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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-04-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Do any of you have a better use for the remaining carcasses of your skinned catches? Currently I have 7 coons and 2 opossums and have been buring the remanints. I will set for fox/coyote after deer season. I just hate to be wasting something I could be using back in my trapline as bait or such. Thanks for the help!!!

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I always pile mine up in one of my farmers fields that he isnt farming and has high grass etc...

Canines never mess with possum or coon carcasses....no idea why...just what ive noticed....farmer said when he plowed that field everything was still in a nasty pile....deer scrapes, coon and possum carcasses and yote carcasses...
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You can allways eat the coon.It`s not to bad really.
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I will take your word on it!

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Lay them in an open field if the farmer allows it. Vultures will eat them. Vultures prefer the open rather than field edges at woods or in the woods. I guess they like to see all around them. They are more likey to eat them up fast when its really cold and there's snow. Vultures gotta eat too. I once had a mature bald eagle eating off one of my possums.
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Ftw is absolutely right...forgot that while my pile didnt work well for canines, birds of prey appreciated it! My buddy swore he had a bald eagle eating it regularly...i always doubted him...i am in Beaver County...have never seen an eagle here.....till yesterday...a mature one flew over the barn..maybe 120ft high...pretty awesome!!

I put mine in the high grass of an unfarmed field to hide it from the publics eye...

I rather take what i can use and.give the rest back to my line and nature...better than.the trash...what didnt get eaten got plowed and fertilized the corn for the coon and deer this fall..lol
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I was wondering if I could use any of them for making bait. I know about muskrat and beaver meat meat for bait. Didn't know if anyone use anything from K9's or coons or the like.

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