11-06 update: MOST HAVE ALREADY HEARD OF THE RECENT PROBLEMS IN CHINA. PRICES WILL REMAIN LOW FOR PERHAPS THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON ON MOST ITEMS. THIS APPEARS TO BE A LONG-TERM PROBLEM WITH HUGE STOCKPILES OF MANY DIFFERENT SPECIES OVERSEAS. EXPECT PRICES SOME 50-60% LOWER THAN LAST YEARS LEVELS. GIVEN THE CURRENT CONDITIONS MOST ITEMS OTHER TAN MUSKRAT, WESTERN FOX WILL BE SOFT TO SAY THE LEAST.
Raccoon prices will remain low throughout season.
Beaver interest will be marginal. Only western coyote will be sought after at reasonable prices, most will be off a good deal from last year.
Muskrat will continue strong, seems no one can get enough of this item. Prices will be lower this year on this item.
Otter interest has declined in China with goods moving at lower prices. Prices will be somewhat 25% cheaper at start as reflected in the past season.
Skunk prices are low, Red Fox should move well at or 30% of last year's prices. Grey Fox are moving slow at only fair prices.
Bobcat saw slowing interest in pricey, heavier sections with strong interest in cheaper commercial goods. 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.