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.

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Because of the disruption of the normal marketing of furs
because of the coronavirus situation, please call us before shipping any raw furs.

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 11/9/2022

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. 


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

Horns:We buy antelope horns
Skulls:Buck Skulls (ID, WA, NV, AZ only): For #1 quality, complete skulls, uncleaned, frozen we pay as follows and will refund freight charges. For all other states, all brain and nervous tissued must be removed before shipping.
15" horns - $65
14" horns - $50
13" horns - $40
12" horns - $30
11" horns - $25
10" horns - $20
under 10" - $15
DOE SKULLS (ID, WA, NV, AZ only), no fawns: $10 each
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Capes:We pay up to $40.00 for #1 quality capes, 15" neck and larger.

Armadillo

Shells:#1 quality shells, dried: up to $30.00

Badger

Claws:Fur removed, dried. Fronts $0.20, rears $0.05
Frozen with feet attached, skulls intact:We are interested in buying badgers skinned in this fashion: CASE skin, leave feet attached to hide, leave skull intact in hide. Leave anus and genitalia attached to 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.
Subadult carcass animals:We are interested in buying lawfully taken subadult animals that are about a foot long. Must have good feet, good heads. Freeze. Paying $20. We pay freight. Must be shipped during November - March
Teeth:Canines, extracted, cleaned, #1 quality, $0.50 each
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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, we buy only hides with skulls intact, and claws attached. 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

CARCASS BEARS:Please do not bring us bears that are on the carcass!
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

Sent-In: Items Shipped To Us

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

Beef

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Hides:We no longer buy beef hides. The market is so low that the labor costs associated with handling them are more than the hides are worth
SKULLS:We are buying sun bleached, good nature cleaned cow and bull skulls. Up to $20 each. Must be well cleaned. With or without horns

Bobcat

Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.25 each

Buffalo

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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CLAWS:Remove hair. Front claws up to 50 cents each; rear claws up to 25 cents each.
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:We will buy lawfully taken dried hides at current market prices. Skins without feet will bring $15-20 tops; those with feet can be worth as much as $30

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 - $25-$50each
#1 quality, L/XL front claws - $ 5.00-$10 each
All others - up to $ 1.00-$3 each
Hides:We are the largest buyer of cougar hides in this area and pay top dollar for all types of legally taken cougar hides.Your hide could be worth as much as $500. Bring them in and let us give you an offer. You are losing money if you do not bring your cougar hides to Moscow Hide & Fur
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 $15

Coyote

COYOTE PUPS:We buy summer quality lawfully taken COYOTE PUPS that are just a few pounds (up to about 1-1.5 ft long plus tail). Just freeze them whole, or skin them with the claws on and leave skull intact in head and then freeze them. Up to $40. Must be fresh, no fly larvae, no big holes, no head shots, no slippage
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 $0.50 each
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Carcass Coyotes:We are currently paying $15 tops on coyotes in the carcass. Top coyotes have good fur, good heads, good feet and claws, and no big holes. We will pay something for all carcass coyotes.

Deer

Antlers:We are currently paying up to $14/lb for #1 select quality XXL deer antler sides. These are #1 sides with no chews or chips off tines. 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. Call us before driving long distances to ensure that we have a buyer available and that we are interested in your offering.

Leg Sinew:Rear, dried: Over 12", $1.00, 10-12", $0.75, 8-10" $0.35, under 8" $0.20 each. Front leg sinew: 10" and longer, $0.25, less than 10" $0.15 each
Mule deer hides, fleshed, salted:Buying mule deer hides, fleshed, salted, cut off in back of ears, tail on hide. Will accept only two holes in hide, ~nickel size holes. 55+" long Up to $40, 50-55, up to $35. No drags, brisket must be attached to hide posterior of front legskins.
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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:WE ARE BUYING #1 QUALITY SELECT DEER HIDES FOR PRICES UP TO $20. 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, those that have fly larvae, or skins without the neck attached. WE BUY DEER HIDES ONLY FROM OCTOBER TO EARLY DECEMBER. DO NOT BRING US ANY DEER HIDES AT ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR. WE BUY DEER HIDES ONLY THAT ARE SUITABLE FOR HAIR ON TANNING. (See our diagram for view of properly skinned deer). When skinning your deer make sure that you do not cut in such a way that the brisket is attached to the front of the front legs. Leave the white brisket fur attached to the hide behind the front legs. Leave long front legs attached to the hide. We will pay #1 price on hides that have up to two dime size or nickel size holes in the hide. Larger holes and knife cuts will be discounted. For #1 quality hides wil will pay the following: 60" from nose to base of tail: $20.00; 55-60" from nose to base of tail: $15.00; 50-55" from nose to base of tail: $10.00; Prices apply to white-tail deer, mule deer, and black-tail deer
See Note: Hair-On Hides

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.

Elk

Antlers:We are currently paying up to $20/LB for #1 select quality XXL hard brown shed antler sides that are 8 lbs/side and up. #1 brown larger size shed sides are $18/lb. Spikes, 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. Call us before driving long distances to ensure that we have a buyer available and that we are interested in your offerings
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 $50/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 are buying select quality elk hides for hair on tanning. THEY MUST BE FROM FRESH KILLS. We do not buy hides that have multiple holes or knife cuts, have drag marks, are sour or rotten, have fly eggs attached, or are mis-shapen. Must have complete necks and tails and long legskins. The brisket must be attached to the hide behind the front leg. Do not bring us hides that have the brisket area attached to the front of the front leg. No holes larger than quarter size. WE DO NOT BUY CALF HIDES. We buy hides from October through mid December only. DO NOT BRING US HIDES AT ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR. NOTE: WE NO LONGER BUY HIDES THAT ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR HAIR ON TANNING. For hides that are suitable for hair on tanning we will pay the following: 90-100" from nose to base of tail $50; 80-90" from nose to base of tail $35; 70-80" from nose to base of tail: $15. WE BUY BOTH COW AND BULL HIDES

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

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Baculum:Penis bones, #1 quality, up to $1 each
Claws:Hair removed, dried $0.10
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
Hides; taxidermy quality:Buying animals that have been skinned and prepped for life-size. Must have good feet and claws, ears turned, lips split, etc. No head shots, no damaged skins. Can be salted or dried. Salted skins can be dried or shipped to us after curing and before drying. All sizes. #1 quality winter fur only. No late caught hip rubs or skins with matted underfur. PRICES: Western $75-$100; Rest of lower 48: $50-$75. Alaska $75-$125
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each
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Carcass animals - subadults:We are interested in buying lawfully taken subadult animals that are about a foot long plus tail. Must have good head, good feet. Freeze whole. Ship November through March. We will refund freight costs. $30. Carcass adult cross fox, up to $50

Fox - grey fox

CARCASS SUBADULT ANIMALS:We will buy lawfully taken subadult animals that are 10-12" long plus tail. Must have good heads, good feet. Freeze whole. Ship during November through March. We will refund freight
Claws:Hair removed, dried: $0.10 each
SKINS FOR TAXIDERMY:Skin your animals with feet attached, leave skull in skin; leave anus and genitalia attached to hide. None with head shots, can be shot with .22 through lungs. Must have good feet. Must have good tails. FREEZE. All sections. If interested, contact us. $30 for large and up animals
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each

Fox - Red Fox

Carcass animals - subadult animals:We are interested in buying lawfully taken subadult animals about a foot long plus tail. Must have good feet and good head. Freeze. Ship November through March. We pay freight. $20
Claws:We will pay ten cents each for red fox claws with the hair removed.
Skins - Life-size:Buying animals that have been skinned and prepped for life-size. Must have good feet and claws, ears turned, lips split, etc. No head shots, no damaged skins. Can be salted or dried. Salted skins can be dried or shipped to us after curing and before drying. All sizes #1 quality winter fur only. No late caught hip rubs, no late caught skins with matted underfur. Must be fur out so we can inspect fur quality.PRICES: Western: $$50-$60; Northeastern $50-60; Eastern $35-$45. Midwest $35-$50. Southern: $30-$40. Alaskan: $75-$100
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each

Fox - White Fox

Baculum:Penis Bones, #1 quality, $0.25 each
Hides:#1 skins with four feet & claws, up to $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)
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. IDAHO ORIGIN SKULLS ONLY

Horse

Tails:We are interested in purchasing boned, washed, dried, and combed horse tails. Contact with what you have.
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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 $50 each

Marmot

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

Mink - Wild Mink

Baculum:Up to $0.10 each.

Moose

Antlers:We are currently paying $16/LB for #1 quality hard brown antlers. Selected 2-4 lbs side in perfect shape and nice configurations are bringing $18/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.
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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Skulls:We pay $15 for good #1 quality uncleaned cow moose skulls. Must be fresh and not rotting. NONE FROM STATES WITH CHRONIC WASTING DISEASE

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
Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each

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

Teeth:#1 quality canines, $0.20 each
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Carcass:Carcass otter, with CITIES tags attached: up to $50

Porcupine

Claws:For #1 quality claws we are paying 20 cents each for front claws, a nickel each for rear claws. If you keep all claws from same porcupine together, we will pay 20 cents each. They must be cleaned (have mud, blood washed off), have all the fur cut away, and be dried.
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/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.
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Carcass:Larger sizes, #1 quality, fresh: up to $10. 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

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Skins:We will buy some stretched and dried 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.

Raccoon

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PENIS BONES (Baculum): Larger sizes only, uncleaned $0.35 each.
Claws:Hair removed, dried. All sizes . Can use both fronts and rears. Ten cents each
Rare colored skins: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.
Taxidermy Raccoon:If you know how to split lips and eye-lids, turn ears and skin out and flesh skins for taxidermy let us know. Skins can be salted and sent to us either dry or wet salted. All sections. Up to $40. #1 quality only, must have good feet, no head shots

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.

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. ID, WA, OR, NEV origin only

Skunk

CARCASS SUBADULT ANIMALS:We will buy lawfully taken carcass animals that are 6-8" long plus tail. Must have good heads, good feet. Freeze whole. Ship during November through March. We will refund freight. WE DO NOT WANT ONES THAT SMELL STRONG OF SKUNK MUSK
Claws:L/XL only, $0.10 each
Skulls:We are currently filled up on skunk skulls
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, Large $6, medium $4, small $2.50

Squirrels

Hides:We buy some types of legally taken squirrel skins, with feet attached. Fox, gray, black, ground etc. They must be winter quality skins. They must have a complete tail attached. We pay up to $2 for pine squirrels, up to $5 for fox, gray, and ground squirrels, and up to $15 for black squirrel skins. Stretch long and narrow like mink. Remove bones from tails
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 $10 for long-tail variety and $5 for short-tail variety.
Skulls:We will buy #1 quality weasel skulls at $2.00 each. Remove from animal and freeze. These are very delicate skulls, so handle carefully
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Carcass animals. We will pay up to $2 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
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 $50. Skulls with worn or broken teeth and subadult animals will be discounted. Call before shipping.
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 for black and white wolves. Browns up to $150. Note: Must bring in fresh and killed from October through January. 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. The skulls and claws on a wolf are worth up to $84, depending upon size. Must have Idaho Fish and Game tag attached

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 $400. Fur quality, with claws, up to $250. Premiums paid for pale and extra pale skins.
Skulls:#1 quality adult skull, up to $50 each
Teeth:#1 quality canines, up to $3.50 each

Woodchuck

Hides:SKINS: Buying animals that have been skinned and prepped for life-size. Must have good feet and claws, ears turned, lips split, etc. No head shots, no damaged skins. Can be salted or dried. Salted skins can be dried or shipped to us after curing and before drying. Must be sent fur out. All sizes. Only interested in early spring skins that are fully furred. No skins with weak fur on lower backs, no females with bare bellies. Prices: $35-$55.

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
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:RUFFED/ BLUE/SPRUCE GROUSE: Select quality, $5 #1 quality $3.5, #2 quality $1.50, #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.
At-The-Door: Items Brought to Our Warehouse

Grouse Feet:Dried, in standing position: $0.50 each

Guinea

SKULLS:Frozen #1 quality adult skulls. $10 each. Make sure you do not cut or twist back of skull off

Hungarian Partridge

Feet: Dried. Dry in standing position. #0.25 each
Skins:#1 complete skins with wings and tails, dried, wing bones removed: Winter skins up to $15; fall skins up to $10
Tails:#1 quality, fanned, dried tails, up to $1.00 each

Owl

Owl Pellets:We buy larger size owl pellets. Must be complete pellets and not pieces or broken pellets. Make sure that they have mice/rodent bones and skulls in them. 25 cents each

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 $6.00 each. If you have a large quantity, send a sample.

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

Legs:We are currently paying fifty cents each for turkey feet.
Tails:We are currently paying up to $10 on dried, fanned tom turkey tails, $5 on mature jakes. Unfanned tails are worth $5 and $2.50. Damaged, bloody tails discounted
Wings:Dried, bones removed, no blood or dirt, #1 quality, $6.00 each. Not dried, #1 quality, $3 each.
At-The-Door: Items Brought to Our Warehouse

Beards:10+" $10.00 each
8-10" $7.50 each
6-8" $4.00 each
under 6", hens: up to $2.00 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

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.
Sent-In: Items Shipped To Us

Skins:#1 quality prairie rattlesnakes 25 inches and up, with rattles @ $0.42/inch. MUST HAVE RATTLES ATTACHED. Big southern/Texas diamondback skins $0.50-$0.75/inch, must have rattles attached.

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 Legskin with claws:Cut along underside of leg and pad of foot. Remove all bones from foot. Tack open and dry. Get as much legskin as possible. #1 quality legskins $1.50-$5.00.
Snapping Turtle Shells:Buying dried shells with carapace (belly plate) attached. Must be #1 quality, dried, all meat removed, cleaned (no mud attached). Must have all scutes (coverings on back) intact. For #1 quality shells we are paying the following (all prices FOB Moscow, Idaho). Defects and damages will cause shells to be discounted. 18-20" long: $30; 16-18" long $20; 14-16" long $15; 12-14" long $11.00; 10-12" long $9.00; under 10" long, $7.50. Back shells only, no breastplate attached, #1 quality: 1/2 price.

Remembering our friend Lars Eidnes and Eidnes Furs