The low fur prices have a lot of us down, but most trappers can’t stand to sit at home when the season opens. So far I’ve stuck close to home, trapping muskrats in the swamp across the road from home. It keeps the gas bill low and I haven’t got much to lose if fur continues to be near worthless this season.
Trapping season for all furbearers opens soon here in Maine, and then I’ll have to decide how far I can afford to venture on the trapline.
What are your plans? Have the fur prices affected your trapping or are you sticking to business as usual?