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Author Topic: I wonder what a mink hide is worth  (Read 2241 times)

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Offline coxy

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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2016, 03:06:59 pm »
when I trap if I can recover 1/2-3/4 of what I spent I feel I did good for me its not to much the money end its about being out trying to out smart the things your after and being out doing what I like  8) 8)

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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2016, 09:14:27 pm »
When I trapped with a different buddy back in the day,I believe we got around 50 beaver that winter & I did most of the skinning. My buddy did a few also though.It didn't seem to difficult back then to me,but I do believe my buddy put a few holes in a couple.But being raised on a farm I'd helped butcher animals since I could hold a knife. That was the second winter I trapped,the first winter Marty taught me about beaver trapping.

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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2016, 10:31:57 pm »
beavers are stupid if you get one in a 330 the others will climb/walk over the dead one the one year we was getting 95 a pelt for the rugs I don't think there that bad to skin its neat how they are a circle after there skinned

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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2016, 07:30:24 am »
I believe around here in 1978 the average price for a beaver was $20. Also back then legal drinking age around here was 18. So if Me & my buddy only got one for the week we were set to go to The Pub that weekend. 3 beers each & play pool all night. We were living The High Life back then. We had a old horse we'd take every once in awhile to check traps,usually if it was a clear night. The colder the better we figured. Usually build a small Bon fire & bring a nipping jug. The horse always knew the way home,which was good sometimes.  8)

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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2016, 06:47:09 pm »
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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2016, 10:06:07 pm »
I can remember the 70's too, muskrat were $8.50 browns and $9.50 for blacks. Young and dumb but had plenty of fun.
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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2017, 12:35:48 pm »
I can remember the 70's too, muskrat were $8.50 browns and $9.50 for blacks. Young and dumb but had plenty of fun.

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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2017, 06:31:20 pm »
The only things I trap are the mice at my camp in the Adirondacks, but sometimes there are lots of them.
I dont know how long it will take to skin one but I think a pelt may be worth about .01 cent if it is prime.
How many to make a coat or even a stole.
Maybe a doily?
A mouse felt cap?
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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2017, 09:55:36 pm »
    I was going to get rich raising possums and selling the hides. They will eat anything so I could raise them on restaurant scraps and road kill. I had a buddy who was a bio-engineer and he was going to cross them with snakes so they would shed their own hides and no killing or skinning required then the fur market went south so I bought a sawmill instead.
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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2017, 08:28:27 am »
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Re: I wonder what a mink hide is worth
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2017, 04:48:33 pm »
The first mink I caught in the early eighties was worth 35 bucks.
Muskrats brought me ten bucks and coons were about 18 bucks across the board.
Fox back then were 80 dollars if they were put up correctly.
Between trapping and digging ginseng all summer I had a nice little back account at the end of the year.
Prices are far from that now.