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Squirrel hunters, UNITE, WE NEED YOU
email ^ | 7/28/2006 | Jim Martinsen

Posted on 07/28/2006 8:59:10 PM PDT by girlangler

Edited 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: 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-

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To: girlangler
Just be sure you wash those tails out really really well in some very hot water. Then just hang them to dry for a day or so.

Glad you liked the recipe. It's one of my favorite ways to prepare squirrel. If you've a mind, try browning them in some left over bacon grease. That's what my grandmother did.

Not good for the heart but man oh man is it tasty. Pork Fat Rules!

Good luck with the flies. I never got the hang of fly fishing.


41 posted on 07/29/2006 9:03:44 PM PDT by Lurker (islam is NOT a religion. It's a political ideology masquerading as a one.)
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To: spunkets


I didn't post this, a 12 year old relative staying with me for a few days did. She's here fishing with me this week. I think I'll be monitoring the rest of her activity on the computer.

Her parents let her play on the computer, so I let her while I cooked. I had showed her my favorite site and how I can post replies to people.

I really want to help Mepps out. I hope all who reads this will ping any squirrel hunting/fishing friends on this. In fact, I think from now on when I see any freshly squished squirrels on the road I'll stop and get the tails and send them to Mepps.

42 posted on 07/29/2006 9:07:03 PM PDT by girlangler ((Fish fear me))
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To: proud_yank

Read post #42. It had my address and all on it. Been a crazy week here.

I'm going to call Bill Horn for you next week. I ended up having a kid come stay with me for a few days and she wants 24/7 attention, so I'm not gettin much else done till she leaves Monday.

We're going fishing tomorrow. I gave her first fly casting lesson today and she's made for it. I gave her a ton of fishing tackle and last week my sister's grandson was here and cleaned out several tackle boxes.

Jeesh, I'm going to keep on till I'm out of tackle.

43 posted on 07/29/2006 9:13:23 PM PDT by girlangler ((Fish fear me))
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To: girlangler
Ahh. Thanks, in advance, for calling Bill too! I really appreciate it.

I've never squirrel hunted, all we have here are little red squirrels. Can't imagine they're good eating, and not much of a tail on them either.

Cool you're taking her fishing, a good thing to get into young! I took an officemate of mine, who is from India (and vegetarian!!) duck hunting before. I let him fire my 12 ga, with a 3.5" load in it. I don't think I'll ever forget the look on his face, followed by his patented 'cool man!' afterwards. He was upset he didn't get to kill a duck. (He said he wouldn't have minded, since I eat 'em.)

Jeesh, I'm going to keep on till I'm out of tackle.

LOL, I'll FReepmail you my address if you're feeling 'charitable'!
44 posted on 07/29/2006 9:24:51 PM PDT by proud_yank (If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until its free.)
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To: girlangler

Ditto to that. Plus I have good memories with Mepps of fishing days gone past;)

45 posted on 07/30/2006 4:54:12 AM PDT by bwteim (bwteim = Begin With The End In Mind)
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To: proud_yank; All; Grammy

"LOL, I'll FReepmail you my address if you're feeling 'charitable'!"

Too late Yank, I am now (instead of penniless) almost tackless.

It's okay though, I am just happy to introduce these kids to fishing. We just returned from camping on the lake, the little girl and I. I sure picked a good time to go camping, the weather is in the 90s (with no breeze whatsoever). Not real conducive to an adult, 12 year old, and 60 pound English setter sleeping in a pup tent. I am beat, and even the fish were too smart to participate.

I took both spin cast and fly fishing tackle. She has taken a liking to fly fishing, and her casts could put some heavies to shame. I can envision the future female version of Lefty Kreh, taking pity on a poor old woman who can't drive her self fishing anymore -- remembering that when she needed a ride I was there ;)

46 posted on 07/31/2006 3:35:09 PM PDT by girlangler ((Fish fear me))
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