Thanks, I just thought some of you might find it interesting reading.
Trust meâ€¦. Putting up hides involves a lot of time and work. When I was a young lad my grandfather ran trap lines (in the winter months) for raccoon, mink, opossum, bobcat and fox. Often he let me tag along when he was checking his traps and â€œletâ€ me do most of the skinning. He always bragged on how quick I could pull a peltâ€¦ now I know whyâ€¦ he hated skinning. Nearly the same methods, as in the article, were used for his hides. I still remember the big bundles of dried pelts he sold to the traveling fur buyer. Those days are long gone, now with fur prices in the dumpster it would be almost impossible to pull fur for a living.