2013 2014 Fur Prices

 

The Low Price Is Frozen.

The Top Price Is Skined.

 

Coyote Western-$66.25 Eastern-$33.79 Top-$100.00

Beaver-$16.56 $27.38

Mink-$28.90 $33.00

Otter-$104.90 $132.00

Fisher-$107.26 $125.00

Muskrat-$14.27 $18.50

Raccoon-$20.61 $46.00

Red Fox-$48.87 $90.00

Arctic Fox-$57.77 $98.00

Timber Wolf-$226.25 $800.00

Wolverine-$273.68 $400.00

Black Bear-$136.69 $350.00

Grizzly Bear-$1164.29 $1550.00

Hairseal-$35.10 $70.00

 

Fur prices have been on the upswing for several years. A parka company called Canada Goose has become wildly popular recently. Most of these parkas are outfitted with a generous coyote trim and that means prices are on the rise. Fashion, once again, dictates price.

Furs are sold in lots. Top lot is a unique designation that identifies a group of pelts of premium quality. The number of pelts in each top lot depends on the species. A top lot of coyote might include 12 pelts while a top lot of muskrat would have more than 100 pelts. Top lots sell for big money. Trappers who are lucky enough to have one of their pelts in a top lot can expect a cheque for three, four, five or even 10 times more than the price of an average pelt in the same species.

Here are some of the highlights from the NAFA auction 

Fisher

Average: $157.67

Top Lot: $350.00

Increase over 2012: 50 to 70 per cent

Pelts Sold: 12,036

Marten

Average: $144.29

Top Lot: $650.00

Increase over 2012: 55 to 60 per cent

Pets Sold: 92,336

Beaver

Average: $31.03

Top Lot: $400.00

Pelts Sold: 160,250

Lynx

Average: $194.44

Top Lot: $525.00

Increase over 2012: 40 per cent

Pelts Sold: 5,223

Coyote

Average: $93.98

Top Lot: $1,400.00

Pelts Sold: 62,649

Red Fox

Average: $65.78

Top Lot: $340.00

Pelts Sold: 35,414

 

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We assembled a list of Fur Buyers, Taxidermists, and Tanneries in the US and Canada. we gathered it all together to make it easier for you to find a Fur Buyer in your region. Many of these Fur Buyers run routes through several states, contact them for routes and dates. If you don't find someone in your area, try contacting someone in the general region   

 

ALASKA  

John Zuleger

1487 Whistling Swan Dr

Fairbanks, AK

(907) 460-9731

akzulegers@yahoo.com  

 

Warm & Fuzzy Fur Co.

341 S Gastman Ct

Wasilla, AK 99654

(907) 376-6703

(907) 232-5531  

 

COLORADO  

COFurBuyer

Joe

Po Box 1201

Clark, CO 80428

 (402) 643-5668

  COfurbuyer@hotmail.com  

 

Deeds Furs

 Steamboat Springs, CO

 907-879-7796

 www.trailsidetraditions.com  

 

Northern Colorado Fur Company  

Jim & Nikki Miller 

14140 North County Rd 9

Wellington, CO 80549

970-402-3502

 

IDAHO  

 Fort Benton Fur Co.

 10550 Hwy 12,

Po Box 742

 Orofino, ID 83544

 (208) 816-1532

  badgerbuster@hotmail.com  

 

Moyle Mink & Tannery

 374 South 600 West

 Heyburn, ID 83336-9751

 (208) 678-8481

 (208) 678-3385

  info@moytown.com  

 

Rocky Mountain Fur Co

 14950 Highway 20/26

 Caldwell, ID 83607-7856

 (208)459-6854    

 

 ILLINOIS  

Groenewold Fur & Wool

 304 E Avon St,

PO Box 663

 Forreston, IL 61030

 (815) 938-2381

 (815) 938-3192

 www.gfwco.com

  office@gfwco.com    

 

INDIANA  

 Hoosier Trap Supply - Charles Masheck

 1155 N Matthews Rd

 Greenwood, IN 46143-9673

(317) 881-3075  

 

M.C. Furs - Mike Clingerman

 3804 N 350 W

 Albion, IN 46701

 (260) 635-2080    

 

IOWA  

Double D Fur

 2211 210th Street

 Tripoli, IA 50676-7736

 (319) 269-3206  

 

The Fur Shed

 18027 Ivy Ave

 Carroll, IA 51401

 (712) 792-0188  

 

Merschman Fur

 2240 St Paul Rd

 West Point, IA 52656-9302

 (319) 837-6494  

 

Midwest Fur 

 608 SE 6th St, Hwy 25 South

 Greenfield, IA 50849

 (641) 343-7176  

 

North Iowa Fur Co

 121 N Washington

 Fredericksburg, IA 50630-2013

(563) 237-5332  

 

Northeast Iowa Fur Exchange

 104 Ely St

 Rowley, IA 52329-9802

 (319) 938-2665  

 

Oelwein Bait & Fur Co

 303 2nd NW

 Oelwein, IA 50662

 (319) 283-1424  

 

R & B Fur Co

 17585 Warbler Ave

 Nora Springs, IA 50458

 (641) 749-5757  

 

Veirs Fur Company

 701 E. Lowe #412

Fairfield, IA 52556    

 

KANSAS  

 Calp's Fur and Root

 561 South Main

 Hoisington, KS 67544-9454

 (620) 653-7668  

 

Gnad Fur Co

 1305 Baughman #2

 Ellis, KS 67637-9493

 (785) 726-3149    

 

MINNESOTA  

 The Fur Shed - Dusty Hough

 15432 - 90th Ave South

 Barnesville, MN 56514-9173

 (218) 937-5628  

 

Rusty Hellickson

 Hardscrabble Hill Hide & Fur

 507-251-2600

 507-346-2873

  hardscrabblehillhideandfur@yahoo.com  

 

Johnson Fur Company Inc

8571 Highway 71 S

 Wilmar, MN 56201-9628

 (320) 995-6121  

 

Runningen Furs

 3197 E Hwy 61

 Grand Marais, MN 55604

 (218) 387-9184  

 

Schaleben Fur Co

 28428 Us Hwy 10 East

 Detroit Lakes, MN 56501-7308 

 (218) 847-3178  

 

USA FOXX & FURS

 29 West Superior Street

 Duluth, MN 55802-2214

 (218) 722-7742

 (218) 727-4861 Fax

  info@usafoxx.com  

 

Wiebke Fur Company

 218 Portland Avenue

 Eitzen, MN 55931-7757

 (507) 495-3312  

 

MISSOURI  

 Conrad Fur Co

 4936 State Highway A

 Crane, MO 65633-8255 

 (417) 723-8166  

 

McGrew Trap Supply & Lure

 6205 County Road 625

 Arbyrd, MO 63821-8134

 (573) 738–2184  

 

Miller Fur Co

 26500 Pike 244

 Clarksville, MO 63336-2234

 (573) 242–3319  

 

Old 60 Furs

 Rt.2 Box 2493

 Birch Tree, MO 65438-9229

 (573) 292-1045  

 

Owens Fur Co

 605 E. Clay

 Albany, MO 64402

 (660) 254-1855  

 

Peetoom's Fur

 212 W 4th St

 Norborne, MO 64668

 (660) 329-0468  

 

Veirs Fur Company

 218 N. 29th St.

 Unionville, MO 63565  

 

MONTANA  

 Bridger Fur Co

 204 S Main,

Po Box 484

 Bridger, MT 59014

 (406) 662-3603  

 

Glacier Wear - Randy Richard

 Eureka, MT 59917

 (406) 297-7972

 www.glacierwear.com

info@glacierwear.com  

 

J & M Fur

 3065 Winnett Road

 Roundup, MT 59072

 (406) 429-7591

jandmfur@midrivers.com  

 

NEBRASKA  

 High River Fur Co

 PO Box 68

 Dixon, NE 68732-0068

 (402) 584-2449  

 

Rock Creek Furs

 158 N Broadway

 Wahoo, NE 68066

 (402) 499-3427

  Trapperne@msn.com  

 

Schroeder Fur Co

4337 W Capital Ave

 Grand Island, NE 68803-1414

 (308) 381-2077  

 

Turkey Creek Fur

 841 W 11th St

 Crete, NE 68333-2021

 (402) 826-2516

 http://turkeycreekfurs.com 

  turkeycreekfurs@gmail.com  

 

Vicars Fur Company

 4174 W Dogwood Road

 Pickrell, NE 68422-8076

 (402) 673-5935  

 

NORTH CAROLINA   

Michael E Kennedy

 605 Howell Rd 

New Bern, NC 28562-7832

(252) 635-5219  

 

OHIO  

 Bob Long

 1045 W Peterson Rd

 Troy, OH  45373-9494

 (937) 773-6269  

 

Ed Molnar

 9191 Leavitt Rd

 Elyria, OH  44035-4211

 (440) 986-3366  

 

Grand River Fur Exchange

 6310 Us Rt 6, Box 35

 Rome, OH  44085-9631

 (440) 474-8678  

 

Midwest Furs - Jeff Dick

 12494 State Route 15

 Montpelier, OH  43543-9528

 (419) 485-3734  

 

Sterling Fur Co.

 11268 Frick Rd.

 Sterling, OH  44276-9798

 (330) 939-3763  

 

Todd Karnes TK Furs

 05099 Wonderly RD

 Hicksville, OH  43526

 (419) 438-1108  

 

Bering Fur

 13960 Boyd Road

 Mount Orab, OH 45154

 (937) 444-3721  

 

Vinton Fur 

 Po Box 346,

15225 SR 160

 Vinton, OH 45686

 (740) 388-8486  

 

Reliable Fur Co.

2541 State Route 222

 New Richmond, OH45157

(513)-734-1324  

 

OKLAHOMA  

 Jeb Hollingshed

 PO Box 419

Crowder, OK  74430-0419

 (918) 429-4648  

 

PENNSYLVANIA  

 Epler Fur Co. Inc

 733 East Second Mountain Rd

 Orwigsburg, PA 17961-9000

 (570) 366-1261  

 

Snow Water Fur Traders

 660 Water St,

Po Box 116

 Canneaut Lake, PA 16316

 (814) 382-2501  

 

T&T Furs

 1250 Latrobe Crabtree Rd

 Latrobe, PA 15650-5315

 (724) 537-8037  

 

SOUTH DAKOTA  

 Bowden Fur And Firearms

27409 Whitetail Rd

 Hot Springs, SD 57703-6075

(605) 745-5888  

 

M&M Fur Co

 Box 15

 Bridgewater, SD 57319-0015

 (605) 729-2535

 (605) 729-2536  

 

Peterson Furs

 22251 448th Ave

 Ramona, SD 57054

 (605) 482-8131

  trapperpete@alliancecom.net

 

Todd and Chloe Martell

 501 S. Harrison Avenue

 Pierre, SD 57501

 (605) 280-8383

  trapper.22@hotmail.com   

 

TEXAS  

 Sulfur Creek Taxidermy

 2691 E Highway 190

 Lampasas, TX 76550

 (512) 556-0022  

 

UTAH  

 Montgomery Fur Co

 1539 West, 3375 South

Ogden, UT 84401-3393

 (801) 394-4686

 (801) 394-9828  

 

WASHINGTON  

Promise Land Tannery

 228 Cameron Lake Loop Road

 Okanogan, WA 98840

 (509)422-3814

  pltannery@promiselandranch.net  

 

Cascade Biological Supply 

George Brady 

Po Box 535

Pateros, WA 98846

(509)322-6844

 

WEST VIRGINIA  

Hawkee Fur Tanning

 5085 Kincheloe Rd

 Jane Lew, WV 26378

 (304) 884-8802  

 

Windy Ridge Trapper

 Rt. 1 Box 87A

Elizabeth, WV

 (304) 483-1079

 www.windyridgetrapper.com

  sales@windyridgetrapper.com  

 

WISCONSIN  

 Richard Clark

 7610 County B West

 Coleman, WI 54112-9608

(920) 897-3618  

 

Wiebke Fur Company - Dan Wiebke

 110 Rose Street

La Crosse, WI 54603-3108

 (608) 784-4402

 (507) 254-4480  

 

WYOMING

  Deeds Furs

 Steamboat Springs, CO - Buys furs from Wyoming and Colorado

 907-879-7796

 www.trailsidetraditions.com  

 

CANADA  

 The Ol' Fur Shed

 RR1

 New Glasgo, NS  B2H 5C4

CANADA

 (902) 755-1122

 (902) 754-8329

For those who don't want to wait for a fur auction to sell their season's catch, Ohio has a good number of fur buyers in the state.
Similar to the fur buyers of yesterday, most will take pelts of all varieties, whether finished or green.
To determine the current market price and how the dealer wishes the fur prepared, it is best to call ahead before traveling to sell your fur.

 

County FIRST NAM LAST NAME Address City Phone
ASHLAND DAVE KEENER 603 ST. RT. 511 ASHLAND 419 962-4202
ASHLAND JOHN VERMILYA 2186 ST.RT. 179 JEROMESVILLE 419 368-9303
ASHTABULA JEFFERY PARK P.O. Box 476  Jefferson 440-813-5448
ATHENS JAMES DAILEY 1504 Pearlwood Rd Albany 740-592-4097
CHAMPAIGN JACK WILLIAMSON FAMILY 8461 Lonesome Rd. Saint Paris 937-663-5474
CRAWFORD JOHN LEWIS 750 Depot St. New Washington 419-492-2195
CUYAHOGA KEVIN KLINECT 24761 Water St. Olmstead Falls 419-566-8362
DARKE JIM R. ANDERSON 3643 Scenic Hts. Dr. Greenville 937-548-0195
DEFIANCE JAMES ZACHRICH FAMILY 17768 CR 424 Defiance 419-789-6620
FAYETTE JACK L. FLAX II 3584 Miami Trace Rd.  Washington C.H.  740-649-5057
GREENE DOUGLAS PARRETT 4265 Townsley Rd. Cedarville 937-231-6055
GREENE LESTER ISON 1721 Turner Rd. Xenia 937-372-6540
GUERNSEY THOMAS WARNER 147 Division Ave. Lore City 740-685-6393
GUERNSEY JUSTIN S WARNER 5674 Dogwood Lane  Cambridge 740-432-6545
HANCOCK KEITH DANIELS 110 W. Liberty, PO Box 111 Arlington 419-365-5321
JEFFERSON STEVIE N. PHILLIPS P.O. Box 75 East Springfield 740-543-3181
LICKING SCOTT BOYER 6180 Lancaster Rd. SW Hebron 740-928-1104
LORAIN ED MOLNAR 9191 Leavitt Rd. Elyria 440-986-3366
LORAIN ROBERT J BARNES 6455 CASE RD. N. Ridgeville 440-327-0168
MAHONING RICK BARINGER 14301 Ellsworth Rd. Berlin Center 330-547-7022
MARION ANDY HOWSER P.O. Box 30 Caledonia 740-225-2776
MARION CRAIG KOKAS 3153 Prospect Up. Sand. Rd. Prospect 740-361-1686
MARION RAYMOND RICKETTS 1739 Morral Kirkpatrick Rd. E. Marion 740-383-3948
MEDINA RICHARD ARTERS 9318 Chatham Rd Spencer 330-416-6277
MEIGS WES ARBAUGH P.O. Box 185, 50255 Popular St Tuppers Plains 740-667-6427
MERCER STEVE LINK P.O. Box 52, 69 W. Riley St. Montezuma 419-268-2676
MIAMI BOB LONG 1045 W. Peterson Rd. Troy 937-773-6269
MIAMI DUANNE JENKINS 805 South College St Piqua 937-367-8639
MORROW BRAD TAYLOR 1741 CO. RD. 61 EDISON 741-361-8052
MUSKINGUM CARL W. CLAPPER 12380 Shady Grove Rd. New Concord 740-826-4716
PUTNAM ROGER HANNEMAN FAMILY 16890 Rd. Z Columbus Grove 419-532-3764
PUTNAM CARL J. GERTEN 8163 Rd. 5H Leipsic 419-943-2864
ROSS JOHN WOLFE 580 Biers Run Rd Chillicothe 740-701-1982
ROSS JEFF MERCER II 2032 Cliff Run Rd.  Bainbridge 937-403-2043
SENECA SCOTT ALLEN WILSON 2719 S. T.R. 1124 Attica 419-426-2190
SENECA CHRISTOPHER SAYLORS II 11666 East County Rd. 6 Attica 419-426-3404
SHELBY DENNIS HELMAN 6969 Wright Puthoff Rd. Sidney 937-492-5769
TUSCARAWAS EMERY MILLER 10654 SKYLINE DR.  Sugarcreek 330 340-9071
UNION RICHARD WESTFALL 16389 Lakewood Ln. Marysville 937-642-9142
WAYNE JEFF HINTON 10757 Hiner Rd Wooster 330-317-5344
WAYNE   STERLING FUR CO. 11268 Frick Rd. Sterling 330-939-3763
WAYNE WILLIAM BENTON 7379 OVERTON RD BURBANK 330-201-0162
WILLIAMS JEFF DICK 12494 St. Rt. 15 Mountpelier 419-485-3734
WOOD MATHEW ALEXANDER 11380 WAYNE RD Wayne 419-288-3621
WYANDOT JAMES JURY 18001 SH 231 Nevada 740-482-2049
OUT OF STATE WESLEY OSBOURNE 1946 St. Rt. 208 Pulaski PA. 724-730-3444
OUT OF STATE HARRY ZANDER & SONS INC. 643 MANTUA GROVE RD. West Deptford NJ 856-848-5885

How To Skin A Coyote !

 

1- First off you want to open them up. Your going to cut from the hock to the anus on the inside of each rear leg, a good line of reference is where the light belly fur meets the dark fur.Using your fingers work the hide around the legs, cutting it at the hock.

 

2- From here on out, the process is much easier with the carcass hanging. A piece of rope, chain and sturdy hook.Next you want to free up the base of tail, work the hide away from the carcass with your thumbs. You want to make two incisions along the sides of the anus, these cuts will meet at the base of the tail. You want the anal opening to remain on the carcass. From where these cuts meet, you want to make one incision running down the tail, 3-4 inches is more than enough.

 

3-Next carefully work the hide off the tail up to the end of your incision.Now your gonna have to grunt. They make commercial tail strippers, but a pliers will work in a pinch. Grip the tail bone with the pliers, utilizing a split finger grip over the pliers (two fingers on one side of the tail, and two on the other), pull up on the tail bone, and down with the pliers. The tail bone should slip out of the hide, it may take a considerable amount of elbow grease.

 

4-Now grabbing the "skirt" of the pelt (the hide that used to cover the back legs) PULL! Be careful around bullet holes, especially if their on the belly or in the flanks as to much force could tear them and make them bigger.Once you get to the front legs, again use your thumbs to work the hide off the carcass through the armpits.Once you have the hide worked down past the elbows, but through the hide all the way around.Pop the front leg out of the new leg hole.

 

5- Work the hide down the neck, remember, skinning is 99% pulling, 1% cutting. The more you use the knife, the more chances of putting an unwanted hole in the pelt.Cut through the ear cartilage to the underlying muscle, mind the pelt.Do the other side. You can now use the ear holes as handy finger holes to work the pelt down to the eyes.Keeping your knife edge on the bone, work the pelt to the eyes. Do the eyes just as you did the ears. If you do it right, youll see no fur, do it wrong, and youll see fur through your cut, and the eye holes in your pelt will be much to large.

 

6- Keep that knife edge on the bone when cutting through the eye area,Once you get the eyes open, you can also use them as handy finger holes for pulling, just dont pull to hard.Skin down the nose to where the nose cartilage starts. Once you hit the cartilage of the nose (youll feel it, its much softer than bone), cut through this releasing the top of the pelt from the carcass. The chin can just be cut off, you can leave the last few inches of chin hide on the carcass.

Your done!