3-30-15 UPDATE: MOST HAVE ALREADY HEARD OF THE RECENT PROBLEMS IN RUSSIA. PRICES WILL REMAIN LOW ON RACCOON FOR PERHAPS THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR AS THIS ITEM CONTINUES TO MEET HEAVY RESISTANCE WITH MINIMAL CLEARANCES.
MOST WILDFUR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF COYOTE AND OPPOSSUM HAVE STRUGGLED AND THIS APPEARS TO BE A LONG-TERM PROBLEM WITH HUGE STOCKPILES OF MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES OVERSEAS AND IN NORTH AMERICA.
EXPECT PRICES EXCEEDING LOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S LEVELS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON WITH SOME DEALERS CLOSING THEIR DOORS.
Raccoon prices will remain low/lower throughout season.
Beaver interest will be marginal.
Only western coyote will be sought after at reasonable/excellent prices, as this item has most likely peaked.
Muskrat may rebound slightly higher if Korea re-enters the market. Prices will be lower this year on this item.
Otter interest has declined in China with goods moving at lower prices. Prices will be approximately 50% cheaper at start as reflected by the lack of china's interest.
Skunk prices will remain low, Red Fox should move well at or 30% of the previous season's. Grey Fox may move moderately at reasonable prices. This was primarily a Russian item.
Bobcat saw slowing interest in pricey, heavier sections with weakened interest in cheaper commercial goods due to lack of Russian interest. This item will move at around a discount of 25% of last years prices.
Badger remain a specialty item, but like all nice carcass specimens, these items will bring more to taxidermists.
When selling to taxidermists locally it is best to sell in the round. If you're shipping leave the skin as complete as possible.
Please note: This is our personal view on market conditions, they can change at any time.