Use these guide lines when skinning and transporting your wolf home;
When skinning an animal use these common sense precautions:
Wear rubber (latex) gloves.
Minimize contact with animal fluids, brain and spinal tissues.
Wash hands and knives thoroughly after you field dress.
It's legal to harvest a radio-collared wolf, but the collar must be returned to Fish and Game. Please don't cut the collar belting.
Some wolves suffer from mange-a parasitic infestation caused by mites that results in the loss of fur.
Hunters should avoid skinning a mangy wolf.
Tag the animal and report the kill to Fish and Game.
Hunters can expect a field-dressed adult wolf pelt to weigh about 15 pounds.
An early autumn wolf pelt won't be quite as prime as a late season winter hide, but most will have thick and ample fur for tanning.