By: Bears Butt

The final number of rats were fleshed and put on stretchers yesterday and will be ready for market come tomorrow.  The trapping shed has been cleaned “some”, but still needs a good going over once the rats are out of there (sold).  And today is the day the first “buyer, looker” is coming to see what we have.

Bob talked to him yesterday and told him “Our rats are ready if you want to come and take a look at them before we put them in sacks.  We have 784 total and want a straight through price.  We will take the highest bid over $10”!  The guy said, “You won’t get $10 from me”!

I thought that was funny.

I called a guy from Idaho and talked with him.  He was at a fur auction at the time I contacted him and so his attention was at whatever he was looking at and hearing.  I could hear something going on in the background.  But he said he was very interested in our rats, especially that quantity.  I told him the same as Bob told the other guy…we want a straight through price, no grading…give us his best bid.  He told me he would have to get back with me on it, because his attention was on the auction.  Fair enough.

And so, here we go with the final part of the trapping…We catch the furs, the buyers catch us.

Bears Butt

March 21, 2013

Written on March 28th, 2013 , Daily Trapping Events

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    chuck joyce commented

    An old loggers saying: the further from the stump, the more money you make.’ I suspect the same applies to muskrat trapping… the further from the trap…..’

    March 28, 2013 at 3:14 pm
      Bears Butt commented

      That’s a good saying Chuck! I’ll have to remember that.

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