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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7019846
10/17/20 05:26 PM
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I'll be 105. guess I won't be around to see the next price raise. LOL


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: The Beav] #7019864
10/17/20 06:10 PM
10/17/20 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by The Beav
I'll be 105. guess I won't be around to see the next price raise. LOL


I don't think you will miss much. A $30 coon average in 2044 won't be as exciting as $30 coon average in 1979. smile


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: jabNE] #7019867
10/17/20 06:15 PM
10/17/20 06:15 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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Originally Posted by jabNE
Gone are the days of $20 for throwing a carcass coon up on the grading table for sure.

Maybe the grading table but some taxidermist are paying that. I get $25 rough skinned for taxidermist. Same with fox. I get 20 per mink on carcass. Since I started selling to this gentleman coon alone cover a lot of my expenses. I don't know if any other taxidermist buy like him but can't hurt to ask them.

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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7019881
10/17/20 06:27 PM
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If the next fur boom is 2044 Iíll be 56. Perfect timing for me to take an early retirement and trap like a maniac


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: strike2x] #7019884
10/17/20 06:29 PM
10/17/20 06:29 PM
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Pottawatamie co. IA
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Originally Posted by strike2x
Originally Posted by jabNE
Gone are the days of $20 for throwing a carcass coon up on the grading table for sure.

Maybe the grading table but some taxidermist are paying that. I get $25 rough skinned for taxidermist. Same with fox. I get 20 per mink on carcass. Since I started selling to this gentleman coon alone cover a lot of my expenses. I don't know if any other taxidermist buy like him but can't hurt to ask them.


Do you catch a truck load a day and sell them to him daily or does he come clean out your walk ins at the end of season? LLL


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7019892
10/17/20 06:39 PM
10/17/20 06:39 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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I don't target coon, I just keep all I get in other sets. I skin and bag them. I do the same with fox. When I get a bunch we meet up and make the transaction.


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7019922
10/17/20 07:18 PM
10/17/20 07:18 PM
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We have so many coon here and they are really nice coon. Used to get a flat fee from local buyer as many as I could carry in the door nightly instead of grading. Last several years it was big bins at the buyer and he's throw them in the appropriate bins by grade and the price was based on what bin he put them in. Took about a pickup load to bring a good haul in. A good days catch was fun to make a whole bunch of trips from the truck to the back door of the buyer, and a good night should be a pretty full pickup. Nightly stop at the buyer after checking traps.
No way I'd find a taxidermist to buy that many coon around here. LoL.
Jim

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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Dirt] #7020001
10/17/20 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Originally Posted by The Beav
I'll be 105. guess I won't be around to see the next price raise. LOL


I don't think you will miss much. A $30 coon average in 2044 won't be as exciting as $30 coon average in 1979. smile


In 1987 my dad told me that a 10 dollar average on green skinned coon was pretty good money.

Fast forward 35 years and people would be trying to stack them up like cordwood for ten bucks.

It seems trappers are impervious to inflation

Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020010
10/17/20 08:54 PM
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I will still be after them, they haven't been worth much for a while but we have some nice ones up here. Been hunting and trapping them with my best friend since high school and he just txt me the other day about getting after them soon. Low prices or not we will be out there


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020100
10/17/20 10:58 PM
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The number of hound hunters is way down in my area.

As for taxidermists, they don't seem interested in buying fur in my area. They want bear and deer.


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Steven 49er] #7020113
10/17/20 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Steven 49er
[quote=Dirt]

In 1987 my dad told me that a 10 dollar average on green skinned coon was pretty good money.

Fast forward 35 years and people would be trying to stack them up like cordwood for ten bucks.

It seems trappers are impervious to inflation


We're just duller than the inside of a fleshing knife, that's all.

Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020131
10/18/20 12:23 AM
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My hounds have a really hard time smelling the difference between a 25 cent coon vs a $25 coon. So much so, I just gave up and let them do their thing....practically every night. I breed my hounds to run coon and you can bet your last dollar thatís what ill let them do until I canít anymore.

Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020181
10/18/20 05:55 AM
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All the hound hunters who said they did it for sport donít hunt or have dogs anymore in this area . .Funny how that works . This darn greedy trapper however is still trapping. But I will not trap something with no value.


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020239
10/18/20 07:28 AM
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Putting more worthless coon on the already flooded market can only hurt us In the long run. Any incidental coon I take this year will be released. I'm not going to add to the problem.


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020305
10/18/20 08:42 AM
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Releasing them just attributes to a different problem.
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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020323
10/18/20 09:04 AM
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Like women, there are different levels of hot.

Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020333
10/18/20 09:10 AM
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Is it a "flooded" coon market or a "no interest" market...? I don't think they are the same thing.

FHA was only offering 160k coon at the end of August sale and could only move about 10% (or less). Is that because the furriers are sitting on gobs of dressed coon hides or that there just isn't a major use for coon right now, with the Russians still not having much money vs the US dollar and the Chinese having their various problems. And well, the Western nations have just about given up on using a good amount of any fur except some yote trimmed coats. I'm sure there is a lot of coon hides in freezers, but after a while even the best packed green coon hides are going to start having issues--can you really board and finish a coon skin that's been in the freezer for 5 years and make it look as nice as a freshly caught and boarded coon? I think the fur market has devolved down into a number of small niche markets that can only take certain amounts of any fur, so that maybe means a "flooded" market for any year. I'd love to be wrong but...


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: Brad K] #7020343
10/18/20 09:26 AM
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It will be a tough market this year for sure. I will keep trapping them lightly but only when the 5 year old is going to come with. He loves setting and checking coon and beaver traps. With what we do catch I will be taking my time this year teaching him the way to put up fur on the selects that I think we are able to sell. Those that I think may not grade out as good we are going to learn the process of tanning fur and they will either go to relatives, get sold, or hang up in the man cave. This year with the prices I decided to focus less on the trapping part of it (except coyotes) and more on the learning aspect and memories for the kid and I.

Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: NonPCfed] #7020348
10/18/20 09:34 AM
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Itís both, itís a flooded market with no interest. And all the guys saying they will trap no matter the price are creating another issue, thereís a monopoly forming in the fur business and continue selling cheap fur will all but ensure prices will never get better, we may have already past the tipping point on most type of furs


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Re: Raccoon prices? [Re: trapperne] #7020353
10/18/20 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by trapperne
Itís both, itís a flooded market with no interest. And all the guys saying they will trap no matter the price are creating another issue, thereís a monopoly forming in the fur business and continue selling cheap fur will all but ensure prices will never get better, we may have already past the tipping point on most type of furs



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