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    Default ptarmigan and other game birds, don't toss the carcass!

    If you live in the Wasilla, Palmer or the general area and you harvest a few birds (ptarmigan, ducks, grouse, etc...) please don't toss the carcasses. They are great trapping bait and I will come get them. Just toss them in a bag and I will pick them up from you.

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    Good to know - I usually toss the innards in a nearby stream to feed the fish when I dress my upland game. I'll be gone for about a year, but if you shoot me a PM I'll save it for you when I get back from "over there".

    The other 299,300,000 people can have it.

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    I just shot a rabbit today and the carcass is still in the trash can. I'll pull it out for you if you want it. I don't know how to get you my home address without posting it to the world though. I haven't hit my quota for posts, so I can't PM you.

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    Shot a quick email to you,

    thanks

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    Sent you a reply. It's sitting in the mailbox planter whenever you get around to it, unless the birds get it first.

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    Thanks for the bait Arcticmayhem, picked it up around 3:15 today.

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    I put training bird carcasses in the freezer all summer long (pigeons,chukar, pheasant etc) and hold them for a trapper when he is ready for them...nice way to use the entire bird.
    Sorry teacher man, I have been giving mine to another trapper for a few years now, if he doesn't want them I will keep you in mind.

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    Like Burke, I have trappers up north here who line up at my door for the carcasses of all the birds I take each year, including training pigeons as well. I'd dump those guys if some hot chick trapper came along one day though!

    Jim

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    Jim, thats funny. Burke if they don't want them remember me.

    thanks guys!

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    Thanks for the birds guys! I'll be looking/needing them all season.

    teach

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    Sent you a pm. Not sure if it made it if not let me know.
    Ron.

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    Teacherman, I tried to send you a PM but it seems your inbox is full. I got a rabbit and ptarmigan on my snowmachine trip today. The bird took a close range 3" .410 shot in the tail and then rode the rest of the day in my seat pocket, so he got pretty mussed, but the rabbit is in good shape. I guess a coyote would just think it was extra tenderized anyway. I won't be home tomorrow so if you stop by, they are in a trash bag on top of the trash can by the garage door. Good luck and merry Christmas,
    Levi

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