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Herkimer, N.Y. Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 #6754891
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Just received these preliminary Herkimer, N.Y. Fur Auction results

From the Fulton-Montgomery/Foothills Trapper's Association

The following are *******preliminary results********.

Results subject to change pending final audit.

Species - Total sold - Average

Beaver - 292 - $19.06

Bobcat - 4 - $65.50

Castor - 34.5 LBS - $79.25 per lb.

Coon - 190 - $8.17

Coyote - 153 - $49.25

Fisher - 65 - $39.35

Grey Fox - 54 - $20.35

Marten - 2 - $30.00

Mink - 56 - $8.53

Muskrat - 585 - $4.24

Otter - 11 - $31.32

Red Fox - 81 - $15.05

Skunk - 10 - $9.43

Weasel - 13 - $7.60

Next Auction will be on April 11th, 2020

All Trappers are welcomed to attend and bring their fur.

posted by walleyed




Last edited by walleyed; 02/02/20 03:50 PM.

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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6754901
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Thanks for posting. That beaver average looks a lot better than what Iíve seen posted for other sales.

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6754902
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Some decent averages thre! 19.06 on beaver is very respectable!

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: proratman] #6754943
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Surprised on the beaver average too. Maybe beaver are making a comeback!

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6754972
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nice,may have ta take a ride in April.

no epic muskrat sale battles?


quality over quantity

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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: pcr2] #6754976
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Great,bring rugnut with you.

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6754981
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my ol buyer buddy-Coole-and i may come.


quality over quantity

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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: pcr2] #6754982
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Originally Posted by pcr2
my ol buyer buddy-Coole-and i may come.


Are you and Larry coming to Hinsdale?

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6754983
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hopin to


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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755054
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With all of the recent doom and gloom posted on this site about the fur market, fisher, eastern coyotes, ermine, grey fox and beaver, didnít do too bad for a local auction.

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755097
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Sometimes with the smaller sales it's hard to know what is being collected for the intl fur market and how much is local craft sales. If it is local craft sales what happens in one region probably has nothing to do with another.


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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755107
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the pa guys should make the trip to ny to sale there furs. I looked into getting a pa fur buyer lic way to much BS

Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755211
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Not too bad at all

How much do they take out for the magazine? wink

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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755537
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and dvd's


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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755741
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Much better than any PA sale.


I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755755
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PA's regulations and paperwork may be something we need to get the PTA working on to bring us the options the other states have.

the fact groeny wont come acrossed the line is really telling.


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Re: Herkimer Fur Auction Results 2/1/2020 [Re: walleyed] #6755843
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Any break down on the Beaver? Size, all winter caught?

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Sometimes with the smaller sales it's hard to know what is being collected for the intl fur market and how much is local craft sales. If it is local craft sales what happens in one region probably has nothing to do with another.


That's some of my thoughts as well. A sale within a few hours of tens of millions of people, not all that aren't anti extractive use for wildlife, probably as some specialized end-use customers. Perhaps that 80+ inch beav is meant to be for one of those willow branch wall-hangers and with guys already having an order for, "the biggest one possible" and what the customer pays in the end isn't really an issue. I suspect there are regional buyers who have direct links to big metro furriers who are not making garments for the Chinese market but for a selected markets in other places. Walleyed skinned out those grays legs and feet for what, some sort of taxidermy or crafters market? Once I had a colleague at work, who knew that I sold things on ebay, approach me in selling a real Persian rug that her dad had brought back from Iran that he had gotten when he was an Air Force attache there at the U.S. embassy in the 1950s. I politely told her no, not in my wheelhouse or logistical capaability. But I bet there are people who can be found in the Northeast metros that specialize in selling Persian rugs, among other things. Large populations in well-connected big cities allows very interesting specialization of skills. Let's see if these prices hold up in other sales and the FHA auction...


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I sold my beaver at that auction, medium-super blanket put up for the fur market no nose or whiskers, I averaged $21 and change for the pelts, the castor's added about $6 per pelt $27 and change.had one cat skun complete $91.

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Originally Posted by NonPCfed
A sale within a few hours of tens of millions of people, not all that aren't anti extractive use for wildlife, probably as some specialized end-use customers. Perhaps that 80+ inch beav is meant to be for one of those willow branch wall-hangers and with guys already having an order for, "the biggest one possible" and what the customer pays in the end isn't really an issue. I suspect there are regional buyers who have direct links to big metro furriers who are not making garments for the Chinese market but for a selected markets in other places. Walleyed skinned out those grays legs and feet for what, some sort of taxidermy or crafters market? Once I had a colleague at work, who knew that I sold things on ebay, approach me in selling a real Persian rug that her dad had brought back from Iran that he had gotten when he was an Air Force attache there at the U.S. embassy in the 1950s. I politely told her no, not in my wheelhouse or logistical capaability. But I bet there are people who can be found in the Northeast metros that specialize in selling Persian rugs, among other things. Large populations in well-connected big cities allows very interesting specialization of skills. Let's see if these prices hold up in other sales and the FHA auction...


Some of the buyers present at Saturday's auction in Herkimer DO have direct connections

with New York City fur garment industry and the pelts purchased and sold there

will never see China.

Some of the other buyers have a direct relationship with Russian, Greek, and Italian buyers

and other European fur manufacturers, and are not associated

with International wild fur auctions.

The market for specially handled long haired wild fur in the Eastern United States

is substantial and has been for a long time.

I skin all long haired wild fur complete with legs. paws, and lower lips because

I can realize the best price possible for my work.

I have been doing it since around 2015 when the prices for long haired fur

(other than cayutes) started to take a dive.

I am sure I'll be able to successfully market the same specially handled pelts

throughout this coming spring at our New York State in-country wild fur auctions.

Perhaps South Dakota trappers need to develop some innovative sales

marketing strategies to realize the greatest sale price potential

for the hard work they put into their wild fur.

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