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fan mountin

Postby pabeard buster » February 18th, 2009, 4:39 pm

wondering if ne one new of a place online that tells how to do your own fan and nbeard mounts. or if ne one has any personal info, thad be cool too. thanx!
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RE: fan mountin

Postby trkynut54 » February 18th, 2009, 5:13 pm

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RE: fan mountin

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 18th, 2009, 5:38 pm

Cut em off leaving enough meat to hold it together, then weigh them down to keep them fanned out and salt them heavily.

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RE: fan mountin

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 18th, 2009, 6:32 pm

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Mule Team Borax washing powder works better than salt.

I did use that on my first turkey's fan and dog we had at the time chewed it up so I never saw the results but I have heard it works good. Never had a problem with salt working right though.

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RE: fan mountin

Postby trkynut54 » February 19th, 2009, 2:14 am

Yep, I use Borax. I leave it on the tail meat until it throughly dries out. Jusy pour it on the tail and rub it in. I left mine on for 3 months to make sure it was dry. 
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RE: fan mountin

Postby Fan Club » February 19th, 2009, 2:49 am

> Salt doesn't work as well....I forget the reason but there is one. <
 
I think it's because salt only tends to leach the moisture out but doesn't do anything to reduce the remaining fat and tissue. I use Borax as well, works much better. Also remove absolutely as much meat tissue as you can. There is a fatty like yellow colored membrane that holds all the quills together, you'll know it when you get there.
 
After mine have completely dried, I put a thin layer of epoxy (JB Weld works good) over the quill ends where they all meet. Prevents a lot of unpleasant things from happening including odors, infestation of insects or oil stains on your walls.
 
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RE: fan mountin

Postby Turkeybuster » February 19th, 2009, 3:24 pm

Hey ya'all there is a new gadget out there called Photo Fan it snaps on to your turkey tail and holds the fan in place. I keep one in my Explorer in the event I kill a bird and am by myself I can snap this on his tail and take pictures, it also can be used for drying a tail and can even be used to hang the fan on the wall. It comes with a video of the different uses and is sold by: SKIP ENTERPRIZES, LLC 6892 DEMBY ROAD ARENA WI. 53503.
Web: www. skipenterprises.com
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RE: fan mountin

Postby pabeard buster » February 20th, 2009, 5:13 am

a friend of mine uses a mix of salt and boarax on his deer mounts. i dono why.
 
so how do u fasten it to the board? glue, bolts?
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RE: fan mountin

Postby pabeard buster » February 20th, 2009, 5:14 am

Where do u buy this borax stuff?
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RE: fan mountin

Postby wisturkeyhunter » February 20th, 2009, 5:15 am

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Where do u buy this borax stuff?

By the laundry detergent at the store.

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