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Roger. Would peat moss be a decent item to use too since it is compact and light?
Peat moss is used by some, but I go with powdered shit from in a calf/horse barn, its free and works just as well. peat is also darker colored, so the set must be blended alot more.
 

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I can't imagine. How many traps do he run at a time? Do you see them cats often just out roaming? I had to make a hundred mile drive yesterday to pick up the grandboy and on the way home a huge[I'm betting 45 lb] beautiful coyote walked across the highway and stopped on the shoulder to let me look at him. Funny how them bastids can tell when a person don't got a gun.LOL
I think he runs about 60 cage traps. he used to trap in SE california, but when trapping was banned there he moved to Az.

No we dont see cats out roaming, we look for sign and set on it. They are alot smarter than a yote. for instance, when a yote gets hungry theyll eat anything. When a cat gets hungry it goes and finds something to kill and eat.
 

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Here is a bit of good news for those who have stretched and dried coyote hides. it seems, with the wet weather in the US primarily east of central kansas, the coyote harvest is down substantially. Some are estimating only 60% of an avg winter harvest of yotes will be brought to market. Prices are estimated to be as much as 25% higher than last year.

I sure fucking hope so.

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What up boys, got some warm (relatively) weather on the way. Time to go get them froze yotes from behind everybody's barn. I got these fuckers trained finally. They are laying the yotes on cardboard instead of the ground, so we dont lose guard hairs.

30 blocks of song dog ice in the trailer, well give em a day er so and tear em down.
 

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I thought I broke my wrist skinning, turns out it was just dislocated. I got 2 xrays and an adjustment at the local vet clinic, cost me 75 frn. let that soak in a bit.

Vet as in pet dr, not the veterans administration. good as new except for an achy forearm from overcompensation. You didnt think wed stoped did you, well if you did, you dont know me.

He does our bangs (brucellosis) vac when we work cattle, hes good enough for me.
 

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I thought I broke my wrist skinning, turns out it was just dislocated. I got 2 xrays and an adjustment at the local vet clinic, cost me 75 frn. let that soak in a bit.

Vet as in pet dr, not the veterans administration. good as new except for an achy forearm from overcompensation. You didnt think wed stoped did you, well if you did, you dont know me.

He does our bangs (brucellosis) vac when we work cattle, hes good enough for me.
We ALL are animals we are just more arrogant about it.
 

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I feel like I got my money's worth. I got 2-3 weeks of work to go, then the hides break and well quit bigtime skinning. I have done a dozen a day for weeks, even w fucked hand, it takes alot longer, and more beer.

Im geting close to 300 hides.


At any rate im shipping a whack to Idaho trappers Assoc early fur sale, let it rip.

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Do they still brew HAMM'S ??
 

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If they didnt make hamms id shed a tear. Its all I can afford, and it does the job nicely.

15 frn a 30 pack, we buy em 3-4 at a time, as we live 20 miles from town.
 

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I have a buddy who just sold 217 coyotes for $75 apiece skinned and stretched. It looks like the market is looking up!
 

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I have a buddy who just sold 217 coyotes for $75 apiece skinned and stretched. It looks like the market is looking up!


Prices 2018-2019

KanOkla Fur Company is a licensed fur buyer, paying high fur prices. Hunters and Trappers receive top prices for wild fur such as bobcats, coyotes, coons, beavers, foxes, mink, and other furbearers.

Last Updated: December 20, 2018

Prices subject to change without notice.
Average prices are only approximations.

Check the Market Report for more info.

Fur size and quality (including time of year fur is caught, location caught, damaged, and the gender) will effect prices. Only properly handled fur will be purchased.

Updates will occur as needed throughout the fur season.

Coyote market is strong. The coon prices are very weak.

http://www.kanoklafurco.com/2012/04/prices-2012-2013.html
 

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A buddies early yotes, from Saskatchewan, put up going to the early nafa sale. No he aint done, thats just the first round. these yotes are alot like pit's. theyll bring 150 frn apiece.

In my dreams my coyotes are that nice..........youll see when I post my barn pic, no even the same ballgame.

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Ov we got some skinnners in here tonite. We will skin em all.


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More coyotes and here we go. I guess well do a dozen tonite.

We skin for levoy finicum. The shit house boys they stay way, they cant handle a hooked jaw.
 

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It looks like well stick our toe in the pool, and take the fur markets vitals tomorrow. Im pulling the first 15 yote hides we skint from the cold storage barn today, and cleaning em up for an inspection, and possible sale tomorrow. After many phone calls, and as many opinions, its time to cut thru the bullshit and see what yotes are going to bring this season.
 

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Just got back from meeting w the buyer. Avg of $63 on 15 coyotes. I ended up taking the first 5, the middle 5, and the last 5 yotes I put up. I think that gives me a pretty good avg to work with.
 

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Just got back from meeting w the buyer. Avg of $63 on 15 coyotes. I ended up taking the first 5, the middle 5, and the last 5 yotes I put up. I think that gives me a pretty good avg to work with.
According to the prices I posted up the other day you're getting top dollar. Well done.
 

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The prices you posted the other day are for Oklahoma coyotes. They are about as similiar to my coyotes (theyre not) as mine are to pits. I am happy with what I got, it was just a small sampling to test the market. I still have 371 coyotes left to sell. Out of those 15 I had 2 that brought 90, which is unheard of for this area.
 

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The prices you posted the other day are for Oklahoma coyotes. They are about as similiar to my coyotes (theyre not) as mine are to pits. I am happy with what I got, it was just a small sampling to test the market. I still have 371 coyotes left to sell. Out of those 15 I had 2 that brought 90, which is unheard of for this area.
Roger that.
 

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@ bro pit, and here we go cleaning up the stink. I told my yote shooters well take dogs for another 10 days. I had shut em down Friday.

it is against my religion, all the green belly. I done it, its going to go stinkingly, them spring coyotes. Ill take another hundred I guess.

I still have 20 frn bills, folk are still shooting coyotes.


 

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There are guys up here still chasing the dogs but the hides are plain just not as good as they were. Kinda/sorta like me old lumber jacket that starts out new but every time I push through a bush a few threads get pulled, it gets a rip here then a rip there, maybe a burn spot or three that all add up to a comfortable coat that looks like shit[to others]. Everytime a coyote lays down for a rest a few hairs stick to the ice and when it goes through a barbwire fence it leaves traces behind.
As a shooter I'd be ecstatic to have someone who would buy my pelts of late season dogs cause it may help recoup a little gas money. As far as the stink goes, it goes away. I know when I put my sprayers to bed for the winter I absolutely hate bringing them out for a couple more jobs but it's been done just cause it's what we do.
Hope you get 3 $20's back for everyone you put out man.
 

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Don't know if people will like this but I thought it fit here:
 

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Everything I saw was in the $2500.00 category. Seems it would be far cheaper to search for a seamstress and supply the pelts and lining material. JMO
 

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I suppose it could be cheaper to trap/snare/run over/shoot enough coyotes for a coat, but in order to get good consistent hides of like fur and color you would need to spend a lot of time. I looked into it once and they wanted 11 quality furs and then they needed some extra's for finish work as well. So let's say 13 coyotes at 150 per comes to almost 2 grand and the damb things ain't done anything to look like a coat yet.
I had an old injun lady who bought a few coyotes from me for a few years who made mitts outta them for folk further North than me by a bunch. She only bought my best and I had a friend who tanned them with brain tanning process. She said she sold them as being made traditionally and I asked why she never got her kinfolk to get the hides. Her reply made laugh my ass off as she said,"Them lazy SOB's can't even figure out twist off bottle caps".
 

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I hope to be able to find a fur sewing machine in the next few years. Id like to use my by-catch, coons, swifties, badgers, etc to make hats and such. It sure would beat giving em away at auction, coons at avg 6-8 frn, swifties at 12ish. A good coon skin hat will bring 100 frn.
 

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The canada goose news didnt hurt the market. I cleaned up again this morning...........$$$$$$$$$.......... still have hundreds hanging in the barn.
I'd think it would only help.