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Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7018622
10/15/20 10:41 PM
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Wow! I gotta say those are beautiful wolf skulls.

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7019107
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2 whitened skulls should get almost enough for a 22. Did you brine and smoke the sheefish? How is that? Iím thinking a light smoke and then canning would be good.

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7019271
10/16/20 08:30 PM
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Great pics! Keep'em coming!

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: martentrapper] #7019752
10/17/20 02:29 PM
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Thanks!

Originally Posted by martentrapper
2 whitened skulls should get almost enough for a 22. Did you brine and smoke the sheefish? How is that? Iím thinking a light smoke and then canning would be good.


I like the line of thought, but have to sell them first. When I caught dry fish or half dry I cut off the top of the fillet containing most of the bones. We jar that portion for patties or chowder (unsmoked). By cutting it off I remove bones from the dried portion and they dissolve while in the canner. It also dries faster as there is less to dry. We use a slat brine for the fish we hang and smoke. Haven't tried jarring in after smoking, but it does sound good. I would either have to scale it first or remove the meat from the skin after smoking. We do brine, smoke, and jar kings and some of the better chums.

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7020054
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Well done , nice job on skulls cool


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Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7028174
10/26/20 03:04 PM
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And the wife's first moose!

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Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7028220
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That is sharp!

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7031666
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How did you get it clean?

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7032153
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Boil, power washer, and then 50% water 50% hydrogen perioxide volume 40. I have done some older bulls and was quite surprised how much more delicate the bone structure on this younger one is.

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7032155
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How is the village handling voting? Masks? Social distancing? I imagine an election person has to mail or air freight the ballots?

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7032178
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Well that turned out pretty dang awesome! The wife wants to get beetles and give them a try on critters.

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: HFT AK] #7032531
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Originally Posted by HFT AK
Well that turned out pretty dang awesome! The wife wants to get beetles and give them a try on critters.



That can get pretty stinky !


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Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: martentrapper] #7032750
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Originally Posted by HFT AK
Well that turned out pretty dang awesome! The wife wants to get beetles and give them a try on critters.


I thought about beetles briefly, but only briefly. I don't clean enough skulls to justify it and I don't have place to keep them warm. I think beetles would be more stable than boiling. I lose some of the small and very delicate bones when boiling and power washing. I also remove some nasal and ear bones to aid in the cleaning process. That shouldn't be an issue with beetles. I say if your wife is for it, go for it!

Originally Posted by martentrapper
How is the village handling voting? Masks? Social distancing? I imagine an election person has to mail or air freight the ballots?


I believe the ballots and ballot box is freighted. At the primaries they had masks and hand sanitizer available, but none of the volunteers were wearing masks. Not sure how it worked for those in quarantine. . .

Re: Summer/Fall Activities [Re: bfisch] #7032951
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Thanks and Blessings to you and yours especially for those nice pictures ! You and your Missus have every right to be very proud of your family .smith


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