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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 14 May 2014, 16:35 
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im about 2-2.5 hrs west of you on hwy 36, sw of phillipsburg



Hmmmmmm. Ive done a fair amount of hunting around Phillipsburg, Stockton, and Kirwin Reservoir. Thats a whole different world out there, then what it is here. Beautiful country for sure......just needs more trees! Lol! ;--)

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 15 May 2014, 18:25 
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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 15 May 2014, 19:26 
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got my lotting letter up. but this is my first time and i am lost....lol


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 15 May 2014, 19:57 
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got my lotting letter up. but this is my first time and i am lost....lol


All the abbreviations are a bit confusing. Below, I posted a link to the page that will show you the grading codes. I had to look it up for my muskrats for this auction. I've never seen codes like that before because I have double abbreviations for them. I only have 2 muskrats there but this is what is listed. From what I can tell, the XXL-3XL is listed as a poor spring and the XL is listed as an average winter. Weird because they were caught the same day and about 20 feet apart.


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SIZE |GRADE |COLOR |CLR|

QTY

481627 3XL-XXL I-II PRSP
1
481637 XL *I AVWT
1
MUSKRAT Total 2




http://www.nafa.ca/wild-fur/resources

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 15 May 2014, 20:24 
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You are right what the abbreviations mean. No two animals are the same. Some animals just don't have as good of genetics to produce as good of a hide as another. Other times a certain animal doesn't eat as well, or any number of other factors. It's just part of the game. Doesnt matter if they are caught close to each other on the same night or not. You can even have earlier caught hides grade better than a hide that is suppose to be right in its prime period. That's what makes a "perfect" hide such a prized thing, they don't come around often at all. It's just part of the joys of wild fur.

Bronco, post what questions you have, we should be able to help. Some grading codes can be found in the literature NAFA has up, but there are still quite a few that aren't on there.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 16 May 2014, 07:46 
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I for one can hardly wait for the wild fur auctions to begin. It will be a long weekend of waiting. I hope all of you do well with the furs you have up there.

Not that I have much to say, but I think this will be my 15,000th post on WAT. :roll: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 16 May 2014, 09:26 
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Not that I have much to say, but I think this will be my 15,000th post on WAT. :roll: :lol:


So, if I figured this out right, Swamp has been a member on WAT since February 3, 2008. Which means he has been a member on here for 2,295 days at 15,000 posts equals to 6.536 posts per day.

Pretty dang impressive if you ask me..... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 16 May 2014, 10:19 
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Swamp Rat wrote:
Not that I have much to say, but I think this will be my 15,000th post on WAT. :roll: :lol:


So, if I figured this out right, Swamp has been a member on WAT since February 3, 2008. Which means he has been a member on here for 2,295 days at 15,000 posts equals to 6.536 posts per day.

Pretty dang impressive if you ask me..... :lol:

or else he talks too much :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 16 May 2014, 10:28 
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When will the actual auction start? I want to check it out :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 16 May 2014, 10:48 
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When will the actual auction start? I want to check it out :mrgreen:


The auction has been going on for a couple days now, started the 14th I think, but it is ranch fur. Wild fur starts the 19th, which is Monday I believe. I haven't watched at all today, but so far ranch mink have been selling well. Prices from what I am gathering are close to this last February. Nice to see no drops in price or clearance so far. Hopefully wild fur follows the same sort of trend. Another sale like February wouldn't be bad.

Congrats Larry, a lot of good sound info and advise given in all those posts.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 16 May 2014, 11:05 
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this is what they listed my rats as...

481607 3XL-XXL I-II GDFL 1
481608 3XL-XXL I-II GDFL 1
481612 3XL-XXL I-II GDFL 3
481619 3XL-XXL I-II AVFL 1
481627 3XL-XXL I-II PRSP 3
481628 3XL-XXL SLT GDSP 5
481644 XL I-II GDFL 3
481647 XL I-II AVFL 1
481665 LGE I-II GDFL 1
481679 LGE SLT GDFL 1
481685 MED I-II AVFL 1


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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bronco2 wrote:
this is what they listed my rats as...

481607 3XL-XXL I-II GDFL 1
481608 3XL-XXL I-II GDFL 1
481612 3XL-XXL I-II GDFL 3
481619 3XL-XXL I-II AVFL 1
481627 3XL-XXL I-II PRSP 3
481628 3XL-XXL SLT GDSP 5
481644 XL I-II GDFL 3
481647 XL I-II AVFL 1
481665 LGE I-II GDFL 1
481679 LGE SLT GDFL 1
481685 MED I-II AVFL 1



GDFL = Good Fall
AVFL = Average Fall
PRSP = Poor Spring

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 18 May 2014, 19:34 
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Good luck to all who have fur at the NAFA Auction for Monday and Tuesday. I have mink, muskrat and coon, all going on Monday. (Hopefully)

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 18 May 2014, 20:23 
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Good luck all. Got coons, cats, possums, a yote and fox in this sale.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 18 May 2014, 20:58 
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Good luck all. Got coons, cats, possums, a yote and fox in this sale.

x2!!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 18 May 2014, 21:46 
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Well, tomorrow we start finding out how we did. May you all be pleasantly surprised in your prices and clearances. If not, well enjoy the day anyway... I plan to take tomorrow afternoon off to listen to the coon auction. Sort of like listening to big sporting event on the radio :) !!

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 09:59 
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Not a good sale for marten again and many buy backs. Looks like 40 % decrease in prices on my marten. Hope all your coons do better then marten. $113.00 was my marten average in Feb and now $57.00.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 10:37 
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Yeah, the heavy section didn't do so hot. The semis did much better clearance wise compared to heavies and the February auction, but prices were down there as well.

When the market is like this, these auction houses have a hard decision. Either sell cheap or hold till prices are better. It's danged if they do and danged if they don't.

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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wolf- sorry to hear your marten were still in the dumpster. How do these prices & clearances compare to the general history of selling pine marten?? I know its hard to compare years or eras without normalizing to base year of how much money on either side of that year is worth because everything tends to cost more because of inflation. But were the marten prices just bad when compared to the past couple of years, the worse in a decade, worse in 30 years,???

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 12:37 
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well if I am following this correctly I averaged $12.87 on rats.


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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Not bad at all, congrats carpcatcher. Looked like rats in general, and mink are holding up pretty well. Few more minutes till coons :D

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I think I spoke up too soon, right after I came over to WAT mink hit hard price resistance :--?

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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
PostPosted: 19 May 2014, 13:11 
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 Post subject: Re: NAFA May sale
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Not looking good. A couple of my Western Northerns that the same skins went for $26 in Feb. were down to $15. Of my 5 NWestern, 2 were bought back and the 3 ave. is $14.50.

Maybe the regions will be hot but if the top region is recent past is down 40%, I think the easterns and centrals could be further in the dumper :(

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