Fur sale at Jays 3-24-18

Discussion in 'Michigan Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by ForestvilleJack, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. ForestvilleJack

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    Anyone have a report on the sale today?
    Avg. price? Number of lots?
     
  2. FREEPOP

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  3. furandhides

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    Thanks Freepop. 3 hours of fast and furious. Turnout was larger than I expected. We had 10 buyers, several representing tanning and taxidermy interest. Interest in beaver and coon was up, although $$ mainly unchanged. There were some very nice coon on the sale. The rats were a mixed bag, and as expected, $$ were down exactly half a buck from Kzoo, and .90 from Dec.. On all species, was certainly the year to sell early.
     
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    Hype and over anticipation at the early stages of the season have produced higher $$ at the start of the season, for several years now. Later, reality sets in, and we're stuck in a rut. There were approximately 35 lots.
     
  5. James Dymond

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    Question on the badger. Was it skinned cased or opened up and flat like a beaver. Feet with claws on it? What have some at others sales went for? Thanks

    Jim
     
  6. BigJoe.

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    The only Badger I seen was one that was put up with feet attached. The trapper said it was December caught and it was very prime and thick pelt.
     
  7. BigJoe.

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    Sorry about that, case skinned, fur out. It would be a fine wall hanger for sure.
     
  8. furandhides

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    Very few badger are taken, and only a very few at the sales. Most are poorly furred, as they are Fall caught. Badger prime in the den, like a bear. A really good Mi. can fetch $50 skinned for taxi or carcass. I'd like to buy a Dakota big boy on the hoof. For the right ones $$100.00 plus.
     
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