Even in the harsh months of winter, fleas can be a problem on coyotes and other furbearers you’ve trapped or shot.

It’s no fun skinning an animal and worrying about whether fleas are jumping on to you. And the last thing you want is to transport fleas from the fur shed and into your house.

It seems like there is enough going on in the fur shed that getting rid of fleas is just more work that’s not really necessary. It doesn’t take long to free a hide from fleas, and if you have ever had fleas in your home, you know how much it’s worth taking the extra time.

Outdoor Life explains how to get rid of those pesky fleas.

Whether you’re a novice trying to skin your first coyote or a seasoned expert, there are always new methods to learn when it comes to fur handling. There are usually several ways to reach the common end goal of a clean, well-groomed skin at maximum potential. But before even considering actual skinning and fleshing methods, there is often one obstacle that needs conquering… [continued]

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