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Discussion in 'Trapping' started by Snareman2, Feb 15, 2009.
Did anybody make it to the fur sale yesterday? I think it was in e-town? Thanks
I thought the e-town sale wasnt till the end of season, I wanted to go.
Went for a while had to work .Saw some really nice fur and met some really nice people.I believe someone said they were having another get together in MARCH.
Sale was yesterday, the spring meet is in March. Only one auction per year, I think they had 12 buyers and prices seemed fair for this year. Of course, the standard will be set on prices this week with the big NAFA sale.
coyotes and bobcats
what price were they selling for
I saw yotes as high as $16, put up. A lot of yotes were in the $10 to $14 range. The frozen cats for taxidermy went as high as $60, with finished goods being more in the $30-$50 range.
Keep in mind I was only there until lunch, so the prices may have varied after that.
If there were 12 buyers there that bodes well for the outlook in the future. They must have an outlet to move it and less speculation. I think a lot of buyers will end up doing very well this year. There was a lot of coons bought for 5-7 dollars back in Dec. that will probably end up being double that in May at NAFA.
I hope you are right about that!!! I have 22 coons up at NAFA now, anxious to see how they turn out on Sunday. Going to be shipping some more for the May sale
The May sale I believe will be stronger than the Feb. sale. The fact that buyers are buying in the country is a good sign.
I will be sending my coons. What do you think about the rats? I thought about keeping mine in the freezer for next year, then again, why wait and take up my space all year. Have you heard any word on them? Thanks
Well, anything could happen to the market. I'm just guessing really. I said back in Nov. when fur was dirt cheap it would curtail the harvest and create a shortage that would be evident by the May sale. I'm sending my catch with Jimmy Childress next month for that sale. If there were 12 buyers at the sale that is more than usual, at least when I went. If they were actively buying there is a market somewhere for them to unload. I'd say, well I know, many pieces of fur bought at state auctions get boxed and bagged and sent to NAFA for a profit.
BTW the highest prices are before lunch at the auctions. Woe be to you if you are one of the first ones up with your lot after lunch.