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    Default NAFA Fur pelt handling manual attached.

    Putting up the details of what NAFA is looking for on thier pelts, if you plan to sell at auction. I found, by reading this, that I was doing too much work on my pelts on some area's, and not enough in others. We plan on sending our martin in to the auction this year, but will continue to send our fox, lynx, coyotes, wolves and wolverine into Moyles for tanning.

    Jennifer was ecstatic to see that we don't need to leave the feet on the marten, and cutting off parts of the tail does not hurt your price at auction!

    Good luck to all this season! Going to be a good one, I'm sure!

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    My skinning time will be cut way back as well this season! I'm planning on sending most of my furs to NAFA. I'll send a few cross or silvers off to Moyle, maybe a cat or two for trade purposes but the rest are going to a fur check!

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    So do all you guys skin and stretch your mink leather out? Like what it is saying in this manual.

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    If sending the pelt to auction yes, it is what is expected in grading. If you want to send to a tannery you can stray a bit from the NAFA manual. Remember that many of their guidelines are to maximize pelt quality throughout the tanning process.

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    I never have but I do give a nice grading window

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    So this one is mixed feelings i am taking it. Teacher man you stretch yours fur out? Next question is do you guys send your furs to the tannery first then sale them at auction? Or do you just sell the furs stretched at auction?

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    I don't think the auction house would buy already tanned furs, but I could be wrong on that. They are looking for raw, dried furs. If I'm selling to tourists or making garmets, then we send the furs to Moyles for tanning. We do skin these differently than the NAFA manual, leaving the feet and taking extra time on the head.
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