Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Fur Prices #13550459 02/11/19
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 928
Cntrmass Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 928
Anyone have some first hand knowledge of coyote and cat prices in the West?

300 BP

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13550539 02/11/19
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 633
hunter4623 Online Content
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 633
Most of the sales are just starting. Colorado sale is today.
$170.00 was the high and $1.00 was the low for coyotes
Bobcats high was $1350.00 and low was $6.00.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13550760 02/11/19
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
5shot Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
I had hopes of selling a $1350 bobcat, but the buyer told me that WA bobs don't bring anywhere near that much. If I zap one I'll be having a nice rug made instead.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13550811 02/11/19
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,330
BlueDuck Online Content
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,330
Over the last ten years some very nice bobcats have sold for over a thousand bucks. That said most good ones go for 300-$500. The average would be closer to 200-$300. Where they come from makes a big difference. The prices I mention are from the western part of the country. In other parts of the country the prices may be as low as $30. Its all in the fur, the size and the spots.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13551353 02/11/19
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,279
FishinHank Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2012
Posts: 3,279
I have a feeling the best cats never make it to NAFA or FHA, they get sold at the auction in Fallon.

Alpha

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13551408 02/11/19
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
5shot Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 317
WHITE bellies and lots of spots are the key. Ours are off white.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13551674 02/11/19
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,273
dale06 Offline
Campfire Tracker
Offline
Campfire Tracker
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 5,273
Sold two whole coyotes for $40 each and one for $30.
This was a month ago in Colo.


NRA Patron
Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13552419 02/11/19
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,540
Oldman3 Online Content
Campfire Guide
Online Content
Campfire Guide
Joined: Nov 2018
Posts: 2,540
This is why I dont attempt to sell fur.


Coyote- East Texas, North Louisiana around $7.00. No rubs on back or weak bellies. Do not skin junk. No unskinned Coyotes please.

Bobcat-Up to $25.00 on better Louisiana and East Texas. Please note the value of the cat is the white spotted belly. A narrow bellied or smokey bellied cat will not bring much. A cat that is brought in wet or dirty will not bring a good price. We will buy unskinned cats. Bobcat fur primes up after Christmas and most stay good until early March.

Beaver-Down some from last year's average, price is $5.00. Whole unskinned beaver. $4.00.

Beaver Castor-Clean, no oil sacks or fat-$18-$20 per pound green. This will need to be semi thawed so we can grade it. Fatty castor will be much lower!

Grey Fox-Still cheap. Prices about $5.00.

Red Fox-No good news, may bring about the same as Grey Fox.

Otter-Better Otter $18.00. Unskinned Otter up to $13.00.

Mink and Muskrat-Prices are very bad, don't harvest.

Opossum- No value.

Skunk- No value.

Coons-No market. We will stock at about $1.00 average on good stuff.


An Old Turd! Deplorable! Unrepentant Murderer!

Just "Campfire Riffraff and Trash"!
Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13552898 02/11/19
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,308
6MMWASP Offline
Campfire Guide
Offline
Campfire Guide
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 4,308
No idea on what furs bring today but for a blast from the past the best I ever did on Colorado cats was $7,980 for 11 cats in 1978 or 79. Long before a lot of folks on this site were born.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: 6MMWASP] #13553145 02/11/19
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,095
MontanaCreekHunter Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Offline
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 11,095
Originally Posted by 6MMWASP
No idea on what furs bring today but for a blast from the past the best I ever did on Colorado cats was $7,980 for 11 cats in 1978 or 79. Long before a lot of folks on this site were born.


I was 7 or 8 then and ran a trapline with my neighbor. Mostly Fox, Coon, and Muskrats. I remember giving my mom the money. She said where did you get that? I told her from trapping with Jim. She didn't believe me so went next door and asked him. He was in his in his mid 20's I think then. he said yes he earned that from helping me run my trapline. My mom told him it wasn't necessary I just loved being outdoors. Which was true. Anyways mom told me I could keep it. I told her it's for her to help pay the bills but she wouldn't take it. Would love to know what Old Jim is up to these days.


Eat Fish, Wear Grundens, Drink Alaskan.
Bravo

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13553508 02/12/19
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 11,632
JamesJr Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Online Content
Campfire 'Bwana
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 11,632
Here in Kentucky, you can't even give a bobcat away. A few years ago, a fur buyer was paying $50 for them unskinned. I have been giving the ones I kill to a taxidermist, who would then give me a break on a mount. However, he has passed away, so the one in my freezer is still there.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13554242 02/12/19
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 18,243
FieldGrade Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Offline
Campfire Kahuna
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 18,243
I just started trapping about ten years ago when I retired and had the time but the best Cat I sold was $750 6-7 years ago.

Last year I only caught one flat weak bellied cat......my fur buyer wouldn't even take it frown ....so I gave it to a friend so he and his kids could try their hand at home tanning.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13556234 02/12/19
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 928
Cntrmass Offline OP
Campfire Regular
OP Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 928
Sold a big to me Tom, it was brown or darker colored 200.00😞
Friends was smaller but whiter and it brought 550.00

Still have a good time, but sorta disappointed. I still think it was a beautiful animal.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13557509 02/13/19
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 646
LarryfromBend Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 646
Nice pale Coyotes are averaging $100 or better and going up in price (this is for the MT/Alberta prairie Coyotes). A friend got $50 carcass price last week. They will be rubbing pretty soon.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13564360 02/15/19
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 298
catbegone Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 298
Here is what the high dollar cats look like. Cat on the left is 43" nose to base of tail and 10" wide and will bring somewhere around 13-1500.00. I have avg. 88.29 on 91 coyotes this year

Attached Files
20190123_095724.jpg (6.73 MB, 353 downloads)
20190124_145556_001.jpg (4.66 MB, 285 downloads)
Last edited by catbegone; 02/15/19.
Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13565093 02/15/19
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 646
LarryfromBend Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 646
Beautiful kitties. Congrats. This is one of the better Coyotes I've taken. I call rather than trap, so there is more mess.

[Linked Image]

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13566730 02/15/19
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 298
catbegone Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 298
Thats a very nice heavy coyote

Re: Fur Prices [Re: catbegone] #13567349 02/15/19
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,067
atse Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 1,067
Originally Posted by catbegone
Here is what the high dollar cats look like. Cat on the left is 43" nose to base of tail and 10" wide and will bring somewhere around 13-1500.00. I have avg. 88.29 on 91 coyotes this year

You did a very nice job putting up those cats.

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13591981 02/22/19
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 298
catbegone Offline
Campfire Regular
Offline
Campfire Regular
Joined: Feb 2016
Posts: 298
Just sold a coyote today on the carcuss for 50.00 that was caught yesterday

Re: Fur Prices [Re: Cntrmass] #13612439 02/28/19
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 540
saskfox Online Content
Campfire Regular
Online Content
Campfire Regular
Joined: Oct 2018
Posts: 540
They had a fur auction today some friends had coyotes in it. They averaged $120 US dollars per pelt.

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  RickBin, SYSOP 

RR1
Who's Online Now
487 registered members (117LBS, 06hunter59, 01Foreman400, 10ring1, 10gaugemag, 51 invisible), 3,591 guests, and 499 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RR2/3










Fish & Game Departments | Solunar Tables | Mission Statement | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | DMCA
Hunting | Fishing | Camping | Backpacking | Reloading | Campfire Forums | Gear Shop
Copyright © 2000-2020 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
 
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3
(Release build 20190728)
PHP: 7.3.13 Page Time: 0.114s Queries: 15 (0.005s) Memory: 0.8695 MB (Peak: 1.0304 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2020-01-27 13:15:02 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS