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#21 hassell

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:07 AM


Interesting, though what hassle would it be getting them out to one of you guys!?


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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:08 AM

How 'bout these cats, Dave? Someone told me anything east of the Rockies wouldn't bring top dollar. Am I far enough up here to be considered west of the Rockies? lol

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:47 AM

Coyotes are gonna be worth skin'in this year so don't be out there kill'in them before they prime up.

Sounds like heavy cherry red fox are gonna stand pretty strong this season too.


Hey Matt---theres a market for your English fox this march/april. from some of your pics, you could be look'in at $40/$50 for some of those critters with smooth hides. They gotta be prime though.



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Matt--- I just sent an email to the NAFA VP up in Canada with a question on the best method to get your furs to the auction. He'll probably get back to me this week.



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 08:50 AM

Thank you Dave thats very kind of you! It'll be interesting to see what they have to say.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:26 AM

How 'bout these cats, Dave? Someone told me anything east of the Rockies wouldn't bring top dollar. Am I far enough up here to be considered west of the Rockies? lol




The cats in this area of Colorado stack up just as good or better than a lot of Uath cats.

From what I've been hear'in, some of the vet. marketers held a few collections of top dollar cats over from last year and are gonna try to run a bit of a slump on bobcat hides at the Jan. sales--- but don't fret---that won't last long.

I got a bit of inside info from the wild side that China manufacturers are gonna turn a trick this year and we'll be pretty much set on good prices for the cats com'in out of this area. Sorry guys---can't let the cat out of the bag just yet (pun intended.lol.) so don't even ask.

I'm gonna hold everything this year for the later sales cause at this time I think I'll get a better dollar, but watch out---the fur market can change in a split second.

Top notch cat averages should start out at around $300/$350 and head up, but time will tell.



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 02:34 PM

Well I have my water traps dipped and ready 48 330's,30 120's, 105 110's, 50 # 1's, 24 1.5 coils, and 24 # 2's. I think I might be busy this year in the marsh.

Guess I might miss some deer hunting.

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 05:01 PM

Be sure to check the thickness of the ice this year.lol.



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 06:34 PM

I am thinking of using one of those Inflatable Ducky rings.

You know it Dave...I hate getting wet but...hey I guess it is all part of water trapping. Sure wish we lived closer I'd love to run some long lines with you.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:37 AM

Man I wish I could get into trapping this year but as luck would have it I can never muster up the cash to get started. We will see what happens. Look encouraging on the prices though.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:59 PM

Any predictions on coon and grey fox? :hunter4:
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:00 AM

Later season coon from north central areas should do o.k.,but just like last year, only triple X or better with good color is gonna hit the $30 mark.

Two years ago greys were an item that was nice to finish round'in out a shipp'in sack when Russia had an interest. Grey fox is anybodys guess this time around. Averages of $10/$14 are gonna make some folks grumble---but hey---thats life.

I'm skin'in all I catch in my traps this year just because its the only way to keep'em out of my cat cages.



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Posted 06 October 2011 - 04:56 AM

Every year I hear.....beaver are about to rebound. But they never do :smile:

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 12:25 AM

hey cat can i use you ase a go between for sales of my hides that i get this year since you have the connections i will even cut ya a commission on total sales

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 04:19 PM

Send'em on up---or I can meet ya down by Canon or Penrose. If your board'in them, make sure their fleshed nice and clean and we can move hides with holes no bigger than a quarter.

Nice prime hides, bring nice prime dollars, and I gotta keep my rep. up for runn'in top lot stuff.lol.



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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:25 PM

Hey Catcapper, I have a trapping permit for an area south and west of the four corners. Planned on setting traps out around the beginning of December. Ya think cats will be prime by then? I trapped years ago with my dad before he passed away when legholds were legal in Cololrado. Trying to remember all he taught me and put it to use. I remember he was a heckuva a cat trapper and provided for his family with the cats during the winter months. Hope I can make him proud.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 06:52 AM

I think you'll be seeing some early prime and not real good density in the under fur this time of year in that area. The best way to find out is to trap a couple of the wild little critters and check'em out.



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Posted 19 November 2011 - 08:51 AM

Just checking out the fur prices this morning, rats are averaging $10, availability is way down, guess not many are trapping them!!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

I've been hunting coyotes in the midwest since I was a kid (I'm 26 now) but prices never fared enough to really make skinning and driving to a fur dealer worth it, especially the scraggly dogs we get in central IL. Now I'm in NM and from what I have seen on other hunts and in town, coyotes should be easy pickins.

My question is for catcapper...how does a Mountain Coyote differ in price to what you mentioned in your first post? I see you are about 5 hours from me so I'd imagine you are near a lot of them. I'm also going under the assumption that all of the yotes I have seen are mountain. The one that ate my neighbors cat and follows my roommate on her dog walks is big and really healthy...now if I can just get him to come on my lawn and defend myself.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:08 AM

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 05:39 AM

Welcome to the forum doollas!
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