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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2007, 20:42 
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Hi,
I've lurked here for a while, but haven't posted much. But I had a question.

I read an article in FFG last year about an older gentleman in Florida who traps about 400 big coon a year. He does so in all live traps, and uses an electric knife to flesh them with.

I was wondering if anyone else has given this a shot?

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Bill


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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2007, 20:12 
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I've been wondering if a elect. fillet knife would work on beaver, but have not tried it. YET
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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2007, 21:18 
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I would not do it. The blades move so fast sounds like a agreat way to ruin pelts to me. That being said I am a dinosaur when it comes to certain things. Sharp flesher for necks on coons and beaver dull flesher for the rest. I find I have to use good care or next thing you know SEL goes to the famous SLT DMG and it doesn't take much.!!! to get there. If I had to deal with 400 coon then maybe I would try something new. Good trapping and let me know if it works.

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PostPosted: 29 Apr 2007, 07:22 
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Thanks guys.

I think I will try it this fall. Or maybe I'll test run it on a groundhog or two. Would they be similar to coon?

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Bill


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