View Full Version : how to preserve squirrel pelt.

12-31-2010, 11:30 PM
I am looking to get some insight and knowledge on how to preserve a squirrel for its pelt. Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.

Thank you

Mr. 16 gauge
01-01-2011, 08:46 AM
What do you mean by "preserve"? Do you want it soft and pliable, or do you just want to keep it from rotting so you can put it on your wall?

If it's the latter, then just make sure all the meat is off the hide, and rub in a good amount of noniodized salt to dry it out.
If you want it pliable, there are tanning kits from the various taxidermy supply houses that you can use for that purpose.

01-01-2011, 12:03 PM
Use a small caliber and shoot for the head.

01-02-2011, 06:33 AM
We prefer to bark our squirrels. For those not familiar with the process,just shoot the bark out from underneath them and catch them when they fall.