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Old 12-18-2014, 5:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Don@Tahoe View Post
I'm going to tan a Beaver pelt, do you have any advice or direction for Beaver?
Also, where can I find a stretching tool like you have?

Beaver would be done essentially the same way in terms of tanning. You need to flesh it pretty thoroughly before tanning though because they are fatty and the tan won't penetrate deep enough if there is fat still on it and the hair will slip. Beaver is usually stretched on round stretchers versus those longer wire ones I use for fox and coyotes. I buy stretchers at bass pro, cabelas, or van dykes taxidermy. I'm headed to Texas next week to eradicate the beavers that are destroying the dams on my lakes. If I can I'll try and do a write up on tanning the beaver.

Brandon M.
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