The petitiion looks simple and too the point. I was third to sign it and you tell tell folks the only furbuyer in the Ozarks, the Old 60 Fur Shed, supports this petition 100%. What is good for the hunter, trapper, and furbearer, is good for the fur business.
Send me a hard copy of a petition and I will get plenty of local signatures. I will be surprised if MTA, which most of us belong to also, does not support this.
A lot of trappers and hunter keep fur over every year and many did last year. Ain't legal but it happens. The sale date law cannot be enforced so why have it? But, frozen fur that stays in the freezer too long goes down hill so an upswing in the market is not always going to help out. I bought 12 green otters from a guy last year that were kept in the freezer from back during the high market cause he thought they would keep going up. Lost my butt on those and only gave him $8 apiece.
As a fur buyer, I would have little interest in buying fur during the summer months unless it was put up and had been kept in a cool critter free place. But, it is wrong to pressure trappers and hunters to sell their fur by a certain date. All we should need to do is fill out a little card and mail it in to MDC if they think they need the info for their records. You would not believe all the records we have to keep and sent to Jefferson City after the fur season! I know a lot of fur buyers who have been fined over the years for not having a balance between his/her purchases and sales. I spend as much time keeping records as I do buying fur on a lot of days.
It is probably too late to have any impact on this silly regulation this year, but no reason it cannot be gone by fall of 2010. State folks don't move too fast!! But, let's see what we can do. Our department will listen us if we get a lot of signatures and provide them with some reasonable alternatives.
I signed it. And i dont see why it cant be dropped now and posted next season. But if we can be rid of it by next yr i will still be happy! Thanks for the support silver fox. I will sell ya some prime fur you can make some money on. I dont care if i have to take a loss as long as we dont lose ya as a buyer! Thats just how i roll! I will help any fur buyer. As long as they understand what a trapper has to endure.
And silverfox you seem to understand this in great detail. Many many thanks.
trapper660: what wrong with buzz?he never hurt noone.lol
May 9, 2013 21:36:18 GMT -5
trapper660: whoops i thought it would bleep that.
May 9, 2013 21:42:39 GMT -5
bobcat: well 660 u no u can edit it ..... LOL...
May 9, 2013 22:53:44 GMT -5
trapper660: what the heck?no one posting at all for a day or two and no one shouting for a long time.is everyone hibernating for the summer or what.
May 13, 2013 21:27:20 GMT -5
64 bobcat: must be 660..... everyone is busy , I guess
May 13, 2013 21:29:03 GMT -5
trapper660: i guess so hows everything with you bobcat
May 13, 2013 21:38:40 GMT -5
mg: Fur Buyer...Hello fellow trappers and hunters I was in the fur business for over 18 years and my son also is in the business. We are interested in your fur. My son works the east coast while I work south west area.
May 14, 2013 12:52:03 GMT -5
mg: Please contact us if you are looking to sell.
May 14, 2013 12:52:36 GMT -5
silverfox: I looked into the deal and it would be around 120/month for three years for a 4000 loan at 4%.
May 15, 2013 18:00:48 GMT -5
krank: the heck you say....
May 15, 2013 20:17:38 GMT -5
bamamudpie: i sure wished some one would come to bama and buy fur but i know it want happen the out of staters fees is way to high ,which in my mind was set to keep buyers out
May 19, 2013 14:52:08 GMT -5