WINDY RIDGE TRAPPER "Yep, I'm the preacher who buys fur"
WINDY RIDGE TRAPPER
"Yep, I'm the preacher who buys fur"
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FUR PRICING MARKET

*The prices listed on this website reflect the quality of semi-heavy fur taken in the mid-atlantic / appalachian region (West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, and Pennsylvania). The value of southern fur is sometimes less, and northern fur is sometimes more.


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Please bring your trapping or hunting license with you when you come to sell fur. I can't purchase your fur without it. All beavers, bobcat, and otter need to be "checked in" and you'll need the "tags" in order to sell them. ALWAYS CALL BEFORE BRINGING YOUR FUR TO MY PLACE. My phone is 304-483-1079. By appointment only please! Please do not show up unexpected. Please do not thaw your fur until after you've scheduled a day and time.

 


PROJECTED FUR VALUES FOR THE 2014 / 2015 TRAPPING SEASON

(We will NOT start buying fur until November, 2014)

 

Raccoon (Finished / I-grade):

  • JUMBO /35": $13
  • XXXL /32": $12
  • XXL /29": $9
  • XL /27": $7
  • LG /24": $3
  • MED: $0.50
  • SMALL: No Value

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value

Not buying any GREEN COONS until further notice. They MUST be FINISHED.

 

River Otter (Finished / I-grade):

  • XXXL: $50
  • XXL: $40
  • XL: $35
  • LG: $20
  • MED: $10
  • SM: $5

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value

Not buying any GREEN OTTERS until further notice. They MUST be FINISHED.

 

Muskrat (Finished / I-grade):

  • 17” (XXXL): $10
  • 15.5” (XXL): $8
  • 14” (XL): $6.50
  • 13”: (LG): $5
  • 11.5”: (MED): $2
  • <11.4”: (SM): $1

Downgrade 1 size for each damage. For example, a 17” rat with 2 very small damages will be downgraded to a 14” size, and so on…


GREEN MUSKRATS (AVG):

  • Biggun’s: $8
  • Normal Size: $4
  • Dinks: $1

 

Red Fox (Finished):

  • SELECT: $35   
  • I Quality: $30
  • II Quality: $20
  • III Quality: $10
  • IV Quality: $5

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value

GREEN RED FOX: Because it’s nearly impossible to accurately grade a red fox that hasn’t been stretched and dried, most of them will be graded as a No. 2 or No 3.

 

Beaver (Finished / I-grade):

  • 70": $19
  • 65": $17
  • 60": $11
  • 50": $6
  • 45: $5
  • <44.9": $2

To determine the size of your beaver, measure from the eyes to the base, and then measure the width. Add those two numbers together to get the size.

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value              

Not buying any GREEN BEAVERS until further notice. They MUST be FINISHED.

 

Grey Fox (Finished):

  • I Quality: $18
  • II Quality: $14
  • III Quality: $9
  • IV Quality: $1

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value


GREEN GREY FOX: Deduct $2 per pelt.

 

Mink (Finished / I-grade):

  • 21” (XL): $13
  • 19” (LG): $8
  • 17” (MED): $5
  • <16.9” (SM): $2

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value

GREEN MINK: Deduct $2 per pelt.

 

Deer Hides: To be announced

 

Skulls, Antlers, Castor: To be announced

 

Coyote (Finished):

  • SELECT: $25
  • I Quality: $20
  • II Quality: $15
  • III Quality: $5
  • IV/Low Quality: No value

Not buying any GREEN COYOTES until further notice. They MUST be finished.

 

Bobcat (Finished / I-grade):

  • 40” (XXXL): $85
  • 36” (XXL): $75
  • 32” (XL): $65
  • 28” (LG): $45
  • 24” (MED): $35
  • <23.9” (SM): $15

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value

GREEN BOBCAT: Deduct $3 per pelt.


Skunk (Finished):

  • I-grade (No damages): $2
  • II-grade (One small damage): $1
  • III-grade: $0.25

Not buying any GREEN SKUNKS until further notice. They MUST be finished.


Opossum (Finished / I-grade):

  • 24” (XL): $2
  • 22” (LG): $1
  • 18” (MED): $0.50
  • Black Grinners: NO VALUE!!!

II-grade: Deduct 25% or more

III-grade: Deduct 50% to 75%

IV-grade: No value

Not buying any GREEN OPOSSUMS until further notice. They MUST be finished.


Know the following before selling fur...

  • What is "Green" fur?... Properly skinned, rolled flesh-in / fur-out, and kept frozen until time to sell. If you are selling green fur, please do not take it out of the freezer until 24 hours before selling. If you take it out of the freezer too long before selling there is a good chance it will taint before I have a chance to buy it. If your pelts smell tainted or rotten, I will NOT buy them.

 

  • What is "Finished" fur?... Hides that have been properly scraped (not too much, not too little), stretched on the proper size board, and completely dried. If you plan to finish (scrape, stretch, and dry) your own fur before selling, make sure you know how to do it RIGHT! While properly finished pelts bring more money, poorly handled fur is almost worthless. If you're not sure how to properly handle your pelts, please consider buying the Matt Jones DVD that I sell, "After the Catch"... or you can stop by my fur shed sometime and watch me put up my own fur.... so PLEASE don't assume you know how to properly handle fur if you've never done it before, (or if it's been a long time.)

 

  • What does "In the Round" mean?... An animal that has not been skinned. We do NOT buy un-skinned animals.

 

  • What does "Well-handled fur" mean?...That you skinned the animal less than 24 hours after catching it, and cleaned all the mud, dirt, or burs from the fur. It also means that if you decided to "finish" the hide completely, you did not over scrape or under scrape it, and that you also stretched it to the proper width and shape.

 

 

Please bring your trapping or hunting license with you with you come to sell fur. I can't purchase your fur without it. All beavers, bobcat, and otter need to be "checked in" and you'll need the "tags" in order to sell them. ALWAYS CALL BEFORE BRINGING YOUR FUR TO MY PLACE. My phone is 304-483-1079. By appointment only please! Please do not show up unexpected. Please do not thaw your fur until after you've scheduled a day and time.

 

CLICK HERE>>>You can watch free videos on skinning, scraping, and stretching fur<<<CLICK HERE

 

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