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Skinning tool
Submitted by Theron Taylor, Utah Trappers Association

When skinning a tough animal like a coyote, I use a wooden dowel about a foot long and 1/2 inch diameter, dull sharpened on both ends, to poke and pry in those hard to separate places that about kills your fingers (like under the front legs).  Any old broom or mop handle will work fine.  Just use it where you would normally use your fingers and you will think this is the greatest thing since peanut butter.  Don't make it too sharp, so it won't poke holes in the hide.

Editor's note: Thanks for the tip Theron!


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