Man, good luck finding someone who still does that. I remember back 25 years ago how big the fur trade was back in Vermont. Muskrat, coyote, racoon, would all fetch a good amount of money. However, the bottom fell out of the market, and it was hard to even give them away. That was one of the probelms with the coyote population, people stopped trapping and shooting them because it was no longer a good way to make any money.
I figured at least in Tenn anyway. Maybe up north they bring more money. I want to get into for the fun of it. If we make $5 off of it then thats ok. I try to constantly challenge myself to learn new things. I came across a at home certified Gun Smith course that is even sponsered by the VA. I cant wait to start it. Maybe in the spring. I am also going to attempt to teach myself how to keep and condition the pelts for whatever I dont even know really. I just like to learn and be involved with everything ourdoors.
Every year my Pro-Staff and I head to the woods to hunt the old wise Tom. We travel thousands of miles covering numerous states hunting these old guys. Lots of times we end up hunting public lands or private property that have been hunted already. That’s the last thing you want to hear when you just traveled 6 hours that someone else has already hunted the property. We had to come up with a game plan and one real fast.
The first thing we did was ask the farmer were they usually see the birds in...