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Has anybody sold any muskrats? #7720327
11/17/22 06:35 PM
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For those of you that have caught and sold muskrats this season, what were you getting for your rats (stretched and dried).
With the Pa. muskrat season opening this weekend, I am thinking of setting a few traps. That is if I can find any rats to trap.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720336
11/17/22 06:43 PM
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I think there's two rats left in Cherry County Nebraska.


Life ain't supposed to be easy.
Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720339
11/17/22 06:45 PM
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$2 tops,$1 averages.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720363
11/17/22 07:09 PM
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I called Groenwald a few weeks back and asked the price breakdown, he couldnt give me one but said if he is buying he would likely pay around $2 for 15+" 2xl. That would put averages around 1$ or less as Mike said.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720384
11/17/22 07:30 PM
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Sold one on carcass today for $2.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720486
11/17/22 09:02 PM
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I traded a nice carcass ‘rat for a can of diet coke. I’m going to call the guy and give him his change.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720573
11/17/22 10:46 PM
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When the market dips this low, I stretch them fur side out. They are softer to wipe with that way.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: BvrRetriever] #7720585
11/17/22 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by BvrRetriever
When the market dips this low, I stretch them fur side out. They are softer to wipe with that way.


In that case, are they a "skrat" or a ""Smitten"?


I have nothing clever to put here.





Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: 160user] #7720592
11/17/22 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 160user
Originally Posted by BvrRetriever
When the market dips this low, I stretch them fur side out. They are softer to wipe with that way.


In that case, are they a "skrat" or a ""Smitten"?


I think a smitten…but you need to be careful to keep your fingers away from the eyeholes when wearing it like a glove. And never wipe against the grain…that really tickles.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720602
11/18/22 12:33 AM
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looking for 5 redish muskrats must be primed up

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Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720603
11/18/22 12:50 AM
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Sold 21 on the carcass for a dollar a piece. Put up 7 of them for 2$ a piece on average.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720611
11/18/22 02:06 AM
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Sold 21 on the carcass for a dollar a piece. Put up 7 of them for 2$ a piece on average.


Good job Youth Trapper!! You got those out before they froze out. A froze out dead mrat brings no coin. I think I sold my first put up rats in the January of 1986 for about $2.35 average. It was out of a slough between Brookings and the Flandreau exit on I-29, we'd pull off on the shoulder of the interstate, jump the ditch fence, and be on the slough ice. The South Dakota Hy-po would probably take a much dimmer view of that operation today than then. Of course north of $2 put up in 1986 is worth more than north of $2 in 2022. Just saying, but then again you weren't live in 1986 (I'm assuming) wink. Nice action young man!

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"And God said, Let us make man in our image …and let them have dominion …and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: NonPCfed] #7720612
11/18/22 02:10 AM
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Sold 21 on the carcass for a dollar a piece. Put up 7 of them for 2$ a piece on average.


Good job Youth Trapper!! You got those out before they froze out. A froze out dead mrat brings no coin. I think I sold my first put up rats in the January of 1986 for about $2.35 average. It was out of a slough between Brookings and the Flandreau exit on I-29, we'd pull off on the shoulder of the interstate, jump the ditch fence, and be on the slough ice. The South Dakota Hy-po would probably take a much dimmer view of that operation today than then. Of course north of $2 put up in 1986 is worth more than north of $2 in 2022. Just saying, but then again you weren't live in 1986 (I'm assuming) wink. Nice action young man!


I'm pretty happy with the price, wish there was still a little bit of demand like last year so I could still get 1.5$ on the carcass and then I wouldn't mess around too much with skinning. Yeah, I feel the Hy-po wouldn't enjoy that too much. 1986 was 21 years before I was born so safe to assume I was alive yet.

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720615
11/18/22 03:03 AM
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1986 was 21 years before I was born so safe to assume I was alive yet.


Touche wink wink...


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Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720637
11/18/22 05:45 AM
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I hope you find some muskrats to trap Brad. Not very many in my area.


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Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720834
11/18/22 11:06 AM
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Youth trapper--there is a good lesson to be learned. Putting up your fur,often times pays as much as the trapping of that fur. I can't ever remember selling carcassed fur.
My first years muskrats back in the 60s were put up and sold for 35 and 45 cents each.But then again a hamburger at Mcdonalds was a dime.
Take the time and put up as much fur as you can. It will pay you in not only money ,but in pride-of a job well done.
Tom


If my feet aren't wet,I must not be trapping.
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Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720839
11/18/22 11:11 AM
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Man you're old Tom! The cheapest I remember hamburgers is 19 cents!


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Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720844
11/18/22 11:20 AM
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Thats a fact,my body tells me how old I am every day. Heck I remember paying 19 cents a gallon for gas in Colorado.
As a kid my mom would send me to the corner store for 3 pounds of hamburger for a buck. Candy bars were a nickel.
Tom


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Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720848
11/18/22 11:26 AM
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You guys are making me feel old! I always think of myself as a young pup, but I remember 29 cent hamburgers!

Re: Has anybody sold any muskrats? [Re: bigbrad115] #7720849
11/18/22 11:27 AM
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Best I can do is a dollar would get me and my brother a can of soda and a candy bar apiece


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