Traditional Archery Discussions on the Leatherwall


Venison is for the Birds...

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Krag 16-Jan-22
Krag 16-Jan-22
fdp 16-Jan-22
SB 16-Jan-22
babysaph 16-Jan-22
AK Pathfinder 16-Jan-22
AK Pathfinder 16-Jan-22
bluesman 17-Jan-22
Wayne Hess 17-Jan-22
Riverwolf 17-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 17-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 17-Jan-22
olddogrib 17-Jan-22
Jon Stewart 17-Jan-22
olddogrib 17-Jan-22
Catskills 17-Jan-22
Yellah Nocks 17-Jan-22
George D. Stout 17-Jan-22
nineworlds9 17-Jan-22
From: Krag
Date: 16-Jan-22

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...too! Anyone else share some venison with the birds? Granted it would work better as a northern tier deal but the birds really like to pick meat and fat scraps off the bones through the winter.

Also have five suet blocks I try to keep filled but when temps get down below zero those don't last very long. So when I'm not at the cabin this deer spine provides some easier pickings. Even with suet available it gets some action. Blue Jays, Chickadees and Hairy Woodpecker are the usual visitors but the smaller Downy Woodpecker doesn't seem to go for it.

This has been hanging for two months and will be bare bones by spring.

From: Krag
Date: 16-Jan-22

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First did this ten years ago with a bear spine with ribs attached and it was cleaned by spring. Five years ago I hung another bear and a week later it was gone. Never saw a trace of it. Apparently the local bear hadn't denned yet and climbed this tree for it. Only the rope and scars remain.

So this time I tied a scent saturated fleece shirt around the tree and that worked until denning time. This week I saw where a bobcat had checked it out circling the tree a few times but didn't climb it.

From: fdp
Date: 16-Jan-22




Nope we use it in the kennel.

From: SB
Date: 16-Jan-22




Yep...always hung up my boned out carcasses for the birds. And thanksgiving turkeys.

From: babysaph Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-Jan-22




Good info. Thanks

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 16-Jan-22

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We always put the scrap and bones out for the ravins. Takes no time at all for them to clean them up.

From: AK Pathfinder
Date: 16-Jan-22




I forgot to mention, the wild turkeys will pick on them as well.

From: bluesman
Date: 17-Jan-22




Great idea . Really enjoy taking photos of birds , nice of you to help them out in the winter . Unfortunately where I live , too many bears . I even had one come into the yard in December two years ago ( when most are hibernating) although technically bears pseudo- hibernate . Anyway the bear destroyed the bird feeder .. lol , then left a calling card on the ground .

From: Wayne Hess
Date: 17-Jan-22




For the Birds, OKAY

From: Riverwolf
Date: 17-Jan-22

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Been doing it for yrs...for my winged wolf pack.....and various Hawks- birds . The crow , hawks. fox, yotes, birds of many types will feed upon it till all is gone except the bone.........I have witnessed and filmed some very entertaining shows/diplays over the years......

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 17-Jan-22

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We use the deer fat but have to bring it in at night because

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 17-Jan-22

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From: olddogrib
Date: 17-Jan-22




I'm more of a "burial at sea" kinda guy. After all, snapping turtle gotta eat, too! But by now probably not much. Usually hibernating, or in my neck of the woods "brumating" instead. Don't ask me to explain how a critter that easily drowns can breathe underwater for months at a time....I've never claimed to be an expert on the amazing and multi-purpose "cloaca"....my explanation might ruin your appetite for turtle soup forever! And no, I don't have a turtle fetish...it's just my "totem" animal.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 17-Jan-22




Date and time is incorrect. He was heard at 1130PM in November. He also caved in the 6' fence around my sons garden and tore it up in early fall. He has turned into a big pest.

From: olddogrib
Date: 17-Jan-22




Jon, My buddy had a game cam pic of 4 under his feeder last week...appeared to be a sow and 3 youngsters. They read poorly and seem to struggle with the concept of "no trespassing". It looks like you already have a suitable headstone...could just plant him right there, lol!

From: Catskills
Date: 17-Jan-22




Bluesman, I had a bear trash a feeder and leave a calling card also. I bring my feeder in until about December. Good to know they will feed on parts of a carcass. I admire the birds like chickadees, cardinals, titmice etc. who stick it out for the whole frigid winter.

From: Yellah Nocks
Date: 17-Jan-22




The Thanksgiving carcass, after we pick off and put the meat in tupperwares, gets frozen for soup. We just don't pick off everything so there is enough meat in the soup. Scraps here find their way into the dog bowls and chicken house. We do feed the birds, which also provides feeding for squirrels(mostly red), which "miraculously" also seem to fill dog bowls after they enjoy a soak in the hot tub on our stove. The wife enjoys feeding wildlife, so there are most always critters hereabouts. One time, before our porch was enclosed, she was cooking a chicken in early spring. Out of the corner of her eye while she was at the stove, our dog wandered past the door. Puzzled, since he is an inside dog, she turned to see him on the couch. It then dawned in her that Mr. Bear had walked about three or four feet away on the other side of the door.

From: George D. Stout
Date: 17-Jan-22




It's biodegradable anyway so no need to put it in the garbage can, unless you live in the city maybe. Not much left of our turkeys since we render the bones and leftovers for broth to can or freeze, but what's left goes out.

From: nineworlds9
Date: 17-Jan-22




The turtle one made me Lol. Breathing via the rear end.





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