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Posted on 07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT by girlanglerEdited on 07/28/2006 9:23:14 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Dear [snip]: I need your help to let the Jacksboro area squirrel hunters know Mepps still buys squirrel tails. Every year it gets tougher to get the tails we need to dress our spinners, but we know from experience a little ink or air time is always a big help. Details are below. Any assistance you can offer, Etta would be sincerely appreciated. Should you need additional information please contact me.
Respectfully, [snip] ----------------------- [snip] ------------------
Here's the release...
Recycle Your Squirrel Tails
Mepps, manufacturer of the World's #1 Lure, the Mepps spinner, is asking Jacksboro area hunters to save their squirrel tails. The tails are used to dress the hooks of Mepps, the original French spinner. Mepps has been buying fox, black, and grey squirrel tails for more than three decades, and will pay up to 26 cents each for tails, depending on quality and quantity. The cash value is doubled if the tails are traded for Mepps lures. "Hundreds of other materials, both natural and synthetic, have been tested," says Jim Martinsen, Mepps spokesman, "but few materials work as well. Mepps is only interested in recycling tails taken from squirrels that have been harvested for the table," Martinsen stresses. "We do not advocate taking squirrels strictly for their tails." Details on the Mepps squirrel tail recycling program can be found at: http://www.mepps.com/squirrels Interested hunters can also call: 800-713-3474. Mepps, 626 Center St., Antigo, WI 54409-2496.
Please note: It is illegal to sell squirrel tails in CA, ID, OR, & TX -30-
FIL would be happy to get this piece of mail :(
Oh it'll get cast into the chat boneyard. My FIL found a squirrel nest in his car today. He seemed genuinely surprised that I didn't want him to shoot the squirrel :D
Can someone PLEASE get this thread off here. How do you delete this stuff?
BuMp. They want the tail bone left in. It's easier for them to get the hair off nicely.
Gee, wish we had known this several years ago.... we have been blowing the hell out of them with a shotgun! All we have left is a pink mist. That cures the anger we have from the squirrels eating our house.
do they want em pickled?
Why do you want it deleted now? You got us all worked up and now that were after some tail, you want to spoil the fun. You going squirrlly on us? :)
No, just bone in, dry and straight. Packed so the hair stays nice.
Definitely want the shotgun for that one!
They tried to chew right through the walls, but keep ending up on the breakfast table.
I hate it when they just watch you, you know they were up to no good.
i wuz cleaning out a relatives tackle box and she let me use her computor and i think im in some deep shit now help me this crap deleted!!!!!
As a matter of fact, being a big Mepps fan, I am disappointed to see this in chat. I think it deserves should be in breaking news under squirrel nuts;)