Wanted to pass along this information from last season. I started trapping again this last season after Christmas. I got my sons several traps and wanted to get them involved for several different reasons, primarily to get us through the winter after deer season is over. I have not trapped forever and was never a real trapper but enjoyed trying when I was younger. Married with 4 kids and not set up to trap as far as freezer storage or a decent heated area outside of my garage, I could not store our catches very long without my wife chattering. I sold daily or every third day and my boys split the income. I sold at Fur Inc. (Phil Welty) in Wabash, IN. I like Phil and his wife Karyn but I took a beating on prices. I sold there for convenience. I averaged $3.00 on rats and about the same on coon (on carcass) never selling more than 3-4 of each at a time. My good friend Dennis has trapped for several years now and has become what I would consider very proficient, bulk stored his harvest and sold twice this season to UNL Fur Buyers in Nappanee, IN. Dennis sold all of his fur on carcass also and averaged $6.00 on rats and $9.00 on coon and $.50 per .lb on beaver. Dennis was paid a premium rate for everything. Like I said earlier, I like Phil and think he has a great shop, supplying a nice selection for hunting, fishing, trapping and other outdoor activity and I am not writing this to make UNL or break Fur Inc. but everyone wants or is entitled to a fair price. I noticed in one posting he was recomended by Redbone. Redbone may have gotten a better "bang for his buck" than I did, but I will say that next season will be different. I will be skinning and now have freezer space and a renovated area of my pole barn dedicated to our trapping. I will likely let Fur Inc. make an offer before I go to UNL but big trader or small, I will sell to the highest offer.