Once you have harvested a raccoon, you will want to either remove the hide or get the raccoon to someone who can. If you have never skinned a raccoon, an experienced hunter in the area will more than likely be willing to show you how. Recipes on how to prepare raccoon meat can be found in wild game sections of some cookbooks. Although not always eaten, some of the ways it may be prepared include: smoking, roasting, and grinding into burgers. The meat needs to be properly cleaned, prepared, and thoroughly cooked.
The actual skinning process is much easier if it's done while the carcass is still warm. Hang the animal upside-down. Make an incision. . . .