It’s gone......

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by wolverine1, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    A115F5DB-31AD-4C5E-9D19-28F4F03FDBA3.jpeg 463B2C7B-8064-4EB1-8A05-C0828DBD9443.jpeg Sold to Don Wolf today, was very pleased with what he offered me.

    Coyotes $22.96 average. High of $40, low of $5

    Bobcat. $40 average. High of $50, low of $20 (small, milk stained female)

    Red fox. $15 nose count
    Otter $25 nose count

    Had 7 coons, $4 average.

    My coyotes were mostly dark, dark brown, II grade, with a few decent ones. Probably the worst in color and quality I’ve had in years. I think he was more than fair on the prices. No commission, no drumming fees, no shipping fees, 100% clearance. To me, that counts for something. He had some New Mexico coyotes in the shop, they were in a league of their own! Silky, soft fur semi-heavy dogs, they were awesome.
     
  2. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    Sounds like you got some good prices Wolverine.That Don Wolf must be a pretty fair Buyer.
     
  3. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    He is Perry. Grades hard, but is fair.
     
  4. K9trapper

    K9trapper 12 pointer

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    Nice! I’d give him a shot at mine if I lived closer. Thanks for posting prices.
     
  5. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Forgive my ignorance, but why are coons so low? So plentiful?
     
  6. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    Not a lot of demand for them in the fur trade right now, especially our kind.
     
  7. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    You did well. Man could learn a thing or two in that shop.
     
  8. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    He has been buying fur for 45 years, you don’t stay in business that long by not keeping customers happy. I sold fur to him several years ago, maybe 2013, when I came back the following year and sold to him, he added $100 to my total after it was all said and done. He told me he did better than he thought he would on some coon and Fox I had sold him, so he paid me extra.

    Not many country buyers left, he’s a good one.
     
  9. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Back in the fur "hay day", I guess it was-early-mid 70's. We got $30-35 for greys and $45-50 for reds on the hoof...
     
  10. buckson

    buckson 12 pointer

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    Good work old buddy nice pics too. What you going buy now. I always try buy some something with Fur money just makes me feel good say I got it with Fur money. Haahha
     
  11. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    Gonna put it back for a western coyote trapping trip!!!!!!
     
  12. bondhu

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    Nice Congrats
     
  13. Catridge

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    Looks real nice Wolverine, glad ya did well on your fur can tell you take a lot of pride in it , good to see !!!
     
  14. trapper perry

    trapper perry 12 pointer

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    Wolverine do you think coon prices will come up any next year or it's gonna take a few more years???
     
  15. wolverine1

    wolverine1 12 pointer

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    Perry, for our type of coons, I think we are stuck at current levels. The demand is always there for the good coons from Iowa, Nebraska, Dakotas, etc, albeit at cheaper prices than years past. I don’t see $10-$15 KY coons anytime in the near future, but I hope I’m wrong. Coyotes is where it’s at right now, that’s why I’m heading north and west next season! I’m taking coon traps too! Just catching 50 coons at a $10-$12 average will pay for my gas. South Dakota or Nebraska is where I am leaning towards. They have nice cats too!!!!
     
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