New goodies on the way !

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New goodies on the way !

Post by Boarmountain » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:15 pm

I asked a friend who is a fellow taxidermist in NY, if he had a woodcock in the freezer that he would be willing to part with. Well wouldn't you know it, he had two. So I have a package coming this week with them and he had a starling too, that's was throwing in the box.
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Post by Trifly » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:28 pm

Woodcock is on my to get list. Well done.

I just noticed you are from Boulder Mt. My wife has a lot of family that lives there. I miss vacationing there and fishing the Boulder River, Basin Creek and the many small creeks in the area.
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Re: New goodies on the way !

Post by tie2fish » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:24 am

Boarmountain wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:15 pm
I asked a friend who is a fellow taxidermist in NY, if he had a woodcock in the freezer that he would be willing to part with. Well wouldn't you know it, he had two. So I have a package coming this week with them and he had a starling too, that's was throwing in the box.
Lucky you! I believe there are some subtle differences between the European and North American woodcocks, but not sure what they are (outside of size).
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Post by ForumGhillie » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:49 am

Mike, nice!!

I used to hunt timberdoodles when up north grouse hunting. I haven't the past few years because I was too busy to get up north before they migrated south, so I didn't buy a migratory bird stamp to hunt them. Hopefully this year may be different.

Enjoy!!
Be sure to post some patterns you tie with them.

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Side note - I recently received from Competitive Angler a pair of Cookshill woodcock wings. The wings are larger than the American.
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Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 am

Mike,

Did the taxidermist skin the birds our for you, or will you need to do this when they arrive? I would be interested in seeing pics of the birds/skins when they arrive.

Congratulations. You should get lots of use out of these, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
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Re: New goodies on the way !

Post by Boarmountain » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:38 am

letumgo wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:27 am
Mike,

Did the taxidermist skin the birds our for you, or will you need to do this when they arrive? I would be interested in seeing pics of the birds/skins when they arrive.

Congratulations. You should get lots of use out of these, and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
I'll have to skin and wash them. If I have time I can do a step by step
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Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:56 am

Mike - As a taxidermist yourself, you certainly have the skills to do a great job processing the skins. ;)
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Re: New goodies on the way !

Post by Boarmountain » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:05 am

letumgo wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:56 am
Mike - As a taxidermist yourself, you certainly have the skills to do a great job processing the skins. ;)
Yea, I've skinned one or two in my day.... lol
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Post by letumgo » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:14 am

:lol: :D
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