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Turkey Dreamcatcher

Just something I made from last years Turkeys. Anybody else make novelties with their Turkeys?

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Looks good

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That's pretty neat.
I take a 2" strip of the skin (with feathers attached) all the way down the back and leave the fan attached. Clean out as much of the meat from the tail as possible and spread it out skin side up (use roofing nails) on a piece of plywood. Sprinkle with a 50/50 mix of kosher salt and borax about 1/2 inch thick. Put it in an attic to let it bake in the dry heat for the summer and you will have a perfectly preserved "turkey pelt" and fan. If I remember I will snap a few pictures of one I did last year and is still on the board.

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I'll have to snap some photos for you Redrider. I have spur necklaces and several different fan mounting styles I have tried. Most recently I have begun to fletch all my arrows with the wings from the turkeys i take. Nice being able to extend the use for that turkey past the frier!

Nice job on the dreamcatcher!

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Thanks Guys !
I would like to see some photos, always looking for new ways to use more of the bird Thumbs up You ever make any calls out of the bones?

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No cant say as I have but I have donated a few for that purpose. I have never been able to get even slighty confident in my ability to play a wingbone call. Honesty i have listened to some of the best there is play them and to me they sound like a young hens fall call at best. Too many better choices out there for turkey calls to spend much time on that IMO.

For the novelty of it thats a different story, but then again from what i understand hen bones have a better suited tone and I never get a chance to gather those.

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cool, I like it

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