ANNUAL SPRING FUR AUCTION

March 21 , 2015

The Annual Spring Fur Auction was held at the Whitcomb High School in Bethel VT on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Forty three (43) lots of fur were offered to the 6 buyers present The following is a breakdown of prices received.

SPECIES OFFERED # SOLD AVG HIGH LOW TOTAL $ N/S
Mink 88 88 9.34 11.50 5.17 822.00 0
Muskrat 254 254 4.64 5.10 1.50 1177.60 0
Coyote 69 69 19.20 35.00 5.20 1325.00 0
Red Fox 20 20 26.35 40.00 12.00 527.00 0
Grey Fox 10 10 19.20 28.00 16.50 192.00 0
Raccoon 34 34 6.00 8.00 2.00 204.00 0
Fisher 57 57 86.86 125.00 46.50 4951.00 0
Beaver 158 158 15.03 43.00 9.17 2375.00 0
Otter 20 17 40.50 54.00 33.50 688.50 3
Skunk 3 3 8.50 18.00 2.00 25.50 0
Oppossum 2 2 2.00 3.00 1.00 4.00 0
Weasel 5 5 3.40 3.67 3.00 17.00 0
Red Squirrel              
Bobcat 9 9 65.56 100.00 42.50 590.00 0
Marten 2 2 22.00 22.00 22.00 44.00 0
Castor 9.3 lbs 9.3 lbs 31.02 38.50 28.00 288.50  
Deer head mount 1 1 150.00     150.00  
Deer Antlers
(1 box assorted)
    40.00     40.00  

  Total: $ 13,421.10  

Averages on most species were mixed in comparison to our December 2014 Fall Fur Auction, but generally reflected the weakness of the current fur market. However, fisher were stronger than most had expected. There were few No Sales.

Once again, we would like to thank all those who again helped out. Thanks go out especially to Dave Perrin, Bruce and Penny Baroffio, John Abts, Jim Calchera, Jim Stewart, Mak Keyes, John Krisher, Dave Lauzon, Willis Gillfillan, Peter Lossmann, Brent Teillon, Bill Pickens, Bruce Martin and everyone else who helped out. I apologize to anyone I may have missed in thanking.

Thank you, John Krisher, once again, for obtaining the sausage donation.

A “big” thanks to Chuck Eaton for another excellent job of auctioneering!

A special thanks to Doreen Perrin, the “Birthday Girl” for another wonderful job of cooking, managing and running the food concession! Thank you, Judi, for assisting Doreen.

For more information on this auction, please contact Dan Olmstead at 802-464-2557 or email at; jolmstead@myfairpoint.net

Respectfully submitted,
Dan Olmstead, VTA Director