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Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville #6729367
01/14/20 10:34 PM
01/14/20 10:34 PM
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I am a Judge Executive in Western Kentucky; while trapping has been my favorite and most passionate hobby for many years, I don't have much time to trap anymore. I have a grandson that is eight; we enjoy hunting, fishing and camping together. I figured that during his Christmas break, I would take him to set out his first short trapline. We caught:mink, muskrat, coon, beaver and he also caught a nice male bobcat. As I suspected, he loved trapping!
Because of my work schedule, I didn't have time to skin and put up our catch, so I decided I would take them to Mr. Wolf. in Evansville, IN. (For years, I have seen his name on Trapperman.)
We didn't have many skins to sell but I wanted my grandson to be in on that part of the process. My grandson, a friend and I arrived late this evening and took our furs into the building where Mr. Wolf was working. He was personal, friendly and most of all genuinely interested in a boy that was learning to trap. He took plenty of time to talk to my grandson and ask him questions about his trapping experience. Considering the fur market, I was pleasantly surprised at what he paid for our furs.
I had not met Mr. Wolf before, but before I left - I felt like that he is one of those legendary people that has done his part for a meaningful way of life, that many of us hold very dear.
Thank you Mr. Wolf for your investment in a child and for your investment in trapping.
Best wishes for a wonderful 2020 and beyond!

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6729373
01/14/20 10:40 PM
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That is so awesome! smile


New trapper! Really excited to learn!
Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6729380
01/14/20 10:43 PM
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Chandler,Indiana USA
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What did he pay for your fur?

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6729387
01/14/20 10:51 PM
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More kids need people like you and Don Wolf in their lives Great Job


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6729417
01/14/20 11:27 PM
01/14/20 11:27 PM
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I'm glad your grandson got to experience this,that scene was played out countless times in years past,now its about a thing of the past.The older he gets the more he'll appreciate it.


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: jeff karsten] #6729424
01/14/20 11:32 PM
01/14/20 11:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff karsten
More kids need people like you and Don Wolf in their lives Great Job

X100


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6729426
01/14/20 11:37 PM
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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730369
01/15/20 07:22 PM
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Hey Ky Beaverman good job love to see the kids who have an interest in the trapping. The more we can introduce them to and teach them the more they understand the real cycles of life. The way it should be. What county are y’all located in?

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: jeff karsten] #6730397
01/15/20 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jeff karsten
More kids need people like you and Don Wolf in their lives Great Job

Isn't that the truth!


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730399
01/15/20 07:45 PM
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Great story, thanks for sharing. Thanks to you for passing on the trapping tradition and to Mr Wolf for doing it right.

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730455
01/15/20 08:28 PM
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Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
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You mean that old fur barron didn't rip the kid off? I thought that's all fur buyers ever did? lol.

It is SAD the country buyer's are about all gone now never to be seen again, is a lost art no doubt.

Thanks for sharing your story, nice to read something nice now and then vs the crap we have to wade
through daily.


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730479
01/15/20 08:44 PM
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Bill Bailey of Baileys Trapping Supply here in NH....threw my son a bottle of Mink lure on the house....20 years ago ,when he was 10 years old...and said ...”Now go catch your first mink “ . My sons eyes lit up ..like Christmas tree....will Nevah forget it.


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730527
01/15/20 09:23 PM
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That is a great story. Thanks for sharing

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730572
01/15/20 10:11 PM
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Glad to hear

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730611
01/15/20 10:41 PM
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Excellent.

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730779
01/16/20 03:51 AM
01/16/20 03:51 AM
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Thank you my friend, your words mean a lot to an old fur buyer. You are the person that needs the praise Sir. You are the man that made sure the young man was educated into our way of life. I hope he will follow your guidance through out his life. This world needs more men like yourself and your friend that came with you and your grandson. If we all work together, maybe we can keep our heritage alive for many more years. I also have a grandson that loves trapping. He just turned 16 and has been on my line with me for the last 7 years. This is the first season that I have not been able to have that fella on my line since he was 9 years old. I have had some health issues this season and have pretty much been busy in my shop this season putting up Coyote and Beaver. I still have a lot of time to trap Beaver and Otter, so I pretty much think I will still get him out in the next few weeks so that I can see that gleam in his eyes.
Every one of us should try our best to educate a young man or young Lady. Good luck to one and all.

Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730782
01/16/20 04:05 AM
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Very good


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Re: Sold Fur to Don Wolf in Evansville [Re: kybeaverman] #6730783
01/16/20 04:47 AM
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Excellent in all respects!


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