I hate stray dogs

Discussion in 'Deer Hunting' started by mac0492, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    So I usually leave my deer heads out after harvest to let critters and such clean them up before I go to working on them for euro mounts. Turned out to be a big mistake this year. Got two huge dogs on camera a couple days ago up on my back porch around 2:45 am and my mount was gone the next morning. I placed it between my wife’s rose bushes and the deck to try to keep anything from carrying it off. I’ve never seen them before so I’m pretty disappointed. Lesson learned though
     
  2. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 8 pointer

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    No offense, but that’s top 10 of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. What did you expect? How can critters clean the skull without bite marks leftover? You leave a rotting head right next to your house? Damn! That’s just on you.
     
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  3. mac0492

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  4. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

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    You might want to hang it up in a tree next time. Then you’ll only have to worry about the squirrels and chipmunks eating it up.
     
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  5. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    ^^^^yes, a tree is your friend.
     
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  6. CRFmxracer

    CRFmxracer 10 pointer

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    Just pay 50 bucks to have someone do the euro for you. Fast turn around and you don’t have to deal with it yourself
     
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  7. 120+

    120+ 12 pointer

    Maybe they'll bring it back once they chew the meat off.
     
  8. Iceman35

    Iceman35 12 pointer

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    I’m totally confused why you would ever think your method is a good idea.

    Regardless, it could as just as easily been a coyote as those dogs. Put another one back in the same spot, except on top of a Canibear trap to find out
     
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  9. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

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    Bury the meaty parts and let the worms do the work.
     
  10. Some,people have some type beetle that cleans them up,which they charge
     
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  11. rlb165

    rlb165 10 pointer

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    It’s a long shot, but do you have a dog that could help you find the missing head? That would be kind of cool, like you got the buck twice or something.
    I bury ours on the edge of our yard, then I put a plastic roof from an old dog house over them, where dogs can’t get to them. Then those beetles show up, and work their magic.
    Good luck
     
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  12. Timholt70

    Timholt70 Spike

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    I have done the same thing,but I always tie it up around the antlers.
     
  13. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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    I got it back! I asked a friend down the road if he recognized the dogs and he immediately told me who’s they were. When I got home from work, I was telling my wife about it and my daughter goes to school with the guys granddaughter, who comes over to play every now and then. A few text messages later and they confirmed it had been carried over there. Picked it up on the way to work this morning.

    if anyone is looking for someone to clean up their skull mount, I have a tried and true method... they picked it clean!
     
  14. mac0492

    mac0492 8 pointer

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  15. Timholt70

    Timholt70 Spike

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    Glade you got it back.that was a close one.lol
     
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