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Author:  flattail [ 19 Mar 2015, 12:42 ]
Post subject:  Good fox color???

Hey folks, what is the definition of a highly valued fox color? Pale, or dark? I shot a fox while lying in wait for lamb eating coyotes last night. I thought it was a yote, as it was quite dark outside. It was a big male. Pretty pale. Slight shoulder rub, decent size hole to sew.

Is it worth skinning out? Is pale good, or dark cherry red, or???

Thanks.

Author:  remrogers [ 19 Mar 2015, 14:39 ]
Post subject:  Re: Good fox color???

Long as you shot it, you should try to make some use of it. Pale fox usually are worth less than the cherry reds.

Author:  flattail [ 19 Mar 2015, 15:22 ]
Post subject:  Re: Good fox color???

Yeah, I want to make use of it, but if it is worth 5 bucks, I would prefer to rack it up as predator control and saving my chickens... ;)

I only wish I had been not using my 22 250. Fair bit of sewing on closer looking. Thanks for the answer re: color. We don't have a lot of foxes around, so am not familiar with color schemes!

Author:  Backwoodsmansback [ 19 Mar 2015, 19:40 ]
Post subject:  Re: Good fox color???

Could always tan it for a hat or wallhangers or donate it to a local hunting/trapping/outdoor association.

Author:  wolf1199 [ 19 Mar 2015, 20:42 ]
Post subject:  Re: Good fox color???

As stated by others the dark reds and cherries bring more and especially if they are heavies. This year My average for pale reds at FHA was $40.00. You live in Canada so your fur should be a little more heavy then the South. The best time for a good coloured fox is up till Xmas after that they start to fade.

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