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NAFA Fur Auction Results

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Higher Prices for Coyotes Continue

The international fashion and trim trade again demonstrated strong demand for Coyote, competing aggressively for better sections of Western Coyote. Western Heavy sold 99% at advancing prices, while Western Semi Heavy sold 75%, also at increasing prices.
Overall, Raccoons sold better than expected, with 250,000 going primarily to China and Europe. This is the first time Raccoon has sold in any volume in two years. Better sections and better qualities achieved higher-than-expected prices, while commercial and small sizes continue to sell at discounted prices.

Shearing type Beaver sold well at higher prices, while long hair continues to meet with resistance. Musquash sold 50%, primarily to China.

The results of today’s wild fur auction show a general improvement in the atmosphere of the market.

Ranch Silver Fox sold 65% at levels very firm to recent international auctions.

The Top Lot of Beaver was purchased by A. Borello for Gianfranco Ferré Furs of Milan, Italy for $63.

The Top Lot of Coyote was purchased by Rebellato Graziano of Italy for $340.

The Top Lot of Ranch Silver Fox was purchased by Randy Richards for Glacier Wear of Maine, United States for $100.

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D1: Gun Raffle Results & Photos

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 DescriptionTicket #First NameLast NameFirst NameLast Name
Main Ticket
1Weatherby Vanguard 30/063006BobBarnesMelissaUzarski
2Cash $200.002775ScottLairdJenLaird
3Smith/Wesson SD4010BillPhillipsSponsorSponser
4Marlin XT 17 VSL S/S Black LAM997BillieSzymechiJohnChase
5Henry Lever Action .22LR1243JeremyStrickRodneyHarsh
6Omega 50 Cal. ML1287DavidBakerScottGrieser
7Marlin XS7 7mm-08835NancySchafferPaulCrowl
8Stoeger P350 12 GA905PatLeute
9Savage Axis Syn XP 243774TammyGundakerKenGundaker
10Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge142JamesGurreraPink
11Marlin XT- 22 Camo2195JohnStickenbergerMailing
12Cash $200.0098DarrenTuckerSponsorSponsor
13Heritage Arms Rough Rider 22 MAG892PatrickYoungPaulCrowl
14Marlin XL7 30/061742DavidWiseDavidWise
15Tri Star Cobra1185JeffBabbJeffBabb
16Remington 770 30/06 with Scope1718JeffKramerDr DaveWilliam
17Mossberg 500 12 G384DarrellMookDarrellMook
18T/C Venture 308 Caliber1574CurtisOsborneCurtisOsborne
19Weatherby Vanguard 2572849BriceGalehenBrittneyKnight
20Savage 11 Trophy Hunter180JamesGurreraPink
Extra Guns Added for Tickets Sold Above 1200
E1Savage Axis3011AllenSpeckDonnaMurphy
E2Henry Lever Action .22LR873NatalieSchaffer
E3Heratage Arms 22 Rev2115DanBogarskiPaulPrizinsky
E4Henry Lever Action1696AndyStineAndyStine
E5Taurus PT 111 G21490JimFryJimFry
E6Smith/Wesson 9mm Shield907JoshAlysworth
E7Delton Sport AR15 5.56393RichardSackett
Beer Guns
BR-1Glock 42CoryBrown
BR-2Mossberg PatriotKennethStaudenmaier
BR-3Delton Sport 556ChaseTharp
BR-4Delton Sport 556AngelaValesky
Floor Guns
FL-1Savage Axis 7mm 08KeithStaudenmaier
FL-2Carbon Express CrossbowAnthonyFarkas
FL-3Chiappa Little BadgerScottThomas
FL-4Delton Sport 5.56/223TomMakowski
Sponsor Gun Winner
Smith's Hot Dogs
Sellers Raffle: each winner received $50.00
John Chase, Donna Murphy, Charlie Sykes, Gary Miller, Curtis Osborne

Fisher & Bobcat Data

Fisher Harvest:

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
# Permits 2,886 2,612 3,729 5,559 6,637 6,564
Harvest 152 126 228 341 443 401
Fisher/100 Permits 5.3 4.8 6.1 6.1 6.7 6.1

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Table 1. Bobcat harvest and permit holder numbers.

Bobcat Harvest 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
# Permits 15,963 13,134 15,244 16,867 17,134 16,778
# Trapped 886 729 685 835 838 728
# Hunted 250 240 371 329 294 305
Total Harvest 1,136 969 1,056 1,164 1,132 1,034
Harvest / 100 Permits 7.1 7.3 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.2

Table 2. Changes in bobcat harvest density by WMU during 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

2014-2015 2015-2016
WMU Bobcat Harvest Harvest Density (Bobcats/100mi2) Bobcat Harvest Harvest Density
(Bobcats/100mi2)
Change
(Bobcats/100mi2)
2A 56 3.1 57 3.1 0.1
2C 65 2.1 69 2.2 0.1
2E 60 4.7 73 5.8 1.0
2F 80 3.3 89 3.7 0.4
2G 150 4.8 126 4.0 -0.8
2H 47 4.7 28 2.8 -1.9
3A 80 5.2 75 4.9 -0.3
3B 139 6.1 96 4.2 -1.9
3C 140 6.4 133 6.1 -0.3
3D 57 2.6 58 2.6 0.0
4A 54 3.1 57 3.2 0.2
4C 43 2.4 28 1.5 -0.8
4D 112 4.0 102 3.7 -0.4
4E 47 2.7 43 2.4 -0.2

Table 3. Method of take for bobcats harvested during the 2010-2015 seasons.

Season Total Harvest % Trapped % Hunted
2010-2011 1,136 77.9 22.1
2011-2012 969 75.2 24.8
2012-2013 1,056 64.9 35.1
2013-2014 1,164 71.0 29.0
2014-2015 1,132 74.0 26.0
2015-2016 1,034 70.4 29.6

2016 Fisher Harvest Data

Fur Donation to Brian Dean

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Donated to FFA teacher Brian Dean on behalf of PTA (anonymous donor) for his dedication to environmental education. The lot included coyote, fisher, bobcat, raccoon, red fox, gray fox, possum, skunk, weasel, and muskrat.