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#6834342 - 07/25/17 09:40 PM Dead cow
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over the weekend I went to go build a feeder pen and set a feeder. Unfortunately I found a dead cow and 100ish buzzards. 25 yards in front of the blind. Other than digging a hole and pushing it in. What are my options? Lime? Lye? Burn it? Or will nature take care of it? Will it mostly be gone by the end of September? What's y'all experience? Thanks!
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#6834344 - 07/25/17 09:42 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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Won't be much left other than skin and bones within a week or two.....
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#6834352 - 07/25/17 09:45 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Won't be much left other than skin and bones within a week or two.....

Yup. Time for the buzzards to do their job. Bugs will take care of the rest.
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#6834353 - 07/25/17 09:45 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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Well that's good news! That said. I assume the smell will go away in a month or so?
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#6834357 - 07/25/17 09:53 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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Originally Posted By: Normanpig
Well that's good news! That said. I assume the smell will go away in a month or so?


Most of it, will still get a few whiffs until nov

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#6834369 - 07/25/17 10:07 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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That's what I wanted to hear. Thanks y'all!
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#6834381 - 07/25/17 10:19 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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Why are you worried about the smell, aesthetics or because you are worried about it affecting hunting? If the latter, the deer and such won't have a problem with it. They will get used to it. It is part of what happens in nature. Plus, if you want to hunt coyotes and hogs, the carcass may very well attract both.

If you just don't like the smell, then get a tractor and haul the carcass away, but in reality that should not be a significant issue by September...as noted.
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#6834390 - 07/25/17 10:30 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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We are Setting this spot up for a buddy's son. It's pretty dam close to the blind. Just want the kid be comfortable with out having to stick Vicks up his nose. It hot I don't want to move a stand if I don't have to. Sounds like it will be all good! And we all reddy started calling it "the dead cow blind" pretty sure the name will stick.
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#6834392 - 07/25/17 10:34 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
rexmitchell Offline
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Bad news is that cow will likely stink for a few months. Good news is it will likely cover your scent hunting the blind this season.

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#6834422 - 07/25/17 11:27 PM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
budward Offline
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Man up.


Edited by budward (07/25/17 11:28 PM)

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#6834431 - 07/26/17 12:15 AM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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Go stick some tannerite in it I suggest about 5 lbs then shoot it, it will be much easier for animals to eat it in smaller pieces
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#6834449 - 07/26/17 05:17 AM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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Cue Josey Wales "Buzzards gotta eat, same as worms."

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#6834511 - 07/26/17 07:31 AM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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You won't see nothing but bones by September.

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#6834517 - 07/26/17 07:39 AM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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me, I would move it 100yds or so, three or four days, the buzzards will have it down to skin and bones
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#6834541 - 07/26/17 08:00 AM Re: Dead cow [Re: Normanpig]
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I assume it is your land and cow, if so bummer on losing the cow and putting up with the stench.
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