Coyotes remain the major bright spot in the low fur market, and pale Western coyotes are bringing very good prices. They sold at 100% and averaged $56. Eastern coyotes remained around $25.
Red Fox averaged around $10-24 depending on section.
Raccoon prices remain low, with many coon pelts still unsalable, and unsold at this auction. Better Canadian coons did average over $7.00.
Beaver prices are still very low, with better Eastern beaver pelts averaging $14. This is actually quite an improvement from some of last year’s prices, and many expect beaver prices to rise over the next few months.
Mink sold around $7-10, and Otter averaged $25.
Muskrat showed an improvement, and FHA held the line on rat prices, keeping a reserve price on larger skins. As a result, only the lower end (30%) of the muskrats sold, and averaged $4.34. I think we can expect to see better muskrat prices in the next major auction.