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Offline Tree Killer

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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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