Which state are you in? Unless you are catching heavy, good color, boar coon, your prices will suck at the moment. I would suggest working out the fur handling aspect and practicing. Work on figuring out your trap line practices for efficiency. You have options for selling with finished fur. You have limited options if you sell in the round or sell green.
Getting started involves a lot of trial on error. With all of the information available, it is a lot to sift through to see what methods work for you in your areas. I believe that this is step one.
For example. When I first started, trying to figure out with lures and methods was a challenge. I bought a variety, and tried a variety of sets. Since then, I have noticed patterns of what works where. Now instead of having a bunch of 1oz lures in my box, I have a few 4oz lures that produce. Instead of trying a bunch of sets that might work, I focus on a few sets that do work.
Back to fur handling. With low prices for raccoons, it is great to finesse and learn to properly put out fur. It is ok putting holes in a $8 pelt, and when the market picks back up, you wont be putting holes in a $40 pelt (hopefully). Also, finishing your coon gives you options as to where you can sell them, either local, or shipped to an international auction. Selling just skinned fur, green, limits you to local buyers.
Post by newtrapper23 on Apr 4, 2015 19:47:02 GMT -5
Thank you gomer I'm not really sure what to target I was thinking coon muskrat and bever is there any tips or tricks you could share like diffw types of sets and traps sizes luers ? I have 2 220 conibears 2 110 single spring CONI 2 120 duel spring coni 2 long spring # 1 leg grips and a coil spring 1.5 leg grip there all duke that's all that's avali. Around me locally but I'm going to order my next traps through the mail cause its much cheaper to buy in bulk am I off to go good start ? Zach
dtraper: Well bout ready to head out and check a new trapping spot,farmer said cats/yotes - then setting the clear-cut this afternoon - Mr. Frerotte digging mud but let it set a day and then set the post..got that line in and time to start settin-D-
Jan 6, 2020 8:45:09 GMT -5
Law Dog: Just keeping waxed dirt here is a real challenge this year.
Jan 6, 2020 10:01:43 GMT -5
Law Dog: Whoo Hoo found some dirt I could sift today dry enough to shift not a muddy mess I will hit it again in a few days so I'm back in business thank you Mr. badger. Did get my first cat of the year not huge but a nice color.
Jan 6, 2020 23:35:20 GMT -5
dtraper: Got a doz. car sets in but with this warm weather doubt if anything moves - Oh calling for 2in. rain Saturday -D-
Jan 8, 2020 19:49:39 GMT -5
Law Dog: Put some cat and yote sets in today put in a roadkilled deer in cedar stand will snare it if they hit on it. Put in some coon buckets to keep them out of my other sets in a couple places. Started the day getting stuck in the mud and filling one boot.
Jan 9, 2020 19:59:12 GMT -5
Law Dog: Fresh tracking snow today a good day for it will have good tracks on the next check, sweet.
Jan 10, 2020 15:45:59 GMT -5
bobo: Good Morning "D",Jerry, Frerotte, OHIO, Jarentz,Mark ,Mud Neighborfoxer,shidoo1000 . Good Morning to all on ATT..
Jan 11, 2020 9:25:52 GMT -5
Law Dog: One set of cat tracks and a lot of coyote tracks today. Put in 3 baited 110s for muskrats the landowner wanted gone that chopping sucked big time.
Jan 12, 2020 20:10:40 GMT -5
jarentz: Good morning all!
Jan 13, 2020 6:26:04 GMT -5
frerotte: Good morning everyone. Got my FHA shipment ready for pickup on Saturday. 12 Beaver, 8 coon, 8 Skunks, 8 Possums and 2 Mink. Will send yotes later.
Jan 13, 2020 10:30:17 GMT -5
dtraper: First cat of the season this morning-D-
Jan 13, 2020 20:17:43 GMT -5