Fur Market Report: Another Tough Selling Season Expected

This is an excerpt from Trapper & Predator Caller‘s September 2014 Fur Market Report. By Serge Lariviére What should we expect to see in the coming year for fur prices? Well, although it is too early to tell yet and because … [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

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]

First Major Wild Fur Auction of Season Held This Week

The first major wild fur auction of the year concluded earlier this week. Fur Harvesters Auction held the sale on Tuesday. “Having just concluded our first sale of the season, we were very pleased with our results,” an FHA news … [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]

The Best Sets for Trapping Wolves

Trapper & Predator Caller Field Editor Serge Lariviére recently had the chance to interview expert wolf trapper Gordy Klassen. The renowned figure from DeBolt, Alberta, is known throughout the West and across Canada for his wolf trapping clinics and seminars. He is … [Read More]