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What size wooden stretchers do y'all use for PA coon going to NAFA???

My boards are 7-71/4" at the base...is felt some would have been better on a bigger board...but I don't know....just curious what you fellow PA trappers use for coon boards...
 

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Thanx! I looked at their manual...both sections of coon take similar sized boards...I think 7 and 7 1/2"....

Will see how mine grade out....I need a couple more boards for next season...they take a while to dry in the garage depending on temp...sometimes about a week...
 

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I use 7" boards for my small stuff.everything else goes on 7.5" boards. And imo a weeks drying times about right.You dont want them to dry to fast with to much heat.
 

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I was told 7.5" to 8.5" for the bigger ones, like over 30".
 

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The majority of my coon are at least 2x and 3x...some 4x and i think 3 5x 35-37" I did have a handful of xls but I try to leave em up the tree..sometimes they look a lot bigger than they are...(I run a coon dog).


I'd like a longer board or 2 for those bigguns...


I known its better to have em dry slow opposed to too fast....I just need a few more boards...I got backed up a few times and if prices don't go down the toilet I may take more coon next year...kinda kicking myself this year...I left lots of money in the trees...could have doubled or tripled my count fairly easily...just not worth it for me to take a bunch and travel farther to hide hunt unless prices are good..
 

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No hurry really...supply house I got my others from is on the way to my buddies camp...so if I get em from him again next time I am up that way...is like to take a trip to FNT this summer (i work a few hours away). So maybe then...
 

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I have a feeling I would spend way too much! Lol. But I would like to make the trip one day if I get time!
 

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I think my basswood coon boards are 7.5, but not sure. Most coons I get are 30-34". Some 28". Kits get into the taxidermy pile as they are always blue leather. I wish we had bigger coons down here.
 
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