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PostPosted: 08 Nov 2011, 12:43 
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I'm not equipped for fur handling. I've got a few knives I confiscated from the kitchen for skinning and that's about it. I've got a rickety bench that will have to work until I find something better.

It seems I need a fleshing board, one of those double handle fleshing knives, and some fur stretchers at minimum.

Can anyone recommend a small kit type setup for a beginner trapper to handle furs? What's the basic must have items?

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PostPosted: 08 Nov 2011, 17:32 
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If you could find a fur buyer who takes the whole animal, that would be perfect. But those guys are few and far between these days. You might want to purchase a fur handling DVD or a book first. This will help in the fur handling chores. They will also explain the tools you will need. To purchase all the things you will need is not that cheap, so, if you can find some stuff at a garage sale or a classified adds will help.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2011, 00:54 
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For a skinning knife I like a cheap Rapala filet knife. the smaller one. As for stretchers. Wire on Rats wood for everything else.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2011, 01:00 
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Thanks. My wife's coworker's husband is a taxidermist but he's swamped all the time. I'm not sure if he'd be interested in fur. Sometimes at the gun shows (I'm an FFL/SOT) I see him selling pelts, but it's rare.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2011, 14:39 
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Groenewold Fur & Wool Co. buys on the round still. Go to their website ( www.gfwco.com ) and click on "Hunters & Trappers". They may have a route in your area.

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PostPosted: 09 Nov 2011, 15:39 
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Thanks for that. There's one within an hour of me and a few in northern WI that's about a 2hr drive one way.

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