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I thought I should add this in hunting and fishing but since it has to do with gear I figured it should be here, So on October 28th I killed a Raccoon that was trying to eat my chickens. I heard a noise in my coop and went to look and caught a massive **** in my coop trying to eat one of my birds. I had my AR pistol ready and fired a couple shots and hit her in the lungs. She died within seconds, she must of been 30 pounds easy. Well I'm from the city and I've never shot a wild animal outside of trying to hunt or killing rats. I mentioned to my wife I could skin the raccoon and tan it's hide since it was such a nice sized animal it would be a shame to waste it. My wife immediately encouraged me to do it, I had never skinned an animal before this. I skinned it, fleshed it, soaked it in a salt bath then fleshed it some more and it was finally ready for the final wash and the actual tanning process. It was a labor some and tiring process but I'm so proud of myself for doing it correctly with minimal errors. I gathered materials together and a new tail cause I ruined the original and decided to turn my pelt into a bump helmet cover. All and all it turned out great so I hope y'all enjoy. I give you the TactiCoon and my AR the Garbage Rod.
 

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I thought I should add this in hunting and fishing but since it has to do with gear I figured it should be here, So on October 28th I killed a Raccoon that was trying to eat my chickens. I heard a noise in my coop and went to look and caught a massive **** in my coop trying to eat one of my birds. I had my AR pistol ready and fired a couple shots and hit her in the lungs. She died within seconds, she must of been 30 pounds easy. Well I'm from the city and I've never shot a wild animal outside of trying to hunt or killing rats. I mentioned to my wife I could skin the raccoon and tan it's hide since it was such a nice sized animal it would be a shame to waste it. My wife immediately encouraged me to do it, I had never skinned an animal before this. I skinned it, fleshed it, soaked it in a salt bath then fleshed it some more and it was finally ready for the final wash and the actual tanning process. It was a labor some and tiring process but I'm so proud of myself for doing it correctly with minimal errors. I gathered materials together and a new tail cause I ruined the original and decided to turn my pelt into a bump helmet cover. All and all it turned out great so I hope y'all enjoy. I give you the TactiCoon and my AR the Garbage Rod.
Nice shot, KID


Below is me teaching moonZ how to rock that look...
 

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I appreciate it, that was a lot of work and definitely a labor of love. I spent about 6 hrs alone just fleshing it.
Here's why I said "KID"

LOL

But yes, nice shot, great job of tanning that hide!! COOL HELMET!!
 

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Here's why I said "KID"

LOL

But yes, nice shot, great job of tanning that hide!! COOL HELMET!! View attachment 74557
It's ok, I know I look young plus there's plenty of people here older than me. I let the beard grow out quite a bit since then so at least I look like a semi adult now lol I've been running 4 miles 3x a week so I'm down a bunch of weight too so that don't help
 

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Daniel Boone - 21st Century style! New twist on the coonskin cap.
 

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Business in the front, party in the back!! I like it!
 
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Daniel Boone - 21st Century style! New twist on the coonskin cap.
You beat me to it, except I was going to say Davie Crockett!
 

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That absolutely rocks!
 
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