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Re: to pluck or skin???
Reply #15 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 11:47am
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fat ninja wrote on Jun 10th, 2018 at 10:28am:
If I running traps Id skin the good ones, Id check for bits of fur that have come out,windows etc and pluck the rest, also Id talk to your buyer and see what they want they may want certain type,size of skin, this will help you get more money off your line



yea skin buyer showed me what to look for but easiest way for me to tell is just to skin the things and look on the inside, havent done enough yet to get an idea what theyre like from lookin at them. 
moved to a new area about 5km from where I was, 70traps out yday and not 1 stinkn possum, was getn 50-80 % catch rate at last place so I guess the 1080 last year done its job, was interestn as the birdlife was also non existant but deer plentiful
  
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Re: to pluck or skin???
Reply #16 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 12:03pm
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Yea it comes time, Ive found big females usually are good to skin, Id pluck all the old red neck bucks and small stuff, anything else is a case by case basis, do talk to your buyer and get an idea of what size/colour skins he after and skin those one, you can always slipe them afterwards
  
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Re: to pluck or skin???
Reply #17 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 1:48pm
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yea currently slipe everything. I skin most trapped ones as well because I get terrible hand cramps handplucking (too many years milking cows  Cry )   Fat ninja have you used the portable pluckers before?  still yet to find anyone thats used 1 to get an idea if theyre worthwhile, just going off the lack of users me thinks they are no good?
  
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Re: to pluck or skin???
Reply #18 - Jun 10th, 2018 at 2:11pm
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Na I havent if your on Facebook I can point to a couple of pages that has them pop up every now and then a few people use them even have a look on YouTube there a few videos on there
  
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