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Old 10/20/07, 02:09 PM
 
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What is going rate for Coyote Pelts?

What do people pay for a Coyote pelt? For just the head? I know that sounds gross but a neighbor told us the Wildlife Nuisance men sell the heads and skins of the animals they kill?

What would other animal skins bring? A bear? Bob Cat? Raccoon? Possum?

We are NOT shooting things to sell but we have had offers for Hunters to come "dispatch" (it is apparently called) the Coyote, and when we were told they would sell the skin, we wondered what amounts?

Anyone here catch and then sell the skins? Thanks!

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Old 10/20/07, 02:29 PM
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get a copy of trapper & predator caller and check the fur report it'll give th best prices for your area. but you have to know how to properly skin, scrape stretch & dry the pelts for best price. a better use for the occasional coyote is to trap & sell live to a "fox" pen.

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Old 10/20/07, 02:36 PM
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Fur won't bring much now.Got to wait until cold weather.

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check on ebay for prices the taxidermy pelts are getting. some good. some medium. look for "coyote pelt"

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Rockpile,

Interesting that Arkansas has a bounty of $15 on wolves. How the heck can you be certain that's a wolf that you shoot and are there really wolves in Arkansas?

Wisconsin had a really interesting bounty. Mostly nusiance birds. Vermont's bounty is on dogs attacking livestock only. I know Texas used to have a bounty on feral hogs and that was in one county only. They had maybe $100k and it ran out in 3 months. That's how bad the feral hog problem was in that county. They've not brought back the bounty. I believe it was $25 an head.

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Old 10/21/07, 09:03 AM
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TedH71 Is there really a bounty on wolves in Ark. now when I lived ther a few years ago and tried to report some several times the wardans warned me that no such thing they were killed off in the 1950;s and I said to him you think I dont know what a wolf sounds or looks like now what they are a problem. I dont think they are as big as a problem as this big old bear that was killing cows in the feild next to were we used to live you should have heard what it sounded like sitting out on the porch and hearing the murder taking place,paula

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Old 10/21/07, 10:26 AM
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big rockpile is correct. For a pelt to have any value, you want it to be at its maximum density which is why most fur trapping is done in the winter.

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Old 10/21/07, 11:19 AM
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And here the state has a reintroduction program for Mexican grey wolves.. large fines if caught killing one...

Go figure

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Old 10/21/07, 02:14 PM
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I imagine the 'wolf bounty' in Arkansas is like the ones in Texas up till recently (as far as I know.... there stil might be some)... not a real bounty on wolves, as they were exterminated half a century ago, but really on coyotes. Most of the bounties were paid for by local counties... hick commissioners thought that killin' coyotes would actually control the population. When in actuality, this type of control made the problem worse.

*Wolves... Texas had a small population of red wolves up till the 70's. My pa brought home a pup one day... they were replacing a culvert on an oil field road, and the momma and pups were inside when the backhoe pulled the culvert...all were crushed but the one pup. It died the next day, probably of fright*

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People here in Oklahoma claim often of seeing or hearing wolves but the state wildlife division claims they don't exist anymore here in Oklahoma. Same with black panthers. They claim there is only the tanish gray mountain lions but everyone that reports seeing a big cat claims it's black in color. I'm quit outdoorsy and have never seen either one while out in the woods.

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Old 10/21/07, 09:54 PM
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People here in Oklahoma claim often of seeing or hearing wolves but the state wildlife division claims they don't exist anymore here in Oklahoma. Same with black panthers. They claim there is only the tanish gray mountain lions but everyone that reports seeing a big cat claims it's black in color. I'm quit outdoorsy and have never seen either one while out in the woods.
Back many years ago when I lived in Okla they told us the same about the wolves and black panthers. I will agree on the black panthers as I have never seen one and never seen proof that they really existed. Wolves are another thing. One year we killed 3 that went over 100lbs each.
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Pancho,

Were they mostly in the SE part of Oklahoma that has mountains?

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Hey Nell, Coyote pelts can bring $20 to $30 at auction when the fur is primed, scraped and streched. Bear $75 to $200 depending on size and quality, some of them old bears are pretty scarred up. Bobcat $75 to $600 depending on size and quality, also type. Western bobcat bring in the best prices. Racoons maybe $12 to $20.

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Good heavens Ponyboy123! No wonder the Hunters who own the traps on my property wanted the shoot the Bob Cat we caught over weekend! He was large and beautiful. We let him go however since he does not bother us. I really want to catch some coyote though. Thanks everyone.

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I've heard tell the coyote thinks they're priceless. :-)

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Used to be coons brought very good money. That's why we had the coonhounds. There were some people who did nothing but hunt coons. They made good money back then but lost dogs every now and then because they couldn't call them back or lost them to bears/cougars. Hounds aren't that good at coming back when they're on track. Nowdays you CAN make a living entering your hound in coon hunting comps. If your dog does very well, you can make about $20-50k a year from one single dog. I'm serious. That money is tax free. Best get a radio tracker on your dog so you can track 'em down when time is up. Funny thing is, even if your hound is a coon hunting champ and a show dog champ (I think only Black and Tans can be entered in AKC shows..worthless registery, IMHO), you still can buy a pup from the winning parents for less than $100! Try that with your standard foo-foo show dogs who are winning Westminster. The pups go for big money.

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Old 10/22/07, 07:37 PM
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One of the local hunters, back when raccoon pelts were soaring, got into buying others pelts, and selling in large lots. He made some money, then expanded... too much... the market crashed, and he had a walk in cooler full of pelts, and an empty bank account... couldn't give em away for anything near what he'd paid.

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Coon are averaging $10-20, Bobcat $40-300 (select Western skins can bring $300-600) Coyote $15-45 (Montana/Dakota types are top of trade) Grey Fox $30-40, Red Fox $15-20, Mink can bring up to $15, but drop drasticaly from there, Muskrat, $2-3 for the best, Beaver $14-30, Otter $25-60, Badger $40-60 for the best averages, but the best may top $100, Striped Skunk $2-10, Opossum $3, Weasel $6-8 for long tails and $2-3 for short tails, Wolverine $200-350, Wolf $200-250 for Timbers and $300-400 for Articts

*Many Eastern and Southern furs will be on the low range of the average scale, while of course the Western and North Western furs will bring the highest.

I trap and feed my cows all winter, however, I got caught up in extra winter work this year, so my trapline will be short. Next year I hope to be fulltime at the line again, Joel

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Old 10/28/07, 10:18 PM
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YOW! I could make a fortune in Pennsylvania with Copperheads. I wonder if they would be suspicious if they were frozen? hee hee

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