I wish I knew the answer to that. Mink trapping is a lot of fun -- small traps, small critters, easy to put up. The only future I see for the wild mink market is for the ranchers to undercut their stock, on a rising market. Then wild fur would fill in. I look back on this nostalgically when male mink could bring $40 and females $20, and say it will never happen again. But then I think back on old old old timers when I was a kid saying we'd never see depression level prices again. We did, and then some.