I had a patient bring me some beaver summer sausage a couple years ago!!! It was delicious!!This year i have gotten two ruffed grouse, a snow shoe hare and just trapped two beavers last night. (Yes i do eat and save the meat/hide from the beavers)
One beaver we think is around 70lbs.
Any where from 10-20 dollars for the fur but the castors can be worth up to like up to 90 a pound keep in mind this is CAN are dollar sucks compared to yours lol
Ya the market is not great at the moment. The only real bright side is coyotes. But hopefully the market picks back up.@itsasmallfarm - Surprisingly not - it actually ends up being trap bait. Have never tried raccoon though I have a few recipes - I've trapped 100% males lately and not sure how they'd taste to be honest. I've heard oldtimer tales of catching possum and (do not try at home) putting them in a barrel and feeding fruits/veggies/table scraps for a few weeks then killing to eat by essentially cleaning their system out. Again, not something I've done.
Yea, I hear the castor is the big deal - alot of our trapping companies we order from have the word out about buying it this year. But from what I heard at trappers meeting a few years back, fur market isn't doing too well.