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Author:  NonPCfed [ 30 Aug 2015, 15:04 ]
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I got a larger but slim enveloped from NAFA yesterday in the mail. I thought it was the newsletter magazine thingy we get so I was surprised when I opened it up and it was a "top lot" certificate, my first one!! I only sold 2 coon in the March sale but one I guess was the in the best lot for western semi-heavy. Sort of ironic because most of my coon are Western NC and Western Northern and only a couple a year are Western Semi Heavy. It makes me smile that coon and I did a good job of being an excellent pelt but I'll party a bit more when I get one for a Western Northern over $40 and dancing in the streets if I got one of trappingtime's extra pale heavy western coyotes that brings me an Uncle Ben or more :--)

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Author:  wolf1199 [ 30 Aug 2015, 18:28 ]
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Congrats on your first, make sure you pick up your hat and pin next time you drop off your fur, :--D :--D :--D

Author:  Richard Murray [ 30 Aug 2015, 22:52 ]
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Congrats Pc!!!! Got my first yesturday also, for a NC cat. Purty cool! Came close on a heavy yote, but if I remember right without lookin, it was one lot under top lot. Did get a Ben for it though. 8) :D

Author:  wolf1199 [ 31 Aug 2015, 20:19 ]
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my son David got his first 3 last week. One for top lot fox, mink and marten. I only got one this year for otter from Fha.

Author:  carpcatcher [ 01 Sep 2015, 06:18 ]
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I didn't pay any attention to the sale this year since I knew it was going to be bad. When the check came I saw just how bad it was. Then yesterday in the mail came a Top Lot certificate for semi heavy red fox, yeehaw. Two years ago that fox would have brought what all my furs did this year combined :cry:

Author:  WCS [ 01 Sep 2015, 08:01 ]
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Great job and congrats to you. I am very happy for ya

Author:  cooncrazy [ 02 Sep 2015, 11:13 ]
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any more,i like the top lot letters more than the checks!

Author:  Roaddawg [ 02 Sep 2015, 17:29 ]
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I sell my fur to a Country buyer. I am not familiar with the NAFA thing. What does "Top Lot" mean?

Author:  doc9013 [ 02 Sep 2015, 22:16 ]
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congrats PC and all of you who got top lot . 8) 8)

Author:  trapperrick [ 03 Sep 2015, 03:54 ]
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Way to go PC! Like everyone else said, just show your top lot award and you'll get your free hat. You should get a pin as well.

Author:  WCS [ 03 Sep 2015, 10:53 ]
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Roaddawg wrote:
I sell my fur to a Country buyer. I am not familiar with the NAFA thing. What does "Top Lot" mean?

Roaddawg, welcome to the site. I am sure you will like WAT as everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful. Putting your location in your profile will help the guys better understand your environment and trapping techniques.

To answer your question, Top Lot awards are given to trappers who send their hides to the Canadian auction houses (NAFA and FHA). They are awarded when the hide Brings the highest price for that particular species and section of fur. Some trappers receive many awards each season and some can go years without receiving one. They are a marketing technique used by the auction houses to acknowledge the trappers. Hope this helps and again welcome.

Author:  wolf1199 [ 03 Sep 2015, 22:28 ]
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WCS wrote:
Roaddawg wrote:
I sell my fur to a Country buyer. I am not familiar with the NAFA thing. What does "Top Lot" mean?

Roaddawg, welcome to the site. I am sure you will like WAT as everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful. Putting your location in your profile will help the guys better understand your environment and trapping techniques.

To answer your question, Top Lot awards are given to trappers who send their hides to the Canadian auction houses (NAFA and FHA). They are awarded when the hide Brings the highest price for that particular species and section of fur. Some trappers receive many awards each season and some can go years without receiving one. They are a marketing technique used by the auction houses to acknowledge the trappers. Hope this helps and again welcome.


Well said WCS and welcome roaddawg.

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 06 Sep 2015, 20:24 ]
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Congrats to each of you on doing such good work on your furs and getting TOP LOT. I think I will get a top lot the same year I catch a coon weighing over 20lbs----NEVER! :roll:

Author:  trappintime [ 14 Sep 2015, 09:31 ]
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Super cool. :D

Author:  Old Gobbler [ 23 Sep 2015, 05:21 ]
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Congrats I got my first last year and the second one this year.

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