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What to do with carcasses? #7612816
06/26/22 12:26 AM
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Hi all, Im trying to figure out how to make trapping work from my one bedroom apartment, Ill be setting up a skinning hoist in my 6x6ft front yard, but have no idea what to do with carcasses! (Aside from beaver if I get lucky enough to get on them here in Ohio, Id love to eat one.) what do you all do with yours?
Any input is appreciated and as always, God bless!


I are a mountain man, and I'll live 'til an arrow or a bullet finds me. And then I'll leave my bones on this great map of the magnificent
Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612822
06/26/22 12:54 AM
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Personally - I haul them back to the hole that I dig with the tractor loader on my 20+ acres (55gal barrel at a time)--- in your case I would probably haul the carcasses back out to where I caught them and distribute them along the line -- a distance away from the traps you have set -- the buzzards and white tailed buzzards (eagles ) need to eat too. I have never tried Beaver but nutria is edible (can't get my family to even try it). If you are getting a decent number of beaver make a "skinning trough" --- I haven't tried it -- but don't bother trying to eating Coyote (from what I have heard) . How are you drying and fleshing your furs?

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612824
06/26/22 01:04 AM
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Skinning in your front yard in town you better expect several visits from the local law.City folks will think you are skinning dogs and call the law on you.

If trapping private land one can usually find a ditch to dispose of them. Ask the land owner.


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A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.

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Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Drifter] #7612825
06/26/22 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Drifter
Skinning in your front yard in town you better expect several visits from the local law.City folks will think you are skinning dogs and call the law on you.

If trapping private land one can usually find a ditch to dispose of them. Ask the land owner.

x2

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612885
06/26/22 07:27 AM
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What animals are you trapping? You may be better off selling unskinned until you find a larger place with more privacy. Maybe partner with someone that has facilities?

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612892
06/26/22 07:30 AM
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Skinning in the front yard ? will it make the citiots move back home


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Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612897
06/26/22 07:37 AM
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Got a mink ranch nearby? They always have dumpsters for the rendering plants.


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Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612920
06/26/22 08:10 AM
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I skinned fur in the shower when I was in college. Triple bagged and into the dumpster.

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612922
06/26/22 08:13 AM
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Might want to find a trapper close and make friends so you can use their fur shed

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612926
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What I like is the fact that you're figuring out how to make it all work instead of just saying it can't be done because you live in an apartment in town.

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612932
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are you singal? , if you are you might want to skin inside some how , like mike said , if theres a will you will find a way

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7612949
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If I was in your shoes I'd skin them while out on the line. Easy carcass removal and no nosey neighbors.

It will take longer to run your line but when you're done you won't have deal with animals when you get home.

A 18 inch piece of chain with 2 sharpened s-hooks attached can be tossed over a limb and make a decent gambrel.
I've skinned countless beaver on the tailgate of my pickup.

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7612956
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I throw em in the weeds.

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: lobo] #7612997
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Originally Posted by lobo
If I was in your shoes I'd skin them while out on the line. Easy carcass removal and no nosey neighbors.

It will take longer to run your line but when you're done you won't have deal with animals when you get home.

A 18 inch piece of chain with 2 sharpened s-hooks attached can be tossed over a limb and make a decent gambrel.
I've skinned countless beaver on the tailgate of my pickup.

THIS!


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Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7613045
06/26/22 10:47 AM
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Many farms around here have dead piles. Ask the farmer if they mind if you contribute to the pile.


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Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7613125
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Suburban trapper here, usually total 50 to 75 coon a season ! Carcasses go in contractor garbage bags from Home Depot and out with the trash on trash day.

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Drifter] #7613210
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Originally Posted by Drifter
Skinning in your front yard in town you better expect several visits from the local law.City folks will think you are skinning dogs and call the law on you.

If trapping private land one can usually find a ditch to dispose of them. Ask the land owner.



Yes. & the carcasses make great draw stations to your sets if strategically placed

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Del Gue] #7613242
06/26/22 03:33 PM
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If it were me, I'd eat as many as you can and I'd skin with a trailer mount skinner on the line. I wouldn't care about what the neighbors think, although you will get a bunch of visits form LE. I'd care about your landlord, you could get the boot and have to move if ya skin in the front yard. Times have changed for sure.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Drifter] #7613279
06/26/22 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Drifter
Skinning in your front yard in town you better expect several visits from the local law.City folks will think you are skinning dogs and call the law on you.

If trapping private land one can usually find a ditch to dispose of them. Ask the land owner.



better set up a tent type skinning area so no one can see you doing it... or do it in the field and flesh at the apartment... You dont need unwanted visitors.

Re: What to do with carcasses? [Re: Catch22] #7613281
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Originally Posted by Catch22
If it were me, I'd eat as many as you can and I'd skin with a trailer mount skinner on the line. I wouldn't care about what the neighbors think, although you will get a bunch of visits form LE. I'd care about your landlord, you could get the boot and have to move if ya skin in the front yard. Times have changed for sure.



For sure!

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