In the green...

Discussion in 'Trapping' started by duckboy32, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. duckboy32

    duckboy32 Well-Known Member

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    if you are going to sell green hides, do you need to flesh them, will you get more money, how do buyers like them frozen?
     
  2. hogfan1

    hogfan1 Well-Known Member

    Green usually means that they are not fleshed. I sold all my stuff green last year. You can make more money by fleshing and drying, but these are skills much like trapping itself. You might get $5 dollars for a green coon, or you could spend an hour fleshing one and get $10 for it. Its all about how much your time is worth. The guys on here that catch a bunch of stuff and have been trapping for a long time can probably skin and flesh a coon in 15 minutes. Plus they know how to market that fur when it is dry (sending to the big auction houses up north or selling it locally.) You definatly have more selling/storage options with dryed fur.