ITA Fur Auction – January 9th, 2021
Boone County Fairgrounds, Boone, Iowa

Auction will be limited to 60 sellers, first come first served. Sellers must pre-register and
reservations will be taken starting December 1st.
Contact Dave Phipps at 515-491-8214.
1)        You will be handed a number when you get there. That number will be your seller
number for the sale and will be used when lotting in your fur.
2)        Once your fur is lotted in - it MUST cross the buyers table before it can be pulled
for “No-Sale” – NO EXCEPTIONS!!.  Let us know when we are lotting in your fur if there
is a  minimum price you are looking for.
3)        Selling commission will be 5% and 3% on No-Sales. Settle up at the conclusion of
your sale with the clerk with either cash or check.
4)        No sales outside of building EXCEPT for deer hides and squirrel tails. If so done,
seller and buyer will be asked to leave and not allowed back.

General Guidelines are as follows: All fur must be skinned or finished, except otter and
bobcat.
RACCOON: Size to industry standards –7 grades of coon per seller.  35 inches and up
4X, 32-35 inch 3X, 29-32 inch 2X, 27-29 inch XL, 24-27 inch Large. The above makes
up 5 of the 7, leaving 2 grades for low grades and damage
All other fur grade/size as follows:
MINK: Prime males together, prime females together, blue males together, blue females
together, damaged, low and cottons together.
MUSKRATS: 13 inches and up together, 11-13 inch together, under 11 inch together,
slight damage together, kits and badly damage together
BEAVER: LG and XL together, Medium together, small together, flat and damage
together
RED FOX: Full furred together, flatter types together, damaged together
COYOTE: Full furred pales together, full furred brown/darkish together, damaged
together, flatter types together
BADGER: Heavy furred pales together, heavy brown furred together, semi-heavy pales
together, semi-heavy browns together, flats together
SKUNKS: Wide stripe together, narrow stripe together, damaged together
OPOSSUM: Big silvers together, medium/small together, blacks together, flat/damaged
together
OTTER: May be sold on carcass, skinned or finished - 38 inches and up together,
under 38 inches together – CITIES tag must be attached
BOBCAT: May be sold on carcass, skinned or finished – CITIES tag must be attached
Muskrat and mink may be bundled with wire, but PLEASE use twine on everything
else!!! No more than 5 green coon on a string and no more than 20 finished coon.
Large green beaver 3-4 per string or 5 for smaller sizes. No more than 10 finished
beaver per string. Use common sense on all other furs.
The buyers need to be able to examine your fur. Comb and clean your fur – drum if you
can. Have your fur bundled and lined up in the order you wish to sell. If you need help
with sizing and bundling we will be available to assist you. Doors will open about 7 A.M.
and sale will start at 9 A.M.
















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1 ITA Fur Auction Results

Below are the results of the sale. Both green and finished fur was combined in these
numbers plus some carcass otter and bobcats. If I were to guess, it was about 50/50
with the green verse finished coon. Also, there were 31 coon that were not sold due to
no value. We had a total of 32 sellers with 300 lots of fur

Species... Number... High... Low... Average... Total... Top Lot Seller

Raccoon..1217... $13.50...25c...$4.68... $5705.15 - Larry Goodrich If 31 No Value were
dropped the Avg would be $4.81
Beaver...141.....$10......50c....$4.49....$634 - Mark Henning/Ken Bratland
Muskrat..661.....$5.20....25c....$3.40....$2247.95 - Mike Sells
Coyote...81......$62.50...$1.....$31.50...$2551.50 - Ben Ashland
Mink.....24......$7.......$1.....$2.95....$71 - Craig Sweet
Bobcat...13......$52.50...$15....$31.92...$415 - Tim Anderson
Otter....6.......$22......$17....$20.16...$121 - Steve Grulkey
Red Fox..14......$16......$3.....$10.89...$152.50 - Tim Anderson
Gray Fox 1.......$12......$12....$12......$12 - donated to ITA Mike Muzur
Swift Fox.1......$12......$12....$12......$12 - "                                        "
Badger...9.......$27.50...$2.....$16.66...$150 Keaton Jones
Skunk....23......$9.......$4.....$6.39....$147 - Craig Sweet
Opossum..20......$1.50....25c....$1.21....$24.25 - Craig Sweet
Squirrel.1........50c.....50c....50c......50c - Allyson Olson
Deer Hide.1......$3.25....$3.25..$3.25....$3.25 - Ken Bratland
Castor.. 5 sellers sold... $110... 1 single castor $9...$307 - Lonnie Archer
Beaver tails 2 sellers...$5...$5...$5.....$10
Skulls - 1 seller $1.....$1...$1...$1.....$1
Total....................................$12,575.10
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