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Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? #7390448 12/30/18 08:36 PM
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Just curious if there is any market this season. I googled and in July it seemed they said they weren't selling. Has there been any change? Id like to be able to sell.

Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: AndrewOSpencer] #7390759 12/31/18 01:39 AM
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Nope. You may find someone to buy the meat.

Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: TEXASTRAPPER] #7393472 01/02/19 04:07 PM
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Dang, its a shame. I just enjoy trapping so much. I know its good for the environment, but gosh its hard for me to just kill and waste them. I set a few traps for a week and have six nice raccoon pelts and would have enjoyed trapping another month or so. Maybe one day.

Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: AndrewOSpencer] #7394732 01/03/19 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by AndrewOSpencer
. . .but gosh its hard for me to just kill and waste them. . . .


clean 'em up good and eat 'em. i don't think coons eat as many rotten gutpiles and turds as possums do.

Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: AndrewOSpencer] #7395036 01/04/19 12:47 AM
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Last i checked they were worth a couple dollars. They are hard to skin too.
I once had a pile of them knee deep from trapping them off my hog traps...the hogs would not touch them....have no idea why.


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Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: AndrewOSpencer] #7395230 01/04/19 04:42 AM
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No way I'd bother running a trap-line these days. Fur prices have declined so much.

I can well remember the boom days back in the mid 70's to early 80's though.

Even Southern (Coat Coons) # 1 & 2's were bringing $17.00-$25.00 a pelt. Fox and Bobcat...much more.

Haven't seen fur prices worth a flip in the last 20 years (for Southern Pelts). Not worth the effort.


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You could try to make a million bucks creating nice coonskin caps.........

Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: flintknapper] #7395719 01/04/19 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
No way I'd bother running a trap-line these days. Fur prices have declined so much.

I can well remember the boom days back in the mid 70's to early 80's though.

Even Southern (Coat Coons) # 1 & 2's were bringing $17.00-$25.00 a pelt. Fox and Bobcat...much more.

Haven't seen fur prices worth a flip in the last 20 years (for Southern Pelts). Not worth the effort.


Buddy in high school in 1982 bought a new Trans AM (Smokey and the Bandit style) with coon skins. Every weekend he'd have 100 - 150 hanging out on his mom's clothes lines.....he worked hard at it tho...trapped and spot lighting.....


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Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: RattlesnakeDan] #7395774 01/04/19 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by RattlesnakeDan
Last i checked they were worth a couple dollars. . . . .


^ ^ ^ ^ ^ either 2 or 3 dollars last i checked
too much effort for money that won't even buy a hamburger, not to mention
investment for stretchers, space for drying, gloves, etc.

Re: Raccoon Fur Prices--any market? [Re: AndrewOSpencer] #7396650 01/06/19 01:28 AM
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I doubt theyre even worth $3 right now but could be wrong.

Call Greg Novak. Sometimes he visits these forums but is a buyer based out of Corpus that runs a fur route throughout Texas.

361-793-6706 or gnovakswa@gmail.com

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I'd dang near pay someone to come trap some of mine. As soon as it dries up some I going to start putting traps out at my protein feeders. I got a bunch of coons..fat ones.


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Not sure it's worth the time and effort

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