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Offline inkfish86

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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2010, 12:47:22 PM »
great info thanks!

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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #26 on: January 01, 2011, 01:22:49 PM »
lol if i did that i get hung

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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2011, 10:26:00 AM »
can boiling water or any chemical split the claws? 
Rather be dead than cool.
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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #28 on: August 21, 2011, 02:28:42 PM »
The easiest way to clean bear claws is dermisted beatles.....its effortless and nothing cleans bones more quickly and effectively without degrading the bone than beatles
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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2011, 11:54:40 AM »
After cleaning I drill a hole in the bone and put them on rawhide as a necklace. I used to have a group of guy's from out of state come over and hunt with me every year. The second year they came I gave each of them a necklace....big hit. I gave one to each of my son's last year at Christmas. One of them has not taken it off since.

I still have a few of them and have given them to variuos hunting partner's over the years. Every time I hand one out it is received with great joy!


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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #30 on: April 01, 2012, 09:34:43 PM »
Lookin for a little advise on bear claws/teeth. I got teeth i just finished pulling (boiled loose). I also have 3 feet worth of claws (not sure were #4 went). Im lookin to put it all on a necklace for my rearview mirror. Tryin to get a few pointers on the best way to polish it all, and cant deside, quick in or out of the claws, not sure which way i like better. So which will be easier to work with putting on a necklace, and which will stand the test of time better. All  :twocents: welcome and appreciated.

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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2013, 11:10:13 PM »
 :yeah: I want to know too!
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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2013, 12:30:35 PM »
seems this thread sorta died.
I have some claws (porkypine) I want to process and not sure I got enough out of this thread to do my own yet. :(

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Re: Cleaning bear claws.
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2016, 05:16:53 PM »
Great post and pics. Not trying to add a sales pitch here, but if you bring them to me we stick the claws (which don't have to be cleaned off real well) in with our dermestid beetle colony and they clean EVERYTHING off down to the last stitch of tissue, leaving only the claw and nail pedicle. They do and awesome job and it only takes about 2 days to complete a full set of claws.
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