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    Deer heads and gralloch

    As a new stalker i have the dilema of what to with the unwanted parts of the carcass.
    I dont fancy digging a 1m deep hole everytime, and allthough gralloch could be taken care of by nature the heads and lower limbs need disposing of so i would rather everything went together.
    Are members happy to share how they deal with this issue?
    Regards
    FF

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    Following best practice guidance at all times of course!
    In reality, gralloch is normally disposed of away from footpaths etc in undergrowth and the same for heads etc, if an obliging fox earth, rabbit burrow etc happens to be located nearby then so much the better.......
    Opinions are like arseholes....... we all have them, and most of them stink

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    Green waist opened away from water or public the rest comes home head and lower limbs go in wheelie bin after the deer has finished hanging.

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    as deerstalker/6pointer says open up the green away from water source and public ,legs i re use for tracking with the head ,it always amazes me how fast the gralloch gets eaten by fox,buzzard or broch, atb wayne

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    Buy some ferrets, problem sorted

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    Ferrets i have plenty of.....and as ferrocious eaters they may be... there is no way they are going to get through the bone of a deer skull and limbs.
    The edible bits are not a problem...dogs and ferrets will see any scraps dont get wasted....its partularly the head and limbs i was refering to.
    I didnt want to leave anything on the ground that might get dragged into public view by fox or bager.

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    In a ditch usually. The bits I take home go in the bin or the compost heap - no different than a chicken carcass... unless it's sick in which case it gets burned with garden waste

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    The gralloch will usually be gone by the next morning after feeding the local Foxes/Badgers/Buzzards,and the heads may go to the dogs......


    or the local Wolf pack at my friends private zoo..........
    a couple of the latest cubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyDoom View Post
    In a ditch usually. The bits I take home go in the bin or the compost heap - no different than a chicken carcass... unless it's sick in which case it gets burned with garden waste
    Is a ditch not considered a source or connection to a water system? The strip around fields is suppose to stop -aid pesticides from entering into ditches and then in to the water system especially in high in nitrate areas, so would it be best practice to dispose of Gralloch-Green, feet, Heads into ditches.
    Last edited by patjack; 30-06-2013 at 23:30.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patjack View Post
    Is a ditch not considered a source or connection to a water system? The strip around fields is suppose to stop -aid pesticides from entering into ditches and then in to the water system especially in high in nitrate areas, so would it be best practice to dispose of Gralloch-Green, feet, Heads into ditches.
    Not sure what you mean pal? They're dry ditches and foxes etc usually drag them off before they decompose. Valid point though - I wouldn't dump it in large water filled ditches, though I doubt it'd make a difference as worse things end up in ditches...?

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