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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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If it wasn't bad enough already......

I'm sure everyone has heard by now the stock market situation. Wall Street took a big hit but that was triggered the collapse of the Chinese market. For those of you who remember the communist regime scares, most of you would say, GOOD FOR EM'. Unfortunately. not only this hurts the world economy but us trappers as well. Things were already bad but at least a market for quality coyote, fox and fisher did exist. I guess we'll see what happens this season.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 06:19 PM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

Doing it for the love of it. The money is just an added bonus.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 09:05 PM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

Amen hunterknapp16!!
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

I'm not saying it's not worth it to trap. The experience alone is worth it's weight in gold. If I trapped for the money alone I would have quit in 1988. Back in the early 90's, fur was pretty much worthless, What I trapped was sold for very little or I just had the pelts tanned which may be the best option this season. Trapping is a sport most of us love because you obviously can't get rich monetarily on it, just rich in the actual experience.

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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 11:40 PM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

No doubt that it is crappy when prices tank, but my trapping and especially predator hunting will never be affected by fur prices. Fortunately others will, so that's just more cheap traps and less stolen traps for us!!

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 12:12 PM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

I too like doing it. problem is I cant afford to do it to the extent that I usually do if I will be losing money at it.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 03:29 PM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

I think this would be a good year for a guy who wanted to make a record catch to pursue that goal. I am thinking in particular of coon. The trapping territory should be available up the wazoo and the numbers should be good. Of course you are not going to be able to cash in at season's end, but you would have a lifetime of memories.

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that is what I been thinking too old mink. But I don't know if I can afford to do it.

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 10:45 AM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

Be a good year to rest some ground too.

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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 11:31 PM
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Re: If it wasn't bad enough already......

i'm gonna try for one of everything and get them tanned.i got some farms I trap regardless of the prices,gotta keep the farmers happy!

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