this is going to sound like a stupid question but here goes. I have the wire stretchers do i just place the hide on until it is snug or should I should I pull it down to best match a size (example m,l, xl etc.) for length and this will best match the recommended shoulder, neck , and base without over stretching.
Never a stupid question but usually a smartass answer.... You want to snug the pelts but not really stretch them. The measurements for the wood stretchers can be used as a general guide for the wire forms as well. They can be shaped and they'll want to attach the hooks to the pelt, but not thorugh the pelt, one for both feet and the other for the top of the tail area. When I used wire forms I would always attach a wooden clothpin to the sides of the pelt at the bottom to hold them in place for 24 hours since the measurements are taken from the nose to the lowest portion of the pelt on one of the sides.
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andyt: Save our rights Cuomo has to go!!!!!!
Nov 4, 2014 5:55:00 GMT -5
trapperred315: my son lives out near west seneca, anybody will to let him tag along on a weekend day?
Nov 9, 2014 14:00:23 GMT -5
thejerkman: Anybody know when/where there may be another trapper education field class?
Nov 17, 2014 11:41:15 GMT -5
wintertrapper: Thejerkman; you can find the list on the DEC website
Nov 19, 2014 20:01:59 GMT -5
surveyor: I am a predator hunter from the Cairo/Freehold area and would like to give my critters to someone close to where I live. I get a good number of coyotes, red and grey fox and raccoons every year. Most are taken with one well placed shot with a .17 HMR
Dec 12, 2014 14:10:27 GMT -5
peltseeker: give the p
Dec 13, 2014 12:00:21 GMT -5
peltseeker: ooops you want to give the critters ?
Dec 13, 2014 12:01:32 GMT -5
surveyor: I ran into my local Conservation Officer today who gave me the name of a local avid trapper who I talked to and who will take the critters I get. I am all set!
Dec 13, 2014 14:46:02 GMT -5
otter04: if it doesnt work out, im on the otherside of greenville in westerlo. thanks
Dec 14, 2014 3:07:01 GMT -5
surveyor: Will do, thanks!
Dec 16, 2014 7:59:14 GMT -5
bpryslopski: I am looking to buy furs any kind, skinned or not skinned. I am located in Corning N.Y., which is located in the Southern Tier region of the state. I will be willing to travel to you, if the quantity and price is right.[br][br][br][br][br][br]Thanks,[br][br]Brent Pryslopski
Dec 17, 2014 20:57:32 GMT -5
trappinfoolsou81: hi my name is dale i live in ashville ny and our prices for fur threw mark boardmen are real sucky we got paid ten bucks for big bever and four for little one 5-7 for rats and 8 bucks for nice male mink i think prices are better but he only fur buyer aroun
Dec 21, 2014 10:02:18 GMT -5
osprey: So far the three red fox I've harvested have been taken on fish bait. This surprised me, but now as I think on it, since I trap on Long Island the local fox probably are
Dec 21, 2014 10:44:31 GMT -5
osprey: used to foraging for fish carcasses along our beaches and tidal marshes. If you live and trap in a similar habitat, maybe include fish as part of your set!
Dec 21, 2014 10:45:25 GMT -5
trapperkid6: would fox still come into a dirthole with coyote lure?
Dec 23, 2014 9:50:14 GMT -5