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Old 02-08-2020, 02:19 PM
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I encourage you all to beware of this company. Specifically Marty. If you donít want to be treated fairly, paid promptly what your goods are actually worth, have a coyote killing candy store at your disposal, or learn a lot about your coyotes then donít deal with them! Just finished up a round 2 with them and am very happy. This has been such a fun year marketing coyotes. So enlightening under this model to see how my grades are specifically evaluated. Iíve learned more about coyote quality this year then all the pervious auction years were itís a crap shoot out of your control. I like feeling a lot more in control of my marketing. I call and chat with all the buyers regularly but GFW is where I end up. By far the best averages of my career!
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Old 02-08-2020, 10:21 PM
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Ummmm... It's hard to tell if you're advocating or criticizing Marty and GFW ?

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Old 02-08-2020, 10:24 PM
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Just tried to start it being funny...sober...I promise! I may have failed in my delivery but to me obviously giving a good report
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:06 PM
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When giving someone a compliment, it's usually best to just come out and say it rather than be a wiseguy...
Especially given the public forum, and the controversy surrounding the fur industry right meow.

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Old 02-09-2020, 01:39 AM
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Well Thank you very much Redfrog, I mean REDDAWG! Very kind of you to say so in such a place in the presence of such FINE COMPANY... 'specially these here eastern fellers who seem kinda gawdawful bent these days for some unknown reason!!!

100% unwarranted I assure you!!!

Marty nice boy! Likes eastern fellers....

.... 'cept the freaks who keep voting ole you know who back in...


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Old 02-09-2020, 04:13 PM
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When giving someone a compliment, it's usually best to just come out and say it rather than be a wiseguy...
Especially given the public forum, and the controversy surrounding the fur industry right meow.

Are you having ANOTHER bad day...FOOW
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:46 PM
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Third sentence sums it up.Maybe second because two words do not a sentence make.Met the big boy20 plus years ago and have enjoyed my dealings and visits with him.
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Old 02-09-2020, 11:20 PM
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Are you having ANOTHER bad day...FOOW
Definitely out of his element.
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:34 AM
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Just tried to start it being funny...sober...I promise! I may have failed in my delivery but to me obviously giving a good report
I thought the delivery was great. Understood fully.
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:33 AM
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Are you having ANOTHER bad day...FOOW
No. Just tired of having to read-between-the-lines and decipher coded messages. You ?

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Definitely out of his element.
Which element is that ? More insulting opinions from the peanut gallery...

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Old 02-14-2020, 07:01 AM
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Marty came by my place and was more than fair with the prices and the grades given. I would have sold him more but they hadn't been all finished yet. I didnt have any argument with the grades and the price offered. Quite competitive.

And for the guys that are shopping around trying to find a buyer that is offering 1 dollar more than the other. Dont waste your time. Every one knows what a coyotes worth I know your coyote is the best shot up mangey coyote that ever ran the Bush but not every coyote is the same.

If you compare prices for all the big buyers in Alberta they are comparative in their pricing. The point where this buyer pays less than the other is because you didn't put the best skinning fleshing or the boarding.
*When the buyer gives you a tip. That is a hint at how you can make more money out of him...*

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Old 02-14-2020, 11:45 AM
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totally agree with you Bill
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:38 PM
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Patience, Grasshopper.

The Montana Trapperís Association Western States Fur Auction is on February 21-22 in Livingston, MT. The FHA Auction is March 28 - 31 and the last receiving date for the second auction is on April 19, almost 3 weeks later.

It seems like the wrong time to be selling to buyers right now before you know what the market is. Do it after if you have to........but what do I know?
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Old 02-21-2020, 01:57 PM
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Playing the market prices is a real gamble. I have been at this long enough to know that if You are happy with the money being offered, take it. Nothing worse than having your years catch sitting on a shelf in a warehouse somewhere, wishing You had shipped to the 1st auction or taken cash from a buyer.

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Old 02-21-2020, 02:06 PM
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Reminds Me of a few years ago when everyone said I was crazy for shipping my rats to the May sale at FHA. I averaged 13.50 USD that sale. The following sale in Jan for NAFA rats went mainly unsold...
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