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#26961 - 12/23/19 03:24 AM Castor care
Richard2 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
Posts: 123
Loc: TN
Morning, I am presently trapping beaver out of state and I have no options for drying the castor sacks. I do have a freezer with me. I am going to have to freeze them 'wet'. What is the proper way to do that? All in one container or frozen individually (laid out on a cookie sheet & then each in a baggie)? Also, (other than for personal use) do torn castor sacks have any commercial value? I've been skinning on the tail gate in the rain using artificial light for the last two days & have torn about 20% of the castor sacks.

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#26962 - 12/23/19 04:44 PM Re: Castor care [Re: Richard2]
Mike Conrad Online   content
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Registered: 07/17/05
Posts: 270
Loc: Sheffield, Ohio
Just throw them into a freezer bag. You can add to the bag as you catch more. When you have the time/desire to dry them, just take them out of the freezer and thaw. They don't freeze really solid and will thaw out in just a few hours, depending on the temperature where you are thawing them out.

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#26972 - 12/28/19 05:57 PM Re: Castor care [Re: Mike Conrad]
Richard2 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/13
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Loc: TN
Thanks Mike, I followed your advice.

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#26976 - 12/28/19 06:55 PM Re: Castor care [Re: Richard2]
Mike Conrad Online   content
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Loc: Sheffield, Ohio
You're welcome.

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#27141 - 01/07/20 02:48 PM Re: Castor care [Re: Richard2]
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Registered: 10/04/15
Posts: 178
Loc: S.E. Kentucky
I like to freeze them all and when thawed I can dry them more uniformly all at once. I did last seasons catch in March and it is a pleasant spring smell in the shed when the fur is gone.

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