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#22973 - 10/08/15 02:55 PM Prime Otter
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I am fortunate enough to draw an otter tag this year. If I am fortunate enough to connect with an otter I plan to have it tanned to hang in my 'man cave'. This will be my first attempt to ambush an otter, and of course I would appreciate the pelt to be the finest example of the species. I believe the otter season here in WI opens the first of Nov. Should I start setting as soon as I can, or would the pelt be more prime, (i.e. better looking) if I wait till later?

Thanks, Frank.
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#22974 - 10/08/15 03:34 PM Re: Prime Otter [Re: FLSH ETR]
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I don't think you'll be able to tell the difference in an early otter and a late one. However, if you wait too long the otter will be singed.

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#22975 - 10/09/15 09:49 AM Re: Prime Otter [Re: Hal]
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Thanks man. BTW I read your little singe snippet about curling dry then wet otter hair and how the wet one uncurled itself. Ol' Ma Nature's query, no doubt.

Frank.
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#22976 - 10/10/15 02:29 PM Re: Prime Otter [Re: FLSH ETR]
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You misread. The idea is to keep the otter wet while you are working it. Wet hair won't curl as easily. There's no getting rid of singe.

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#22977 - 10/10/15 02:47 PM Re: Prime Otter [Re: Hal]
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9/13/04="the wet hair took on a curve as did the dry one, BUT IT STRAIGHTENED ITSELF OUT!"

But yes, I will keep a damp pelt if I get the chance to flesh one. smile

Frank.
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#22978 - 10/10/15 05:00 PM Re: Prime Otter [Re: FLSH ETR]
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I see what you mean now, but where did you find that. I looked in the FH archives.

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#22979 - 10/10/15 07:28 PM Re: Prime Otter [Re: Hal]
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Yup, fur handling. Go to page 4 of 25. The thread is 'otter primeness and singe'. Go to the second page of that thread. That's where you'll find your statement about straightening out curved wet hair. Dude, that was a long time ago. Some days I don't remember what I had for breakfast!

Stay cool man, Frank.
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