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Offline sonny

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where to get copperhead skins ?
« on: March 24, 2007, 09:50:12 am »
I haven't been able to locate any on-line suppliers of copperhead skins. someone mentioned Pine Hollow Longbows but I contacted him and he replied that he rarely gets them.
 
any of y'all know where I can get a pair ??
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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 10:22:22 am »
Good question, I'd like to have a pair myself. Mike Yancey is the only place I recall seeing them advertised, so if he didn't have 'em, I don't know. I've got a little osage bow in the works that I'd like to put some on, guess I'll have to go out when it warms up and turn over some rocks. I had a friend who got bitten by one last summer and spent a couple weeks with a black balloon-hand. I asked him why he didn't save the skin for me. He wasn't too amused ;D
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Offline Justin Snyder

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 11:07:49 am »
Add me to the list.  ;D Actually I know where there are a bunch of old mines that western diamond backs winter in.  I need to go see if I can find a few. Besides I have developed a liking for the taste, and my kids have never eaten them.  Justin
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Offline Agbowyer

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 11:44:15 am »
I've been wanting copperheads for a shorty bow for a long time. If anyone locates a place to get em, let me know. We have em around here, but the biggest ones I've seen have been 12 - 20 inches. My bows not quite that short. Justin, If you get too many, I'll take some off your hands. I just ordered three more sets from 3 Rivers.... Ouch :'(

Offline DanaM

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2007, 08:01:39 am »
Have ya tried Pappy's freezer :o ;D ;)

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Offline TreyNC

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2007, 03:55:39 pm »
They taste good too. I have a couple in the freezer. A friend of mine kills things around his house fairly indiscriminately and saves certain animals for me. Only place I have found.

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2007, 10:02:16 pm »
  I gave up on copperheads,I need some western Diamond Backs.Our Eastern's are too big.Also ,do you think Copperheads are getting scarce because of Bowyers or Global Warming?
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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2007, 11:36:28 pm »
Every dog and cat I have has been bit by Copperheads. Those things are mighty aggressive. They will bite a lot quicker than the diamondbacks! I kill a few of them but there isn't enough of them left to back a bow when I'm through with them!! SHOVEL< ROCKS< SHOTGUN

Offline Agbowyer

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2007, 11:49:10 pm »
Scotty, maybe I need to come back for a snake haevest to go along with all that wood I got ;D

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2007, 08:34:19 am »
Eddie, it's Pat and his lawnmower that got 'em all lol.
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Offline GregB

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2007, 08:45:53 am »

Persimmon,
I've got a pair on a bow I'm working on, but I'm not really willing to take them off for you...sorry. ;D
We just put the word out for people to save them for us if they run over one, etc. The pair I used had one skin damaged, so I wasn't able to go full length of the bow. Will be posting the bow soon, waiting until its finished. Other work has been getting in the way lately.
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Offline Mechslasher

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2007, 12:41:48 pm »
i just bought one on ebay for $20.  now i have to find one to match.
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Offline Hillbilly

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2007, 01:00:13 pm »
Maybe we all need to tie burlap around our legs and go wade through the bushes ;D I've had a couple people bring me dead copperheads, but they usually look like they've been run through a meat grinder after people get done shootin', beatin', and choppin' on 'em.
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Offline sonny

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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2007, 01:08:16 pm »
hey Chris, I'll give you $15.00 for it.  ;)
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Re: where to get copperhead skins ?
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2007, 11:11:14 pm »
their fairly common in north TX - wish I had kept all the one's I've killed, will from now on of course. Mom tells me their's a bag of frozen one's in her freezer - I gotta check that out in a few days.
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