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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Re: coon prices
Early season coon vary widely in both quality and size.
Generally the young ones, this year's kits, are among the early caught.
They will have neither the size or quality fur buyers are seeking.
Naturally these will be at the bottom of the heap during pricing.
The older, larger coons will vary greatly in quality.
Some will be blue, the early caught, some will not.
The more time that passes without coon denning up for
weather related reasons bodes well for better pricing.
For the benefit of the new guys, when coon den for days on end,
they tend to urinate on themselves and their den mates.
That leaves the reddish tint or stain on the fur.
This is not wanted in the fur trade.
In the end, weather will determine the quality of later caught
I trap mink because I don't know any better