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NAFA Wild Fur Update – January 2016

January 12, 2016

Kopenhagen Fur has just concluded its January offering of 2.7 million mink, which sold 70% at prices declining 50% to 60% compared to one year ago. Unfortunately, for most of our wild fur articles, these results will have a negative impact.

In our upcoming January sale we will be offering a limited number of our fresh wild fur articles such as muskrats, coyotes and sables. As well, all of the unsold wild fur skins will be available to the trade.

Herman Jansen
Managing Director

District 11 Fur Auction

View the official flyer >> 

Fur Auction

SATURDAY January 9, 2016

BERK’S COUNTY 4-H CENTER
1238 County Welfare Road, LEESPORT, PA 19533

DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 AM
AUCTION BEGINS AT 9:00 AM

$ 5.00 REGISTRATION FEE
4% COMMISSION ON ALL FUR SOLD

Sellers must be a member of the Pennsylvania Trappers Association. If you are not currently a member you may join at registration.

Please have your FURTAKER LICENSE NUMBER ready before registration.

For more information contact Ralph Wagner at 717-580-1738, or email ralphtheskunkman@gmail.com

Fur In The News

October 2015 has come and gone, it’s time for our monthly Fur In The News roundup. Let’s start with trapping since the season is now well under way.

We loved this piece, “Getting permission should be your mission,” for its very useful tips on maintaining a good relationship with the owners of the land on which you trap. It may not be at the forefront of trappers’ minds, but it certainly is important!

Trapping is serious business” also features some great tips and reminds us all that the reputation of the trapping industry relies a great deal on how trappers work.

As for this debate, “Does hunting promote conservation?,” I’ll bet you can guess which side we are on!

We were thrilled to hear about this trapping education program in Ontario for primary and secondary students, which teaches them valuable skills and gets them out into nature. And if you aren’t a trapper and run into a coyote by surprise, this article tells you what to do. Best to read it now, since it might not be convenient when you actually need the information!

Read the full article from the Truth About Fur Blog >>

Pics: Cable Restraint Class

Below are pics from a cable restraint class at the NE Regional Office.  Officer is Bill Williams, education supervisor for NE Region.  The other instructor is Kevin Wenner, NE Regional Wildlife Management Supervisor.  Nineteen students attended, one from Bedord co. and one from the Reading area.

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