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Old 10-12-2014, 09:43 PM   #1
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Who else has been getting the itch to start getting some traps set?! I've got a couple new tracks of ground I got permission on to try and get some coyotes and maybe a fox or two! Just gotta go do a little more scouting and I'll be good to go.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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I just got off the phone with a buddy who buys and it looks like first week coon will be worthless and coon will top out at 10 this year. Doesn't make me want to put in a lot of miles that's for sure! I probably won't do anything but trap a few problem locations to keep the land owners happy.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:12 AM   #3
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I also heard the coon market isn't all it's cracked up to be. Ima set my line out but Ima wait before I start to let the fur prime up. No sense in catching little blue coon that are worthless.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:46 AM   #4
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Certainly have the itch to start setting some traps out but there isn't going to be much of a market this year. And certainly not for early raccoon furs. I think there will be some really disappointed people finding this out.
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Coon prices around 10$ and rats looking to go for 5-6$ isn't looking too good for guy's wallets this year.
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Old 10-13-2014, 01:47 PM   #6
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Lot of variables here in above mentioned pricing but for example $10 for a fleshed and dried TOP coon transaltes into an average of about $6 which isn't nothing...
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The days of trapping for money was over in the '80s and it will never come back. I just dumped 200 prime coon from last season at auction for an average of $8.00. It really doesn't bother me much considering the nest's I saved (upland/wetland).
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The days of trapping for money was over in the '80s and it will never come back. I just dumped 200 prime coon from last season at auction for an average of $8.00. It really doesn't bother me much considering the nest's I saved (upland/wetland).
Great attitude!!! Thankyou
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The days of trapping for money was over in the '80s and it will never come back. I just dumped 200 prime coon from last season at auction for an average of $8.00. It really doesn't bother me much considering the nest's I saved (upland/wetland).
Thank you for what you do, Jeremy. I don't trap, but I shoot every damned varmint I come across.
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What about beaver? I used to love trapping them. Of course their ponds make great woody holes though.
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What about beaver? I used to love trapping them. Of course their ponds make great woody holes though.
The beaver market is non-existant. A lot of the time the castors bring almost if not more than the pelt. It however does gain me a lot of ground to hunt and trap by sending a few flat tails to their watery graves each year.
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The beaver market is non-existant. A lot of the time the castors bring almost if not more than the pelt. It however does gain me a lot of ground to hunt and trap by sending a few flat tails to their watery graves each year.
I'll bet it does. I know farmers hate them.
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Well if any one gets a beaver and don't want the meat let me know.
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