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Trapping

Postby NOVAggie » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:46 pm

Who here does some trapping in VA?
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Re: Trapping

Postby gooosehunter » Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:57 pm

I do
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Re: Trapping

Postby cut_un » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:14 pm

Try to keep my swamp free of coons... about it!
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Re: Trapping

Postby dukcommander » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:36 pm

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Re: Trapping

Postby recoil slinger » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:09 pm

Just caught my arch nemmisis the neighborhood cat..gave it back to my neighbor..my son said kill it...I told him wait till grows up
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Re: Trapping

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:39 pm

Doesn't really answer your question, but my grandfather use'd to make about $3000/year trapping in the 70's. That's some decent jack in today's dollars http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/

Prices of fur and value of the dollar are down significantly since then...
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Re: Trapping

Postby bowhunter1212 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:01 pm

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Re: Trapping

Postby NOVAggie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:54 am

Some furs are on the rise.

Any of y'all road longline? Curious about the legality of this in VA. As usual, the regs are not clear. Then again I haven't really sat down and read them cover to cover.
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Re: Trapping

Postby gooosehunter » Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:11 am

Perfectly legal. Have fun
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Re: Trapping

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:09 am

Buddy of mine got $75 each for his top grade fox pelts last year, and on the low end got up to $17 for dag gone opposums. I kicked myself for selling all my traps. :fingerhead:
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Re: Trapping

Postby NOVAggie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:07 pm

gooosehunter wrote:Perfectly legal. Have fun


I assume as long as you are within the VDOT right of way? As in dont go more than prolly 50' from the road?

I have read quite a bit of guys do this, I would think it could be tricky and draw some unwanted attention.

I rather trap a plot of land, but admittedly was curious how the road long lining worked out.
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Re: Trapping

Postby NOVAggie » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:09 pm

Have Gun Will Travel wrote:Buddy of mine got $75 each for his top grade fox pelts last year, and on the low end got up to $17 for dag gone opposums. I kicked myself for selling all my traps. :fingerhead:


$17 for a possum?? Wonder if even wood chucks bring anything?

I know beaver has not risen like everyone hoped, but coon has. Chinese and Russians havent really developed their methods to handle beaver fur.
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Re: Trapping

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:57 pm

Beaver hasn't in the Canadian auctions either. Coon, marsh rat, and fox brought good money last year.
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Re: Trapping

Postby fowled out » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:56 am

i was thinking about trapping some of the coons and foxes on my property i just purchased. i assume those prices are for tanned furs......any market for fresh, trapped, and unskinned animals?
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Re: Trapping

Postby NOVAggie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:37 am

fowled out wrote:i was thinking about trapping some of the coons and foxes on my property i just purchased. i assume those prices are for tanned furs......any market for fresh, trapped, and unskinned animals?


no, those prices are for fleshed and dried skins.

You would need to contact your local fur buyer to see if they take them green/whole.
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Re: Trapping

Postby fowled out » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:44 am

Gotcha. Maybe I will just have to learn how to tan them.
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Re: Trapping

Postby NOVAggie » Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:02 am

fowled out wrote:Gotcha. Maybe I will just have to learn how to tan them.


It is my understanding they prefer to buy dried not tanned, just in case you suck at tanning.
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Re: Trapping

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:24 am

fowled out wrote:i was thinking about trapping some of the coons and foxes on my property i just purchased. i assume those prices are for tanned furs......any market for fresh, trapped, and unskinned animals?



No furs trapped to be sold in the fur sales are fletched, stretched over a board, dried, and stored until the sale. No market for critters that are ubundant for those who can trap them themselves....typically.
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