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.
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.....
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.
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