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    I think the fur market is there 12 months of the year, as @kukuwai said more possums to the kg of fur. Our fur is probably at its heaviest right now. It is running between 12 - 13 possums to the kg. With the pine catkins really being targeted now the fur weight drops off like a moult, but the bodies increase in weight with the high protein. Bodies have been averaging 1.8kg soon they will bee 2 or over. Summer fur is around 18-20 per kg, this is all dependant on climate location and food sources. One thing for sure in the summer is longer days to pluck and no brass monkey mornings. Get a big block..
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    Pine pollen full gut. Name:  IMG_4234.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeMan View Post
    Pine pollen full gut. Attachment 115034
    So it's started already, should help when we do the next big run by the native block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeMan View Post
    Pine pollen full gut. Attachment 115034
    We not even close here - Pollen I mean

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    Have been shooting a few around the yard lately, had a friends kids up and we shot some, did a few little jaunts on the 4 wheeler and shot some more. All up have got 77 for the past 6 weeks. The first kilo or 2 takes a bit, but once that bag starts filling up, its not too difficult to get motivated and add another 10, then another 10 etc. Took it to the buyer on Monday, 77 possums, 5.6 kg of fur, approx 14 per kilo, $730. Good coin for a few nights shooting.
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    Started pissing down about 4 in the morning. The full works... thunder, lightning, wind.

    So had a few wet ones to sort out this morning...

    First time ever I have thought something other than the flat deck hilux would be useful



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    Yep, rather you than me @kukuwai. Only one thing worse than plucking a wet possum, that's plucking two. . Pulled all of my traps, looks like another week before they go out again. Happy plucking.
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    You need a socket plug on the back of ya hilux so you can plug in ya miss hairdryer
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeeMan View Post
    Yep, rather you than me @kukuwai. Only one thing worse than plucking a wet possum, that's plucking two. . Pulled all of my traps, looks like another week before they go out again. Happy plucking.
    Only positive that i can see is...

    The mesh bag of fur drying by the fire is at least making the house smell good

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    For those of you that are interested...

    Best possum video I've seen for a while, off the ground sets interesting.

    https://youtu.be/aJfIQqjGXpc

    Looks like there might be a few good vids on his channel

    Ive given up on TV..!!

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