Editor’s Call: Market Adjustment

Fur prices have dropped, but it’s not the end of the world The 2013-14 trapping season hadn’t even started before the gloom-and-doomers started griping about fur prices falling off from last season’s astronomical highs. I won’t bore you with the … [Read More]

FHA Auction Results: Fur Prices Down 35 to 50 Percent From 2013

The Fur Harvesters Auction sale held in mid-March saw reduced prices from 2013 results. Averages were down 35 to 50 percent, according to an FHA news release. Read below for the full release and the species-by-species fur price breakdown: A … [Read More]

California Trappers Association April-May 2014 Report

President — John Clark, 907 Holmes Flat Rd., Redcrest, CA 95569; 707-722-4259 Vice President — James C. Schmerker Jr., P.O. Box 1166, Bethel Island, CA 94511; 925-684-3855; animaldamagecontrol@netzero.com Membership Secretary — Rita Clark, 907 Holmes Flat Rd. Redcrest, CA 95569; … [Read More]

Arkansas Fur Trappers April-May 2014 Report

ASSOCIATION CONTACT — Arkansas Fur Trappers Association, P.O. Box 1681, Greenwood, AR 72936; 479-651-3597; arkansasfurtrappers@gmail.com President — Brad McDaniel; 479-651-3597 Vice President — Greg Griffith; 479-774-1434 Secretary/Treasurer — Mark Alexander; 479-310-0692; arkansasfurtrappers@gmail.com General Organizer — Donald Wilcox; 479-997-8559   Membership … [Read More]

Trapping Tip: Evaluate the Potential of Your Trapline

This is an excerpt from Jim Spencer’s article “Trapline Expectations,” which appeared in the March 2014 Trapper & Predator Caller issue. By Jim Spencer No matter how much expertise you develop as a trapper, you can’t catch more critters than … [Read More]

Edmonton Newspaper Takes a Deep Look Into Tradition of Trapping

Gordy Klassen, the president of the Alberta Trappers’ Association, is prominantly featured in a compelling Edmonton Journal story on the culture of trapping. “This isn’t a job that everyone can do,” Klassen said in the story. “It takes a lot of skills. … [Read More]

NAFA Sale Sees Lower Prices

The North American Fur Auctions sale held last month saw reduced prices for most furbearer species. Herman Jansen, NAFA’s managing director, has more in his report from the auction: WARM WINTER IN RUSSIA AND CHINA AFFECTS FUR MARKET It is … [Read More]

Virginia Trappers Association March 2014 Report

www.virginiatrappers.org   President — Steve E Colvin, 2000 SB Rd, Barboursville, VA 22923; 434-996-6067; e-mail stvcolvin@aol.com Vice President — John Bedwell, 210 Fairway Lane, Wytheville, VA 24382; 276-620-5145; sinkthemink@hotmail.com Membership Secretary — Diana Craig, 2714 Knollwood Dr., Staunton, VA 24401; … [Read More]

Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association Inc. March 2014 Report

www.txtrappers.com   President — Bill Applegate, Box 883, Marfa, TX 79843; 432-729-3349; fax: 432-729-3623 Vice President — David Pilgrim, 1323 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611; 512-756-4609 Secretary — Deborah Pilgrim, 1323 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611; 512-756-4609 Treasurer — Keith … [Read More]

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