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Posted: 26 December 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]
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  Illinois Trappers Associatioon Fur Auctions
                     


The upcoming season’s fur auctions will take place on Jan. 12th 2013 in Odell Illinois and on Jan 26th in Fairfield Illinois. There have been changes made to this year’s fur sales, with the hope of helping move the sale along at a little better pace. Trappers will have to purchase in advance lot numbers at the cost of $10.00 each, and there will be a limit of only 40 lots per sale. Trappers wishing to purchase lot numbers must send $10.00 with your name, address, phone number; Trapping /hunting license number, and which sale you plan to attend to Bill Paulsen at 2443 Penn. Blvd. Lindenhurst, Ill. 60046 Please make all checks payable to the Illinois Trappers association. Lot numbers will be given out in the order they are received, and the last receiving dates for lot numbers will be Jan. 5th 2013 for Odell, and Jan 19th 2013 for Fairfield.
We will also no longer be grading fur, and all fur will be sold in trapper graded lots. What this means is the trappers themselves will be responsible for the grading and handling of their own fur every step of the way. Everyone that purchases a lot number will be receiving a sheet with tips on how to grade and bundle your furs, and a list of rules concerning the auction. We will also be starting the sale earlier at 7:30 AM. We hope these changes make things a little easier for everyone, and that we might all be able to enjoy the sale a little more. If you have any question about the sales please contact Paul Kelley at 309-726-1443/ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  or a question about your lot number call Bill Paulsen at 847-356-4173/ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Posted: 26 December 2012 11:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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How much does a top condition coon hide go for?

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Posted: 27 December 2012 10:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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A lot of different things determine that, things like size,color, and condition of the leather. I for sure never know what the top price will be,because of the the many factors that play into the grading of fur, plus it is and auction and you never know what someone is willing to pay for an item until that moment of sale. I will say that the market has been way stronger than last years, and for some items we are see new highs never set before,items like muskrat will average between 13-18 dollars this year. The coon market is short as well, and for good well put up hides a person could see averages in the high teens to low 20’s. The sale is always a fun event for trappers to come together and share their season of events with each another. I also think it would be a great time to have other sportsmen come see what we as trappers do, and what the result’s are at the end of the season. I think sometimes folks think we trappers get rich off our trap lines, that might change if those folks happen to be at one of our sales. Thank you for your question…......RTT

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Posted: 29 December 2012 03:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Sounds like a good time….....I have always wanted to attend an auction but never make it…Neal Graves ALWAYS reminds me…lol…I might have to head ya’lls words! here is a quick figuring of my averages from this season( Groenewold)..-Coon-15, Muskrat-10, Coyote-20, beaver-13. These averages are based on all the pelts being skinned and washed., with only the beaver and a few coon being stretched and dried. I know that auctions tend to be much better, but not to bad for Groenewold! How bout all ya’ll?.....any good averages out there?

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Posted: 29 December 2012 07:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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There was a fella that just sold 672 muskrats in one whole lot for an average of $16.05 ,and coon were selling in the 22-25 dollar range. This season there has been a short take, and price are staring to reflect that, with catches off between 40-50% in some areas. The buyers are looking for fur, and should be hungry and ready….............RTT

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Posted: 30 April 2013 06:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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i want to say…heck we may be related, I think im related to about 2/3 of flora, lived in an around rinard all my life, my dad used to own a farm just a couple miles n of rinard I still own part of the ground but just rent it out to a neighbor to farm now. Will try to meet up with you next season.thanks

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