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PostPosted: August 17th, 2014, 5:28 pm 
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How do you do it?


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PostPosted: August 17th, 2014, 6:45 pm 
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bonk to the back of the head.


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 7:05 am 
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kbro34 wrote:
bonk to the back of the head.



Yep. With a 'bonker' (seriously, that's what they're called) :)


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 9:48 am 
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I think there was a plastic one at one time too but you can`t go wrong with
natural wood ;)


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 10:24 am 
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Lars Monsen demonstrates a particularly nice knuckle sandwich method in his trip across the Canadian arctic. Of course you have to be build like a viking to do it in his fashion.


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 11:32 am 
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Neck breaking is the most humane, in my opinion. couple of fingers through gills, bend neck back sharply, death is instant.


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 1:03 pm 
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I hope you thanked the Great Spirit for the bounty before doing the deed.

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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 1:53 pm 
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kingfisher wrote:
I hope you thanked the Great Spirit for the bounty before doing the deed.


funny you say this but actually I always do(maybe not a spirit but thank the animal). I feel guilt even to the worms I use for bait. I gotta eat though.


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PostPosted: August 18th, 2014, 3:19 pm 
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kingfisher wrote:
I hope you thanked the Great Spirit for the bounty before doing the deed.



Not before, but always after the death of any food I catch or shoot. Always honor the death that gives you life. Always.

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PostPosted: August 20th, 2014, 9:14 pm 
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Algonquintripper wrote:
How do you do it?

A small slit in each gill. They bleed out quick and you know they are dead. Plus removing the blood fron the fish helps them stay fresh longer.

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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 6:38 pm 
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Fingers under the gills, and thumb on the back of their neck. Pull up and snap their necks. Works great on any fish


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PostPosted: February 2nd, 2015, 7:11 pm 
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Try breaking the neck on a pike - better be strong! I break the neck, as above, on trout, and head bonk on bigger fish. No need for a specific bonker though, I just use a paddle or stick. I don't do this with a good paddle, mind you.

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PostPosted: April 29th, 2015, 8:37 pm 
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Cut their throat and let them bleed---quick death and they taste better.

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PostPosted: June 9th, 2015, 10:17 pm 
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agreed.
I've always found the fish taste better if you bleed it.
Might not be the most humane way...


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