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how to sell fur!!!

Discussion in 'MichiganTrapping.com' started by totallydiversified99, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. totallydiversified99

    totallydiversified99

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    Hi ive never sold any fur before but was wondering if the prices people talk about getting for them is for tanned or untanned?
     
  2. LyonArmonial

    LyonArmonial

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    pre-tanned.

    buyers will accept them 3 ways. in the green (whole animal), fresh (skinned hides), and stretched/dried.

    the more work you put into it, the better price you will recieve...so if you are going to sell, buy some stretchers!

    if you are going to tan them yourself, you can sell them to anyone ONCE TANNED. you can only sell raw pelts to a licenced fur buyer.
     

  3. Capac Trapper

    Capac Trapper

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    In the green refers to skinned, but not put up.
     
  4. multibeard

    multibeard Premium Member

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    unskinned ===In the round
     
  5. S.NIEMI

    S.NIEMI Banned

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    Which Greonwold didn't buy cause he said it cost to much in labor to put up.Coons anyway. I highly reccommed watching someone do it correctly or you can ruin perfectly good pelts.
    Not that I ever did that of course.:whistle:
     
  6. multibeard

    multibeard Premium Member

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    If you want to find out how to put up fur the right way go to the MTA convention and watch the guy from on of the fur sales put up fur.
     
  7. S.NIEMI

    S.NIEMI Banned

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    HIGHLY recommended!!!!!!!!!!Or hang out at a trappers furshed.......Big learning curve!
     
  8. LyonArmonial

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    LOL...thanks guys, brain fart. at least i got the description right!
     
  9. wildlife chaser

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    you can get a good idea " how to " check out u-tube they have a few shows on there.
     
  10. zeak

    zeak

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    Yep, listen to these guys. Learn how to put up fur and you'll feel really proud of yourself when a buyer compliments your fur. Don't sell in the round. IMO buyers look upon that as laziness and so do I. If you can't atleast skin them. Don't catch em.
     
  11. chucky22250

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    zeak some of that i would say is lazyness but others no because for some folks that might live in the city but love to trap may not have a place to dispose of the carcus of the animals so selling a whole animal is better then having it dumped where it dont need to be...
     
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  12. SCOUTER

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    In the 70's when i was going to college, i was working 2 and 3 part time jobs as well as running a trap line. I didn't have the time, space or the equipment to skin and flesh out the hides. I would wipe the game off with a clean towel and place them in a chest freezer until i had enough to sell. It was great experience of getting outdoors for a few hours, earn some gas and book money and still be able to get studying and work done. We all have our opinions on what a sportsman should do but don't look down on others for not following in your steps. As long as we have repect for nature and those around us we should be gratefull
     
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  13. zeak

    zeak

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    I guess I overlooked that part. Everyone around here that I've seen that sells whole always says they don't have time to skin, and they may only bring in a dozen animals. Mostly coon hunters or younger people. I'm not saying I've done it all or am the busiest guy around but I run quite a few traps, work, and go to school full time and put up hundreds of animals.

    I guess I should put it this way. If you have the resources to atleast get your fur skinned then do it.
     
  14. LyonArmonial

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    touching on what chuch said, city trappers should actually sell in the round if they can not dispose of their...extras properly. everytime John Q. public walks up on a skinned animal just laying out somewhere it gives hunters and trappers a bad reputation.
     
  15. S.NIEMI

    S.NIEMI Banned

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    Thats what garbage bags were made for.......or just expect a big price difference. I have a lot of blue coon I put up but what the heck. Not lazyness....just respect for the animal.