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I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« on: April 05, 2015, 08:30:23 AM »
I use the primary wing feathers for fletching wood arrows.  Get quite a few from guys here in Oregon, but could sure use plenty more, especially the beautiful Merriam feathers.  If you get some birds and have no use for the wing primaries, PM me and I'll give you my mailing address.  I'll reimburse you for postage.   Thanks!











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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2015, 11:54:38 AM »
Those look great. Have you used goose before?

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2015, 12:19:43 PM »
Is there any special way you want the wing feathers? Can a guy use a pair of shears and lop them off near their origin?

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2015, 03:47:39 PM »
Those look great tree killer
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2015, 07:18:58 PM »
Those look great. Have you used goose before?

I have made arrows fletched with goose, but most are with turkey.
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2015, 07:26:49 PM »
Is there any special way you want the wing feathers? Can a guy use a pair of shears and lop them off near their origin?

Absolutely, just snip them off at the base.  A mature tom usually has 8 or 9 primaries per wing, a jake might only have 6 usable primary feathers per wing.
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2015, 07:31:10 PM »
dontcha just love the smell of burning feathers?    This post brought back the times we made our own arrows.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2015, 04:21:07 PM »
dontcha just love the smell of burning feathers?    This post brought back the times we made our own arrows.

I haven't used my feather burner in years...have a bunch of feather choppers that work great without the stink.    :tup:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2015, 07:22:01 PM »
I'll even sweeten the pot.  Send the entire wings and I'll build you a personalized wingbone yelper in exchange. 



I need all the bones from the breast on down...



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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2015, 07:28:33 PM »
I will have a dozen plus wings I'll send down in a couple weeks. If you'd prefer, I'll cut the feathers you want and remove the 3 bones from each wing. I won't need as many yelpers as wings I send though. :chuckle:

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2015, 07:33:02 PM »
Man those yelpers look cool! :tup:

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2015, 07:51:18 PM »
Very nice work treekiller! I'll gladly send you several wings here soon. I'd love to have one of those wingbone yelpers.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 07:44:19 PM »
I will have a dozen plus wings I'll send down in a couple weeks. If you'd prefer, I'll cut the feathers you want and remove the 3 bones from each wing. I won't need as many yelpers as wings I send though. :chuckle:

Sounds great.  Just PM me and I'll get back to you...if I don't don't reply within a day freeze the bones.  I might be gone bear or turkey hunting later this month and early May. 
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 07:45:28 PM »
Man those yelpers look cool! :tup:

Thanks Jason...you need one some day!   :tup:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 07:46:50 PM »
Very nice work treekiller! I'll gladly send you several wings here soon. I'd love to have one of those wingbone yelpers.

Thanks HH!  Look forward to hearing from you.

Good luck and have fun!
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2015, 08:08:34 PM »
Tree Killer, I have some feathers for you. My son killed two jakes this morning, and I should have a few more soon. Would you please PM me some shipping info.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2015, 09:22:16 PM »
Man those yelpers look cool! :tup:

 :yeah:

Very nice.  Hopefully I'll have one tomorrow morning.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2015, 09:46:02 PM »
Man those yelpers look cool! :tup:

Thanks Jason...you need one some day!   :tup:
Yes I do!! I've been drooling over those yelpers of yours for atleast 8 or 9 years!! :drool:

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2015, 09:41:14 PM »
Still need feathers?  I'd love to get one of those wingbone calls.  I'll even include a jar of home made sea salt.   ;)  I think I lost two or three off one wing though.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2015, 07:34:15 AM »
Still need feathers?  I'd love to get one of those wingbone calls.  I'll even include a jar of home made sea salt.   ;)  I think I lost two or three off one wing though.

I never turn down feathers!  I'll PM you my address.   Thanks!
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2015, 02:50:14 PM »
Man those yelpers look cool! :tup:

Thanks Jason...you need one some day!   :tup:
Yes I do!! I've been drooling over those yelpers of yours for atleast 8 or 9 years!! :drool:

I do build a few to sell also Jason.   :tup:

The wings are starting to roll in from folks...so if anybody has wings or even just primary feathers, get ahold of me.
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2015, 06:40:34 AM »
Just wanted to let folks know that I'll be gone bear and turkey hunting for the next 10 days.  I've been contacted by some members who have sent wings, or have wings they plan on sending me...thanks! 

For anybody that have wings or kill a bird in the next week or so, just put them in a garbage bag and freeze them.  Send me a PM and I'll reply when I get back home from hunting.

I'll start building the wingbone calls at the end of this month, already have quite afew cleaned and bleached out.

Thanks guys!     :tup:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2016, 06:24:03 AM »
To the top for the upcoming 2016 turkey hunt.  Got some really great primaries last spring in exchange for personalized wingbone calls from this group.   :tup:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2016, 06:32:42 AM »
To the top for the upcoming 2016 turkey hunt.  Got some really great primaries last spring in exchange for personalized wingbone calls from this group.   :tup:
Is there a certain way to take care of the wings before you ship them and what is the best way to package them. We usually get half a dozen birds if things go right

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2016, 08:08:08 AM »
To the top for the upcoming 2016 turkey hunt.  Got some really great primaries last spring in exchange for personalized wingbone calls from this group.   :tup:
Is there a certain way to take care of the wings before you ship them and what is the best way to package them. We usually get half a dozen birds if things go right

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emac...I usually tell folks to put them in a plastic garbage sack and freeze ASAP, then box them up to mail on a Monday if possible so they arrive before the weekend.  Some guys prefer to bone out the wings and snip off the primaries...but still freeze the bones in a zip lock bag.  The bones and feathers make a smaller package then the whole wings.  As soon as I get them I bone them out, clean up, cut them down to shape and boil the bones. 

Some guys will rinse blood off the feathers before it dries, but I can usually deal with it without too much effort.
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