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Wyo,

Trapping would be a great retirement activity even if you just got out to run a dozen or so traps for muskrats, coon and mink. Great exercise, gets you out of the house early for a short while and lets the fresh air clear your mind so you you can focus on the projects waiting back at home.

Nothing like handling wild fur.

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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
Field, I am sure you jest!!!


Yea,,, I was just funning.
There's no doubt that my posts aren't as polite or informative though.

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I had a ball trapping in 70s and 80s. Is there now any value for fur from Tenn ?

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Fur-Fish-Game magazine has a monthly fur market report written by Gary Schroeder. It sounds like most fur is down right now except for good quality coyotes, pine marten, bobcat, lynx and otter.

The old staples like muskrat and raccoon seem to be low right now but that could change over night, at least on the rats. Raccoon have been low for so long now I don't know if they'll ever turn back to their 1970's prices.

Fur always has value, though sometimes not enough to cover the expense of harvesting it. I trapped a lot of beaver several years when I made more off the castors than I did the fur. A recreational trapper has to sometimes looks at his sport as just that and accept that the low fur prices only serve to partially defray the cost of participating in his chosen sport and enjoy the years when the prices are high enough to reward him with some profit.


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I've done a bit of trapping in my past, and I love it. just don't have the time and have a wife that hates it. Can't complain because she puts up with bow hunting, gun hunting, muzzleloader hunting, small game with the dogs, puts up with the dogs, fishing, hunting trips, camping trips with the horses.......


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I don't know what Marten is going for these days, but there was a little stretch in there where they were bringing $140'ish per.



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When I was a lot younger than I am now my favorite was a H&R Sportsman 9 shot .22.

For what it is worth I forgot how tough a beaver dam is to dig out and remove from a small creek. They built four of them this year. I used a Conibear and didn't have any survive that.

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Remington Nylon 66 with .22 shorts. Put one in their ear and save the holes in the pelts.


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When I am walking the line I carry a 22 revolver in my pocket one I carry everyday when driving the line I use my kids chipmunk with 22 shorts love that lil gun

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