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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Fur Priming

When i followed this forum last year i saw post after post saying "the fur isnt ready yet the fur isnt ready yet!" what id like to know is what makes the fur prime. do we need a temp drop for a period of time is it a moon phase thing or maybe length of day? or is it flat out just trial and error.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-23-2015, 01:42 PM
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Re: Fur Priming

amount of light in the day.

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Re: Fur Priming

Just think about it, if you needed real cold weather for furs to prime up then our friends
down in Ga. Ala. Miss. and such wouldn't have prime furs at all.
I agree with the above, low light, it switches things in the brain and the hide/skin begins to thicken and fur primes up.

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Cold helps for making it thicker too. It is absolutely about time of year and daylight, but colder weather makes them fur up even more. Look at Canadian Fox and coon vs. ours.

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The correct answer is the amount of daylight. But, like Hunterknapp16 stated, the amount of cold weather helps as well which would be more of a regional thing. PA furs are worth more than southern states furs and Canadian furs will pull a little more than ours. It's all a regional thing with color and thickness especially with raccoons and coyote. Although we could be in the same latitude, raccoons from Iowa are worth more than PA coon all because of color.

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Re: Fur Priming

The reason i ask is, im wonderin when it starts to become profitable to start laying some steel in the ground. Last year i saw for the first few weeks of the season people were catching unprime fur. And with todays fur market thats almost worthless.

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I've been known to unzip a roadkill right up the spine to check out the primeness before I set.
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We all know its cold weather and if its not prime all yas gotta do is toss it in the freezer awhile...lol
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The reason i ask is, im wonderin when it starts to become profitable to start laying some steel in the ground. Last year i saw for the first few weeks of the season people were catching unprime fur. And with todays fur market thats almost worthless.
that goes for prime fur as well.
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