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Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« on: January 25, 2009, 09:37:27 am »

Anyone going?  It's in Russellville on the 31st of this month.  Been years since I went to one.  Going down Friday night.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2009, 08:47:53 pm »

Anyone know what furs, such as, coons, minks, fox, bobcats, and otters are going for now-a-days?  Used to trap years ago.  Back then coon furs were going for $25-$35.  Last I heard, they were selling for less than $5.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 12:35:17 am »

Anyone know what furs, such as, coons, minks, fox, bobcats, and otters are going for now-a-days?  Used to trap years ago.  Back then coon furs were going for $25-$35.  Last I heard, they were selling for less than $5.

i sold a truck load of really nice coon hides - last time was about 4 years ago - for $4-$7 each depending on size.  I've heard a couple times they would breifly be up to $10-12 over the last few years.  Buut, i havent' heard anything THIS year, so hey anybody know??? I'd like to know too.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 08:00:24 am »

Strictly a rumor but I heard one guy comment:

coon 2-3 dollars
beaver 5 dollars
Gray 12 dollars
otter 20 dollars for a real large one
yote 5 dollars for a real good one
cats 15 dollars


Here is last year's results:

http://www.arkansastrappers.org/fursale.html
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 08:06:53 am by wayne1958 »
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 08:16:37 am »

What's the difference in a civet cat and a skunk?  I saw where some one sold a badger hide too.  I'm scared of badgers, I guess beavers are my favorite.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 08:21:45 am »

What's the difference in a civet cat and a skunk?

I think this is what was sold.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring-tailed_Cat
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2009, 10:51:33 am »

Thanx for the heads up Wayne. I've never been to anything like this, but I'm thinking about going.

Are these furs tanned or what? I'm completely clueless about this entire event.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2009, 10:55:57 am »

Thanx for the heads up Wayne. I've never been to anything like this, but I'm thinking about going.

Are these furs tanned or what? I'm completely clueless about this entire event.

They are raw.  The buyers will be buying these furs to sell to tannerys and furriers for coats, collars, etc.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 04:07:18 pm »

Thanx for the info.....How much would it cost to get one tanned and where in the world could you get it done at a reasonable price? Taxidermist around batesville wants 150$ or more to get everything tanned.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 06:58:37 pm »

Strictly a rumor but I heard one guy comment:

coon 2-3 dollars
beaver 5 dollars
Gray 12 dollars
otter 20 dollars for a real large one
yote 5 dollars for a real good one
cats 15 dollars


Here is last year's results:

http://www.arkansastrappers.org/fursale.html

Thanks for the info Wayne.  Those prices suck.  I really want to teach my son the art of trapping, but with these prices, it's not worth the time it takes to skin them.  I guess we could trap a few coons and sell the meat. 
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2009, 12:41:06 am »

Thanx for the info.....How much would it cost to get one tanned and where in the world could you get it done at a reasonable price? Taxidermist around batesville wants 150$ or more to get everything tanned.

depends on what kind of hide.  Some taxidermy's will just flesh the hide and send it off for tanning and washing...  In this case usually a coon is MUCH cheaper than say a deer hide for instance which is likewise obviously much cheaper than a bear hide... so it depends
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2009, 09:37:15 am »

Thanx for the info.....How much would it cost to get one tanned and where in the world could you get it done at a reasonable price? Taxidermist around batesville wants 150$ or more to get everything tanned.

Ya'll got my curiosity up on tanning cost.  I did a quick search and found several tanneries, this place:  http://www.uberleather.com/tanning.html

Will tan a deer hide for $43, so something like a coon should be a good bit cheaper one would think.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2009, 10:00:59 am »

Thanx for the info. I might buy a few and send them off. I'm working on some stuff for a ceder log cabin my wife and I hope to build someday.


I had to modify this post.....I nearly forgot to ask where in the world this thing is in Russellville? Will there be very many people there?
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2009, 11:15:20 am »

Thanx for the info. I might buy a few and send them off. I'm working on some stuff for a ceder log cabin my wife and I hope to build someday.


I had to modify this post.....I nearly forgot to ask where in the world this thing is in Russellville? Will there be very many people there?

http://www.arkansastrappers.org/fursale.html
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2009, 03:39:11 pm »

Man I'll have to leave early to get there from Batesville by 8.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2009, 01:00:57 am »

Thanx for the info. I might buy a few and send them off. I'm working on some stuff for a ceder log cabin my wife and I hope to build someday.


I had to modify this post.....I nearly forgot to ask where in the world this thing is in Russellville? Will there be very many people there?

Wayne, is it really allowed to buy the raw skins at this event.  I assumed only licensed/registered fur buyers would be buying ... I've never been so i may be wrong, but i had the impression this was not for the public to go buy raw stuff.  Just don't want deshahog to drive all the way from batesville and be let down.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2009, 12:29:20 pm »

Spit I didn't have any idea anything like this could happen. My dad is gonna come up with me. I'd be looking at getting a bobcat, polecat and possibly some coon and deer.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2009, 12:59:17 pm »

Spit I didn't have any idea anything like this could happen. My dad is gonna come up with me. I'd be looking at getting a bobcat, polecat and possibly some coon and deer.

from looking at the web site it looks like it would be open, just a $10 fee to register as a buyer....but being you are traveling that far, a phone call would be a wise investment, it certainly isn't worth that trip to eat at the (in)famous whataburger!  Wayne could probably answer this but I bet he has no electricity!
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2009, 05:25:26 pm »

I have a good friend that is a trapper. He has caught around 150 coyotes and fox so far this winter. He gets $75 each for them. This is live for the running pen market. They are  not worth near that much dead.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2009, 08:34:01 pm »

How in the world does he catch them live and where does he keep them when he gets them caught?
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2009, 08:24:24 am »

Wonder if this thing has been canceled because of the weather?
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #21 on: January 30, 2009, 08:32:51 am »

Wonder if this thing has been canceled because of the weather?

Still on.  Only licensed fur dealers may buy furs.  See the last page...  http://www.agfc.com/!userfiles/pdfs/guidebooks/08-09Sections/08-09Guidebook_pg34-51wildlife_regs.pdf
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #22 on: January 30, 2009, 09:46:42 am »

How do you get to be a licensed dealer? U a licensed dealer wayne?
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« Reply #23 on: January 30, 2009, 11:27:33 am »

How do you get to be a licensed dealer? U a licensed dealer wayne?

No.  All you have to do is contact AGFC and pay your license fee and get your report forms.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #24 on: January 30, 2009, 12:23:12 pm »

Thanks for the info Wayne.  Those prices suck.  I really want to teach my son the art of trapping, but with these prices, it's not worth the time it takes to skin them.  I guess we could trap a few coons and sell the meat. 

Amen I have 30-50 traps oiled and hanging in the Carport Rafters on my parents farm.   Not worth the hassle.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2009, 02:43:07 pm »

Anyone other than wayne and I go to the sale? I thought it was pretty interesting.
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Re: Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2009, 12:14:33 pm »

Anyone other than wayne and I go to the sale? I thought it was pretty interesting.

I did also.  BTW, desha, the black yote went for $31.  Here are some pics...





















And if you'd never skinned a beaver, there was a demonstration on how to do it!

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« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2009, 03:24:37 pm »

Looks like it would have been interesting.  I can't say I have ever seen a black yote, I have killed a many of them but never seen a black one
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2009, 03:26:13 pm »

That was pretty good! I need to find me some black coyotes.
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« Reply #29 on: February 02, 2009, 08:54:14 pm »

How in the world does he catch them live and where does he keep them when he gets them caught?
He catches them in "soft catch" leg hold traps. They have rubber padded jaws. Keeps them in some pens at his house. Last week he caught a black coyote in Lee Co. Gets double {$150} for any black or odd colored coyote. They show up better in the running pens.
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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2009, 08:30:20 am »

That's a pretty good deal. I'm suprised that he can keep them in a cage. Do they not dig out? See if you can get a picture of his cages posted on here.
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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2009, 08:11:42 pm »

His cages are up off the ground and have wire bottoms.
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