Fur Auctions to be Held in Okmulgee and Perry

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Hunters and trappers will have a chance to sell their harvested furs at a pair of upcoming auctions hosted by the First Oklahoma Trappers and Predator Callers Association.

The auctions will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Noble County Fairgrounds in Perry and Saturday, March 4 at the Okmulgee Fairgrounds in Okmulgee. Both events will begin 9 a.m.

"We always have a good time at these auctions,” said Bill Jackson with the First Oklahoma Trappers and Predator Callers Association. “The events are a great place to visit with old friends and make new ones. And of course the auctions are one of the best places to come and get a good, fair price for your furs."

To participate in the auction, sellers must have a current Oklahoma trapping and hunting license. Sellers must also be members of the First Oklahoma Trappers and Predator Callers Assoc. Furs may be stretched and dried or "green." All bobcat pelts must be affixed with an export tag before they can be sold or shipped. Personnel from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation will be present to provide tags, if necessary. Individuals selling furs at the March 4 auction should consult the "2005-06 Oklahoma Hunting Guide" regarding possessing pelts after the close of the furbearer season.

In addition, sellers who bring furs that belong to another person must possess that person's hunting and trapping license, as well as a letter signed by that person authorizing them to sell his or her fur.

Likewise, fur buyers are required to possess an Oklahoma fur buyer's permit in order to purchase unprocessed fur. For more information, contact Bill Jackson at (918) 336-8154.