Go Back   Alberta Outdoorsmen Forum > Main Category > Trapping Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-03-2017, 03:16 PM
Rookie22 Rookie22 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 7
Default Defleshing Temp/Time Limits?

Just harvested my second deer ever and I want to try tanning the hide. I have removed the hide and started defleshing and cleaning it up. This process is definitely time consuming. Are there temperature or time limits to getting the defleshing completed? I couldn't find anything online specifically about temp/time limits, but thought I would ask in case it's so basic that it was assumed to be "commonly known". Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-03-2017, 06:30 PM
Camdec Camdec is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 193
Default

You can freeze it and flesh it whenever you have time. I find that all hides are easier to flesh when they are fresh, so would just as soon get it done right away. Takes less room in the freezer if space is an issue. Order "Deerskin to Buckskin" by Matt Richards. A great how to for the do it yourself brain tanner.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-03-2017, 10:07 PM
calgarychef calgarychef is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 3,364
Default

String it up on a frame lay it on the ground and pour water on the flesh side to swell it. Comes off a lot easier but if it's freezing outside it won't work. If it's frozen and you have a good scraper just start working away, short controlled strokes so you don't cut your hide. If you want to do it on a fleshing beam with a drawknife that works too, also helps to soak it a bit first to swell stuff.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-04-2017, 12:19 PM
Rookie22 Rookie22 is offline
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 7
Default

Thanks for the response guys! Much appreciated, exactly the tidbits of info I was looking for.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.