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Any Use For Otter Gland? #6109300
01/01/18 06:44 PM
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Never keep them but should I???

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: ] #6109514
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Yes you should there is a good market for them. Save them fresh frozen so the end user can do what they want with them.
I have had good results using it fresh preserved in homebrew lures. Next year I want to rot some down. Also saving the belly & throat glands this year for my next homebrew batches.

Ever see what a dog does at an otter toilet? They wont pass it up.

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: ] #6109675
01/01/18 10:26 PM
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I'll make sure to hold on to them from now on.

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: ] #6110897
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I would save them

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: ] #6113643
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Ever see what a coyote, fox, or a bcat does at an otter toilet? Rot the glands down to a paste and use the lure as a changeup at your predator sets. You wont be sorry.


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Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: ] #6138030
01/25/18 07:23 PM
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Idk about the glands but I tell ya nothing eats an otter. I throw all my carcasses behind my house in the woods for the critters and birds.. those otter basically rot down or get eaten by maggots. Nothing else touches them, not even the buzzards. I've always wondered why.


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Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #6166809
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Originally Posted By: Swamp Wolf
Ever see what a coyote, fox, or a bcat does at an otter toilet? Rot the glands down to a paste and use the lure as a changeup at your predator sets. You wont be sorry.



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Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: LT GREY] #8138284
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I threw otter carcassís on field and In one day the ravens , crows and eagles had them stripped clean right to the bare bones.

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Anonymous] #8138330
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Thatís odd, here theyíre the last thing theyíll touch in a carcass pile in fact they usually lay there and mummify. The glands good though.

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: kytrapper] #8138406
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One day I threw out a 40 lbs and 25 lbs coyote carcass a 25 lbs and 12 lbs coon carcass and 2 otter carcass and 2 days later they were completely cleaned. Ravens are the most numerous. I think they keep the crows away then bald eagles and this year golden eagles. I am blown away how much meat these birds eat and how fast they do it. They clean the skulls almost totally making it easy to save a skull.

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Anonymous] #8138495
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Otter get eaten here-sometimes right out of the trap.
Lynx and wolves(wolves eat everything) love eating them.


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Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Anonymous] #8138523
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Up their in the cold and snow ur critters can't be too picky. They would probably eat a dead vulture in they winter if one was available

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Anonymous] #8144273
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I use the glands in a predator lure, really add to the other smells.

Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Yes sir] #8145386
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
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Up their in the cold and snow ur critters can't be too picky. They would probably eat a dead vulture in they winter if one was available


Even the birds avoid them here ! Local Wolf population would never stoop so low as to eat an Otter. No matter how cold it got !


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Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Anonymous] #8145409
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I dont think otter gland attracts coyotes and bobcats as a food smell. They both like it and will walk over for a sniff. Pine marten like that smell too.


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Re: Any Use For Otter Gland? [Re: Anonymous] #8145537
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Here is a nice big otter that was pulled out of the water last fall and eaten by a family of lynx

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Just another package of protein in the North country.

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