Each year they send this to me even though I have not Trapped Game in decades. I do though still actively Hunt certain Furbearers (Wolverine and Bobcat) and for these pursuits I need a "Trappers License"!
Thus I get the yearly questionnaire sent to me, and along with the questionnaire comes an extensive synopsis of prices paid in the state for the pelts of all our Furbearers and Varmints (Beaver, Otter, Muskrat, Mink, Marten, Fisher, Wolverine, Bobcat, Coyote, Red Fox, Raccoon, Ermine, Skunk and Badger).
Coyotes are considered Varmints here in Montana and may be taken by ANY means 24/7/365!
Anyway the increase in Coyote prices has me "rethinking" my policy of giving the carcasses to my friends who take the time to skin and flesh them out and then sell them!
The average pelt price increase for Coyote pelts here in Montana has risen from $30.70 in 2004-05 to $38.50 in 2005-06 and now to $43.36 in 2006-07!
So if I would have kept and prept my own pelts last year I would have had enough money to buy myself a new Rifle!
Pine Marten pelts over the same time frame here in Montana have increased from $28.51 in 2004-05 to $74.31 in 2006-07!!!
I may have to take up Trapping again just to have some more "mad money" around to buy more Varmint Rifles with!
Hold into the wind
Edited by VarmintGuy, 26 July 2007 - 10:20 AM.