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veronica
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04/14/2013 05:57PM   (Thread Older Than 3 Years)
Hello,
Can advise whether to clean fish in camp or not as I'm not
fond of bears up close and personal. If not in camp, then where?
 
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neutroner
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04/14/2013 06:38PM  
I would not clean in camp. The closest spot I trust is using the bottom of my canoe as a flat spot at the shore line. We then take all of the remains and place them on a distant shore for the birds and critters. This also cleans the canoe bottom.
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/14/2013 06:52PM  
I know that many if not most would say to clean the fish away from camp. I can attest to having many fish cleaned at the shore of our camp, then bring the guts to the woods. Never have had a problem.
 
04/14/2013 08:09PM  
We always clean fish on a spot away from out camp site. We leave the remains for the local residents.
 
04/16/2013 09:00PM  
Not
 
Jackfish
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04/16/2013 09:46PM  
Veronica, I believe you may have asked the same question in the Fishing Forum .
 
veronica
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04/18/2013 12:54PM  
Jackfish,
You are right, I did except when I went to find it, I couldn't!!
 
04/18/2013 06:34PM  
Always clean them at someone else's campsite.
 
veronica
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04/19/2013 08:13PM  
What a great idea (ha! Ha!)
 
shock
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04/20/2013 01:06PM  
we clean at camp, if its a small amount just walk'm down the shoreline the gulls will take care of it in a short time. if its a larger amount canoe to an island or rock crop above water level or an opposite shore line with no campsites near by, i find burying them in the bw a bit difficult its mostly rock.
 
Hub
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04/22/2013 01:56PM  
We clean at the campsite on the canoe bottom and then paddle them a good distance before dumping them in the woods.
 
MNDan
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04/24/2013 03:00PM  
I usually clean them in my tent to keep the bugs off me. My thermarest makes for a nice, flat cleaning surface which is nice. And if I'm feeling lazy I just leave the guts in the tent where the bears can't get them.



:)
 
veronica
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04/24/2013 03:36PM  
MN Dan
GREAT IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Savage Voyageur
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04/25/2013 03:13PM  
quote MNDan: "I usually clean them in my tent to keep the bugs off me. My thermarest makes for a nice, flat cleaning surface which is nice. And if I'm feeling lazy I just leave the guts in the tent where the bears can't get them.



:)"



Good one :)
 
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