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Feather storage

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BOX CALL 09-Oct-17
Lowcountry 09-Oct-17
reddogge 09-Oct-17
RymanCat 09-Oct-17
BATMAN 09-Oct-17
Jeff Durnell 09-Oct-17
RonsPlc 09-Oct-17
Linecutter 09-Oct-17
woodsman 09-Oct-17
2 bears 09-Oct-17
stykzz 10-Oct-17
bigdaddy 10-Oct-17
Sawtooth (Original) 10-Oct-17
Hal9000 10-Oct-17
stykzz 10-Oct-17
2 bears 10-Oct-17
dean 10-Oct-17
hawkeye in PA 10-Oct-17
Jeff Durnell 10-Oct-17
2 bears 10-Oct-17
Sawtooth (Original) 10-Oct-17
Stoner 11-Oct-17
Wapiti - - M. S. 11-Oct-17
stykzz 11-Oct-17
lawdy 11-Oct-17
BOX CALL 12-Oct-17
Stoner 15-Oct-17
From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Oct-17




I'm fletching some arrows and when I get done,I'll have some left over.I'll have some store bought and some natural barred hand crafted feathers .what's the best way to keep extra feathers.I've usually kept them in a unsealed ziplock bag.might not use them again till summer.,thanks,dan

From: Lowcountry
Date: 09-Oct-17




I keep mine in a Tupperware container.

From: reddogge Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 09-Oct-17




Sealed in ziplock bags in a tupperware container. Natural barred turkey feathers (off of a real turkey kill) I kept in a freezer in zip lock bags.

From: RymanCat
Date: 09-Oct-17




Plastic containers so bugs can't get in on me and eat feathers.

From: BATMAN Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Oct-17




Tupperware / Ziplock bags ( sealed) and MAYBE keep them in a fridge?

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 09-Oct-17




I keep mine in boxes and bags with Borax and give them a shake every time I add some. Borax keeps the bugs out.

From: RonsPlc Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 09-Oct-17




I keep mine in sealed ziplock baggies and I put in a bit of borax just to keep bugs at bay.

From: Linecutter
Date: 09-Oct-17




Zip lock bags and hamster cedar chips. DANNY

From: woodsman
Date: 09-Oct-17




Any type sealed container with mothballs.

From: 2 bears
Date: 09-Oct-17




Zip locks with a bit of Borax. It doesn't leave an odor like moth balls.Birds usually do have mites and they will eat up the feathers in time if not protected.>>>----> Ken

From: stykzz
Date: 10-Oct-17




I deal with a lot of feathers. The way I store mine is sealed in a zip lock bag that I have sprayed a little dry silicone in. I put the feathers in quill side down, spray in the silicone, then squeeze out as much air as I can. Never had a bug problem.

The added plus is a little extra water protection.

From: bigdaddy
Date: 10-Oct-17




What is DRY silicon?

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Oct-17




Quart sized ziplock bags with a little puff of SEVIN dust in them for bugs.

From: Hal9000
Date: 10-Oct-17




steel shelves at least 1/4" thick :)

From: stykzz
Date: 10-Oct-17




Yeah, Sawtooth I STILL haven't messed with my half of those feathers you sent with Sevin on them. That stuff is bad news. Please consider using something a little less toxic. :)

I get dry silicone in a spray can. MR Wrench is the brand name, but I'm sure there are others. It's okay if it goes on wet, just make sure it dries. Seriously guys. I've never had a bug problem, and you should see the condition of some of the feathers I get sent to me. I should probably start a thread on how to treat and mail feathers for the best results.

From: 2 bears
Date: 10-Oct-17




Borax is super cheap and works. It is an old Taxidermy trick.. 1/4" steel?? Are your feathers that heavy or the bugs that vicious? LoL >>>----> Ken

From: dean
Date: 10-Oct-17




I have never had an issue with bugs eating my feathers, they are just in a cardboard box. Must be a southern thing. of course, I spray my basement for earwigs every year, maybe that is keep the bird mites at bay.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 10-Oct-17




A cleaned out 50 caliber ammo box and the feathers are in bags in the box.

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Oct-17




Larry, I didn't have a problem with bugs chewing on my feathers for decades, then one day opened boxes of turkey feathers to find 3/4 of them destroyed. I threw away well over a hundred feathers that day.

From: 2 bears
Date: 10-Oct-17




Like Jeff said they will destroy all you feathers one day. Two minutes and a few cents worth of Borax can save the day.>>--> Ken

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 10-Oct-17




Yeah, Sawtooth I STILL haven't messed with my half of those feathers you sent with Sevin on them. That stuff is bad news. Please consider using something a little less toxic. :)

I did not realize it was a problem. I will do something different in the future.

From: Stoner
Date: 11-Oct-17




X2 Jeff Durnell John

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-17




Mine where bought from 3rivers & lost nation.Stored in zip lock bags and never used borax,and they are fine. Never used turkey feathers that came from birds I killed,or that were given to me.

From: stykzz
Date: 11-Oct-17




I should also add that I only put 50 feathers in a bag (full length). So if I ever do have issues it will be limited. Eggs in one basket kinda thing.

From: lawdy
Date: 11-Oct-17




I store all my turkey wings in a my trapping freezer until I cut and grind some fletching. The excess goes back into the freezer.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-17




Was thinking if I could put them in a Tupperware container and put a couple cedar boards with them.I have some cedar box call wood I could use.

From: Stoner
Date: 15-Oct-17




Oops, meant to say I use 20 mule team borax and open grocery bags in a cardboard box, no issues for years. John





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