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Nov 032010
 

Hello Arkansas Trappers,

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has been concerned about the long-tailed weasel for a while, but since our weasels have little commercial value they are rarely trapped and we don’t really know where they are found or how they are doing in the state.

However, a few are caught accidentally each year in sets made for other species.  If you happen to catch a weasel this trapping season, I would greatly appreciate it if you could put it in a plastic bag immediately (they sometimes have fleas, so you won’t want to wait to do this), freeze it, and let me know so that I could come pick it up or you could bring it to me at either of the Arkansas fur sales.  Make a note of the date and exactly where you caught the animal (GPS coordinates would be great) and stick it in the bag with the weasel.  These weasels will be turned over to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for deposit in their museum where they will be available for various studies and for educational purposes.

For those of you who are really interested in weasels and would like to volunteer some of your time and money in helping us learn about them, I am considering starting a statewide weasel survey.  Although the details will depend on how many folks would like to participate, I would anticipate asking volunteers to construct 4-6 weasel traps (Victor rat trap in some sort of container baited with chicken liver) and run them at two sites for at least 5 days each this season.  You would be asked to record data about the trap sites and results and would need to freeze any weasels that were caught so that I could get them later.  Highly motivated volunteers who would like to run more traps and/or survey additional sites would be very welcome.  Unfortunately, we have no funds for furbearer research so all expenses would come out of the pockets of the volunteers, but I would guess the out-of-pocket cost to be around $25 unless you want to make a lot of traps.

I’ll need to know soon whether there are enough potential volunteers to make this project worthwhile, so if would be interested in learning more, please let me know.

Thanks a lot.

Blake Sasse, Certified Wildlife Biologist ®

Nongame Mammal/Furbearer Program Leader

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

213A Highway 89 South

Mayflower, AR 72106

Phone: 501-470-3650 extension 235

  •  November 3, 2010
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Mar 012010
 

DRY      Offer    Sold      %       Avg     High     Low       Total

Beaver 159 159 100.0% $14.72 $22.50 $4.00 $2,340.00 Castor 58.25 37.25 63.9% $27.99 $35.00 $10.00 $1,042.75 Bobcat 35 34 97.1% $19.53 $30.00 $4.00 $664.00 Coyote 16 16 100.0% $8.53 $13.00 $4.00 $136.50 Fox-grey 36 36 100.0% $15.42 $20.00 $3.00 $555.00 Fox-red 1 1 100.0% $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 Mink 6 6 100.0% $9.00 $12.00 $6.00 $54.00 Muskrat 5 5 100.0% $6.25 $7.25 $6.00 $31.25 Nutria 1 1 100.0% $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 Opossum 79 79 100.0% $2.07 $3.00 $1.00 $163.50 Otter 16 16 100.0% $48.69 $57.50 $45.00 $779.00 Raccoon 373 365 97.9% $10.56 $22.50 $0.50 $3,854.75 Skunk 19 19 100.0% $2.12 $3.00 $1.50 $40.25 Dry TOTAL $9,670.00 GREEN Offer Sold % Avg High Low Total
Badger 1 1 100.0% $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 $12.00 Beaver 627 626 99.8% $11.65 $18.00 $2.00 $7,295.50 Castor 144.5 144.5 100.0% $23.62 $35.00 $15.00 $3,413.75 Bobcat 157 157 100.0% $26.19 $115.00 $2.00 $4,112.50 Coyote 36 35 97.2% $9.83 $15.00 $2.00 $344.00 Fox-grey 107 106 99.1% $13.26 $20.00 $4.00 $1,406.00 Fox-red 9 9 100.0% $15.11 $17.00 $6.00 $136.00 Mink 19 19 100.0% $10.92 $13.50 $2.00 $207.50 Muskrat 43 43 100.0% $7.63 $9.00 $5.75 $328.25 Nutria 4 4 100.0% $2.00 $2.00 $2.00 $8.00 Opossum 136 136 100.0% $1.01 $1.50 $0.25 $137.25 Otter 171 170 99.4% $47.17 $59.00 $20.00 $8,018.50 Raccoon 972 972 100.0% $7.07 $22.00 $0.10 $6,872.90 Sq Tails 669 669 100.0% $0.08 $0.10 $0.08 $54.00 Sq Hides 84 84 100.0% $0.89 $1.00 $0.50 $74.50 Green TOTAL $32,420.65 TOTAL SALES $42,090.65



  •  March 1, 2010
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Mar 012009
 

   SPECIES OFFFERED    SOLD    % SOLD    HIGH    LOW     AVG

DRY BEAVER 101 96 95.0% $14.00 $0.50 $6.70 BOBCAT 48 47 97.9% $25.00 $5.50 $21.72 CASTOR 7 7 100.0% $19.00 $16.00 $18.57 COYOTE 26 26 100.0% $6.00 $0.50 $3.86 FOX - gray 52 52 100.0% $18.00 $5.00 $15.04 FOX - red 1 1 100.0% $16.00 $16.00 $16.00 MINK 14 14 100.0% $10.00 $5.00 $6.64 MUSKRAT 32 32 100.0% $3.50 $0.10 $2.71 OPOSSUM 99 99 100.0% $2.50 $0.25 $1.87 OTTER 9 9 100.0% $36.00 $31.00 $35.11 RACCOON 636 521 81.9% $15.50 $1.00 $7.00 SKUNK 2 2 100.0% $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 SQUIRREL TAILS 7 7 100.0% $0.10 $0.10 $0.10 GREEN BEAVER 469 459 97.9% $9.00 $2.00 $5.99 BOBCAT 90 85 94.4% $45.00 $1.00 $17.06 CASTOR 40.5 40.5 100.0% $16.25 $8.00 $13.74 COYOTE 37 33 89.2% $21.00 $1.00 $4.31 FOX - gray 119 119 100.0% $17.50 $6.50 $14.65 FOX - red 6 6 100.0% $14.00 $8.50 $10.58 MINK 15 15 100.0% $9.50 $7.00 $7.37 MUSKRAT 29 29 100.0% $2.50 $2.50 $2.50 OIL GLAND 4 0 0.0% $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 OPOSSUM 208 208 100.0% $1.25 $0.50 $0.67 OTTER 64 64 100.0% $37.50 $2.50 $24.16 RACCOON 835 656 78.6% $12.00 $0.25 $2.41 SQUIRREL 67 67 100.0% $0.75 $0.50 $0.75
Total Sales $17,244.15
  •  March 1, 2009
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Mar 012008
 

ANIMAL   # OFF # SOLD  N/S     AMOUNT    AVG  % SOLD    HIGH     LOW

BOBCAT 299 257 42 $9,769.00 $38.01 85.95% $81.00 $2.00 RACCOON 3039 2728 311 $18,094.25 $6.63 89.77% $24.00 $0.25 OTTER 259 257 2 $5,786.50 $22.52 99.23% $36.00 $8.00 MUSKRAT 132 132 0 $341.00 $2.58 100% $3.25 $0.25
SKUNK 34 34 0 $78.50 $2.31 100% $3.00 $1.00 BEAVER 1194 1104 90 $7,561.00 $6.85 92.46% $16.00 $2.00 GREY FOX 447 411 36 $13,271.00 $32.29 91.95% $39.00 $4.00 KIT FOX 2 2 0 $24.00 $12.00 100% $15.00 $9.00
DEER HIDE 6 6 0 $12.50 $2.08 100% $2.50 $2.00 OPPOSSUM 288 284 4 $413.25 $1.43 98.61% $3.25 $0.25 MINK 79 79 0 $627.50 $7.94 100% $12.00 $3.00 BADGER 1 1 0 $16.00 $16.00 100% $16.00 $16.00
COYOTE 214 204 10 $1,740.50 $8.53 95.33% $22.00 $2.00 NUTRIA 7 7 0 $5.50 $0.79 100% $1.00 $0.50 RED FOX 58 37 21 $491.50 $13.28 63.79% $25.00 $5.00
SQ TAIL 970 970 0 $121.05 $0.12 100% $0.15 $0.05 SQ HIDE 5 4 1 $0.60 $0.15 80% $0.15 $0.15 CIVET CAT 1 1 0 $11.00 $11.00 100% $11.00 $11.00 CASTOR $979.50
TOTAL $59,344.15
  •  March 1, 2008
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Mar 012007
 

Animal        Fur Type    High     Low Offered Sold  %Sold   Average  	

Coyote Green $15.00 $4.00 68 66 97.1% $8.61 Dry $35.00 $4.00 50 50 100.0% $17.40 Black Coyote Green $24.00 $24.00 1 1 100.0% $24.00
Otter Green $55.00 $5.00 107 105 98.1% $41.45 Dry $60.00 $36.00 32 29 90.6% $52.59 Grey Fox Green $36.00 $6.00 168 168 100.0% $25.68 Dry $36.00 $24.00 108 108 100.0% $29.47
Bobcat Green $100.00 $5.00 172 168 97.7% $48.67 Dry $108.00 $10.00 99 75 75.8% $50.46 Raccoon Green $18.00 $0.25 1531 1514 98.9% $5.28 Dry $19.00 $2.75 799 798 99.9% $11.08
Beaver Green $50.00 $0.50 1144 1129 98.7% $11.19 Dry $24.50 $1.00 260 260 100.0% $15.85 Mink Green $20.00 $6.50 144 144 100.0% $16.59 Dry $20.50 $6.50 31 31 100.0% $16.38
Skunk Green $2.00 $2.00 1 1 100.0% $2.00 Dry $8.50 $4.00 13 13 100.0% $6.27 Badger Dry $15.00 $15.00 1 1 100.0% $15.00
Elk Hide Dry $6.00 $6.00 1 1 100.0% $6.00 Nutria Green $2.00 $2.00 1 1 100.0% $2.00 Kit Fox Green $12.00 $12.00 2 2 100.0% $12.00
Red Fox Green $19.00 $1.00 7 5 71.4% $9.30 Dry $32.00 $1.00 11 10 90.9% $24.90 Squirrel Green $0.50 $0.25 18 18 100.0% $0.42 Dry $0.70 $0.70 20 20 100.0% $0.70 Squirrel Tail Dry $0.10 $0.05 571 571 100.0% $0.09
Opossum Green $1.00 $0.10 183 175 95.6% $0.44 Dry $3.25 $1.00 182 182 100.0% $1.97 Muskrat Green $7.00 $0.25 223 223 100.0% $5.74 Dry $7.75 $1.00 211 211 100.0% $6.95
Castors (lbs) Green $9.25 $2.25 53 53 100.0% $4.76 (lbs) Dry $10.00 $8.00 49.75 49.75 100.0% $8.92
  •  March 1, 2007
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