Selling and buying pelts??

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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Stix » 17 Jan 2019, 9:43 pm

Well Grandad mate...id be happy to do a dog or 3 to see how they turn out for ya... :thumbsup: but i dont know about buying them mate... :unknown: :lol:

.just a hobby type thing that kicked in last Feb because throwing really nice fox furs out got the better of me, & i happened to shoot a nice ginger cat (thinking it was a fox in the scope) that had a besutiffly soft fur too...

The making leather thing also has me intrigued... :thumbsup:

But i imagine ill just tan & collect them until such time as the novelty wears off, then wonder what the hell i collected them all for... :unknown: :roll:

Maybe one day when im an old fart n got no money ill sit them.on a table at a country fair & sell em to kids for a few bucks...

Or i live near the Port so if im feeling like creating a little havock i could make some clothes out of them...im thinking a catskin hat complete with head ofcourse :thumbsup: , a long fox pelt trenchcoat, some goat skin pants & a pair of rabbit gloves & wear them to a PETA Vegan rally... :clap: :lol:
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by grandadbushy » 17 Jan 2019, 10:49 pm

I want to be there when that happens you'd look like Robinson Crusoe :lol: :lol: :lol:
Nah mate just jokin about the skins it's a shame though how the gov doesn't encourage people to find ways to create little incomes whilst
on pensions and gov incomes to alleviate gov spending mind you only those that can and who have the gear at hand not taking anything away from the others
I wouldn't mind having a stab at tanning myself those skins of yours look good and I reacon a ginger cat hat would look good
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Stix » 17 Jan 2019, 11:48 pm

Yea grandad i hear ya...
Unfortunately the cost of living & realestate & therefor hourly wages have risen to such high levels its made things like fox pelts not worth spending the time on to earn a buck...the time i spend i'll never make minimum wage on them...

And that coupled with the modern governing bodies of this country not putting resources into various potential industries, & having to inflate values to pay for the last goverments "legacy" i feel the days of furs being worth anything are long gone. :thumbsdown:

Imagine the industry that roos could be if not so stupidly regulated & monopolised...& pounced upon by the "do-gooders"...

I remember when you could buy a locally made pair of sheepkin ugg boots or moccasins for next to nothing & a set of runners you had to save for...

Now, the runners are made OS & shipped here & can buy them for nothing...sheep are everywhere & a decent locally made pair of uggs are hundreds...all because of local taxes & bulls**t regulation... :roll:

All this bulls**t about not eating the animals on your coat of arms...ffs :roll: ...that should be the sign of a good economy & smart country :thumbsup: --bet your bottom dollar if roos were native to middle east, asia or europe they would be in staple dishes...!!
But not here mate...cos were a bunch of stuck up prude's...

Rabbits were plenty good enough to keep this country alive through the depression, but now that weve embraced much better cooking techniques to make them mouthwateringly palatable, we're apparently "too good" to eat them... :roll:

I guess sheep walk up the ramp easier...can you imagine the docks while loading a ship with 35000 roo's... :wtf: :lol:
Roos hopping everywhere being chased by animal rights activists trying to hug them... :lol:
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Ziad » 18 Jan 2019, 7:30 am

Rotfl... that be a funny sight mate.

Plus adding virus to rabies has actually nearly killed the rabbit commercial farmers.

No what gets me is currently two things, first is the animal lovers instead of harping about creating better inspections on live animal trade, just want to ban it. There are countries where ppl prefer to kill a live animal infront of them.... and they will never buy AU or anywhere else processed meat. And if we don't sell them then they will go somewhere else.

This country has over regulated everything to the nth degree, its getting extremely likely that most industries including farming and manufacturing will eventually leave this country. Then I wonder how much control we will have on the farmers in china or Indonesia who grow fruit in sewage contaminated water or use banned pesticides that cause cancer or sell chemical adulterated foods.

Hey our kids will either be on dole smoking weed, or working as a shopkeeper or a personal trainer. Atleast they will vote or be fined. Those are envious jobs I tell ya.....not
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Baronvonrort » 18 Jan 2019, 8:59 am

Animals killed for fur have:

Been skinned alive
Died slowly in traps
Been anally electrocuted
Been poisoned to death

RETWEET if you'd NEVER wear someone else's fur

https://twitter.com/peta/status/1085977053323771905



I wonder if Peta have photos of animals being anally electrocuted.
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by SCJ429 » 18 Jan 2019, 9:30 am

I remember in the mid eighties when I could get $15 for a fox skin, went out spotlighting every weekend chasing foxes.
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Ziad » 18 Jan 2019, 2:09 pm

Baronvonrort wrote:
Animals killed for fur have:

Been skinned alive
Died slowly in traps
Been anally electrocuted
Been poisoned to death

RETWEET if you'd NEVER wear someone else's fur

https://twitter.com/peta/status/1085977053323771905



I wonder if Peta have photos of animals being anally electrocuted.



Mate do a google on PETA. In the past they were found out to have a policy where any pet animals that went to their shelters in USA were euthanized the next day, and no attempt was made to rehome them. As they PETA were/are against ppl imprisoning animals as domestic pets
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by grandadbushy » 18 Jan 2019, 5:49 pm

Peta '' heh''! they must live in fantasy land i'd like to know how you'd go about skinning a full grown buck kangaroo or for that matter
a Grizzly bear whilst they're alive
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by bladeracer » 18 Jan 2019, 5:51 pm

SCJ429 wrote:I remember in the mid eighties when I could get $15 for a fox skin, went out spotlighting every weekend chasing foxes.


In SA in the mid-eighties I was getting an easy $45 a pelt, often a lot more than that.
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Stix » 18 Jan 2019, 5:57 pm

bladeracer wrote:
SCJ429 wrote:I remember in the mid eighties when I could get $15 for a fox skin, went out spotlighting every weekend chasing foxes.


In SA in the mid-eighties I was getting an easy $45 a pelt, often a lot more than that.


Wow...!!!
I wish i new that back then...!!!
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by bladeracer » 18 Jan 2019, 6:03 pm

Stix wrote:
bladeracer wrote:
SCJ429 wrote:I remember in the mid eighties when I could get $15 for a fox skin, went out spotlighting every weekend chasing foxes.


In SA in the mid-eighties I was getting an easy $45 a pelt, often a lot more than that.


Wow...!!!
I wish i new that back then...!!!


I wish I'd known it wasn't going to last, I would've made more of an effort :-)
I knew a pair of fox shooters who lived purely on fox money, tax free as well.
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by grandadbushy » 18 Jan 2019, 6:12 pm

Now all the foxs are in parliament house and their hides aren't worth anything
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Ziad » 18 Jan 2019, 9:02 pm

Mate that is simple economics... supply and demand... when supply increases prices go down.... plus they fight tooth and nail to stay in parliament... anyone seen the fatto billionaire Clive... he's started last year
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Baitlayer » 20 Jan 2019, 4:19 pm

When I was tying flies for a shop in Tassie a few years back I used to shoot ,skin and tan feral cat skins for use in trout flies(there is a well known pattern called the Cat Fur Fly).Took a whole black skin to the club one night and by the time everybody got a piece,went home empty handed.Lucky I had another at home.Given what shops charge for fly tying material,would a market to investigate.Cat fur is a great material for this use and converting cat to a nice tasty rainbow makes sense to me.Keeps the greens happy too because I'm removing two imported species from the wild.(like i actually care what they think!)
Skins are relatively easy to prepare and one pelt produces a lot of flies!
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by Stix » 20 Jan 2019, 11:08 pm

Thats weird...the last cat i threw in a river didnt catch a trout...it just caught a fear of me & shotguns... :unknown:

Just kidding...

Thats interesting to know baitlayer...thats going in the memory bank :thumbsup:
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Re: Selling and buying pelts??

Post by gordicans » 05 Jul 2019, 3:33 pm

I helped put myself through Armidale Uni in the 1970's selling fox skins to a shop in Sydney. Used to get paid pretty good money for them too. I recall one day walking down to the local railway station for the trip into town carrying a large bag stuffed full of fox skins. I could hear some sort of weird noise close behind me and looked around and to my surprise there would've been more than 20 dogs (in the days when suburban dogs roamed freely) following close behind sniffing and carrying on in a state of high excitement lol
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