Moscow Hide and Fur 
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Moscow Hide and Fur has been buying furs and antlers throughout the western United States, and by mail from trappers and hunters nation-wide for over 35 years. Owner Gary J. Schroeder is known and respected throughout the fur industry, he is a former Hudson's Bay fur trader with 48 years of buying experience, and writes the fur market report for Fur-Fish-Game magazine.

This site, furbuyer.com, is our catalog and price list of items that we are currently interested in buying from hunters and trappers. Below you will find items we are buying, the quality and condition we need them in and the prices we are paying. Most items are listed alphabetically as you scroll down this page (Badger, Coyote, Deer, Elk, Opossum, Wolf, etc.). Birds, Snakes and Turtles are organized into their own sections at the bottom.

Visit our How We Buy Page for our address, shipping instructions, payment terms, etc.

We only buy items that are legally taken and that are legal for you to sell. We reserve the right to refuse to buy anything from anyone at anytime. Visit our How We Buy Page for more information.

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Updated 6/3/2016

Frozen Complete Skins:Preparing skins for taxidermy costs us a lot of money and we do not want to invest labor in anything but #1 quality skins.

We buy skins for tanning that have the four feet attached. They must be fresh, of #1 quality, have all four feet attached, and all the claws must be present. Small animals may be frozen whole.

Larger animals should be skinned cased, and the four feet should be left attached to the hide and cut off at the ankles and wrists. The skull should be left in the animal. Do not cut off back of skull when you detach it from the vetebral column.   Heads must be of #1 quality with no holes in the head and with good ears, noses, etc. Skulls may be broken, but no holes or scars in the hide covering the head are acceptable. No green bellied skins.  A small .22 hole just  behind the front legs is acceptable on larger animals. 

 You must leave the anus and genitalia on the hide.  You do this by making a cut down the back legs to the posterior end of the anus. Cuts from both back legs should meet at the posterior end of the anus.  Make sure that you cut deep enough so that the complete anus and female genitals remain attached to the hide. 

 Cut tail off at base and leave the tail with the bone intact attached to hide. 

 You can wrap in plastic wrap, putting head, tails and feet on the abdomen and then rolling up the skin with them inside the roll. FREEZE in styrofoam containers that can be placed inside boxes to ship. You will be paid after the hides are unthawed and evaluated. We will refund your shipping charges unless you ship hides not suitable for taxidermy.  Hides that are not suitable for taxidermy will be purchased at current fur market  prices.  

Freight refunds will be based on what it costs us to ship the package to you.  So make sure you do not use supermarkets or other outlets that charge you double the standard UPS or Post Office rates. 


Help Wanted:If you know how to skin and prep a coyote, prep a cape (split lips, turn ears, etc.) we may have a job for you. We hire prep specialists 12 months a year. Send resume to: MHF, Box 8918, Moscow, Idaho 83843

Notes for Raw Furs:If you know how to prepare skins for life-size, taxidermy purposes, you can get much more than market value for many of the furs you harvest.

You need to know how to skin out feet for taxidermy, split lips and eye-lids, and turn ears. You can then salt and dry the skins. None with holes in the heads, nor any with large hole(s) in body. MUST HAVE GOOD FEET WITH CLAWS AND #1 QUALITY FUR.

Contact us with what you have and the price you are looking for.
We are always interested in rare and unusual animals such as white otter, white beaver, black nutria, white muskrats, etc. Call us before skinning these animals. When you call, tell us what price you want. Do not call us for "offers."
See Note: Shipping and freight charges

We buy stretched and dried furs and castors 12 months per year:Current market prices. Because of the volatility of the market in recent years, we do not issue a price list for all items. At this time the fur market is undergoing a downward price adjustment. Do not ship us any furs unless you contact us prior to shipping. We can use only #1 quality fur for our business. Do not ship us lower grades and secondary quality merchandise; ship those skins to the auction houses or take them to a trappers fur sale.

Alligator

We are interested in legally taken alligator teeth, claws and skulls. Skulls must be cleaned, teeth cleaned, and claws dried. Contact us with the price you are asking

Antelope

Hides:#1 quality hides, fleshed and salted for hair-on tanning, $20.00
Horns:We buy antelope horns
Skulls:We can use 20 bucks and 20 does. For #1 quality, complete skulls, uncleaned, frozen we pay as follows and will refund freight charges.
15" horns - $65
14" horns - $50
13" horns - $40
12" horns - $30
11" horns - $25
10" horns - $20
under 10" - $15
Does - $5

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Capes:We pay up to $40.00 for #1 quality capes, 15" neck and larger.
FRESH HIDES:We will pay up to $15 for complete good hides with neck attached suitable for hair-on tanning

Armadillo

Shells:#1 quality shells, dried: up to $15.00
Skulls:We can use 50 skulls. Frozen, #1 quality only, $10.00 each

Badger

Claws:Fur removed, dried. Fronts $0.20, rears $0.05
Teeth:Canines, extracted, cleaned, #1 quality, $0.20 each
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Frozen with feet attached, skulls intact:During the 2016-2017 season we are interested in buying 50 badgers skinned in this fashion: CASE skin, leave feet attached to hide, leave skull intact in hide. FREEZE. Cannot have any holes in head, must have four good feet with all claws intact. Can have .22 hole behind shoulders. Flat fall/summer skins not wanted. Do not keep skins with scars on back or head. We paying up to $50 each for these, with the top dollar being for western extra pale, extra heavy skins. Brownish types about half price. If you can supply, contact us. We will refund freight costs.

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Carcass:We will buy local carcass badgers at up to $30.

Bear - Black Bear

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*We buy only Washington and Idaho bears. On Washington bears, if you remove the claws or skull from the hide you cannot sell the claws or skull.

See Note: Idaho Black Bear

Claw Hulls:Hulls are discounted to $1 or less. Hull is the claw with the bone removed). Bought only from Idaho bears
Claw Sets:Prices are per set of 20 claws, half fronts, half rears, from same bear. Length refers to length of longest claws. #1 quality only
3.00" - $150/set
. 2.75" - $ 100/set
2.50" - $ 75/set
2.25" - $ 60/set
2.00" - $ 40.00/set
under 2.00" - $ 30.00/set. Claws bought only from Idaho bears
Gall Bladders:#1 quality, fresh, 2 oz and up only. $10/oz. We buy galls only from Idaho bears
Hides - Rug Quality:Rug quality bears are worth more. These are heavily furred, have all claws, a good head, no major holes, and no blemishes, rubs, or weak fur. Measured from nose to base of tail.
7+ ft - $300.00
6.5 - 7 ft - $200.00
6 - 6.5 ft - $150.00
5.5 - 6 ft - $ 100
5 - 5.5 ft - $ 80
4.5 - 5 ft - $ 60.00
4 - 4.5 ft - $ 45.00
under 4 ft - $ 35.00
#1 rug quality bears with no feet but good capes are worth up to $10.

Leg Bones:large mature bones only, uncleaned, $1.00 each. Bought only from Idaho bears
Skulls:For #1 quality complete bear skulls that are not damaged in any way except the one tooth removed by the Fish & Game Department, we will pay up to $50. Bought only from Idaho bears
Teeth:#1 quality extracted and cleaned canines, up to $7.50 each. Embedded in bone up to $3.00 each. Worn, cracked and damaged teeth will be bought at value, if any. Bought only from Idaho bears

Beaver

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Baculum:Cleaned, dried: $0.25 each
Incisors:Cleaned, unbroken, extracted, packed in baby oil or alcohol: L/XL $0.25 each, medium $0.20 each, small $0.15 each
White beaver:If you catch a white or almost white beaver, case skin the animal, leave the feet and tail attached, and leave the skull in the hide. Freeze. Contact us. You may send us a picture. These animals can be worth $100 and as much as $200
Castoreum:For #1 quality castoreum, properly dried (no hard rock castors), we will pay the following: Select $35/lb, #1 quality $30/lb, #2 quality $20/lb, shells $7.50/lb.

Beef

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Hides:Larger type hides with heads attached are worth up to $15 on bulls/steers, up to $10 on heifers/cows. Hides without heads or those with cuts are worth up to $5.00

Bobcat

Skulls:Larger sizes, frozen, #1 quality, $5.00 each.
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.25 each

Buffalo

Legs:$0.50 each
Sinew:Backstrap sinew. This is the silvery tough sheath that covers the back straps. Remove and dry. Must be a minimum of 2.5" wide
25+" long - $7.50
20-25" long - $5.00
15-20" long - $2.50
10-15" long - $1.25

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Hides:WE DO NOT BUY RAW BUFFALO HIDES. We will buy tanned buffalo hides should you have have some.

Canadian Lynx

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FURS FOR TAXIDERMY:Any size, must have good feet, ears turned, lips split, etc. #1 quality only, no shedders, no damaged skins, no damaged feet or eye-holes. Up to $200
SKULLS:Larger sizes, uncleaned, frozen, #1 quality $10
TEETH:Canine teeth, extracted, cleaned, #1 quality. Store in baby oil. Fifty cents each

Civet Cats (Spotted Skunks)

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Claws:Hair removed, dried. $0.10 each
Hides:If you trap civets, skin them with the feet on and make sure you skin out the feet prior to drying. Make sure that you leave the lower lips on the skins. For #1 quality skins we are paying $20 each. For larger size skins with no feet we are paying $10 for #1 quality skins
Skulls:For #1 quality, frozen, uncleaned skulls we will pay $5.00 each

Cougar

Must have statement which indicated name and address of hunter, license number, tag number, date of kill, sex and location of kill, signed by hunter. We buy only Idaho/Washington cougar.
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Claws:#1 quality, L/XL dew claws - $12.50 each
#1 quality, L/XL front claws - $ 5.00 each
All others - up to $ 1.00 each
Skulls:For #1 quality complete unbroken skulls, up to $100.00. On broken skulls we will pay $10.00 for each good adult canine
Teeth:#1 quality, extracted, cleaned canines up to $12

Coyote

Solid black, solid white coyotes:These coyotes must be totally white or totally black. No brown fur, no mix of colors. Skinned with the feet attached, skull intact, frozen. Up to $200 each on #1 quality Northern quality skins. No head shots, no big holes, must have four good feet. These are for taxidermy purposes. Send us a photo. We will refund your freight.
Teeth:#1 quality canines, extracted, cleaned, no cracks: up to $0.25 each
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COYOTE PUPS:We buy summer quality COYOTE PUPS that are just a few pounds (up to about 2-2.5 ft long). Just freeze them whole, or skins them with the claws on and leave skull intact in head and then freeze them. Up to $20. Must be fresh, no fly larvae, no big holes, no head shots, no slippage

Deer

Leg Sinew:Rear, dried: Over 12", $0.75, 10-12", $0.50, 8-10" $0.35, under 8" $0.20 each. front leg sinew: $0.15 each
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Antlers:We are currently paying $11/lb tops for cut off deer antlers and $12/lb. For 4 point and better sheds. . These are #1 sides with no chews or chips off. Chewed, chipped, badly chewed, cracked, and weathered antlers are discounted. All deer antlers have some value, even white, cracked, algae stained. IF YOU CUT ANTLERS OFF THE SKULL PLATES, MAKE SURE YOU DO NOT CUT ANY OF THE BOTTOM OF THE ROSETTE AWAY. #1 quality sets, from spikes to big sets have some additional value and you should leave these intact on the skull plates."#1 quality" sets are those that are balanced, for example, 1x1 2x2, 3x3, 4x4, 5x5,etc. Unbalanced sets will be cut off the skull plate and purchased by the pound. "Unbalanced" antlers are 1x2, 2x3, 4x5, etc. Except for sets with high Boone and Crockett scores, all chips, broken tines, saw marks on the back of the beams or rosettes, cracks, etc. will cause the set to be downgraded and cut off the skull plates.
We buy complete uncleaned buck skulls with antlers attached. Must be of #1 quality, but can be any size from spikes, 2x2's, to 5x5 etc. Must be frozen and shipped during cold weather.

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Capes:We are currently buying capes with 22" and larger size necks only. Must be #1 quality capes and have no major holes, no split or partially split briskets, no broken hairs near brisket or on underside of neck and absolutely no damaged to head. Not cuts or notches in ears. Hunters are increasingly having their skulls cleaned for "European mounts" and the market for capes is disappearing.

See Note: Skinning Capes

Hides:Note that we will no longer buy any deer hides that are not suitable for hair on tanning. We will not buy skins that are sour or tainted, those with drag marks, big holes, multiple holes, or skins without the neck attached
See Note: Hair-On Hides

Legs:Adult: $0.25 each Fawns: $0.10 each.
SALT FOR DEER HIDES:If you are collecting leather quality hides we have FREE SALT for you. This salt has been used to cure furbearers such as coyotes, fox, coon and hair on hides such as elk, bear, cougar, and deer. It has been used only once. Commercial costs are ~$300/ton and we are giving it to you.
Select Hides for Hair-On Tanning:These must be fresh, should have tails and necks attached, and cannot be mis-shapen. They cannot have drag marks or have multiple cuts or holes. They cannot be sour or salted.
Must have complete neck cut close to ears, no feet, head, larger sizes, #1 quality $5.

Elk

Antlers:We are currently paying up to $13/LB for #1 quality hard brown antler sides, with selected shed sides of 8 lbs or more up to $15/lb. Chewed, cracked, and weathered antlers are discounted. All antlers have some value except those that are in a state of disintegration. If you are shipping elk antlers, you may cut the beams in half for shipping purposes.
Sinew - Leg Sinew:dried, 10" and longer: Rear of leg, $1.00 each. Front of leg, $0.50 each.
Teeth - Ivories:Large bull tusks: (Prices on #1 quality)
Select color pairs, up to $40/pair
Colored singles, $3.00-$10 each
Spike tusks, up to $2 each
Mature cow tusks, up to $5 each

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Capes:We are currently buying only 32" and up elk capes. #1 quality only with intact briskets, no drags, absolutely no damaged to heads. Must have good ears

See Note: Skinning Capes

Hides:We will buy a few select quality elk hides for hair on tanning. Must have complete necks and tails. October quality and later. $10 top. Note: We no longer buy elk hides that are not suitable for hair on tanning
Legs:Mature adult legs: $0.50 each. Calf elk legs: $0.25 each

Embryos

Embryos from fur bearers:If you catch animals that have embryos in them, we are interested in purchasing them. Spring trappers and damage control agents often find these. If they will fit in a quart jar, we are interested. Those that have fur on them are worth the most, but we will buy anything that looks like an embryo. Leave them in placental sac if possible. Preserve in formaldehye or isopropyl alcohol. They are worth from 50 cents to $20 depending upon species and size.

Fisher

Baculum:Penis bones, #1 quality, up to $1 each
Claws:Hair removed, dried $0.10
Hides:We are interested in male fisher skins for taxidermy and will pay $65 for good #1 quality skins. We will refund freight costs. They must have the feet attached and the skull intact and be frozen. See if you can get your Fish and Game to put the tags in the rear legs. We understand that some states collect the skulls and herein lies the problem. We have had producers tell us that they know how to skin out the skull in such a fashion that it can be used for taxidermy and they do not and we cannot use these skins. We need all of the inside part of the lips and eye-lids left on the hide as well as the base of the ear. You might check with a taxidermist for instructions on how to do this.
Skulls:We need adult skulls, ship frozen in cold months of year. $5.00 each.
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WHITE FISHER:If you catch a white fisher, we will pay you $200 plus freight for a #1 quality specimen. Skin with the feet attached, leave skull in skin; attach state tags to legskin, then freeze and contact us. Must have good feet, good tail, good head, good fur

Fitch

If you have raw or tanned skins that you want to sell, contact us.

Fox - cross fox

Claws:#1 quality, $0.10 each
Skulls:#1 quality only, frozen, no smaller sizes, $3.00 each
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each
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Carcass fox:Wur

Fox - grey fox

Claws:Hair removed, dried: $0.10 each
Skulls:#1 quality skulls, uncleaned, frozen, $3.00 each
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each

Fox - Red Fox

Claws:$0.10 each
Skulls:#1 quality, $5.00 each. We are interested in skulls from shot animals as these have the best teeth. Animals that have broken teeth from traps/snares or metal on the teeth are not wanted.
For shipments of 25 or more #1 quality skulls, we will refund surface UPS charges. Must be shipped November through March, packed in good styrafoam containers, frozen when shipped.
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each
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Hides:DID YOU AVERAGE $40 FOR YOUR RED FOX LAST SEASON? Of course not. Like most producers, you stretched and dried your skins and shipped them off to the auctions or sold them to your local buyer and ended up with averages well under $20!! Maybe as low as $10-$12. Some of your best fox probably sold for $20 or $25~ Why do you continue to give them away? Producers who sold to us averaged $40 last season, AND we refunded freight charges. How do you get these prices for your 2016 fall/winter fox? Here's how: We want #1 quality skins with no foot damage. They cannot be shot in the head. The can have a small .22 hole behind the front legs. We prefer skins that are taken just as they turn prime, but fully furred skins with blue leather are ok. Leave the feet on the skins, cutting them off at the ankles and wrists. LEAVE THE SKULL IN THE SKIN. Leave the bone in the tail. Roll your skins up with the head, feet, and tail to the inside. Wrap them up with plastic "saran wrap" or some such plastic. Freeze them. Be sure you do not wrap them until they are fully cooled off, with no body heat remaining in the skull or skin. Contact us and we will tell you when to ship. We will refund the amount it costs to ship the package to you, so if you ship at your local supermarket, the UPS Store, or other depots that charges you double, you will not have your full freight charges refunded. You will need to ship in a thick sided styrafoam box and this box must be put into a cardboard box. You can just put such a box in your freezer, less top and fill it as you catch your fox. IMPORTANT: We don't want all the foxes in North America, but are buying from producers that we have placed orders with. So, if you want to double your money next year, call us and see if you qualify to sell your red foxes with us. WILD CROSS FOX AND WILD SILVER FOX WILL BRING A HIGHER PRICE!

Fox - White Fox

Baculum:Penis Bones, #1 quality, $0.25 each
Hides:#1 skins with four feet & claws, $75. Alaskan trappers: If you know how to prep skins for life-size (split lips, turn ears, skin out feet), we will pay $100 on good clear skins (no tears, no blubber stains)
Skulls:#1 quality, frozen. $10 each
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.10 each

Goat - Domestic

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Hides:We will buy fresh hides killed from November through March. Larger sizes only ( no subadults). We want only nice white hides and multicolored hides, preferable those with spotting. $10 tops
Skulls:Fresh skulls with horns, up to $10

Goat - Mountain Goat

We are interested in buying horns, hides, capes, life-size, skulls, feet, etc. of legally taken mountain goats

Horse

Tails:Boned, washed, dried, and combed: up to $8 each.
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Skulls:We buy nature cleaned horse skulls for up to $20, depending upon condition

Javelina

Hides:#1 quality, fleshed and dried, up to $35 each
Hides with heads, tails attached, #1 quality. $50.00
Skulls:#1 quality, up to $25 each

Marmot

Hides:#1 quality hides with four feet, fleshed, stretched and dried, up to $5 each

Marten

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Carcass animals:average next season; you can get more by selling in carcass

Mink - Ranch Mink

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Raw, stretched, dried pelts:We sell ranched mink through our tanned fur business. The auction companies used to offer ranched mink in strings of 50 pelts or so and we would buy our needs there. Now, the lots are usually several hundred skin or more of each size and color and we don't need that many. We will buy ranched escapees that are caught by trappers, fully seasonable mink in limited quantities and better casualty skins (no taints, pieces or junk skins). Summer prime skins are acceptable. If you are a small time rancher and produce a few hundred skins a year, we are interested in some of your mink. We will buy all colors.

Mink - Wild Mink

Baculum:Up to $0.10 each.
Hides:Ranch mink. If you catch ranch mink that have escaped from farms, we buy all colors except browns. Just stretch and dry them and ship them and we will pay you full market value for them. OR, skin them with feet attached, leave skull intact, and freeze
Hides with feet:During the 2016-2017 season we are interest in two types of mink: 1) Carcass mink with good feet. Frozen whole. We will be paying $20 on adult males and $10 on young males and females and we will pay the freight to ship them to us. We will buy up to 100 from trappers wanting to save them for us. We are interested in mink taken from mid-November through the end of December. No cotton mink or those with defects; no damaged mink. 2) We will also purchase up to 100 mink that have the feet left on. The feet must be skinned out so they don't rot. They must have good feet. No cotton skins, no damaged skins. We prefer mink that are taken from the middle of November to the end of December. It is ok if the leather is a bit blue if the fur is nice. We will pay $20 for large males and $10 for young males and females.

Moose

Antlers:We are currently paying $12/LB for #1 quality hard brown antlers. Selected 2-4 lbs side in perfect shape and nice configurations are bringing $15/lb. Chipped, chews, badly chewed, cracked, and weathered antlers are discounted. Top price is paid for antlers that have no chips, saw marks, or chews on the antlers. All moose antlers have some value except those that are in a state of disintegration. #1 quality balanced sets always worth more. If you cut them off a skull plate, do not cut underside of rosette.
Dew Claws/Hooves:$0.10 each each for dew claws and $0.50 for hooves. Must have bone removed and be cleaned of all fat, etc.
Sinew:Backstrap sinew; this is the silvery tough sheath that covers the back straps. Remove and dry. Must be a minimum of 2.5" wide
25+" long: $10.00
20-25": $7.50
15-20": $3.75
10-15": $1.50
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Capes:We pay up to $50 for #1 quality, full shoulder capes 32" and larger. Must be cut off behind brisket. No split briskets, none with drag marks, absolutely no damaged to head. Must have good ears.

See Note: Skinning Capes

Hides:We buy freshly killed whole hides, with full necksattached for hair on tanning. These cannot have any drag marks, and must not be cut up or have large or multiple holes. We pay $15 tops for hair on quality moose hides.
Legs/Bones:$1.00 each for fresh moose legs.
We also buy nature cleaned bull/cow skulls and good uncracked nature cleaned leg bones.
Skulls:We pay $15 for good #1 quality uncleaned cow moose skulls. We also buy bull skulls with the antlers attached, price determined by the size of the antlers. Must be fresh and not rotting

Mountain Beaver (Pacific Coast)

We are interested in frozen skulls, $3.00 each, and whole frozen speciments $10.00 each. Must be #1 quality

Nutria

Hides:We are interested in the following odd colors: white, black, gold, etc. Will pay up to $15 for odd colors
Teeth:Incisors, $0.20 each.

Opossum

CLAWS:hair removed, dried $0.10 each
Skulls:Larger sizes, #1 quality, $3.00 each.
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each
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Hides:We will use some stretched and dried possum, northern skins only, 22" and up only. $3.00 tops, FOB, Moscow, Idaho NONE WITH BLACK FUR

Otter

Claws:#1 quality, $0.10 each
Hides:WE WANT YOUR WHITE OR PARTIALLY WHITE OTTER. . We prefer them frozen, with the skull intact and the feet attached. You can put CITES tag in rear legskin. If you catch one, call us; have the price in mind before you call

Skulls:#1 quality, $5.00 each
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each
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Stretched and dried skins:We are currently paying the following prices for fully prime good #1 quality winter skins. Must be well fleshed, including tail. All sections. Must have CITES tags attached. All measurements nose to base of tail. XXXL, 42" and up $60.00 XXL, 40-42" $50.00 XL, 38-40" $40.00 Large, 36-38" $30.00 LM, 34-36", $25.00 Medium 32-34" $20.00 Small 30-32" $15.00 Extra small, under 30" $10.00 Springy, singed pelts 50% off. II/s and slightly damaged skins -50% Damaged skins $10.00 and down We grade good blue leathered skins that are just turning prime as #1 quality skins. Stale goods discounted; skins with moth or beetle damaged are worthless.

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Carcass:Carcass otter, with CITIES tags attached: up to $50

Porcupine

Guard Hair:This is the long yellow hair. It is most easily pulled out when the porcupine is either fresh or tainted. It should be kept straight and tied in bundles. No black underfur should be mixed in and we only want hair 8 inches and longer. $20-$30/oz. Hair with black stems is worth more than hair with yellow stems. Hair shorter than 8 inches is severely discounted
Quills:#1 quality, no underfur included, $6/oz
WANTED: Quills dyed red, yellow, or gold, $8/oz. Can be dyed using Ritz Dye.
Skulls:#1 quality, no smalls, $5 each
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Carcass:Larger sizes, #1 quality, fresh: up to $7. We will not buy carcass porcupine from which the guard hairs has been pulled, carcass porcupines that are rotten, or those that have intestinal material on the hair and quills.

Prairie Dog

SKULLS:#1 quality skulls: $3.00 each. Will refund freight. Are looking for someone to supply 50 adult skulls. Remove from animals and freeze. Do not damage back of skull. None with shot holes or broken teeth. Pefer skulls from Montana/South Dakota area
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Skins:We will buy some prairie dog skins, winter quality, #1 quality only, must have feet attached. Will buy 25 @ $5.00 each. Contact us if you can fill this order.

Rabbit

Domestic rabbit skins:Up to $5 each. Must be #1 quality heavily furred winter skins, fleshed, stretched and dried, fur in, no holes. Must be 20" long or longer from anterior end to base (not including tail). No spring, summer, fall skins. No females that have fur pulled out of necks. If you leave head attached, make sure that the ears are dry. All colors. No urine stained pelts. All skins unsuitable for hair on tanned will be priced at $1/lb. Skins should be fleshed, stretched and dried, with the fur in similar to muskrats but on larger stretchers. Can use possum/coon stretchers
Snowshoe, cottontail, jackrabbit, and rex rabbit skins:up to $3 each. No tears or holes in skins.

Raccoon

Hides:If you get a red, white, or odd colored animal(except blacks), skin with four feet attached, leave skull in hide, freeze. Contact us. We will pay freight.
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Stretched and dried skins:Starting in November 2015, we will be in the market for some fresh, fully prime #1 quality Northern skins for our tanning needs. They must have complete nice extra large bushy tails, no holes, no scars, none with blue leather. We want A and B colors only. Premiums for skins with feet. We pay more than the auction companies for skins the are suitable for our needs. Note that we are tired of folks shipping us secondary quality merchandise and expecting top price. Our buyer is a former Hudson Bay buyer with over 55 years of experience. We will pay you a premium for your top coon. NO DEALERS. NORTHERN RACCOON ONLY. At this time we are paying the following: 42-44" long to base of tail $24.00; 40-42" long $22.00, 38-40" long $18, 36-38" long $16.00

At-The-Door: Items Brought to Our Warehouse

We buy carcass raccoon locally. These must have four good feet, cannot be shot in head, and must be good fully furred winter animals with good tails. (can shoot through lungs with .22). We are currently paying $10 tops for larger size #1 quality fully prime animals and $2-$5 for smaller size #1 quality animals. We buy only animals harvested from middle of November throughFebruary. Animals that do not have good feet or those that are shot through the head will be purchased at $2 or less.

Ringtail Cat

FROZEN WHOLE:We will buy #1 quality ringtail cats suitable for taxidermy purposes for $40 each and we will refund your freight charges. They must have good feet and no major damage. Contact us before shipping
Hides:Dried hides: Up to $25.00 each with four feet attached. To prepare feet, remove all bones in pad up to claws, turn inside out and dry. Make sure the foot is not resting against the hide so the fur rots.
Without feet: Stretched and dried, $10-$18 each.
We can also use some frozen whole, $40.00 each. We will pay freight.
Skulls:#1 quality, frozen, $5.00

Shark

Teeth:Contact us with what you have and price. Do not bother us if you do not know what you want for your teeth.

Sheep

Horns:We buy all types of domestic sheep horns.
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Hides:August--February, hair on quality, fresh, no holes, black, brown, grayish and mixed colors only; up to $15. We do not buy sheared sheep with short wool.
Skulls:We are interested in purchasing fresh, frozen domestic ram heads, #1 quality. $25 tops. Mouflon, etc.

Skunk

Claws:L/XL only, $0.10 each
Stretched and Dried:Skins with feet & claws. #1 quality only, complete white stripes, fully prime winter fur. Feet must be attached and skinned out. No headshots. XXL $10, XL $8, Lare $6, medium $4, small $2.50

Squirrels

Frozen hides:We can use some fox and gray squirrels for taxidermy purposes. No large holes, no head shots, may have up to two .22 holes in body. Must have good heads, good tails, good feet, NORTHERN WINTER SKINS only. Prepare by cutting down back legs, then case skin the animal to the back of skull region. Leave skull in hide. Leave tail and feet attached to hide. Roll into ball and freeze. We will pay up to $6/skin and refund your shipping costs (contact us before shipping, must have 10 or more squirrels to make shipment worthwhile).
Hides:We buy some types of legally taken squirrel skins, with feet attached.Fox, gray, black, ground etc. No pine squirrels. They must be winter quality skins. They must have a complete tail attached. We pay $3.00 each for #1 quality winter skins.
See Note: Preparing Squirrels For Market

Weasels

Hides:We buy all colors, white, grayback, and browns. For #1 quality skins, dried, with four feet attached, no holes, we will pay $2-$5 each.
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Carcass animals. We will pay up to $5 for carcass animals. Can be white, brown, or graybacks. Those with belly taints severely discounted. Must be unthawed at time of sale

Wolf

Baculum:This is the penis bone from male. Remove and freeze prior to shipping. Adults bones can be worth as much as $5 while subadult and pup baculae are worth $1-$2
Hides:We buy wolf pelts, preferably with feet attached. Wolves skinned and prepped for rugs are worth the most. These have the feet skinned out, lips split, ears turned, eye-holes of natural size with edges split, etc. They can be salted or dried. If you cannot do this, we will buy them skinned with the feet attached and the skull left intact in the animal. They can be frozen and shipped to us on a Monday (always contact us before shipping). We will refund shipping charges on frozen skins. Make sure that required state tags are attached and include your trapping or hunting license number and your phone number. Generally, white, almost white, black wolves, as well as those colored like silver fox are worth the most on the market and those that are 80+ inches, tip to tip can be worth as much as $500. Light gray wolves can be worth $300-$400 for taxidermy purpose wolves and brownish ones that look like coyotes generally sell for $100-$200. Mangy, damaged, or those with slip spots are purchased at value, as are stretched and dried pelts with no feet.
Skulls:Remove from carcass and freeze. Make sure you do not cut off part of the posterior part if you saw it off. After you freeze the skulls, put them in styrafoam containers and ship to us. #1 complete adult skulls are worth up to $75. Skulls with worn or broken teeth and subadult animals will be discounted. We will refund freight on shipments of wolf skulls.
Teeth:On broken skulls, you can salvage the canine teeth. Canines are worth $10 on #1 quality. Worn and broken teeth are discounted. These can be extracted by boiling and then, after cleaning, you can store in mineral oil or baby oil. OR, you can simply cut off the the front of the upper and lower jaws and ship to us. Remember that half of the canine is embedded in the bone and we need this complete root as well, so cut off just in front of the molars. After you remove them, freeze until shipping.
At-The-Door: Items Brought to Our Warehouse

Carcass:up to $300 each. Some select colors more!
Note: Must bring in fresh. Those with mange, broken hairs on shoulders, big holes, etc. are at value. Remember that the skulls and claws on a wolf are of value. If you cannot get your carcass wolf to us quickly, remove the intestines and stomach as these are the cause of most slippage.

Wolverine

Baculum:#1 quality, $2.00 each
Claws:cleaned, up to $10.00 each
Hides:#1 quality with claws, ears turned, lips split, suitable for taxidermy, up to $350. Fur quality, with claws, up to $200.
Skulls:#1 quality adult skull, up to $50 each
Teeth:#1 quality canines, up to $3.50 each

Birds

LEGALITY:BE SURE THAT THE LAWS OF YOUR STATE ALLOW YOU TO SELL THESE

Chukars

Feet:Dried. Dry in standing position. $0.25 each
Skins:#1 complete skins with wings and tails, $4.00 each
Tails:#1 fanned dried tails, $0.50 each

Eggs

Wanted:Ostrich, emu, rhea and cassowary eggs. Contents must be removed, extra small hole in end. Contact us with price you want.

Grouse

Grouse Tails:We are overstocked on Ruffed Grouse tails and no longer buy these. BLUE/SPRUCE GROUSE: Select quality, $3,#1 quality $2, #2 quality $1.00, #3 quality $0.50. Must be fanned and dried
Ruffed, Blue, Spruce, Sharptail Grouse Skins:#1 quality, complete skins with wings and tails, dried, wing bonnes removed, $7.50 each
Sage Grouse Skins:#1 quality complete skins with wings and tails, dried, wing bones removed: up to $10.00 each
Sage Grouse Tails:#1 quality larger sizes up to $6.00 each, #1 smaller sizes up to $1.50 each. Must be fanned and dried.
Sharptail Grouse Tails:#1 quality, $0.75 each; #2 quality, $0.25 each. Must be fanned and dried.

Hungarian Partridge

Feet: Dried. Dry in standing position. #0.25 each
Skins:#1 complete skins with wings and tails, dried, wing bones removed, $7.50 each
Tails:#1 quality, fanned, dried tails, up to $1.00 each

Owl

Owl Pellets:We buy owl pellets that have remnants of skeletons in them, such as mice, pocket gophers, etc. We prefer those from Great horned owls or similar such owls. 25 cents each. Can often find dozens under on tree!

Pheasant

Feet: Dried. Dry in standing position. $0.25 each
Skins:Must have mature plumage with wings and tails, be of #1 quality, and must be THOROUGHLY DRIED, including wings (wing bones must be removed from wings). Up to $4.00 each. If you have a large quantity, send a sample.
Tails:Must be THOROUGHLY DRIED, complete #1 quality tails
24-26" long, $4.50 each
22-24" long, $2.50 each
20-22" long, $1.75 each
18-20" long, $1.50 each
16-18" long, $1.00 each
14-16" long, $0.75 each
12-14" long, $0.50 each
Under 12", $0.10 each
#2's, 1/2 off
#3's, $0.10 each

Quail

Feet: Dried. Dry in standing position. $0.25 each
Skins:#1 quality, dried, complete with wings and tails, wing bones removed, $3.00 each
Tails:#1 quality, $0.50 each. Must be fanned and dried.

Sinew

Emu/Ostrich leg sinew (achilles tendon) $1.00 each; sinew from front of leg $0.40 each

Wild Turkey

Beards:10+" $10.00 each
8-10" $7.50 each
6-8" $4.00 each
under 6", hens: up to $2.00 each
Tails:We are currently not buying tails.
Wings:Dried, bones removed, no blood or dirt, #1 quality, $5.00 each. Not dried, #1 quality, $2.50 each.

Snakes

Snakes should be prepared by cutting them straight down the abdomen and then tacking them out to dry. We are interested in #1 quality skins only. Make sure it is legal for you to sell snakes collected in your state

Bullsnakes

Skins:#1 quality skins, all sizes, $0.30/inch

Burmese Python

Florida Hunters/Trappers:We will buy the skins of these snakes, cut down abdomen, dried, for $.25-$0.40/inch and are interested in buying some carcasses for the bones. Contact us if you have carcasses. Have a price in mind that you want when you call. We will refund shipping on these carcasses

Rattlesnake

We do not buy rattlesnakes from Idaho or Washington or any other state where their sale is prohibited.
RATTLES:We are always in the market for rattles. Some of the big SE rattles with 16-18 sections can be worth as much as $20 each.
Sent-In: Items Shipped To Us

Skins:#1 quality rattlesnakes 25 inches and up, with rattles @ $0.30/inch. MUST HAVE RATTLES ATTACHED. Big southern/Texas diamondback skins $0.40 - $0.50/inch

Water Moccasins

Skins:#1 quality skins only. Those with good patterns, $0.35/inch. Those with solid colors, $0.25/inch

Turtles

Shells:If you have map, sliders, musk, stink-pot, snapping turtles up to 5" long or any other legally taken shells, dried with the breast plates attached. Paying up to $3 each. We are interested in #1 quality only.
Snapping Turtle Skulls:Frozen, larger sizes, must have supraoccipital bone on the back of the skull. XL sizes $5.00 each, medium sizes $3, smaller sizes $1.50

Remembering our friend Lars Eidnes and Eidnes Furs