Welcome to the Wild-About-Trapping.com Forums

Friends, Family and Outdoor Traditions
It is currently 22 Oct 2017, 03:24

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2014, 06:28 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 01 Feb 2011, 16:45
Posts: 182
Location: SE TX
Do anyone skin and sale there opossum fur??? I get a lot of them each year when I am trapping.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 05 Aug 2014, 12:08 
Offline
Experienced Forum User
Experienced Forum User

Joined: 06 Jun 2011, 11:03
Posts: 962
Location: Upstate New York
I do. Only catch a handful a year. Did not sell a single one at auction this year. Year before sold all of theM for close to a 5 dollar average. Year before that was under a buck average. So you never know, I just hate throwing critters in the ditch

_________________
NYSTA member

Live Free or Die


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 06 Aug 2014, 20:34 
Offline
THE GRINNER WHISPERER
THE GRINNER WHISPERER
User avatar

Joined: 19 Aug 2008, 07:07
Posts: 5392
I didn't sell a single one at the last auction either. Had 5 in the "top lot" which was the first one listed. I forget how many I sent, maybe 12, but the ones that made it to the top of the list were big silver males with heavy leather that were later catches caught in cat sets. 1 or 2 came from Amak and CMJ's line. Most generally, I'll go ahead and work them up. They (the boars) are not bad to skin and board up nicely and if they help offset the gas cost over the season that's better yet. The smalls, blacks and females don't find high prices as a rule, so I turn em loose in one fashion or another. I had a top lot grinner last year that brought 10 bucks. :lol: I usually look for a 5-6 buck avg if I go on and send up lesser grinners. Some will bring a buck or 2, some 7.50. Do em up on a fox board and send em up to the show. Every cent counts. :wink:

_________________
Roadkill is a redneck's paycheck- Jase Robertson

The second amendment is in place in case the others are ignored.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 06 Aug 2014, 23:57 
Offline
Professional Trapper
Professional Trapper
User avatar

Joined: 24 Dec 2009, 15:09
Posts: 3736
Location: Eastern S. Dakota
I think grinners tend to rob pheasant nests and eat the eggs so they all get a one-way ticket to possum Valhalla. Northern SD doesn't have to deal with the grinner problem but I don't live there. Mohawk, nice tip about females getting docked for the pouch. I'll keep that in mind this season...

_________________
"And God said, Let us make man in our image …and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, …the fowl of the air…and all the creatures that move along the ground.
Genesis 1:26


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2014, 09:29 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 01 Feb 2011, 16:45
Posts: 182
Location: SE TX
Thanks for the INFO. I thank I'll save them this coming year just to see. We don't get much for our fur in SE TX. . Coon $2 & 5, bobcat large $45 last year. So I just might get a $05 for the possum HAHA.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 07 Aug 2014, 14:55 
Offline
Experienced Forum User
Experienced Forum User

Joined: 06 Jun 2011, 11:03
Posts: 962
Location: Upstate New York
Mohawk, do they give out a top lot cert for grinners?

_________________
NYSTA member

Live Free or Die


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 10 Aug 2014, 16:16 
Offline
THE GRINNER WHISPERER
THE GRINNER WHISPERER
User avatar

Joined: 19 Aug 2008, 07:07
Posts: 5392
WCS wrote:
Mohawk, do they give out a top lot cert for grinners?

They do, I got one last year, sold for $10 :lol:
Bear in mind, not a single grinner of mine sold this last auction so they may not be worth hanging onto, although they'll stay in storage until they do sell I guess.
NPC, I'm only assuming that they dock for the pouch, or at least the amount of leather I cut out removing it. I leave a L of an inspection window on a female. Not only that, you dang near have to be a surgeon to flesh around the pouch to prevent tearing from starting. Once it starts it's hard to complete the fleshing job without it going into good leather, at least for me.

_________________
Roadkill is a redneck's paycheck- Jase Robertson

The second amendment is in place in case the others are ignored.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Question on Opossums
PostPosted: 12 Aug 2014, 12:31 
Offline
Experienced Forum User
Experienced Forum User

Joined: 17 Jan 2008, 10:51
Posts: 914
Another portion for the females lower value is the thinner leather, and the much more pronounced hair root exposure on them as compared to boars. Coons are much the same but to a lesser extent.

_________________
}}}}}=========€ >


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group