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Selling furs

lucky43113

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I am thinking about getting my fur takers permit this year. My question is when selling furs do I have to skin the hide or can I bring in the whole animal. Second are coyote pelts worth anything. I talked to a buyer a couple years ago and he said they were not worth and thing and would not take them even for free.
 

Chancegriffis

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I am thinking about getting my fur takers permit this year. My question is when selling furs do I have to skin the hide or can I bring in the whole animal. Second are coyote pelts worth anything. I talked to a buyer a couple years ago and he said they were not worth and thing and would not take them even for free.
Coyote ken could probably get you on the right track..
 

hickslawns

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Welcome to the forum. I'd say you are going to need to skin them. It is possible there are some places that will take the entire animal, but not real common. I have only heard of guys dropping coyotes off whole.
 
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Jackalope

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If you're doing it then do it for the enjoyment and management aspects. The fur industry has collapsed. Most raccoons won't sell and only the largest prime furs will fetch maybe 15 bucks. Mink and rats are low also. You can still get a little money out of eastern prime coyotes. 10-15 bucks. But Russia was the largest buyer. Behind them was china. Russia is sanctioned and both of their economies are in the crapper.

You can skin them and send them off to USA fox and fur to have them tanned for yourself, or have something made out of them like a trapper hat, coat, throw etc.

Have fun and post lots of pictures for us. We have plenty of people on here with extensive wrapping experience.
 

xbowguy

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You will get more money skinned, stretched and dried. To sell whole, you will need to find a local buyer and drop off freshly killed animals. They usually do not want them after they've laid in the back of the truck for 3 or 4 days.
 
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lucky43113

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I picked up 3 traps yesterday on facebook for 8 dollars I will get them cleaned up.
 

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