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Coyote fur price to crash?
Friend of mine alerted me to this. Canada Goose jackets will no longer use coyote fur trim. Word around here has been that Canada Goose has been the main reason for good coyote pelt prices the last number of years.
Don't blame Canada. The company used real coyote all the time it was Canadian.
Another Woke co., probably support the all organic crowd but not fur, with.
Another Woke co., probably support the all organic crowd but not fur, wth.
Yote prices around here last few years aren't worth skinning.
I could see a potential conflict of the woke/green crowd. What's more renewable than real fur?
I have never been a big fur coat fan. But I might get one and spend a little time in it down in Boulder or Denver.
"I could see a potential conflict of the woke/green crowd. What's more renewable than real fur?"
You might be assuming that being "woke" implies some reason and logic, which I've found to be a mistake.
Three years prior I’ve had a 50$ average. This year it was 25$ average. Doesn’t matter to me if you can’t give them away. I’ll still be after them. Nothing else is keeping the predators in check.
Coyote fur is a no-no, but goose and duck down is cool.....liberal logic.
^ yes Catscratch, you've got me there
But it’s probably free range goose and duck down
WI Shedhead…….you left out “organic”
They use down naturally harvested by the waterfowl themselves during the preening process. The down is collected ONLY after the duck or goose has vacated his/her daily preening area, so as not to cause any undue stress to the bird, as well as to respect the birds right to claim the discarded feathers, should he/she so choose.
Sorry your coyote prices have been so low, ours have been good last few years. This winter coyotes brought decent money even with the auction debacle going on. Good furs would bring $60-75 pretty easily with good guard hairs. Not hard to make a little money on coyotes up this way.
Damn shame. Coyote fur is organic, sustainable, pesticide-free, all-natural, non-GMO and free range. Stuff should sell like hotcakes ;-)
DanaC- We even have a few select coyotes that are gluten-free! Those are worth more.
Someone just needs to tell the Chinese that Coyote pecker bones will make them hard. Prices will sky rocket.
Coyote prices have been down for years. And now the Indian reservations aren't even offering bounties on them. Last fall, fur buyers weren't offering over 50.00 for a well furred coy. When you consider gas money, time spent skinning, washing and drying dogs, you'd need to kill five to six dogs a day just to make it worth your time. I shot 37 coys last winter, and didn't skin one. With the price of shells and stuff hard to get to reload, I didn't spend a lot of time chasing them. Hasn't been worth it for years.
There's a difference in the quality of coyote fur depending on the geographic location of your respective coyotes.
So what will they do when coyotes overrun Canada and the U.S. = pay government trappers with tax payers money to kill coyotes and then throw them away.
The world is getting waaaay too left wing crazy for me... my only sigh of relief is that most of my life is behind me.
Too late Ken, they're everywhere from LA to Boston.
This is an excerpt from something I wrote over 20 years ago. Things don't change...
" Fur clothing is generally expensive. It is, however, natural, pesticide free, and doesn't require extensive grazing. Tanning uses chemicals, but in moderate amounts.
How about coyote? Plenty of coyotes. Millions, and they're not only thriving in their traditional ranges, they're spreading to new areas. They're in the suburbs of LA and Boston, which is not exactly what we think of as coyote country. Scavengers, they eat almost anything. It is impossible to hunt them to extinction - the government has been trying for decades. (A classic case of Big Government in action. Even the coyotes laugh.) There is more fur on one coyote than on several small rats. A coyote fur coat is warm, turns the wind and rain, and causes minimal damage to the environment. Coyotes even eat the cute little deer and bunnies the anti-hunters love. Coyote fur may well be the ultimate in Politically Correct clothing. And besides, coyote hunting is fun!
On second thought, the anti-hunting crowd hates hunters because we DO have fun. So, I guess they'll keep showing up at anti-hunting rallies in their ecologically harmful fleece and nylon jackets. Friends of the earth? Yeah, right."
Muskrat mittens with brain tanned buckskin palms
Muskrat mittens with brain tanned buckskin palms
I've found that there is a real interest in fur goods, but on a smaller scale. Nothing beats the warmth of fur on a bitter winter day.
Miller are you making girls now?
Most of the fur in the US is exported to Russia and China. I don't think this will make much of a difference in the big picture. Last year the market took a big hit because of the auctions not happening, or at least not happening in the sense that anyone could buy at the auction in person, which really put a big damper in the market. I saw prices at about 50% last year from what they were the previous several years.
I love trapping canines. When fox numbers are down, I simply release them. Coyotes don’t get a pass. Prices don’t matter to me as I simply enjoy it. Bobcats do drive me nuts though as they are protected and are suckers for my coyote sets. We tried to get a season on them to no avail as the antis won. However, they are now wiping out our turkeys and love to hang around bird feeders. A big male is exciting to release. While scouting for deer this summer, I have seen several coyotes full of mange. Not good.
Nice work Miller... does Alicia have a matching fur thong?
I considered coyote hunting full time during prime season in the 80s. With the price back then and how many a guy could expect to take in a week it could be a decent living.
for anyone who traps or hunts predators, that's old news...... the guys that just enjoy it don't care, we just stay after it regardless.
I consider trapping to be a life or survival skill. My granddaughter went with me as a baby in a backpack and by the time she was 5 years old, was the best trap setter you ever saw. I would set the trap while she would bed it and cover it. She is 15 now, and I just go along for the ride and release if we get a protected bobcat. I theorize that a females scent doesn’t alarm predators as much as us males, plus, both her and my wife are meticulous at site prep and covering.
The next Fur Harvesters Auction in July will tell whether coyote price drop or not. The April auction my NY coyotes averaged $50/ pelt, with a high of $93.
Tube skin and turn them into quivers that you can sell for $250.
They could be worth $0.00 and I'm still going to kill those damn coyotes!! Kinda like I do all summer!!