Intro: Leather Fowl Game Carrier
Most of the time when hunting I don't care to much for the vest style game carries often utilized. I only really hunt fowl ( mammal allergy) and don't care for the bloody animal carcasses in a pouch at my back in late summer sun. This leather game carrier is very handy and can be used for more than just birds, any small game really.
The one I will make here will only carry a few birds, my next hunt is a grouse hunt with a 3 bird limit, so 3 to 5 loops on my carrier should do.
If you choose to construct it would be easy to adapt for your needs. I'll probably also soon make a carrier for dove, a fifteen bird limit.
Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Materials.
I'll use the following:
Small brads and crimper
Rings, mine salvaged from an old tent
Step 2: Layout Project on Leather
I started by laying a 2"x12" box then laying out 4 1/2" x 9" strips, as shown.
Then cut out. I find a simple sharp utility knife is best for cutting.
Step 3: Mark Holes for Punch and Brad.
Mark holes for Punching and bradding. Assure you holes are properly sized for your brads.
Step 4: Cut and Punch Holes for Belt.
My widest belt was an 1&1/4".
I laid out slots 1&3/4" and punched holes to assure stops in the leather and that'd not tear.
Step 5: Add You Own Personal Touches.
Don't neglect to wet you leather before stamping.
Step 6: Attach Loops
Using brads to attach loops.
Step 7: Hang Your Game.