The famous line used by ESPN College Football analyst Lee Corso could be applied to fur season, “Not so fast, my friend”.
Even though the Nebraska fur harvest season officially starts November 1st for most furbearers, the experts are saying hold off and use some restraint.
In a facebook post from October 27th, 2016, Greg Petska of Petska fur, says “Coon market very Weak yet. We are only going to buy better colors and better sizes from better sections for between $1-4. Don’t want any coon taken before thanksgiving.”
Fur primes up based on the amount of daylight and some say it is affected by the temperature. If such is the case, the unseasonably warm October temperatures have not helped it any.
According to information posted on Groenewold Fur and Wool Company’s website, prices are flat for raccoon, beaver and muskrats. In a nutshell it looks like not a lot has changed from last year.
Be selective and start later. Get a catch pole and learn to use it. The warm temperatures offer a good opportunity to go out and do some extra scouting. Take your shotgun with you and take advantage of our rebounding upland game bird populations.
It will be here before you know it.