Utah Trappers Association November 2010 Report

Utah Trappers Association

President — Kevin Peacock, P.O. Box 522, Orangeville, UT 84537; phone: 435-748-2929; e-mail: Kp_2805@yahoo.com

Vice President — Ronnie Hunt, P.O. Box 65, Teasdale, UT 84773; phone: Teasedale, UT 84773; phone: 435-425-3287

Secretary — Paul Jarvis, P.O. Box 571, Santaquin, UT 84655; phone: 801-754-3739

Treasurer — Leroy Loftus, 1465 E Hwy 119, Richfield, UT 84701; phone: 435-896-8913

Public Relations — Theron Taylor, P.O. Box 11, Stockton, Utah 84071; phone: 801-550-2765; e-mail: tctaylor@wirelessbeehive.com

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Junior (under 16) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $8
• Senior membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

UTA, Secretary
Paul Jarvis,
PO Box 571, Santaquin, UT 84655

FUR SALE REPORT

I hope that your summer has been a good one. Fall and trapping season is just around the corner. With every trapping season comes the Utah Trappers Fur Sale. This year the sale is set for February 11 and 12, 2011. Check in will be earlier but the exact times will be posted at a later date. Currently the sale will be at the same place as previous years. The officers will send out a flyer with the specific times and dates.

I have contacted several buyers and they are planning on attending. Prices seem to be up in the air but it looks like bobcats should do pretty good. With a lot of furs demand will develop as the season advances. All buyers have told me not to start too early. Early or flat unprime pelts may be difficult to sell.

The market is developing for green and frozen animals. There is currently going to be a demand for frozen raccoons, badgers, mink, grey fox, ringtails and ermine. These go for taxidermists and blanket makers. There is also a good demand for frozen raccoon pelts, some beaver and muskrats. I am working on a frozen order for coyotes and foxes. All of these have certain limits to demand but right now I think that we have some good orders to fill. If you are interested give me a call and I can give you prices. This has worked out really nice in the past for trappers that don’t have the time to put up certain animals. As always, the trapper will pay no commission on frozen fur. The buyer will pay all of the commission. If you catch it I will try to find a buyer for it.

As the fur sale draws closer we will keep you posted on times, dates, and any news that we have. Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions.

Best of luck.

— Stan Bassett

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