It's a lot less space taken up if you skin first. If you want the meat for bait, don't even worry about freezing it,just preserve it. The only thing I would freeze whole would be a taxidermy quality specimen.
well my wife wont let me trap this year so im going to have to settle for 2 or 3 rats, im going to try and brain tan them. i have a pond across the field from me with several runs in it. man its been 2 years since i trapped anything other than rabbits.
its not that she wont let me trap at all, ive trapped for over 30 years. i had a quadruple bypass back in september thats why she doesnt want me to trap hard. but i cant take much more of doing much of nothing .lol..
yeah thats why i want to go after rats ha ha ha , this sucks cause last year i coudnt trap cause i had a bad back and finally surgery in jan. then in sept had heart surgery. maybe this comming season ill make it out there.
yeah it did sound like she was a peta person lol.. ive been watching videos on how to brain tan and other ways to do it, im just trying to find something to keep me busy . i did pick up 6 doz 1 1/2 dukes from my cuz, been playing around with them getting ready to sell them. most have never been set .
Post by Walleye Joe on Jan 24, 2017 11:39:04 GMT -6
Well, that 4x bypass explains it. I guess she really loves you and wants you around. LOL Gotta take care of yourself and heal for a while. You'll get back a little at a time. Don't push it. You could have said the wife "doesn't want me to trap" in lieu of "won't let me trap." Regardless, I hope you're doing better and your heart and health get much stronger.
Post by ozarkmountainman on Feb 4, 2017 7:25:09 GMT -6
I feel your pain, 'dog.
We use lard for our brain tan. Works great, and less mess by a bunch.
Hang in there Chief, Sounds like you got a good woman.
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well one of my boys went with me and we caught 2 beavers and 2 rats. couldnt resist . lol.. he did most of the work.but im going to do one with hog brains and the other with alum, already got the alum going . have to wait till thursday to get the hog brains.
bverboy: yup.. joe told me so
Feb 25, 2017 19:20:11 GMT -6
raymond: I heard Joe was bringing an sr22 for everybody at his table . Thanks Joe .
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Walleye Joe: You need your hearing checked Ray!
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krank: He said "Lesser fun for you" not "SR22".....
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farmnhunter: If you want to avoid feline, you can't use any meat or fish item or scent. Try a piece of black licorish covered by dairy feed, or lucky charms or corn/koolaid (mix 1 qt whole corn with a package of grape koolaid)
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