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Author Topic: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?  (Read 321 times)

Offline limbhanger777

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Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« on: April 16, 2019, 11:32:47 AM »
I've always tried to save my turkey fans with little luck, I flesh as much meat and fat off the tail and have tried salting it heavily and using borax. It seems no matter what I do bugs tend to find it and make a mess.

What do you guys find is the best way to preserve the fan?

Offline backforty

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Re: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 09:53:22 PM »
The only thing I can think of is that your not leaving it in borax long enough or not changing it. I leave it for at least two weeks and change it often. I have one tail that's been in my garage for 3 yrs and bugs haven't touched it.

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Offline limbhanger777

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Re: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2019, 01:00:13 PM »
I will give that a try this year thanks

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Re: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 01:36:16 PM »
Shoot I leave mine in the Salt or Borax for months sometimes. I’m usually in no rush. I will check it and refreshen it every couple of weeks in the beginning but after a couple of times I just leave it dry. Bubba

Offline bonasa

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Re: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 10:24:42 PM »
I skin out the tail, remove all meat, fat and bone clipping down the quills. The skin is fleshed, degreased in soapy water, salted then soaked in alcohol. Once it is finished, I tack it down to dry, once dry I mix up bondo and do both sides. It is now ready for the fan board and there will be no danger of rot or bugs to contaminate the fan or any other mounts you may have. Takes about an hour between all the steps.

Offline jryser

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Re: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 03:43:56 PM »
http://www.springthundertv.com/blog/mounting-a-turkey-fan/

Here’s a vid for u!


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Offline Bowguy

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Re: Best way to preseve a turkey tail?
« Reply #6 on: Today at 12:38:52 PM »
Don’t use plain borax. Use dry preservative. It’s borax w mothproofer. Now if you keep it in a non climate controlled area you’re still find challenges to this