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Trapping Price's A Joke!!!!!!!!

Longdraw

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Well I went to a OSTA last weekend,,talk about some guys needing some Vasoline the furr took a big drop!!!!!!!! My buddy took the following items:
-70 coon hides
-20 muskrats
-5 opossoms
and got a whole $345,don't trap people it won't even pay for your fuel
 

RedCloud

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Wow. That sucks.

Years ago you could have cleared about 13-$1400 just with the coon skins. Market still flooded with held over stock or something ?
 

Jackalope

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Wow. That sucks.

Years ago you could have cleared about 13-$1400 just with the coon skins. Market still flooded with held over stock or something ?

Nobody is buying, China, Russia etc. Plus many local buyers took it in the rear last year, bought fur from locals and then it didn;t sell at NAFA, or sold low.. Maybe this year they are hedging their bets.. I would have walked with my fur for that price. On the up side.. Keep an eye on Craigslist.. Should be tons of cheap traps and trapping gear up this summer.
 

RedCloud

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Nobody is buying, China, Russia etc. Plus many local buyers took it in the rear last year, bought fur from locals and then it didn;t sell at NAFA, or sold low.. Maybe this year they are hedging their bets.. I would have walked with my fur for that price. On the up side.. Keep an eye on Craigslist.. Should be tons of cheap traps and trapping gear up this summer.

You can bet if I have the money I will be looking :D.
 

Halfton

Junior Member
Some good some not so good fur there. Seen the early prices and ended up taking my mink and rats back out to the truck. :smiley_depressive:
Do it over I would have put it on the table and no saled it. Didn't have that many big coon and knew I wouldn't get much on the 1x and under sizes. I was right. Should have pulled them also.:tantrum:
Next year everything goes on the table and will no sale if needed.
Will be sending my mink and rats up north to FHA tomorrow at the OSTA Reg C meet. This is first for me shipping north.Will see how I do there.

Russ
 

bowhunter1023

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Good luck Russ.

I don't know the first thing about trapping, furs, or pricing. All I know is I hate skinning animals and the money best be damn good if I'm skinning 70 coons AND then doing all the work to tan!!! That's one hobby I don't need!!!
 

Buckrun

Junior Member
That is why I still have 6 coon hides from last year hanging in my shop. I would burn more gass going to a buyer to sell than what I would have gotten selling them.

That is also why I didn't even set 1 trap this year. I had a ball trapping but I am not going to go broke doing it.
 

swantucky

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Swanton, Ohio
My son has been hinting about trapping. I screwed with it a very little bit as a kid but I have not really encouraged him. ZNot much money to be made for the work you put in.
 

RedCloud

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I just checked NAFA for their March 9, 2011 prices.

NAFA March 2011 sales.jpg
 

Longdraw

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Central,Ohio
Boy those were better than what offered at the auction,I bought a yote hide off a guy so I can tan it,,its the nicest yote hide I ever seen it looks like a wolf its so big I would say it came off a 70lb.+ yote,they offered him $5 and he said he wouldn't let it go for less than $20 for the amount of time he had in it so I gave him $20 for a very nice hide

 

Longdraw

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Central,Ohio
Zanesville Sale Results
Total Sales : $24,042.10

Averages
Beaver
Avg. $15.30 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Beaver 2X (60-65) Damaged/Rub 25 $29.00 $5.00 $22.94 $573.50

Beaver 3X (70+) Damaged 7 $30.50 $30.50 $30.50 $213.50

Beaver LG (55-60) Damaged/Rub 20 $18.00 $4.00 $11.28 $225.50

Beaver LG (55-60) Good 1 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00

Beaver LG (51-55) Rubbed/Dam 3 $7.00 $2.00 $5.33 $16.00

Beaver med (47-51) Damaged/Rub 9 $13.00 $7.50 $9.94 $89.50

Beaver Sm (42-47) damaged/rubbed 13 $6.00 $2.00 $4.54 $59.00

Beaver XL (60-65) Damaged/Rub 21 $27.00 $2.00 $17.33 $364.00

Beaver XSm (<42) Damaged/rubbed 2 $2.00 $1.00 $1.50 $3.00
Total 101 $1,545.00

Coyote
Avg. $4.60 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Coyote # 1 5 $10.00 $5.00 $7.80 $39.00

Coyote # 2 10 $5.00 $2.00 $4.40 $44.00

Coyote # 3 1 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

Coyote Damaged 4 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $4.00
Total 20 $92.00

Grey Fox
Avg. $13.36 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Grey Fox # 1 9 $19.50 $13.00 $15.39 $138.50

Grey Fox # 3 1 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50 $7.50

Grey Fox damaged 1 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00
Total 11 $147.00

Mink
Avg. $14.29 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Mink F/Cot-Damaged 4 $3.00 $1.00 $1.75 $7.00

Mink Female 17 2 $4.00 $4.00 $4.00 $8.00

Mink Female 17-18 22 $12.00 $5.00 $7.77 $171.00

Mink FM/slight 2 $5.00 $1.00 $3.00 $6.00

Mink Lg. male 89 $18.00 $7.00 $17.40 $1,548.25

Mink M/Cot-damaged 3 $3.00 $0.50 $1.50 $4.50

Mink ML/slight 3 $11.00 $3.00 $8.33 $25.00

Mink XL Male 61 $18.00 $5.00 $14.57 $888.50
Total 186 $2,658.25

Muskrat
Avg. $6.13 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Muskrat 13+LG Fall 707 $10.00 $2.00 $7.27 $5,137.50

Muskrat 13+LG Winter 546 $9.00 $5.50 $8.61 $4,279.00

Muskrat Damaged 387 $6.25 $0.30 $3.41 $1,320.50

Muskrat Flats 34 $6.40 $1.00 $2.95 $100.40

Muskrat Kits 108 $3.20 $0.25 $0.78 $84.20
Total 1782 $10,921.60

Other
Avg. $2.00 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Beaver castor 1 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00

Otter
Avg. $15.67 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Otter-LM-slight/damaged 1 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

Otter XLG-Good (38x8) 2 $21.00 $21.00 $21.00 $42.00
Total 3 $47.00

Possum
Avg. $1.24 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Possum LG 64 $2.50 $0.25 $1.54 $98.75

Possum M 22 $1.50 $0.25 $0.86 $19.00

Possum Sm/Damaged 13 $1.00 $0.25 $0.40 $5.25
Total 99 $123.00

Raccoon
Avg. $7.73 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Raccoon 2X (#1&2) 29-32 256 $14.00 $2.00 $10.57 $2,705.25

Raccoon 2X (#3) 29-32 50 $7.50 $0.50 $4.37 $218.25

Raccoon 2X (low) 29-32 4 $0.25 $0.25 $0.25 $1.00

Raccoon 2X (slights) 29-32 28 $9.00 $2.00 $5.36 $150.00

Raccoon 3X (#1&2) 32+ 156 $20.00 $3.00 $14.14 $2,205.50

Raccoon 3X (#3) 32+ 26 $13.00 $4.25 $7.70 $200.25

Raccoon 3X (slights) 32+ 13 $14.00 $4.25 $10.25 $133.25

Raccoon LG (#1&2) 24-27 140 $6.50 $0.25 $4.21 $589.25

Raccoon LG (#3) 24-27 17 $3.25 $0.25 $1.50 $25.50

Raccoon LG (low) 24-27 32 $2.50 $0.50 $0.86 $27.50

Raccoon LG (slights) 24-27 18 $7.50 $1.25 $4.04 $72.75

Raccoon M (#1&2) 22-24 35 $4.00 $0.50 $2.31 $81.00

Raccoon M (#3) 22-24 1 $0.25 $0.25 $0.25 $0.25

Raccoon M (low) 22-24 14 $5.00 $0.50 $1.32 $18.50

Raccoon M (slights) 22-24 3 $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $6.00

Raccoon SM (slights) 1 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00

Raccoon XL (#1&2) 27-29 202 $10.00 $2.00 $7.42 $1,499.25

Raccoon XL (#3) 27-29 35 $7.00 $1.00 $3.24 $113.25

Raccoon (low) 27-29 3 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $1.50

Raccoon (slights) 27-29 19 $6.50 $2.00 $4.89 $93.00
Total 1053 $8,142.25

Red Fox
Avg. $13.00 Description No. Pelts High Low Average Total
Red Fox # 1 16 $18.00 $5.00 $16.22 $259.50

Red Fox # 2 10 $15.00 $5.00 $9.90 $99.00

Red Fox # 3 1 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00 $5.00

Red Fox damaged 1 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50
Total 28 $364.00

Grand Total 3284 $24,042.10
 

Jackalope

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$7.73 Avg on coon... :smiley_depressive: Might as well trap rats at 6.13.. Easier to skin and target.
 
Localy at least
Smart trappers also sell the carcass's also

I sold all my rats carcass for $1.50 each and the small coon for $3
The large coon no one wants
Possum brought $1

I sold all but a few of the coon to 1 guy for a wild game feed

John
 

Halfton

Junior Member
Going to need some good luck Jesse.
Never sent anything north before. I will probably end up sending them money :smiley_depressive:
I don't do it to make a lot of money but wouldn't mind making a little. rotflmao
Most places I trap are within 10 miles of home. I figure the fuel it costs is right around what I would have in a deer tag and processing it. But now with the rise in fuel,:tantrum: that is out the window.
Will let you know how I do after all fees are taken out after the sale.:smiley_champagne:

Russ
 

Longdraw

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Central,Ohio
Going to need some good luck Jesse.
Never sent anything north before. I will probably end up sending them money :smiley_depressive:
I don't do it to make a lot of money but wouldn't mind making a little. rotflmao
Most places I trap are within 10 miles of home. I figure the fuel it costs is right around what I would have in a deer tag and processing it. But now with the rise in fuel,:tantrum: that is out the window.
Will let you know how I do after all fees are taken out after the sale.:smiley_champagne:

Russ

let me know what your total in shipping is and number of hides sent