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Fur fish an game turn market report #7376817
10/11/21 03:36 PM
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Is it accurate ? Didn't sound good especially on coon, say a few late season sales on clear big jumbos from good sections may bring a little interest , also say it not worth pay to have processed , I think rats about same as well as mink , I understand that cost has went up 5 times the amount to ship to China, an I think that the shippers are be pass on lot that cost with low fur prices, it be alright to know how much coon go be worth bfore set out lots traps, inflation an cost gas very bad, wouldn't mind it so much but limted time off from work an lot scrafficies, an lot hrs spent along with job trapping, just try decide how much coon trapping to do, maybe not so much at first an leave bunch connibears out for rat an mink mostly, low prices an cost gas an not have lot spare time is what get me, there were negative reports on prices of pt sales at FHA , that clear out most coon an very best sold for $10 pre commission, not sure if that true, on best coon hard to believe

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Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376820
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The answer is probably trap less and work more. It makes more sense. Have you ever thought about moving to Oklahoma?

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376828
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What do at work now is more enough for me, tired all time, what in Oklahoma ? No I never move there

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376831
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Dave, Just like your work conditions and problems, nothing will probably change with the fur market either. You have control on your job and working conditions. But...we are all at the mercy of the fur market.

Missed you at Beaman yesterday.

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Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376857
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Coonman-just go trap as usual-someone will make money on your fur.Gotta do our part to keep the market from collapsing altogether.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376870
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Busy on weekends from now on, things to do before trapping starts, usally leaves always wait come down real good till first week trap season, lot trees an leaves blow around town an lots raking, maybe better prices in country if the rumor about sell most coon pt at FHA at very cheap prices , or maybe a little better later sales on coon, more of a chance that rats well advance an mink a little, because covid I understand that price of freight to China has gone up 5-6 times of what it was with pre covid times, I am sure the producers are pay lot that with low prices

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376873
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Big question will be, how much gas will it cost you to catch x number of coon?

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376893
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Keep in mind that, due to publication deadlines, the FFG market report is written about 8-10 weeks before publication. So the current article was probably written in July. Situations can change.

If you have issues with how far out that article is written, take it up with the editor at FFG. He sets the deadlines.


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Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376896
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The FFG fur market report always seems to me to be overly optimistic. If FFG says that the market is going to suck, it must REALLY be going to suck.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: yotetrapper30] #7376901
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
The FFG fur market report always seems to me to be overly optimistic. If FFG says that the market is going to suck, it must REALLY be going to suck.


It's not in their best interest for trappers to take up golf instead.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376922
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The only true market value is when you sell them be it fur harvesters or private dealer. Everything is killing the market tariffs, high fuel prices, low fur values and an economy world wide that sucks. The tariffs with China killed us with the last administration also the anti fur movement as always. The only way to make money now especially on coon is damage control and I doubt the market is coming back anytime soon Dave.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376933
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Screw China.

Figure out how to make money with fur different ways.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376940
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Yeah God forbid anybody stand up to China and their slanted playing field! To heck with the Chi-Com's and the horse they rode in on...


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Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376942
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Another take on this....if you are going to fur trap....don’t set two traps per property....Blitz Trap It! Then pull after say a week.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376958
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I personally like the fur report in the trappers world. The report in the trapper and predator caller, now just called the trapper, is almost worthless!

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376965
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With natural gas and propane prices getting sky high, there may be a market for a coon hide yet. Be cheaper to buy a coat than to pay your heating bill.


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Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376979
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Screw trapping. I just go to state conventions and renew my membership every year. I refuse to have someone else make money off my sweat and toil.

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: BvrRetriever] #7376983
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Originally Posted by BvrRetriever
I personally like the fur report in the trappers world. The report in the trapper and predator caller, now just called the trapper, is almost worthless!


Who writes the fur market reports?

Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7376989
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Each publication contracts with a “fur market expert” to write their reports.

At one point in time, John Epler wrote for one of the magazines.

Gary Schroeder, Moscow Hide & Fur, writes for FFG


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Re: Fur fish an game turn market report [Re: coonman220] #7377013
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China is only market for coon an lot other stuff is it

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