How to Sell Squirrel Tails
If you are looking for a company to buy your squirrel tails from, you should check out Mepps and Sheldons’ Inc. These companies will pay you for the tails of squirrels that they catch. If they don’t pay much, you can try other companies such as Baits.com. These companies pay top dollar for squirrel tails. They are always looking for quality items, so check them out before you send them your tails.
If you want to sell squirrel tails, you’ve come to the right place. The Sheldons’ Inc. factory in Antigo, Wisconsin, buys tails for its lures. For over fifty years, this company has been buying squirrel tails for use in its products. After testing out several different fibers, Mepps has found that squirrel tails work best in water. The company will buy tails from all three species of squirrel found in South Carolina. When selling to Mepps, however, it’s important to leave the bone in the tail and store it in a freezer. Do not use plastic bags for shipping your tails to Mepps.
Sheldons’, Inc. is a leader in the fishing tackle industry. Their line of fishing lures includes the original Curly Tail Grub, Mepps spinners, and Mister Twister soft plastic baits. These lures have been used to catch fish for more than six decades. Founded by Todd Sheldon in a ten-foot-square room in the back of a small sports shop in Antigo, Wisconsin, Sheldons’, Inc. has grown into a global corporation.
If you’re looking for a lucrative hobby, selling squirrel tails may be right up your alley. Mepps is a company that manufactures fishing lures made from squirrel tails. They purchase them from individuals all over the world and make a minimum of ten tail lures from one animal. Each tail is valued at $6 to $8. The company’s website has helpful information on squirrel hunting, as well as instructions on how to sell tails.
Mepps will pay you for your squirrel tails
If you want to make a profit by selling squirrel tails, Mepps will pay you for your haul. When you send your tails to Mepps, they will grade them and double their value. To sell your squirrel tails to Mepps, you will need to keep the tails straight and salted at the butt end. You should also ship your tails during cooler weather and avoid plastic bags.
Taking a shotgun or.22 rifle to dispatch a squirrel
One of the best ways to get a healthy supply of squirrel tails is to shoot them. Squirrels will migrate long distances to find food, so spend some time in the woods and learn their habits. Use a shotgun or.22 rifle to dispatch them. This method is effective, and it requires a lot less skill than head-tapping.
Storing them away from flies
When you buy a squirrel, you will probably want to save the tail, which is considered a waste product, for later use. To preserve it, you should soak it in saltwater solution before drying. Then, once dried, store it away from flies. It is best to store the tails in a freezer, but do not put them in plastic bags, as this will allow the flies to grow in it. You can ship it anytime, but if you do, it’s best to ship it during cold weather months.
If you’ve ever wanted to sell squirrel tails, you need to know how to preserve them before you start collecting them. You can use a dry preserve like salt or borax. But tanned tails are more durable and practical. While the former is less expensive, it will shrink a bit. If you want to sell them quickly, however, you should consider sending the tails to a lure company.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.