11-20-15 UPDATE: MOST HAVE ALREADY HEARD OF THE RECENT PROBLEMS IN RUSSIA AND CHINA. PRICES WILL REMAIN LOWER ON RACCOON FOR PERHAPS THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR AS THIS ITEM CONTINUES TO MEET HEAVY RESISTANCE WITH NO CLEARANCES TO SPEAK OF.
SANCTIONS AND LOW RUBLE VALUATION AS WELL AS PROBLEMS IN CHINA HAVE LED TO A NEAR CATASTROPHIC MARKET SITUATION FOR MOST ITEMS.
MOST WILDFUR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HEAVY COYOTE 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 BELOW THAN LAST YEAR'S LEVELS FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON WITH SOME DEALERS CLOSING THEIR DOORS.
Raccoon prices will remain low throughout season.
Beaver interest will be LOWER.
Only western coyote will be sought after at reasonable/excellent prices, but affected by lower ranch prices at auction.
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 be reduced to about 1/2 of last years prices. Grey Fox may move moderately at low prices. LOW demand.
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 40-50% 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.