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Best Coon by region #7057196
11/20/20 09:41 PM
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Where would the top Coon pelts in the lower 48 come from? Top 3 regions for size and color?

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057233
11/20/20 10:01 PM
11/20/20 10:01 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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This area.

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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057248
11/20/20 10:08 PM
11/20/20 10:08 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Hey where'd you get that picture? laugh

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057250
11/20/20 10:09 PM
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Firth, Nebraska
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Fixed it for you.
You are welcome SE Nebraska.
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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: ~ADC~] #7057252
11/20/20 10:13 PM
11/20/20 10:13 PM
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East of the Mason-Dixon Line
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
Hey where'd you get that picture? laugh


I searched Trapperman!! grin


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057264
11/20/20 10:17 PM
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Where is Elkader IA? Lol

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057272
11/20/20 10:22 PM
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I'm right in the middle of that.

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057273
11/20/20 10:24 PM
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se South Dakota
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I think the actual triangle is bit larger than your map...


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: NonPCfed] #7057276
11/20/20 10:26 PM
11/20/20 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by NonPCfed
I think the actual triangle is bit larger than your map...

Sure isnít near Delmarva, the best peninsula in all the land by the way.


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: DelawareRob] #7057279
11/20/20 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DelawareRob
This area.

I would agree with that map, but I would extend it southward a bit along the Mississippi river to at least Galesburg Illinois. I used to buy some beautiful coon from Ralph Coffee in Galesburg Illinois; But I guess I don't really know where he got them.


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7057281
11/20/20 10:32 PM
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I am in the SE corner of the illustrated triangle, but some of my best coons were graded Canadian.


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7058492
11/22/20 12:53 AM
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Alaska and Washington State
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I'm going to stick my neck out a bit and say that coon color is more important than heaviness. I don't know what the market wants now, but from previous experience I've noticed that a good colored coon -maybe and A or B color- from a more southerly location is more desirable than a yellow coon from a northern area.


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: Rat Masterson] #7058768
11/22/20 10:49 AM
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USA MN
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Originally Posted by Rat Masterson
I'm right in the middle of that.

Me to and they still aint worth killen


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: nimzy] #7058769
11/22/20 10:51 AM
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USA MN
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Originally Posted by nimzy
Where is Elkader IA? Lol

Bottom center of that triangle


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7058803
11/22/20 11:46 AM
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Depends on what you are talking about,Heaviest is Canadian (X hvy section).Limited use because they are too hvy(wooly).large size.
Best colour is from Iowa in the hvy section(best coon overall for trim and garment use) also large size.

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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7058805
11/22/20 11:51 AM
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Driftless area

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: Nostalgia] #7058817
11/22/20 12:21 PM
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When the market was stronger a lot of coons that were late season caught from NE northern MO, Northern ILL and most of IA did very well as their colors were good. I remember seeing reports where semi heavies with good color were selling as good or better than north centrals or western heavies with average or say B-C colors instead of AB colors. Right now with a 10,6, 3, 1 dollar in the grease market as an example and you drop a grade due to poor color you loose almost half the value of that coon.

Bryce

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7058858
11/22/20 01:24 PM
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I know everyone talks about the triangle but imo northeast Nebraska up along the James River in south Dakota are better. And yes Iíve seen coon from both areas.


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Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7058977
11/22/20 04:19 PM
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Florida for sure

Re: Best Coon by region [Re: WHSKR] #7059052
11/22/20 05:39 PM
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