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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7023301
10/21/20 01:33 PM
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I've been to a few up scale places and they still don't wear fur. Fur In the USA Is a dead issue.


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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: NBWIldKid] #7023327
10/21/20 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by NBWIldKid
How many trappers are actually wearing fur clothing? Kind of hypocritical to be talking about how great of a resource fur is, but then not actually using any. I'm sure there's more trappers not wearing fur than there are trappers who wear fur (Especially on a regular basis)

Fur is worn by women waaay more than itís wore by men. Most trappers are also men. Other than hats wearing fur (like a. Luxurious coat) would make you look feminine and youíd be ridiculed, and bombers are out of style.

Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7023346
10/21/20 02:50 PM
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I donít wear fur cause I canít afford it lol. My wife would wear a beautiful bobcat coat if I had an extra $4,000 laying around


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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Bob] #7023364
10/21/20 03:20 PM
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I purchased a full length beaver coat for my wife. The coat was on sale and I got it for less than my Beaver Plus furrier costs. I sold the beaver and paid for the coat.

Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7026250
10/24/20 02:14 PM
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Low fur prices aside, in the future it will still be about meat trapping, helping out farmers/landowners with animal populations, & controlling diseases. We will still be around if we continue to enjoy it. Lets hope some fur prices turn around though.

Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7026251
10/24/20 02:20 PM
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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7026257
10/24/20 02:38 PM
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Well I heard from a reliable source that groney will be buying coon . Top price on finished coon $2.00.
Good luck guys.


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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7026279
10/24/20 03:07 PM
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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7026282
10/24/20 03:08 PM
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My 2 cents
The large auction houses have to rethink their game. Not much money in the international fur exchange, things will have to change.
I've never been an auction house guy and am a small time trapper...But the one thing I do is never give fur away.
I sell to a list of private buyers. Get creative and find niche markets...they do exist.
Be a utilitarian trapper.I sell everything , even the carcass gets eaten by my beetles.
Trap on.

Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7026386
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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7027063
10/25/20 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Ave
Hey guys, I hear a lot of talk on this subject. I got my check from fha yesterday, and Iím really wondering if this is end of the industry as we know it. I know thereís a lot of variables to it, but in whatís your opinion? Will the market ever come back?

With the exception of coyotes and maybe muskrats, trapping for an appreciable monetary return is without doubt over for the next couple of years. Starting October 25th in your area will net you less than fully prime fur with the possible exception of red fox, those are now worth $1-2 fully prime unless skinned, stretched and dried properly. You might find any species of furbearing animal that is not considered Prime is not saleable in this market we have today, with the exception of hatter beaver. So, start when you want to but if you're looking to sell your fur it will be wise to wait.

Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Marty B] #7027078
10/25/20 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Marty B


Whats your tolerance for reality?





















































10 years from now, most of the knowledge base in this industry will be pushing daisies.




frown

That in itself can be an opportunity! When prices do pickup in a few decades very few will know how to grade well. That worked well for me back about 1980. I don't expect to have that chance again Marty!!

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Re: Is the fur industry over? [Re: Ave] #7027190
10/25/20 02:03 PM
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The reason its called trapping has nothing to do with fur bearing quadrapeds.

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