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Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: mouth of the Susquehanna
Re: Friendly Reminder to Pick Your Trophy Up Promptly.
I've got some unclaimed stuff here, including 870.00 of tanned furs from one customer. The guy said he lost his job, then got another but at much less pay, and that was the last I heard from him. Oh yeah he mentioned hunting trips he was still going to go on. But he couldn't pay me for the skins. Oh he was going to give me something but he called and I didn't answer the phone on that particular call ( I can be outside far from any phone, but I will call you back), so when I called him some hours later he was like "no money". It's been 2+ years now and not a word from him. He never tried to work out a payment plan. Before his job loss woes he always picked up and paid promptly- for years. This time he paid off his coyote mount, but didn't have anything left for the furs OR his bear. Yes I have a tanned black bear, soaked out for a full mount, in a freezer, as well as 870.00 in furs. I think it might be time to find out the exact proceedure for me to fully legally make me the owner of these items so I can sell them ( you have to send a certified letter stating certain things to the last known address of the deadbeat). I'm not sure how that works on the bear in MD though, but it was taken in Canada, not MD, so DNR may have some provision for allowing an unclaimed non MD bear to be sold.
On the flip side, I've got a dog skin in a freezer and an old lady willing to pay 35.00 a month. Rediculous I know, but she was really pesky. And I felt sorry for her- she had spent a bunch of money she really didn't have to buy bags of ice to keep the large sized dog very cold for 4 days during one of the heat waves. Yes, she sent her first payment a few weeks ago, with a hand written letter that sounded like something my 89 year old grandma (sharp minded) would write.