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    How does a person get his pelts to market?

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    Ship them to Fur Harvesters in North Bay they have a website and a pickup schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ontdon View Post
    Ship them to Fur Harvesters in North Bay they have a website and a pickup schedule.
    If I buy the beer Don, will you flesh them for me? LOL

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    Re: FMJ for coyote. I totally agree they shouldn't be used for big game period, but IMO there's no reason to not to use them for fox and coyote. Hornady's #2430 FMJ bullet was expressly designed and marketed for the purpose of pelt hunting. 80grain. Great in .243. Like anything else, shot placement is key. All shots are taken heart/lung broadside ribcage. I've yet to have any problem recovering animals. I used to use a .22mag quite a bit for fox, and the odd close shot on coyote. 40 gr FMJ was all I ever used. Shots were 5-60 yds over bait and/or calling. I've tried quite a few recommended .243 bullets in different loads (Noslers, Sierra, Hornady) and I've eventually had bad pelt damage with them all if the shot was high spine, neck, chest, or involved the shoulder. I'd like to here back from other .243 reloaders if you've found "the magic pill" that consistently gives you an undamaged pelt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenelon View Post
    , but IMO there's no reason to not to use them for fox and coyote. Hornady's #2430 FMJ bullet was expressly designed and marketed for the purpose of pelt hunting.
    I'll 2nd that: used FMJ for small game for years. I have 4-5 boxes of 6.5 x55 in FMJ for hunting and plinking. Nothing wrong with it legally, ethically or morally.
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    Sorry guys - forget talking legally, ethically, or morally for just a second.

    Think about safety and ricocheting.

    I don’t want to be near anybody using that type of ammo in the bush.

    All fine until an unlucky skip puts a hole in somebody.

    Soft points are a better choice and are just as fur friendly.

    Morally - those FMJ bullets aren’t designed for the job.

    If you are worried about big holes there are a pile of CF rounds in 22 that won’t exit with a vmax.

    My two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jack View Post
    Sorry guys - forget talking legally, ethically, or morally for just a second.

    Think about safety and ricocheting.

    I don’t want to be near anybody using that type of ammo in the bush.

    All fine until an unlucky skip puts a hole in somebody.

    Soft points are a better choice and are just as fur friendly.

    Morally - those FMJ bullets aren’t designed for the job.

    If you are worried about big holes there are a pile of CF rounds in 22 that won’t exit with a vmax.

    My two cents.
    ^^^THIS!!^^^^
    I used to skin them,flesh them and ship them to North Bay back when it was worth the time effort and the payback was pretty good. Ever since the fur markets crashed 15 years ago,it was costing more to do the work and ship which made it no longer worth the effort. I had a friend who was into the fur trade big time,so,I simply gave her the pelts. Last year,she called and said she couldn't accept my pelts unless they were "pristine" (read trapped because shot up was no longer an option) as the market for prime pelts was saturated. Only the most perfect pelts were being accepted,the rest were being discarded. Anymore,if I ever get a decent pelt,I give them to FN friends who have turned them into some pretty spectacular hats,mitts,jackets and parkas.

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    $62.00 a pelt doesn’t seem too bad to me. I know it’s a ton of work, but still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilly View Post
    $62.00 a pelt doesn’t seem too bad to me. I know it’s a ton of work, but still.
    If you send one in, let us know how much you get for it.... would like to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fratri View Post
    If you send one in, let us know how much you get for it.... would like to know.
    Yep,me too. After shipping,royalties and expenses,$62 would shrink pretty fast.....if your pelt was accepted,at all.

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