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2013 2014 Fur Prices
The Low Price Is Frozen.
The Top Price Is Skined.
Coyote Western-$66.25 Eastern-$33.79 Top-$100.00
Red Fox-$48.87 $90.00
Arctic Fox-$57.77 $98.00
Timber Wolf-$226.25 $800.00
Black Bear-$136.69 $350.00
Grizzly Bear-$1164.29 $1550.00
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
Top Lot: $350.00
Increase over 2012: 50 to 70 per cent
Pelts Sold: 12,036
Top Lot: $650.00
Increase over 2012: 55 to 60 per cent
Pets Sold: 92,336
Top Lot: $400.00
Pelts Sold: 160,250
Top Lot: $525.00
Increase over 2012: 40 per cent
Pelts Sold: 5,223
Top Lot: $1,400.00
Pelts Sold: 62,649
Top Lot: $340.00
Pelts Sold: 35,414
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.