Trapped a fox last night

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    Trapped a fox last night

    Trapped a fox that was trying to get my chickens last night.
    He was pretty. I've never seen a fox up close before today.





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    Awesome....a pretty red did ya relocate or kill if you killed I hope you save the hide.

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    I kill things that want to kill my chickens.

    How would you save his hide? I've never skinned anything besides deer, although I guess the process is the same. What do you do to preserver it?
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    Now, you get to call the conservation dept., or you can take a really, really long drive...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911PKR View Post
    Now, you get to call the conservation dept., or you can take a really, really long drive...
    Outstanding skin it form the back forward almost like a dear but skin the head and all stretch over a board inside out hang it up where critters won't get at it wait about 6 weeks and it well be a nice pelt. Good luck.

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    Nice, just be careful, here in North Carolina we have a very bad problem with foxes carrying rabies. As far as tanning a hide here are a couple of links to give you an idea:

    http://www.tennessee.gov/twra/pdfs/tanninghides.pdf

    http://www.primitiveways.com/foxtan/Tanafox.htm

    As far as skinning you cut around the feet then make a slit from one back leg to the other cutting around the genitals and anus. Then carefully peel the skin off turning it inside out and place it on a stretcher in order to scrape off the fat and allow it to dry.
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    Go to www.trapperman.com or google skinning a fox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Nice, just be careful, here in North Carolina we have a very bad problem with foxes carrying rabies. .
    Yes, raccoons are especially notorious around here for rabies and distemper. A good reason to keep my dog's up to date on their shots.

    This little guy was acting like he should have been though. I saw him cross the road onto my property one night in my headlights a few weeks back, and he was trapped in the overnight hours as well. He appeared healthy and his only complaint before he met me seemed to be some fleas.
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