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Russian oil can trump trapping efforts

April 4, 2018

MAYFLOWER – Fur prices are affected by many factors, according to Blake Sasse, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s nongame mammal coordinator. For example, he says, when oil prices are high, Russians are more likely to purchase fur, meaning that demand eventually trickles down to Arkansas trappers of furbearing animals such as the coyote, whose fur is used to line coats.