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Hanging carcass animals #6393692
12/09/18 04:51 AM
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For hanging animals in the round, why do they say to hang by the bag leg? What would be so bad about securing it by the front leg?


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6393717
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You want all the guts to settle in the chest cavity, especially on animals that are susceptible to green belly- i.e.; yotes. Same concept when placing rats on their back

Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6393857
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And your reason as to why your hanging these critters. If your hanging to dry then I would hang by a front foot.
This green belly thing Is not as a big deal as some would make It out to be. A little bleach will kill the bacteria and your good to go. Or If It's not to bad don't worry about It.


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6393917
12/09/18 11:49 AM
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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6393924
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I would rather prevent it, than treat it- no better method than skinning as soon as you can

Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: Eagleye] #6394018
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Originally Posted by Eagleye
I would rather prevent it, than treat it- no better method than skinning as soon as you can
Skinning as soon as possible is always a good plan but, some animals skin easier after being hung for a day or two. Green belly often occurs in a freshly caught animal even in cold weather but this day or two time period of hanging at a 50-60F temperature has posed no problems for me. Just treat the "green" belly as previously stated.

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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6394039
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I'm not fond of the smell myself. The color is not unpleasant. smile

I'd prevent it if I could. JMHO


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6394091
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All animals skin better after hanging for a day or two in the cool.Of course if your trapping in a warm climate,and using lethal sets,you wont have the luxury of hanging your fur for a couple days.
If you cant stand a bit of green belly smell your definitely in the wrong line of work.There is a lot of stuff related to trapping that smell a lot worse.

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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6394111
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Nothing on my line smells worse to me.


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6394206
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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: Dirt] #6394221
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Nothing on my line smells worse to me.


You got that right!

Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6417174
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I have bought and been given coyotes that have been dead for way too long. I have had yotes that were green everywhere. Most of these have bazooka holes in them and need to be washed. It is surprising, but most of the green will wash out of the skin when you flesh and wash. Never have lost one and I know some have been dead for way too long! Like most things, scrape it clean, but don't keep going over it , get under the fat and meat and get it in a swipe or two. Overscraping will cause more slippage than most other things! Yep, they stink, but what doesn't in the trapping game!


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6417196
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Yep, I have skinned cats that were past green that were blue. Not mine of course. One of those smells you can't seem to get out of your mind.

Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6417806
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Green belly stinks??
Ya' gotta be kid'n me!!
Who else but a trapper would spend hard earned money on pee and an assortment of other nauseous smelling things? (Except beaver castor...)


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: lee steinmeyer] #6429884
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Originally Posted by lee steinmeyer
I have bought and been given coyotes that have been dead for way too long. I have had yotes that were green everywhere. Most of these have bazooka holes in them and need to be washed. It is surprising, but most of the green will wash out of the skin when you flesh and wash. Never have lost one and I know some have been dead for way too long! Like most things, scrape it clean, but don't keep going over it , get under the fat and meat and get it in a swipe or two. Overscraping will cause more slippage than most other things! Yep, they stink, but what doesn't in the trapping game!


Gusto. That stuff smells great. So does wolverine.


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Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: ShawneeMan] #6430004
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Originally Posted by ShawneeMan
Green belly stinks??
Ya' gotta be kid'n me!!
Who else but a trapper would spend hard earned money on pee and an assortment of other nauseous smelling things? (Except beaver castor...)


Or ones that want to be trappers that waste all that money to catch a handful of fur.

Re: Hanging carcass animals [Re: AJE] #6430622
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X2 on hanging from the back leg or legs. Coyotes and cats bellies go green pretty fast.

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