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« on: December 08, 2009, 10:33:20 AM »

I have my first moose to do, and I need some info. on how to handle the waddle, do I try and split it or try and turn it?
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 10:37:07 AM »

Yes you have to open it.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 11:24:42 AM »

It has to be split. Some have a rope that hangs from them also and it needs to be split too. Some run a rod with a sharpened point down them, and some split it like you would a tail and sew it up.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 11:45:23 AM »

For future reference it is a bell.  Moose do not have wattles.
And yes they will need to be split and filled with clay or something.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 11:46:43 AM »

LMAO I was gonna say something but figured I'd just let it go  :D :D
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 12:01:33 PM »

I just could not let it go.  Maybe I should have but it is hard to do.
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 12:03:22 PM »

lol I know what you mean.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 02:59:08 PM »

i split them and then wrap a wire, just like a tail on a raccoon or similar animal, then sew it up. The wire will help make sure the bell dries and hangs straight.
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« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 11:42:08 PM »

For future reference it is a bell.  Moose do not have waddles.
And yes they will need to be split and filled with clay or something.


We always called it a "dewlap"...  It was our lunch lady's nic-name in grade school
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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 11:54:23 PM »

thanks for the info, and setting me straight on what it is called (bell) not waddle.
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« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2009, 10:52:48 AM »

Each moose is different.  I've had them that were simple "dewlaps" that could be split from inside.  I've had dewlaps and "bells" that needed to be split outside, and I've had just bells that needed splitting form outside.  A dewlap gets a piece of plywood while a bell will get many things, but most of all the hidepaste clay that uses vermiculite.
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2009, 12:33:41 PM »

No animal has waddles. They are called waTTles, if they have them.
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2009, 09:11:42 AM »

Michael waTTle is one of my favorite outdoor hunting personalities.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2009, 01:31:32 PM »

No animal has waddles. They are called waTTles, if they have them.

Ok, I will play some jeopardy...

what does a ringneck phesant have on each side of its face and is red in color?..

What is a wattle for 50 bucks..?
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2009, 01:42:32 PM »

A duck waddles, and a pheasant has wattles.
Moose don't walk like a duck, and don't have wattles :D :D
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