Well i got my first hare of the year in a snare out back. He was caught around the hind quarters and couldn't break free. I had a little fun with him since he was bleating so loudly. I took him out into a more open spot and let him cry for a while to see if he would cal in any predators, but once the temps started to drop, I said forget it and dispatched him.
Now for the help - I have never cleaned a hare before and am not sure where to get the meat or how to flesh the hide well. I got a little meat off the thighs and backstraps, but other than that, I don't see much. He was kinda small, so maybe he just didn't have much meat, but I will take any tips on cleaning hare in the future.
As for the pelt, it pulled off nicely, but it is so thin that it is making fleshing it difficult. There really isn'y any "flesh" on it, just a thin skin-like membrane attached with some veins and blood in it. Any tips on how to get it separated without puncturing the skin? Thanks.