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Registered: Jun 2003
Location: Los Angeles, MN
Originally posted by jodaviess1
PRICES MAY BE LOWER THAN ANTICIPATED, BUT THE BUYERS ARE ALSO BEIN CAUTIOUS AND NOT BUYING THE EARLY JUNK. THERE IS NOT A TRULY PRIME HIDE OUT THERE YET. YOU WILL SEE A DESCENT DOLLAR PAID ON PRIME FUR. 40 OR 50 DOLLAR TOPS, PROBABLLY NOT. AVERAGED $18.00 WITH A 30 DOLLAR TOP PRICE LAST YEAR. I'M BETTING IT WILL BE RIGHT THERE THIS YEAR ALSO. 50 DOLLARS OR 50 CENTS, COON GREASE IS PART OF THE FALL EVENT IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD. <v>
I agree, Obviously there are differing feelings depending on what part of the country you hunt, but the majority in the upper Midwest feel this way.
Originally posted by warn
for the last several years my buddy has fleshed and strecthed my hides for me and i have sent them to canada to the auction.
Have recieved decent money doing it that way.
The buyers at the auction actually buy in relation to size of hide not so much prime or not. I mixed my blue coon in with my later season hides and it made no difference they paid me as much for my blue jumbos as they did my prime 1's . At least that has been my experience.
I have found the same to be true, size is what seems to matter most, Almost every year they ask what I did with my small ones?....I try not to shoot small coon, it just isnt worth it for 1-2$.
I have to hand it to you guys that flesh and dry your coon, If you have never done it you cant appreciate how much work it is.
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