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#25608 - 12/13/17 06:39 AM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 474
Loc: palmyra, new york
Thanks to all for the advice. I have arrived at an acceptable dollar amount for my fur, by reading the market report in FFG and keeping my ear to the ground. If I can get 27ish for the Coyotes and 17ish for the Red Fox, I will say YES. If not----I guess I will take the gamble on waiting for a later sale price. I suppose I look at fur as a commodity. The more the market gets flooded with goods, the more the price drops. That is why I will probably sell now. Just look at sweet corn in the summer. Those first farm stands with fresh corn get $5 a dozen when it starts.. A few weeks later, they are lucky to get $2.50 a dozen when everybody has corn for sale.

Ron

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#25609 - 12/13/17 09:44 AM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Let me try to clarify a couple of things. First, as I peruse these papers more carefully, it seems that they are only going to charge you if you want the "paper account sales package". I think is the detailed accounting of every piece of fur and how much it sold for, that you will have to get on line or pay an extra fee. I think (but I have to read between the lines) they will still mail you a paper check for free. Direct deposit is "encouraged" not mandatory.

This "certification" thing has me a little befuddled. "Wild fur shippers will be asked to sign a self-declaration". I'm not sure what that would entail, but I wouldn't mind too much signing a paper that says I produce fur responsibly and ethically.

Meanwhile -- NAFA seems to be pulling in its head. They have hardly any advertising at all. There is nothing in FFG for them, and nothing in the latest TTPC. I did find a one page ad in the Nov/Dec Trappers Post and that seems to be it.
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#25630 - 12/16/17 03:07 PM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 474
Loc: palmyra, new york
Well, I sold my fur. Not happy, of course, but I did it. Reds from 3 - 12. Coyotes from 5 - 40. Sure wish I had about a hundred of those 40 dollar bruisers!! There was the usual complaining----"this one has a tick bite, this one is not prime, this one has thin fur, this one is small, this one has rubbed areas, etc. " Fur shed is now empty. Gotta clean it up and get ready for round 2.

Ron

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#25631 - 12/16/17 06:35 PM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
musher Offline


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2013
Loc: Qc.
Not to offend anyone, but the market report in FFG is entertaining but it rarely seems to reflect my reality. I certainly would not use it as a price reference for estimating the value of my fur.

However, I do use it to help me understand the world economics involved in placing a value on wild fur.

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#25632 - 12/16/17 09:41 PM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
ron finewood Offline
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 474
Loc: palmyra, new york
Exactly! While I do love FFG, the market report is not something you can actually take to the bank. Musher hit that nail right on the head!

Ron

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#25633 - 12/17/17 08:25 AM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
Hal Offline
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Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
No skin off my butt. smile I don't write the fur market report. I always look at it as "the best you might possibly do", not the average.
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#25645 - 12/19/17 05:54 AM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
musher Offline


Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2013
Loc: Qc.
Some recent prices for you.

The first number is the amount of pelts sold. The second is the average. I believe the third is the total amount sold for that species. I think the values are Cdn.



Thompson Fur Table 2017 141 trappers
Badger
Bear 0 0 $0
Beaver 87 $20 $1,740
Castor 0 0 $0
Coyote 13 $80 $1,040
Ermine 29 $1 $29
Fisher 25 $80 $2,000
Cross Fox 12 $33 $396
Red Fox 69 $30 $2,070
Silver Fox 2 $30 $60
White Fox 156 $30 $4,680
Lynx 88 $80 $7,040
Marten 3399 $92 $312,708
Mink 183 $10 $1,830
Muskrat 139 $3 $417
Otter 66 $40 $2,640
Raccoon 1 60 $60
Squirrel 107 $1 $107
Wolf 27 $220 $5,940
Wolverine 23 $250 $5,750
$348,507

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#25646 - 12/19/17 09:02 AM Re: Selling Fur [Re: ron finewood]
Ric Offline


Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3663
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
For average prices those sound workable. What has my interest piqued is that $47(us) Raccoon !

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