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Thread: Fur Prices in '03/'04

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    Cheechaquo33
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    Default Fur Prices in '03/'04

    Greetings everyone -

    I'm trying to find out what trappers and hunters were getting for pelts during the winter of '03/'04... wolf, river otter, red fox, wolverine, lynx, and other furs of SouthWest AK.. I know that '02 was a banner year, but can't seem to find data on the following year. Anyone remember?

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    Our fur prices have remained pretty constant with a few exceptions. I am not sure what you mean by a banner year in 02 unless you were trapping otter then ya prices were good. These are rough estimates for average prices as I remmember them otter $100, marten $50, red fox $25, beaver $40 for winter caught blankets, mink males $20, lynx no clue there aren't really alot around, wolverines $200-$300, wolf $100-500 they just varry so much on color and size. To get a bit more accurate info you might try and get your hands on one of the annual trapping reports that ADF&G produces every year or contact a furbuyer in Wassila or Fairbanks
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    Cheechaquo33
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    Thanx Otterman...

    About wolves... would the higher end proces be for black or white pelts? Thicker pelts? Or what...

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    There are so many variations in wolves it it is hard to explain but in a nut shell pales are worth more then blacks but blacks are worth more then typical greys as long as they are nice looking black without alot of brown mixed in. As with most critters the thicker or fuller the pelt the more value
    This is not taking into account all the various colors you can see in wolves and very general. I am by no means a wolf expert nor a fur grader so don't take what I say as absolute just what I have seen or experinced & read with wolves over the years.
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