Due to a recent leg injury (something popped while I was running, guess I'm not as young as I thought I am) I discovered that sitting in a tree stand for hours hurts really bad. That means I've been spending more time small game hunting (yes, walking doesn't hurt nearly as bad as sitting does) and less time sitting in the tree stand waiting for deer to walk by.
The upside is that I bagged a raccoon yesterday. The downside (maybe upper upside) is that now I really do have to learn to brain tan.
I plan on brain tanning this coon hide and turning it into a coonskin hat for one of my boys. I think I have enough information (Thank you YCC) on how to brain tan from reading other posts but I'm not sure if there is a special process that I should use since this hide needs to retain as much fur as possible. Are there any special tricks or processes that I can use that will help the fur stay on the hide?