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Dist. fur sale results
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:08:27 AM »
Dist. 11's sale. 1-14-17
Sale Results: 34 Trapper Lots / 7 Buyers

Species #Sold $ High   $ Low   $ Average
Red Fox    483   17.00   1.00   7.72
            
Gray Fox 4   16.00   10.50   14.63
            
Opossum    56   2.50   0.25   1.96
            
Raccoon    209   7.25   0.10   4.09
            
Muskrat    135   5.50   1.00   4.00
            
Skunks    15   5.50   2.50   4.62
            
Male Mink 20   10.25   5.00   8.65
            
Female Mink 17   6.00   4.50   5.91
            
Coyote    10   31.00   5.00   18.03
            
Deer Hides 40   5.50   2.50   4.24
Badger    1   19.00   19.00   19.00

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 07:59:17 AM »
Thanks Hern
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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 06:45:45 PM »
 ;) ;) I think that's the highest I've seen for coyote and beaver..
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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 09:17:02 AM »
Goose, I sold Greys at Dist. 7 sale yesterday. Was happy with the high price.

The high for Coyote yesterday were from one lot of 5 Coyotes. I talked with the guy. Early caught, Centre County. Good fur, long guard hairs & put up right.

I saw 2 Beaver (put up) sell for the high price. First day caught, nice put up, but early caught. I don't know why the buyer wanted them at that price.

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2017, 09:23:38 AM »
After seeing what fur was selling for in WVa...and the variations in prices...I'm not sure what the true market prices are here on the east coast.. ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 09:25:06 AM »
I forgot to bring Squirrel tails to the sale.
I'll have to take a trip to Dutch this week.

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 09:34:56 AM »
I hate selling fur...lol Worst part of this business for me.
I sell some at local fur auction, some at local buyers and ship some to NAFA.
I try to study the market plus talk to buyers before & during the season. Then decide where and what to sell. I try not to take a big hit.
I try to turn a profit and think of fur as a part-time business. Don't get me wrong, I love taking fur, putting up fur and being outdoors, that's what I do. But, profit is just part of fur taking for me.
The past few seasons I'm not turning a profit, but can't stay away...lol.

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 10:13:38 AM »
I can't believe just how low the fur prices dropped.  The "poor" man can't afford to hunt or trap for fur any more.  With gas prices going up,  a person afford to hunt any trap.  He'll go broke.
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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 11:26:04 AM »
jake, agree a man can't make a living just by trapping or hunting. But a poor man can go hunting or trapping. The poor man just can not depend on fur as his single income.

The professional trappers I know have side jobs. Others are in it full time by selling/making lure, supplies, writing books and nowadays, making how-to videos.  Others are fishing guides or big game guides or do ADC work, on the side.
Some pro trappers I know do very little trapping because of their successful lure/supply business. Just before the season and during the seasons in different parts of the county, lure makers don't have time to run a line, they have to tend to business and ship orders on daily basis.
Professional predator callers have other side jobs too. Some are have sponsors. Some sell how-to videos.
Just can't make ends meet nowadays depending on a fur check. Fur pro's depend on other revenue.
Having said that, These same pro's run their lines like a business, maximizing the profit where they can.

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2017, 05:03:24 PM »
Hern
I like chasing critters,  I will continue to pay to do it!! LOL
For a brief moment I could hear nature through all the noise.

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2017, 05:41:50 PM »
Buckwheat,
I know two guys that love to Deer hunt; Bow, rifle or muzzleloader. Love it. But they give their Deer away. Meat, hide & antlers.
Some guys love to Fish. But give fish away or catch & release.
Good for those guys.
We all have personal agendas and goals.
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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2017, 05:46:30 PM »
Hern
That was my point. If you're in the outdoor sports for money you're at the wrong spot.
For a brief moment I could hear nature through all the noise.

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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2017, 09:14:38 PM »
Buckwheat,

     I guess when it comes down to it,  we all pay to enjoy the love of the sport.   Hunting license, clothing, gear, guns, transportation, etc.   and I agree with you,  I do it for the love of the sport.  I don't have to kill something every night to consider the night a success!
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Re: Dist. fur sale results
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 07:42:31 AM »
I don't have to kill something every night to consider the night a success!

That's been proven over and over again.  Lol ;D ;D ;D
"Predators are either active & feeding, semi-active & callable, or utterly inactive & then practically speaking, no call is needed; we're just taking our guns for a walk. We can & should get used to it, & follow their leed cuz they just ain't eager nor apt to follow our’s any time soon!