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Black beaver #6174916
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Every so often I hear of someone trapping a black beaver. Is black beaver fur worth more?


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6175137
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In my experience, every time I sold one they brought a premium. Matter of fact, the only top lot beaver I sold was a 3xl heavy sel black. Should have kept it. 4 of the 6 in that colony were black, and made a nice paycheck. I remember I sold 12 or 13 from that 2 days of trapping and made over $500 from just the hides.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6175205
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A friend of mine is looking to buy some black fured beaver he wants them for a blanket project they are working on.
Allan


Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6175352
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As a general rule, black beaver bring more money. Almost always they go to the craft/tourist trade rather than the fur market.

There is a difference between black beaver and really dark beaver. Black beaver are BLACK.

Re: Black beaver [Re: Allan Minear] #6175695
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Originally Posted By: Allan Minear
A friend of mine is looking to buy some black fured beaver he wants them for a blanket project they are working on.
Allan

Try to find someone in northern lower Michigan. I have heard from a reliable source they can be quite common there.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6177080
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I think they are pretty rare around here

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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6177474
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Black beavers brings good price. Last spring I sold a black fall beaver at FHA for $66. I have two black XL beavers at this upcoming FHA sale. They aren't lofted in the catalog so I think they are sold already

Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6177732
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Or FHA could be saving their black beaver collection to be offered at their May sale.

Black beaver almost always sell to the craft/tourist market and those buyers don't travel to Helsinki. But they will be in North Bay.

Just an educated assumption on my part.

Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6177891
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I have caught 2 so far this season. Just salted one today for tanning. A local taxidermist here buys them for good money. His wife gets them tanned and makes things with them. He's always looking for more.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: fingertrapper] #6177907
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Originally Posted By: fingertrapper
Originally Posted By: Allan Minear
A friend of mine is looking to buy some black fured beaver he wants them for a blanket project they are working on.
Allan

Try to find someone in northern lower Michigan. I have heard from a reliable source they can be quite common there.

This is true and n my area. I don't trap beaver very hard but about one in 10 are black and most are dark. My best priced beaver past year was a tiny black one.


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Black beaver [Re: strike2x] #6178013
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The fella I know trapped "your" area. His average was 1 in 10 over the years.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6178283
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I did ADC work on two properties north of me last summer and both produced 50% black, sucked having to dispose those animals. But both properties are very hard to access so until prices rise considerably I won't ask to trap those properties during fur season just very hard to get to.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6180765
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I've not spoke to David but I'm sure he is still looking for some black beaver pelts if any are available please feel free to send a pm.
Allan


Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6181816
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Not a lot of black ones up here. Maybe 1 in 100 if you average it over the years if you are lucky. Caught 3 one year, then didn't catch one for years after that. I've been getting them tanned .


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Re: Black beaver [Re: John Deere Steve] #6182978
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Originally Posted By: John Deere Steve
I have caught 2 so far this season. Just salted one today for tanning. A local taxidermist here buys them for good money. His wife gets them tanned and makes things with them. He's always looking for more.
Interesting. I wonder how hard it is to find unique ways to sell them like that.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6183519
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It isn't hard to find unique ways to sell fur other than the fur market. Lots and lots and lots of options.

Do some research on google and eBay and you will have lots of ideas to work with.

One problem is that it is a limited market. Sort of a niche market. And those that are well established in their niche market might be reluctant to provide information.

Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6287284
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I've sold several over the years to Taxidermist for much more than I would have been able to get sell it at a fur buyer. $50 to $75


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6342024
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I haven't got a black 1 yet. Maybe this year, but I'm fine with whatever color they are.


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Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6347438
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Itís my understanding that most black beavers come from close to the western Great Lakes. 70ís and early 80ís I trapped Douglas County WI and had close to 10% , most coming from the same drainage. Back then I got $ 1 extra for black ones. Wasnít smart enough to work the markets better.

Re: Black beaver [Re: AJE] #6348618
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Got 4 black ones yesterday and 2 more today! That's more black ones than I have caught in the last three years combined. (Doing adc work)


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