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#1 rasorbackq

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Posted 18 October 2020 - 01:24 PM

 Seeing lots of skunk evidence around this fall. This morning I see one dead on the road in front of house. We were thinking it was one of our barn cats . Nope can't even call it a striped back.  It has no strip on its back . Just the head and little bit of the neck and a little on the tail..  Since I did sell my last skunk mount I will mount this female up  to replace my mount.

 Pics to follow tomorrow after I get her skinned.

 

 

 


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 Thanks to all on this site who assisted with my taxidermy season . I hope I am even busier next season and can continue to produce even better mounts.


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Posted 19 October 2020 - 08:20 AM

Guy with zero experience (thankfully!) with skunks asking this. 

How do you go about peeling one without gagging / getting kicked out of the house?  :-)

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#3 rasorbackq

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Posted 19 October 2020 - 03:51 PM

Do it in basement before she gets home. Ask for permission later.

 

True story . Living in Dartmouth Trapped a skunk on trap line  sprayed a mess . Eyes were watering . I cut out the glands  . Moved into basement shop to skin all my fur back then.

 My shop was right below the front door. Skinning all done .... Wife comes in the front door upstairs... Honey I,m home   What the **** is that smell. Smell had gone right through the basement ceiling.

 We are still married.. That was many skunks ago .

 

I do my best to cut out the glands to minimize the smell.

 Get clothing you don't like and start skinning.

 After soak in peroxide baking soda and dish soap.

 Doesn't work to bad.


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 Thanks to all on this site who assisted with my taxidermy season . I hope I am even busier next season and can continue to produce even better mounts.


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Posted 19 October 2020 - 03:53 PM

I forgot to get a pic of the skunk.

 In tanning now.


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 Thanks to all on this site who assisted with my taxidermy season . I hope I am even busier next season and can continue to produce even better mounts.


#5 Joyrider

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Posted 20 October 2020 - 08:38 AM

Do it in basement before she gets home. Ask for permission later.

 

True story . Living in Dartmouth Trapped a skunk on trap line  sprayed a mess . Eyes were watering . I cut out the glands  . Moved into basement shop to skin all my fur back then.

 My shop was right below the front door. Skinning all done .... Wife comes in the front door upstairs... Honey I,m home   What the **** is that smell. Smell had gone right through the basement ceiling.

 We are still married.. That was many skunks ago .

 

I do my best to cut out the glands to minimize the smell.

 Get clothing you don't like and start skinning.

 After soak in peroxide baking soda and dish soap.

 Doesn't work to bad.


laugh.png laugh.png   She's a very forgiving woman!  ha ha

Thanks!


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Posted 20 October 2020 - 12:02 PM

:lol: :lol:   She's a very forgiving woman!  ha ha
Thanks!


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Posted 21 October 2020 - 01:15 PM

Next thing with the skunk. I cut out the glands and let it hang in outside workshop for a day to allow the stink to minimize. Next day it looked like it had a layer of nice saw dust on it . NOPE lice and mites Just slow cold moving mites and lice.

  Not to worried about them in the tanning solution.


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 Thanks to all on this site who assisted with my taxidermy season . I hope I am even busier next season and can continue to produce even better mounts.





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