Most of the markets are surviving except for coons and possums. The taxidermy market is always about the same but still continues to make the cat and a few other species look more valuable on the sale averages than the pelts are bringing. I have bought more cats, greys, reds, otters, nutria (yes nutria, haha, they will be up there soon thanks to Al gore!)than ever! Of course no one else buys fur. time you for young kiddos to jump in and take over this lucrative business!
I have been paying $50 for cats and way too much for otters,reds, greys, yotes and everything else. But when the sun goes down on this season it will be my best season ever. I hope to break even. If anyone wants a pile of beautiful prime green coon pelts for .50 each, come down. They will be yours. You can finish them and make money.
I think it is sort of funny but also an eye opener that almost all fur buyers I know refuse to buy any more coon hunted coon no matter how they are treed, shot, skinned etc. I have jumped onto that bandwagon and will stay there. The days of coon hunting for a living are over! Trapping for income is most likely a diminishing field of enterprise. But, someone will have to harvest the critters or they will slip away to extinction. Facts are facts!
Hope you gals and guys keep trapping and huntin' or our grandchildren will only see furbearers in pictures.
Thanks Marc....I would take you up on the 50 cent coon if I didn't have a full time job. Kranks Koonskin Kaps... I saw a nutria killed on the road. That's all we need is invasive species. A big reason fur is down so bad is the last 8 years of pitiful foreign policy and poor trade agreements. Our current administration is savvy as to proper delegations to foreign countries. Hopefully they will make headway despite all the fake news the media is propagating.
bverboy: yup.. joe told me so
Feb 25, 2017 19:20:11 GMT -6
raymond: I heard Joe was bringing an sr22 for everybody at his table . Thanks Joe .
Mar 4, 2017 15:15:34 GMT -6
Walleye Joe: You need your hearing checked Ray!
Mar 10, 2017 20:21:31 GMT -6
krank: He said "Lesser fun for you" not "SR22".....
Mar 14, 2017 11:29:03 GMT -6
farmnhunter: If you want to avoid feline, you can't use any meat or fish item or scent. Try a piece of black licorish covered by dairy feed, or lucky charms or corn/koolaid (mix 1 qt whole corn with a package of grape koolaid)
Apr 5, 2017 19:42:37 GMT -6