Price for muskrat?

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Price for muskrat?

Ive heard a few different prices for muskrats just curious on how much they are worth. Ive hear anywhere from 3 bucks all the way up to 13.

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We sold a couple  hundred yesterday for $3.75 straight across and all were shot.

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i'm paying 2 bucks across the board on the carcass for good rats. probably could get 3 if they're skinned and dried.  Don't know who in the world would be paying anything over 4 bucks. They'd lose their A** trying to sell them again.

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So if you want to wait till u get more can you just put them in a bag and a freezer will they still be good? or is there a better way to protect the hide while you continue to get more?

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just as long as you don't stack them. make sure they are laid out away from each other and then only when they are completely frozen stack them on top of each other. If you stack them when they're warm the middle ones don't freeze right away and can rot even in your freezer.


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Getting 4.00 per for trapped rats down here in SD

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Awesome, Thanks!!

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See what greonwalds will give you. They were a heck of a lot higher than a couple bucks last month.

 

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where is greonwalds?

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I got 4 dollars per again yesterday when I sold.  My buyer is north and east of Aberdeen and if you want PM me for his number.  Maybe you can meet somewhere.

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 Groeneys has a truck that comes around.  Their website:  http://www.gfwco.com/  I have always had fair offers from them.  or there is also the option of shipping to FHA or NAFA, there are agents for both in ND, just go to their websites and get the names of the agents and the pickup schedules.  Just dont take the first lowball offer you see.  Check around, trapperman.com or sullivansline.com would be better places to ask what you should expect for prices than here.  

 

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Stupid question. What do you need to hunt muskrats as far as a license to be LEGAL. lol

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whitetail addict Said:
Stupid question. What do you need to hunt muskrats as far as a license to be LEGAL. lol

a D.L. and a .22

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 furbear licence. caliber no larger than a .22 is legal. underwater trapping is legal right now.  season lasts until may 8th. 

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Just sold another couple hundred shot rats and got $3.75 straight across

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DeerObsessive Said:
 Ive hear anywhere from 3 bucks all the way up to 13.

Who is paying $13/rat?

You can't aim a duck to death.

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If anybody was paying $13 muskrats would be close to extinction soon lol

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It was a few years ago and it was western nd, i was talking to a younger guy and he said he had sold 25 for 12.75 across. Coulda been just another story everyone likes to tell.

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Are there any fur buyers in the Jamestown or Bismarck area? And how much are they giving per rat?

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99 muskrats sold 247 dollars made. Awesome way to make money and have a fun day. Two dollars for shot and 4 dollars for non shot ones

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ummm... htf do you guys retrieve shot skrats? 

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Is it legal to shoot them from the road? Maybe even out the window? Not sayin I ever have... Those things can really damage roads.

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they are considered a furbearing species... so, yes and yes i believe.  but, you need to make an honest attempt at retrieving them i'd guess or you could be cited for wanton waste... hence my question posted above. 

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espringers Said:
ummm... htf do you guys retrieve shot skrats? 

Long pole with a garden rake or net attached to the end. waders help or a pair of swimming short and and old shirt and dive in, i have done both.

 Norm

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i was with luvpike, we just use a pair of waders or a dog.

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Dog. Boat. Waders. Fishing rod with just about any lure has worked many times for me.

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normp70 Said:
 or a pair of swimming short and and old shirt and dive in, i have done both.

Now that is hardcore!! For some muskrats?? I better be getting 50 bucks a piece if I ever swim after those rodents!! haha Better than not making an effort to retrieve them though!!

Reminds me of the first time I hunted over water for Ducks. Shot some nice greenheads that were just out of reach for the waders,  I was not going to let them get away so I swam after em. Now my lab does the dirty work!! Funny what people will do to retrieve their game!!

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 just like swamp loggers on the history channel, minus the crocs and 2x as cold.

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been 20 years or so since i've gone for a swim after game.  so, i probably ain't about to start for a skrat.  and given the depth of our sloughs these days, i don't think waders would get me to more than 25% of them.  but, i spose i could always send the dog(s) in after them.  however, given their experiences w/ those things, i am pretty sure the rats wouldn't make it back to shore in one piece.  both my dogs hate em and tend to shake them to pieces, roll in them and then eat them (if i don't catch em in the act).  youngest one currently has a big gash in her lip from her latest tussle w/ one of the hundred or so swimming circles around the house.  do you spose getting out the truck, walking to the edge of the water and then saying... "can't quite get to that one".... qualifies as making an effort to retrieve them? 

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depends on how far out in the water they are... some waterproof boots to get the toes wet and a long pole or some waders and go for a swim. do what ya gotta do

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i use waders to get em ... Some of the sloughs around gwinner went right over top one foot from road.  brrrrr.

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How much do you get for the ones that are dead along the road.  I saw a guy yesterday picking some up on the shoulder of the road.  Funny stuff.