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Sold any marten, yet?

Posted By: alaska viking

Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 12:03 AM

Wondering if anyone has sold marten to Bill at Arctic Raw Fur yet, this season.
Posted By: Hankit

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 12:09 AM

Just did today
$50 xxl, $25 xl and $15 for l
Posted By: WBG

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 12:33 AM

Ouch
Posted By: bfisch

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 01:20 AM

Originally Posted by Hankit
Just did today
$50 xxl, $25 xl and $15 for l


Did you sell anything else?
Posted By: Hankit

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 01:50 AM

Lynx $100 paws on
Wolverine $375
Coyotes $30 and $80
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 02:14 AM

Thanks for the update.
Posted By: Bushwhack Jack

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 02:30 AM

Shoot, I'd be happy to catch a marten, let alone sell a marten. I have a horrible marten location. Lynx coming out my ear, but marten and wolverine are my nemesis
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 02:50 AM

Wanna trade a nice 26" marten for a lynx? I can ship tomorrow!
Posted By: Bushwhack Jack

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 03:23 AM

Originally Posted by alaska viking
Wanna trade a nice 26" marten for a lynx? I can ship tomorrow!


Thanks for the offer, but I actually want to catch marten, not just trade or buy them. But I appreciate the offer. I'm glad you got an abundance of them. Sounds like a nice problem to have.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 03:43 AM

No abundance of anything but wind, this year.
Posted By: mad_mike

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 04:56 AM

Originally Posted by Hankit
Just did today
$50 xxl, $25 xl and $15 for l

*Bad words.....
Posted By: Pete in Frbks

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 11:31 AM

Originally Posted by alaska viking
No abundance of anything but wind, this year.


And likely RAIN? I guess maybe you are so water-logged already that you don't notice any more?!!

Pete
Posted By: Timbertiger

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 01:49 PM

Ouch
Posted By: jamill45

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 02:26 PM

Nope..... no rain recently... or snow for that matter...... just cold (10 degrees or less) and windy, and more windy.
Posted By: wy.wolfer

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/18/20 10:00 PM

With no real market setting events out there yet this year that sounds like the same price as the Thompson tables marten sale just before Christmas in Northern Manitoba. There's just no info for a buyer to go on. With the backup of Russian Sables in St. Petersburg, who knows? Maybe there is a lower $$$ market coming. I think later this season will be better than these prices, but I can't blame anyone for not being aggressive.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 02:39 AM

So, Hankit is the only one to sell marten, so far?
Posted By: Boco

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 04:48 AM

People trap marten for $25 avg?
Beaver is better.
Posted By: rosscoak

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 06:29 AM

Sold 2 marten at 105 and one at 85, whole
Private treaty
Dark SE mainlanders
Posted By: Dirt

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 04:03 PM

Originally Posted by Hankit
Just did today
$50 xxl, $25 xl and $15 for l


"Option 2: Said trapper sells to a buyer at an agreed upon price, cashes his check, and goes home."
Posted By: Dirt

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 04:06 PM

Originally Posted by rosscoak
Sold 2 marten at 105 and one at 85, whole
Private treaty
Dark SE mainlanders






"Option 4: Trapper becomes harvester, manufacturer, marketer/salesperson, and all else that goes with that, including financing for shipping, tanning, etc."
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 05:25 PM

I have done option 4 many times over the years, some for taxidermy, others for crafts, etc. While you can get a premium in those markets, it's pretty hard to move any volume, (not that I catch a lot of anything).
Posted By: white17

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 08:32 PM

Originally Posted by Boco
People trap marten for $25 avg?
Beaver is better.



Even though I wouldn't trap marten @ $25, I wouldn't consider beaver at even twice that price. The time involved in beaver is not worth it at all. If you need beaver for bait, get them in the spring after the ice goes out and save them.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/20/20 11:46 PM

That is my M.O., exactly, on beaver.
Posted By: Boco

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/21/20 04:32 PM

Where I am,I find beaver easy and fairly quick to put up and I enjoy putting up beaver. The season is long, over 7 months means you can harvest a lot with a flexible timeline from fall,winter and spring.
With the volume that can easily be accessed,and Include the hide,castor and meat beaver is the most valuable for me right now,even on the raw fur market.There is also a great demand for castor at high price.Sold 130 castors recently for $1100 so that is around $8 per castor avg for every beaver harvested.
The tanned hides also sell well here to fur sewers,They are the top fur in demand for goods,and move at good volume.There is no market for tanned marten at profitable levels.
That said marten on the raw fur market has always been the "bread and butter" for northern trappers here,but not at a $25 avg today.
Just got a big box of fur back from the dressers yesterday.I add value to pelts by repairing any small defects and pre-blocking the tanned skins before selling to the fur sewers.

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Posted By: Hankit

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/21/20 08:07 PM

Can you explain to me the process of blocking tanned fur? My wife has been making hats and we heard about doing it to get more useable fur per pelt but haven't been shown or told how to do it.
Posted By: Boco

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/21/20 08:47 PM

It takes the excess stretch out of the leather and makes the marking cutting and sewing more uniform.
To block tanned fur,first go over the skin on the leather side as well as the fur side,to identify any leather and fur defects to be removed.Mark and cut out any defects for repair(there are certain ways to cut different defects for a proper repair with minimal loss of sq inches).Mark any fur defects like clips using straight pins pushed in from the fur side.Any bald spots like armpits or groin area on canines can be cut out also and re sewed at this time.
Once the defects have been cut out sew the skin where the defects were removed.
Now you can sponge the leather side with warm water,and fold leather to leather and let it sweat for a half hour.After that unroll and pull the leather gently in all directions.It may need another wetting with the sponge or spray bottle,then tack or staple the skin out,stretching it enough to remove any wrinkles or irregularities from the repairs.
Let it dry overnight then remove from the board and it is ready for marking,cutting and sewing into a fur article.Any leftover pieces can be sewn together like a patchwork to make what is called a plate.The plate can be blocked again after sewing to take out any irregularities so it will lay flat.
Once your product is made you can take the stiffness out of the blocked leather by tumbling in a dryer for a few minutes with the heat turned off.
Posted By: Hankit

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/21/20 09:35 PM

Thanks
Posted By: Rolee

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/25/20 06:34 PM

Thats somme good looking beavers there boco ..nice job

Cheers

Bob
Posted By: wy.wolfer

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/25/20 10:39 PM

REALLY good looking beavers!
Posted By: Boco

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 01/25/20 11:18 PM

The more damaged ones(with repairs) I block square for my own use.
I sell the good ones mostly to fur sewers from up north.They prefer the beaver to be oval.
Posted By: Dirt

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 02/16/20 03:33 PM

GFW (Groenewold Fur and Wool)ALASKA FUR BUYER:
Bill Wivoda
Arctic Raw Fur Co.
(907)-750-1952
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 02/16/20 07:11 PM

Originally Posted by white17
[quote=Boco]If you need beaver for bait, get them in the spring after the ice goes out and save them.

I have a ADC friend who can't legally give me the beaver but he let's me know where he puts them in the woods.
Posted By: victor#0

Re: Sold any marten, yet? - 02/17/20 06:51 AM

Talked to Bill the other day and he said marten is now at about $40 tops and lynx around $100 if skinned out for taxidermy.
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