Post by happersilderness on Sept 3, 2012 15:42:00 GMT -5
When putting up grey squirrel I've always split the tail and tacked it open with a piece of 1/2 inch hardware mesh but I was told I should leave the bone in when I stretch them and they are more marketable then. Anybody want to chime in?
If you are selling just the tail to Mepps, they want them bone in.
If you are putting up the pelt for the fur/novelty market, then you should remove the bone from the tail and tack the tail open to dry. Pelts for the novelty market are almost always sold tanned and a tail with the bone in it doesn't do well at the tannery.