- Clean dirt, blood, and burrs from the fur (may wash carcass fur, let drip dry)
- Keep in cool dry place (if the weather is warm--freeze)
- If fur is frozen, partially thaw before selling (place fur on a cement floor for 6-12 hours before selling) The fur should not be completely thawed.
- If the weather is above 40 degrees do NOT thaw at all.
- Skinned fur must be sold immediately or quickly frozen
- Do NOT hang green fur
- Never wash skinned fur (water on skin side will taint pelts
- Keep larger animals with heavy flesh (coyote, raccoon, beaver, badger) 5-6 hours in a cool room or until partially thawed before selling
- Keep smaller animals with light flesh (fox, muskrat, mink) 1-2 hours in cool room or until partially thawed before selling
Stretched and dried
- Pelts must be scraped free of excess fat (Raccoons, beaver)
- Stretch on proper wire or wood stretchers (Except beaver, which should be stretched in an oval shape)
- Raccoon, muskrat, mink, opossum are stretched fur-side-in
- Red fox, coyote, and bobcats are stretched fur-side-out
Be sure to call before you come, and don't thaw fur until you call.