Fur Market Report: The Fur Market Bubble Has Burst

Some experts say the steep drop in average prices from 2013 to 2014 was unprecedented   By Serge Lariviére This is an excerpt from Trapper & Predator Caller‘s August 2014 Fur Market Report. The perfect storm has now hit in full … [Read More]

Editor’s Call: A Little Elbow Room

Falling fur prices are a bummer, but there’s some positive news   By Jim Spencer It’s just my opinion, but the recent downward adjustment in fur prices isn’t altogether a bad thing. Sure, it’s nice to sell green raccoons for … [Read More]

Price Averages From Latest Fur Auctions Released

North American Fur Auctions and Fur Harvesters Auction held fur sales in recent weeks. The results of the auctions are listed below. NAFA Wild Fur Sale — May 19 to May 21, 2014 FHA Wild Fur Sale — June 1 … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Prices Expected to Decline Further

This is an excerpt from Trapper & Predator Caller‘s June-July 2014 Fur Market Report. By Serge Lariviére Let’s face it: We are on a down wave in the fur market. On the radar? Expect further decline in pelt prices with … [Read More]

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]

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]

Fur Market Report: Experts Anticipate Price Decline

Market expected to drop 15 to 20 percent, but trim items and prime fur could see smaller dip   This is probably the most nerve-racking report I have written since I was asked to replace the late Parker Dozhier for … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Turmoil in China

Chinese government investigations could lead to downturn in market By Serge Lariviére The recent soaring of fur prices and the large volume of importation going into China has led the Chinese government to launch several investigations into compliance to import laws … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Prices Expected to Hold Steady

As auctions near, experts believe market will open near levels it reached in May 2013   This is one of the most anxious times of the year for trappers. Indeed, many trappers have their fur sheds packed with skins by … [Read More]

Fur Market Report: Stars Aligning for Great Season

Momentum and early indicators are pointing to another very strong year for fur prices   Trappers have been waiting for a season like this one for years. In years past, every trapper went out, caught fur and hoped to reach … [Read More]