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I've been busy the past couple weeks and havent been out hunting but able to keep trapping near my house, with good success sense I only have 3 traps. I don't really know what I'm doing and I would like to find a better fleshing knife what I have doesn't work so good on fatty beaver. Anyone have any recommendations?
 

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The biggest pain in the butt with beaver hides is not the skinning but the fleshing. As I'm sure you're aware, the rose meat sticks to the hide and is a slow, pain staking job to remove with a knife. However, there are fleshing tools that make the job easy, here is the tool that I preferred for beaver from back in my trapping days: http://www.huntsmart.com/Pelt-Fleshing-Tool

Stake out the beaver pelt on a piece of plywood and this tool makes quick work of fleshing beaver hides to perfection.
 

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Does that work good for the tails also?
Roast the tail over an open fire until it blisters or put it in your BBQ grill on high; 20 minutes on each side minimum. Don't be afraid to burn the skin.

My son-in-law does nuisance trapping and gets some beaver. I was going to do a tail this fall and put up a thread but it just didn't work out.

Good luck fowl, keep us posted.
 
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