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#11780 - 03/21/06 07:27 PM Matted Fur
Junior Member

Registered: 05/05/04
Posts: 5
When skinning some coyotes I have come across a
matting of fur on the backside. Looks like an old
wound that healed up. Do you guys remove the mat
of fur or leave it when you are doing up fur?

#11781 - 03/22/06 08:11 AM Re: Matted Fur
Hal Offline

Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9987
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
Frankly, I leave a mat. It may be unsightly, but if you remove it, you are going to leave a bald spot on the hide. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.

smile -- Hal
Endeavor to persevere.

#11782 - 03/22/06 10:59 AM Re: Matted Fur
NEbowhunter Offline

Registered: 04/21/05
Posts: 574
Loc: Holdrege, Nebraska
This is kind of a little trick that i've done and will share.

depending the size of the area. sometimes if there is a wound or puncture or scratch where they went under a fence and the fur doesn't come back to cover after washing, you can cut it out and sew it up and you cant even tell it was there.

realize this is for spots like a silver dollar or so. i wouldn't try too much bigger or it would be noticable.

when you cut it out, you'll have to cut it in the shape of a football or you will end up with "puckers" but thats pretty common knowledge for sewing.

if its too big you are just SOL

#11783 - 03/22/06 08:45 PM Re: Matted Fur
trap jaw Offline

Registered: 06/09/05
Posts: 430
Loc: Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
I had two red fox this past season that had severe matting of the fur on the sides of the upper back legs. The season prior, I had one red fox like that. All were females. Is this just coincidence or is this more common in females? Anybody know?

#11784 - 03/23/06 07:37 AM Re: Matted Fur
bobkat Offline

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 113
Loc: Ruckersville, Va
You might try a product called "No More Tangles". It's for people but works well when combing mats out of the dogs. Slicks the hair shafts so they slide apart easily.

#11785 - 03/24/06 12:37 PM Re: Matted Fur
Junior Member

Registered: 05/05/04
Posts: 5
Thanks guys for all the info!

#25394 - 10/17/17 12:31 PM Re: Matted Fur [Re: SASKTRAPPER33]
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