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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.

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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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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2016, 09:57:40 AM »
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 #26 on: March 25, 2016, 10:47:59 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.
Ok thank you. My hunting buddy is a taxidermist so I am sure he knows what to do with them also. We are taking his brothers out for the youth season coming up I will let ya know if we get any.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2016, 04:21:09 PM »
Hopefully I will be sending a few down to ya if you can use them

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2016, 04:33:15 PM »
We will see what we can come up with and will get ahold of you via PM if it all works out. :tup:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2016, 07:53:17 PM »
I seriously haven't forgotten about you and still have all the feathers and wing bones for you. I'll get the feathers in the mail tomorrow and wing bones next Monday. About ready to start another round this year and should have a bunch more. :tup:

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2016, 05:00:23 AM »
Thanks guys, appreciate all the primaries!   :tup:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2016, 05:08:29 PM »
Already have some wings coming, so feel free to contact me if you have wings soon and would like a personalized wingbone call made.    :IBCOOL:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2016, 05:22:45 PM »
Tag so I can send them your way.

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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2016, 04:19:31 PM »
Back to the top for the successful hunters!   :IBCOOL:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #34 on: May 05, 2016, 07:59:26 AM »
Been getting lots of great wings/feathers this year from Oregon and Washington, appreciate them all.

If you have some wings and haven't already sent them to me, please keep them frozen for another week or two. I'm leaving tomorrow for a week of camping/turkey hunting/shed hunting/photography in northeast Oregon.

Thanks boys & girls!   :hello:
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2017, 01:45:53 PM »
  I got some awesome primaries from Washington hunters last year.

Contact me if you'd like to exchange your wings for a personalized Wingbone call.

Good luck youth hunters! 
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2017, 06:52:58 PM »
I just peel my feathers and cut with scissors on my primitive arrows, interested in how you dye yours and do you sand the quill down?
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2017, 08:54:54 AM »
I just peel my feathers and cut with scissors on my primitive arrows, interested in how you dye yours and do you sand the quill down?

I peel them for primitive arrows, but grind them for all other arrows. Have a jig I use with a sanding drum on my drill press.

I use several kinds of dyes, better variety and much better then the kool-aid treatment IMO.
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« Reply #38 on: April 11, 2017, 09:26:34 AM »
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« Reply #39 on: April 11, 2017, 12:04:34 PM »
I should have a bunch starting this week-end. The deal on the wing bone striker still good??
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Re: I need your primary wing feathers!!!
« Reply #40 on: April 12, 2017, 07:51:26 AM »
I should have a bunch starting this week-end. The deal on the wing bone striker still good??

Sure is!  I never turn down wings or feathers. 

Good luck to all the hunters this weekend.  I might go out and fight the Oregon onslaught.   :chuckle:
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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2017, 08:12:35 AM »
PM sent! :IBCOOL:
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