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 Post subject: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2017, 03:56 
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My buddy John received a check from FHA the other day. He said he was shocked because due to shoulder surgery he didn't trap much this year plus he didn't send in anything. After opening the check he said he had sold 5 raccoons for an average of $11.00. He told me that these raccoons had been sitting there for 2 years. Considering raccoons were dang near worthless just a year ago $11.00 each isn't too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2017, 23:26 
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My buddy John received a check from FHA the other day. He said he was shocked because due to shoulder surgery he didn't trap much this year plus he didn't send in anything. After opening the check he said he had sold 5 raccoons for an average of $11.00. He told me that these raccoons had been sitting there for 2 years. Considering raccoons were dang near worthless just a year ago $11.00 each isn't too bad.

considering 2 years he did well on his cheque.


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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 21 Apr 2017, 22:50 
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After last year's coon prices, I'd be happy (mostly) with $11 average on the masked bandits!!

I like how the Canadians spell "cheque" for what us Americans have brutalized to be "check". Either way, I'll cash one coming from fur, especially as they get larger in size :--D

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 22 Apr 2017, 07:40 
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NonPCfed wrote:
I like how the Canadians spell "cheque" for what us Americans have brutalized to be "check". Either way, I'll cash one coming from fur, especially as they get larger in size :--D


If you look at old written wording from George Washington he wrote proper English.

Centre instead of Center, Elch instead of Elk, Banque instead of Bank and so on. I've always wondered when the "simplification" of English spelling took place in this country.

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
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$11 might be good nowadays, but boy would I love to see 70's prices again . I'd be a coon trappin mofo. 8) :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 23 Apr 2017, 19:18 
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$11 might be good nowadays, but boy would I love to see 70's prices again . I'd be a coon trappin mofo. 8) :lol:
me and you both....

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 23 Apr 2017, 22:24 
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NonPCfed wrote:
After last year's coon prices, I'd be happy (mostly) with $11 average on the masked bandits!!

I like how the Canadians spell "cheque" for what us Americans have brutalized to be "check". Either way, I'll cash one coming from fur, especially as they get larger in size :--D


In the USA check is the standard spelling. Using it as a verb or noun. Back in the Day Noah Webster changed the spelling of a lot of English words. Thus this is why the US spells many words differently then other parts of the world. The word cheque is very common through out the world and has to do with British financial institutes which many countries have taken to as proper English and spelling. Sometimes I like your way of spelling.

Putting that aside check or cheque to me has the same monetary value as long as there are lots of zeros behind the first number.


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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2017, 17:22 
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I got a bulletin from FHA. They are wanting XXL coon that grade western semi heavy or NC. Maybe up to 30 bucks on some. Who knows??

PCFed your coons ought to fall into these grades. I catch about 1 out of 10 that fall in these grades down here.


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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2017, 21:49 
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Hmmm, that's curious. My coon grade about 65% western north-central (or are those just north-centrals?), 30% northern westerns, and about 5% western semi-heavies.

I should check with one of the guys that I buy trapping supplies from, he's the state FHA agent. I wonder if he's bumped up his finished coon prices for those types. I was up there 2 years ago the first week of Nov buying some stuff and he had 3 whole coon on his floor, including 1 that would go 4xl. He had given the guy $7 for the lot. I know he prides himself on not getting burned but...

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 27 Nov 2017, 23:14 
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coon is still a big gamble. Better quality will fare better, but lower grades will only give poor results. Its up to you as how much work you want to put into doing up hides that are worthless.


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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2017, 08:44 
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I actually am throwing around the idea of needing a small handful of the best I can come up with coons in this area, for some garment making for future gifts. I guess if coons do start selling fair I can throw the small pile in a bag and send them off. Make that call later I guess. I don't mind gambling with a few pelts. Coons aren't really very much work to put up.

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
PostPosted: 28 Nov 2017, 13:28 
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Like I said, I don't catch very many here that will grade the sections they are wanting. I assure you the ones that I do catch I'm going to send, the others will probably go to the ditch.


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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
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the coons I caught on the adc line I relocated..they are becoming over populated here now that the prices have been low for so long...

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 Post subject: Re: FHA Raccoon
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For me to keep coon they have to be great and big, no exceptions. So far yotes have been disapointing fur quality wise. Lots of broken backs. The cat I got just yesturday was a little early but still looked purty good. If I sell my coons local I get 8 to 9 finished straight across the noses, not very good. Some might think so, but I'm not one of them.

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