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#5660570 - 03/20/15 03:12 PM How do y'all do it
Esh and Hattie Offline
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Registered: 01/05/14
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So say you shoot a bird and it's a beauty that you want mounted... And you winged it and it's still alive. How do you dispatch and still keep the bird fresh to mount??

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#5660589 - 03/20/15 03:21 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
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Bite him on the skull until you hear a crunch. It kills them right away.
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#5660594 - 03/20/15 03:25 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
Esh and Hattie Offline
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So I'm not the only crazy one that's good... Been doing exactly that! Was just like wondering if there was anything easier that doesn't damage the bird externally at all. Thanks wal

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#5660604 - 03/20/15 03:34 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
garrett Offline
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you can always tell when trophy season opens up up
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#5660777 - 03/20/15 05:23 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: wal1809]
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Bite him on the skull until you hear a crunch. It kills them right away.

Not sure I will ever bring myself to do that.

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#5661121 - 03/20/15 08:59 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
aerangis Offline
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I scare it to death. No marks, and painless.

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#5661125 - 03/20/15 09:01 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
Whack n stack Offline
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Registered: 03/25/14
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Take a large wing feather and poke it in the back of the head right under the skull, does quick work with minimal damage. Or... Shoot a little better...

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#5661196 - 03/20/15 09:48 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
TXPride Offline
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Lay it down belly down, put your knee on its back and crush.

That's how I finish all my birds. Better than wringing neck, but you don't get to say you bit a ducks head.
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#5661489 - 03/21/15 07:46 AM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
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Put it under my arm so that the bird is between my side and my bicep. Squeeze the bird until it goes limp.
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#5661804 - 03/21/15 10:54 AM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: TXPride]
brazosboyt Offline
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Originally Posted By: TXPride
Lay it down belly down, put your knee on its back and crush.

That's how I finish all my birds. Better than wringing neck, but you don't get to say you bit a ducks head.


X2 on big birds like geese, divers, sea ducks. Puddle ducks I squeeze the bird in one hand. Thumb and middle finger under the wings and compress the heart. 15 seconds and they are out.

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#5661826 - 03/21/15 11:11 AM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
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lol you can ring its neck without damaging anything... these fellas are serious^
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#5661876 - 03/21/15 11:35 AM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Navasot]
brazosboyt Offline
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
lol you can ring its neck without damaging anything... these fellas are serious^


I've mounted several birds with wrung necks. I really bruises the skin making it very likely to have feather slippage. Also make is weak which can result in tearing during the mounting. Do your taxidermist a favor and don't ring necks.

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#5661883 - 03/21/15 11:38 AM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
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He never said much about it... in other news your around a lot of water too.... the added fluid in his lungs may lead to internal combustion also eek2
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#5662134 - 03/21/15 03:05 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: Esh and Hattie]
TXPride Offline
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Drowning a duck is a lot harder than it sounds.
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#5676899 - 03/30/15 08:07 PM Re: How do y'all do it [Re: wal1809]
Txcatman1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: wal1809
Bite him on the skull until you hear a crunch. It kills them right away.


X2, little duck brains for breakfast never hurts. Hold em by the feet after you bite em though, they tend to bleed pretty good after you crunch em
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