case skinning/turning eyes,lips video
Looking for GOOD video of case skinning predators.
With details on turning ears,splitting lips and eyes, and skinning out paws
with claws left in. Theres gotta be a good one out there.
Department of fish and game has an excellent video on most of the critters we have in Alaska and it goes through just what you are looking for in pretty good detail. It's called Alaska Guide to Fur Handling. Joe Mattie skins and boards all the critters with some pretty neat tips and tricks. Percy Duyck shows how to skin a beaver. He skins it perfectly clean with no scraping needed. I wish I could do that. I have checked it out at the Palmer fish and game office. I also have a copy if you have a hard time finding one. Done in 1996 it is 2 hours 36 minutes long.
The ATA has been doing a skinning demo every month for the last three months so you could check it out and or make a request to actually see someone doing it. Meetings are the first Tuesday's of every month at the Dog Musher's Hall 7pm to whenever.
Contact tony hollis at F&G, he is really helpful and will probably send you one free. It is a great video. Shows case skinning marten, mink, wolverine, partial wolf, partial lynx, and clean skinned open beaver. Also alot of fleshing and boarding stuff too.