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Any Market At All? #7725805
11/24/22 08:08 AM
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Have a couple of grandkids that are under 5 that I want to introduce to trapping. Coons need thinning on my lines and I thought I would set about a dozen traps for them. Give something for the grandkids to observe. Other than a couple I may tan and introduction to skinning, should I even bother skinning the rest.


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725811
11/24/22 08:19 AM
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Not unless they are 45 lb's with A/B color ,lol


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725815
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I think you already uncovered the unmeasurable value- spending time outdoors with you Grandchildren.

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725818
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have the kids skin them , no worries if they make holes they are just practice coon

meat market maybe?

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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725829
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^ this

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725839
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If you have some funds, I would have kids set traps and have them skin them and process and tell them you sold them for them For 50 bucks each. Nothing like a 50 dollar bill to get kids excited and become trappers for life, then throw them away, and know you could not have spent your money better than helping grand kids

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: Jacks] #7725841
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Originally Posted by Jacks
If you have some funds, I would have kids set traps and have them skin them and process and tell them you sold them for them For 50 bucks each. Nothing like a 50 dollar bill to get kids excited and become trappers for life, then throw them away, and know you could not have spent your money better than helping grand kids


This is a good idea, but they're 5. Tell them you sold them for $5/each and they'll likely be thrilled.


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725846
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I like the $50.00 idea. Teach them to save 45.00 of it. Let them keep 5.00 each. Never to early to teach saving money and discipline of funds. Enjoy the time with your grandchildren as well

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725849
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If your going to buy their put up racoons do it for close to what it was last time there was a market for them so when they are older they aren't like coons , those are worth 50 bucks just to find out you were the one paying them , a well intentioned lie is still a lie at some point

the last paying racoon we had was 5 dollars a head at the farm that was over run with them my son pulled 40 out in a week

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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725851
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maybe better yet if they have a youth 22 trade them coons caught for 50 round boxes of 22lr


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725854
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If you're gonna lie make it a good one. Tell them the government is buying them, as part of the Build Back Better act.

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725858
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Take them squirrel hunting. Then you will have something to eat and won't have to tell any lies period.


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: Jacks] #7725869
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Originally Posted by Jacks
If you have some funds, I would have kids set traps and have them skin them and process and tell them you sold them for them For 50 bucks each. Nothing like a 50 dollar bill to get kids excited and become trappers for life, then throw them away, and know you could not have spent your money better than helping grand kids

Can I be your Grandkid, grin I had a thought though, if I was a 5 year old child and I started telling peaple i got 50 bucks for a raccoon, they may think I'm confused or peg me as being untruthful? cool

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7725885
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
have the kids skin them , no worries if they make holes they are just practice coon

meat market maybe?

I could likely sell the meat.


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Originally Posted by Jacks
If you have some funds, I would have kids set traps and have them skin them and process and tell them you sold them for them For 50 bucks each. Nothing like a 50 dollar bill to get kids excited and become trappers for life, then throw them away, and know you could not have spent your money better than helping grand kids

Like the idea. Maybe $10 a piece and a trip to the candy store.


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: Dirt] #7725887
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Take them squirrel hunting. Then you will have something to eat and won't have to tell any lies period.

I figured I would feed them a coon. lol


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725909
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Originally Posted by J Staton
Originally Posted by Jacks
If you have some funds, I would have kids set traps and have them skin them and process and tell them you sold them for them For 50 bucks each. Nothing like a 50 dollar bill to get kids excited and become trappers for life, then throw them away, and know you could not have spent your money better than helping grand kids

Like the idea. Maybe $10 a piece and a trip to the candy store.

I'll take that deal!!!! grin

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725916
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Have the skins tanned and give them to the kids for wall hangers, and/or make hats out of them.


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Re: Any Market At All? [Re: waggler] #7725919
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With children that young just take them out and set your traps like it is a normal thing to do and you can decide what to do with the catch. No need to enforce into youth the should I or should I not trap based on the market. We don't need trappers only in the good years we need them on the landscape every season and you can teach them that right now.

Bryce

Re: Any Market At All? [Re: J Staton] #7725935
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You should be able get ten bucks for the meat. Heads and "bones" have value also

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