, and gives many tips and ideas throughout the whole process. He has a seperate chapter on each of the following animlas; raccoon, fox, mink, oppossum, muskrat, beaver, skunk & civet, weasel, marten, coyote & bobcat, badger and otter. Years of experience have gone into this book to give you and indepth, step by step, and in some cases picture by picture, guide to fur handling.
76 pages, & over 90 pictures and illustrations
Third Printing 1990
Fourth Printing 1994
Fifth Printing 2002
By: Hal Sullivan
This is an up-to-date guide for pelt handling. Today's market has become largely standardized in the preparation of raw fur pelts. It will help you produse pelts that meet or exceed these standards. It covers the detailed process of pelt handling from harvest of the animal to the final sale of the pelt. Chapters on the individual species of furbearers detail specific techniques and methods. This book is a complete guide to fur handling and will help you obtain maximum value from your pelts.
152 pages, 300 photos & illustrations.
Copyright 1994 & 2007
By: Gerald J. Grantz
*Master the basics of molds, forms, and papier-mache
*Preserve animlas, birds and fish of all sizes
*Mount trophy heads, antlers, horns, and big game foot novelties
*Process skins and learn to use 12 different tanning soultions
A fully illustrated book that has all the basics for successful tanning and taxidermy. It also has tanning formulas, tips, and illustrations.
By: James E. Churchill
Here is everything you need to know to make soft leather and dressed furs from the skins of small and large furbearers, domestic animals, reptiles and birds. Organization is by specific animals including:
rabbit, raccoon, calf, squirrel, fox, goat, woodchuck, cow, coyote, deer, wolf, bear, horse, moose, otter, elk, badger, bull, weasel, fisher, alligator, mink, wildcat, birds, muskrat, sheep, fish, skunk, beaver and snake.
In addition to covering all types of skins, beginning with those of small animals and graduating to larger, more difficult projects. This book also details the tools and equipment necessary for each. Information on making your own tools and tanning solutions are also porvided.
Whether you're a newcomer to tanning or an experienced hand, this is an invaluable guide to every facet of the age-old art. With this how-to-reference handy, you can learn to make a number of leather and fur products that are useful and decorative.
By John W. Epler, Jr.
From a man with more than 30 years as a professional fur handler, this book covers the benefits of handling your own furs, tools needed for professional grade handling, skinning and fleshing basics, stretching techniques, pelt sizing, storing furs, and many other tips of the trade.
He gives step by step, and picture by picture instruction on skinning raccoon, beaver and muskrat.