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Animal parts usage

Postby kyle44mag » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:54 pm

I was just wondering if besides the meat and trophy you do andthing with the animals you kill.

Here's what I do:

Make clothes/blankets from the skin/fur, and I tan it myself



make soap from the fat



Make as many of the bones as I can into knife handles, because I am also an amateaur blacksmith



anybody got anything else?

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Postby kyle44mag » Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:41 pm

And one time I had some canadian goose down left over from a hunt so I used it to insulate a pair of rabbit fur mittens. Better than any pair of commercial mittens I have ever tried on or worn.

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Postby lotsip81 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:35 pm

I've heard that the old fashioned rabbit mittens are reallly warm. Did your father teach you all of that stuff or where did you pick it up from?
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Postby kyle44mag » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:59 pm

My father doesn't like guns hunting or fur. No I am self taught. I learn from websites and there are tons of books you can but and I found A lot in my library system. I cheched out stuff on tanning hides, preserving hides, making them into clothing, and general hand sewing techniques. And yes the are very very warm.

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Postby lotsip81 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:21 pm

There is nothing wrong with being a self taught man. Better to be self taught than to not be taught at all. Good luck to you in your ventures.
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Postby beltbuckle » Thu Jan 31, 2008 3:55 pm

Where do you actually go hunting at there? I'm actually familiar with the area and didnt realize there are many places to hunt unless you head a bit west or south onto private property.



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Postby kyle44mag » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:12 pm

I hunt rabbits in Lake or Will counties. For ducks I take a trip way down south to marshall county.I hunt whitetails solely in wisconsin cause I have lots of relatives with farms up there so they let me hunt on private land with no hunting pressure for free. Squirrels I go to lee. Same for pheasants. Thank you,

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Postby beltbuckle » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:54 am

Looks like you have plenty of places to go. I was just curious because it didnt seem like there were many places to go. About the only hunting I did while I was there was for geese on a co-workers friends farm out in Geneva.
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Postby kyle44mag » Fri Feb 01, 2008 1:45 pm

Yeah I don't have anywhere real close by.

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Postby kyle44mag » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:20 pm

After I caught a particularly large snapping turtle I bleached the shell and my snake now uses it as a house.

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