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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7799249
02/15/23 01:13 PM
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I generally ship beaver from Alaska to Moyles for about $5 per hide. Flesh then salt heavily then as they dry roll them up tight in a ball. Stuff/cram/jam into a flat rate box even as they are still a bit flexible. Tape the box for blowouts as needed lol. You should be able to fit 4 xl to blkt beaver in a large flat rate box this way. The flat 'game' box shape may work better than the square type box.
A friend of mine ships his dried beaver rolled and he also mentioned the $5 per pelt so his way must work as well.
The other thing is that I'm really looking at with Moyles is getting a minimum of 8 skins of a given species for the price break, with 21 pelts being the big break. Not gonna happen with wolverine lol but rats, beaver, etc no problem.

Last edited by drasselt; 02/15/23 01:32 PM.

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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: drasselt] #7799323
02/15/23 03:37 PM
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Drasselt, so what does it cost you to send 4 hides to Moyles from Alaska using the flat rate box and what shipper are you using then?

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7799623
02/15/23 09:59 PM
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USPS large flat rate box is $23.00 I believe. Salted and rolled tight should be able to get at least 4 in large USPS flat rate box.


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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7800110
02/16/23 03:31 PM
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Salt generously. Fold skin to skin and allow to drain several days shown here in a barrel with some empty milk jugs to keep the furs out of the juice. After a few days of draining shake/scrape off as much salt as possible and lay them out to dry. As they dry keep close watch. While still flexible roll tight and allow to dry some more. Long before they get crispy dry, and in fact while they are still quite flexible, stuff them in a taped/reinforced USPS flat rate box. As you can see several beaver will go into one box this way.


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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7800279
02/16/23 06:27 PM
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......mine are stretched dried; so much larger.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: coondagger2] #7801446
02/18/23 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
Or....use pirateship.com

Sounds like a scam but it is completely legit. Huge discounts on UPS shipping especially with oversize packages. It is how I ship whole frozen coyotes and fox across the country.

I usually ship packages for $40-$60 that UPS would charge $200+ for

You just go on there and put in the dimensions of the box and the weight of the package, print the label, tape the label on the box, drop off at UPS store


Just used pirateship.com, pretty easy. Saved about 50%.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7801538
02/18/23 12:16 PM
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Ditto used Pirate Ship this week and saved $44 on a box. Printed the label, taped to box, dropped at UPS, gave me a receipt and that was it. I thought the UPS place would give me grief but was easy.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7801540
02/18/23 12:20 PM
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I just shipped 3 fox and 2 coon that were dried and shipped after folding in half or thirds. Sent to Tubari for $19 thru UPS.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7801556
02/18/23 12:46 PM
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Several years ago, I shipped a quite large brown bear to New Method tannery. I was barley able to cram it into a dishwasher box.
I live in Juneau, Alaska. No roads out, so shipping is air or sea.
Air freight would have been over $500.00, so it went by barge. It was still nearly $300.00, and took nearly 3 weeks to get there.


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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7802479
02/19/23 06:15 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback guys; after checking it all out it seems Pirate Ship is my cheapest, best option to save me considerably.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7802945
02/20/23 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by kabguy
Thanks for all the feedback guys; after checking it all out it seems Pirate Ship is my cheapest, best option to save me considerably.

Yep, just shipped two whole frozen fox 2 day across the country for $60. Would have been $250+ if I would have went straight through UPS. Pirate ship is the way to go


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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7807798
02/26/23 12:23 PM
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What is the other tannery out of jersey not Tubari starts with a z I think there prices are hard to beat

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: Keystonekiller] #7807817
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Originally Posted by Keystonekiller
What is the other tannery out of jersey not Tubari starts with a z I think there prices are hard to beat

Z&L

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7807853
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Thank you

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7807991
02/26/23 05:40 PM
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I checked Tubari and they were more expensive than Moyles.
I did just make my shipment of 4 dried, rolled up beaver, in a 40 inch, 8x8 inch box, and total weighed 7 lbs. I used Pirate Ship (UPS) and the cost to ship it from Int'l. Falls, Mn. to Moyles was $18.00. That was the best deal I could come up with and am not disappointed.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7808066
02/26/23 07:16 PM
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Sounds like people on the internet may have know something, and saved you $40+ on one shipment.

Your welcome for the advice and how to do it! cool


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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7808402
02/27/23 10:09 AM
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Originally Posted by kabguy
I checked Tubari and they were more expensive than Moyles.
I did just make my shipment of 4 dried, rolled up beaver, in a 40 inch, 8x8 inch box, and total weighed 7 lbs. I used Pirate Ship (UPS) and the cost to ship it from Int'l. Falls, Mn. to Moyles was $18.00. That was the best deal I could come up with and am not disappointed.

Not bad at all, definitely saved yourself some money


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Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7808539
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Well, Coondagger 2 gets a big thank you as he was the first one to recommend Pirate Ship on here and get me looking, but appreciate everyone else too that chipped in with their results and recommendations.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7820103
03/13/23 09:35 PM
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Big thanks to coondagger2, using pirate ship this year, I sent a 13x13x24 box of furs to moyles for half what it cost through UPS last year.

Re: Shipping furs to tannery; shipping shocker!!! [Re: kabguy] #7820255
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Awesome! Glad it worked out for you guys


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