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Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Monday, February 26th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Fur market slow to improve as 2023 trapping season opens in Illinois

Increased tariffs back and forth between the U.S. and China, as well as sanctions on the Russians since 2014 over the annexation of Crimea, meant much of our wild fur was not getting to the end users who wanted fur garments. (Stock photo courtesy of Anne Reeves)
By the time you read this the trapping season will have been open almost three weeks in Illinois. The first week at least was pretty mild, so I’m sure many trappers took advantage of this. Certainly, it will be easier to trap fall beaver without a lot of snow and ice. The last couple of years has been pretty tough on wild fur.
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