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Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down #6978443
08/30/20 03:16 PM
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But are any animals going up or staying the same, I know coon is going down but is there anything going up?

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978447
08/30/20 03:21 PM
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Nothing is going up. Even wolverine are down.


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978449
08/30/20 03:22 PM
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only the costs to trap i'm afraid.

this auction will tell a lot.

keep a positive attitude and who knows.can't sell em if ya aint got em.









Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978459
08/30/20 03:50 PM
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If there was any money to be made, the woods would be crawling with idiots! I like the very low competition that we are currently enjoying.

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978460
08/30/20 03:51 PM
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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: proratman] #6978594
08/30/20 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by proratman
If there was any money to be made, the woods would be crawling with idiots! I like the very low competition that we are currently enjoying.
Thatís the truth there. Lots of people sitting around doing nothing. In Pa., fishing license sales jumped, kayak sales skyrocket and doe tags sold like hot cakes. With high fur prices, it would be like 1979 all over again. Traps everywhere and big time thievery.

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978601
08/30/20 07:32 PM
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"With high fur prices, it would be like 1979 all over again."

We can only hope........I'd take 1979 over 2020 every day.

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978608
08/30/20 07:39 PM
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I lose money every year. I expect to and trap because I enjoy it and it manages my farm and those of my friends and neighbors that I trap.


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: walleye101] #6978636
08/30/20 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by walleye101
"With high fur prices, it would be like 1979 all over again."

We can only hope........I'd take 1979 over 2020 every day.


I'd rather be a wealthy idiot myself. I have seen some bad years, but not so bad they cannot even give away the little fur that is offered in 2020.

I like to bowl for fun. There is beer and it is not raining, snowing or cold.


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: proratman] #6978640
08/30/20 08:09 PM
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7mtns of CENTRAL PA
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Originally Posted by proratman
If there was any money to be made, the woods would be crawling with idiots! I like the very low competition that we are currently enjoying.


Like in potter county pa?


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Dirt] #6978646
08/30/20 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Originally Posted by walleye101
"With high fur prices, it would be like 1979 all over again."

We can only hope........I'd take 1979 over 2020 every day.


I'd rather be a wealthy idiot myself. I have seen some bad years, but not so bad they cannot even give away the little fur that is offered in 2020.

I like to bowl for fun. There is beer and it is not raining, snowing or cold.


That is a sad state of affairs.....just not wanted for pennies, and we all high graded our furs this year tossing the small, unprime and inferior pelts....right?- I did and it didnt help a lick.

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978648
08/30/20 08:20 PM
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"GOING DOWN" ????? How about just not selling!!!!


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978650
08/30/20 08:20 PM
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I like the lower prices. Each and every fur I catch I lose money on. But I figure I'll make it up in volume.

Jack

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978657
08/30/20 08:28 PM
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Jack,

Good point. Helps us keep trim and healthy. grin


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: walleye101] #6978772
08/30/20 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by walleye101
"With high fur prices, it would be like 1979 all over again."

We can only hope........I'd take 1979 over 2020 every day.

So True!


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978781
08/31/20 12:09 AM
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Jack & Mark - my brother in law was going to add sheep on his farm. His dad figured he would lose $20 per sheep per year. Brother in law said he would need a lot of sheep to make a profit.

And yes it worked well when calculating profit and loss and paying taxes. Sometimes losing money is not so bad when done strategically.

Section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code has made a tremendous difference for those in business.

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978788
08/31/20 12:34 AM
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I would take '79 -85 any day! Despite the many problems.

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978812
08/31/20 05:31 AM
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just be happy an thank full that you can still do what you want , if you break even day you done good , no one hunting or fishing big game is ahead if add everything right ? smile just get out there an enjoy the outdoors , make it great take a kid smile

Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978820
08/31/20 05:58 AM
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This is the first year I will have a little more time to run and enjoy myself while I can. I've heard some slivers of hope. Not sell the farm hope but enough I can recoup some of the expenses I'll have. Honestly, the way this year has gone I expect the outdoors to be a very busy and filled place this year. Not much else to do.


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Re: Iíve read a lot about fur prices going down [Re: Gone Trappin.] #6978830
08/31/20 06:30 AM
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I've got sweet corn farmers counting on me to kill coons. I've got other farmers counting on reduction in coyotes, one place has beaver issues.
I worked hard for decades to get on these places and have developed very good relationships. I dont want to lose them by taking a year off.
Since I don't really hunt deer or pheasnts, this is my outdoor adventures each year. Got a son who will be back from college after thanksgiving and he's planning on spending his break running the line and peeling furs. I am aiming to make it a really fun break for him. I know several of his college baseball teammates have asked if they can ride along over the break too. Best gift I can give them is learning about trapping and enjoying the great outdoors. Time to encourage another generation any way we can.
grin

Last edited by jabNE; 08/31/20 06:33 AM.

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