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