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rbrous9
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Zachary
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Raccoon hide/meat value
Do people eat raccoons or do people buy them for the hides? Anyone in the Zachary/BR area purchase them? We have them by the dozens at our lease. Big ol fat coons that eat our corn. Just seems like a good way to thin the herd and make a little cash to pay for the corn.

TIA


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Spankum
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Yes, people do eat coons, but you won't be able to sell enough to make it worth your while. Hides used to have moderate value, but I am not sure what they go for now either.

Honestly, it is going to be a hell of a lot of work for the money you would get out of it.


Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
And remember, catching is the fun part, skinning and fleshing is a pain in the ass


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choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Two places in ferris at sell fresh coins


Hide is worth very little now adays


Spankum
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
quote:

Hide is worth very little now adays


I figured that...natural fur is pretty much out of fashion. With all of the synthetic stuff available, I don't think it will come back.


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texag7
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College Station
Member since Apr 2014
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Coons hides bring almost nothing today sadly. There are a few fur companies that run routes across the south buying furs at feed stores and such. Two of the big ones are Groenewald and Kanokla.

I think coons bring a few dollars. Coyotes $15-25, foxes $15-$30 and bobcats up to $50


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Texag otter brought most $$ last time I sold a pelt is that still true?


choupiquesushi
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yaton rouge
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
John folses coon recipes are good.......not that I eat it.....but I have eaten it


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texag7
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Yeah otters bring a lot as well


Tigerpaw123
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rbrous9
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Zachary
Member since Jan 2008
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
I have hunted my entire life but don't think I could trap. The picture of the coons with their little coon paws stuck in the trap makes me think of the ASPCA commercial with Sara Mclachlan. It makes me all sappy and shit, not sure why. Call me crazy, but I would rather shoot them from a distance.


PillageUrVillage
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Mordor
Member since Mar 2011
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
When you walk up to one and they show you their teeth, you’ll change your mind.


Rando
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Nah. Never did like shooting coons.

Too cute


HogBalls
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Member since Nov 2014
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Skinned coon is $7 each here in south ar, no matter if they are large or small. The hide isn't worth keeping. I could sell 100 right now if I had them as long as you leave one foot left on the skinned carcass. Blacks love them for Super Bowl parties around here and I usually have around 25-35 I sell them every year.


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PillageUrVillage
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Mordor
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
I get it. I’m pretty sure this little one was trying to seduce me.
Image: https://i.imgur.com/lgG2Mb4.jpg


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Rize
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
I used to shoot them and sell them across the tracks for $5 in the late 90’s.


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sonoma8
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Maurice
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
They are delicious little frickers if cooked right


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Ron Cheramie
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Member since Aug 2016
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
Trapping isn't for me either. Friend and I thought we were gonna make it rich bybtrappong coins behind his house. Bought three leghold traps and set them out Went the next day and the first trap has nothing. The second trap there was a coon foot there where it had gnawed off its foot to get out. Third trap had a young coon covered in mud. There was a three foot circle of mud where it went round and round tying to get loose. Shot that coon to put it out its misery and threw those traps away.


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257WBY
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re: Raccoon hide/meat value
A trapper couldn’t kill enough to feed supply in Bolton, MS a few years ago. Leave an paw on it for proof of animal. No idea if any of this is legal.


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