All I can remember using is a wooden fleshing beam to flesh my furbearers on. Whether it was bought from a trapping supply store, or homemade, I can’t recall.

Now, it seems that I should consider using a beam made out of PVC. According to Outdoor Life magazine, they’re sturdier, easier to work with, and provide better results than a wooden beam.

Learn the benefits of a PVC fleshing beam, and find out how to make one for yourself.

It is my firm belief that every hunter and trapper should own and know how to use a fleshing beam. This imperative stems from another firm belief: that every hunter or trapper should know how to flesh and prep the capes and hides of the animals they kill… [continued]

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SOURCEOutdoor Life
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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.