Just got back from the DNR fur school. We signed up with the DNR to put up otters for money to our district trappers association. Twelve members of district 11 WTA put up 50 otter pelts in about four hours. What DNR monies are gathered from the sale of these pelts will then go into our WTA trappers education program. Was my first at skinning otters. Had quite an education. Just wondering how the rest of you handle fleshing out the tail of the otter. I was told to use an 'herring bone' style of assault on the tail, first getting the meat/fat started, then going right then left, back and forth, until I reached the tip. Any of you used this method? Works for you? Ya got another method??? Looks like I'll be getting my otter tag this coming season, and just want to be prepared.
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