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sold some fur

I sold my coons the other day and was satisfied with prices I had 73 coon and averaged 8.80 and got 20.00 for some 4xl only had 5 of them wish i had a few more. I got 15.00 for 3xl and 10.00 for 2 xl  beaver wasn't very good top price i got was 10.00 coyotes brought 15.00 and the old muskrat got 5.00 a piece. that was for green fur though i need to learn how to fletch and stretch my fur anyone have any advice or website info on how to finish my fur to get more out of it  

 

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Man, been a long time since i

Man, been a long time since i heard about anyone trapping Muskrats... lol

Glad to see someone still doing it.  It used to be a big thing back in Vermont while I was growing up.  However, the falling prices for fur pretty much put an end to that.

Glad to see you got some good prices for the pelts.  Looks like you had alot of success, and had some great variety there.

Congrats!Thumbs up

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Very cool

Congrats!  That is cool.  My granddad sold coon and muskrat hides, but I think folks generally don't think it is worth the money they get back around here any more....

 

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Prime fur is selling pretty

Prime fur is selling pretty well these days. It is definately worth the effort.

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duke makes stretchers. and it

duke makes stretchers. and it sounds like you'll need a lot of them.

get yourself a fleshing board and a fleshing knife from Mckenzie taxidermy supply.

vandykes taxidermy has them also.

there are several kinds of knives and i like the draw-knife style, but there are others that work just as well. the hardest part, in my opinion is finding the correct sharpness of your knife. too sharp, you cut holes in your pelt easily. too dull, and you're plum wore out after one coon.

i'd try salting them and stretching them when you're done. not before, and remember to get the edges good. otherwise you have a mess that's worth less than green fur.

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i will try that thanks  

i will try that thanks

 

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