Fur Competition Details

Bring your best presented fur for competition.  Our judge will grade each piece and provide cash prizes in each of the categories:

Adult Competition
(18 and older)
Beaver
Cat (bobcat or lynx)
Coyote
Fisher
Fox
Martin
Mink
Otter

Raccoon

Bundle of three muskrat

Youth Competition
(17 and under)
Beaver

Coyote
Fox
Mink
Raccoon

Bundle of three: May include a combination of squirrel, muskrat and weasel or may be all of one species.

AWARDS

1st Place: $30 per entry
2nd Place: $20 per entry

Grand aggregate will be awarded as well.

AWARDS

1st Place: $30 per entry
2nd Place: $20 per entry
3rd Place: $10 per entry

Youth grand aggregate will be awarded as well.

Every trapper is eligible to submit one fur in each category.
You must hold a valid STA membership. To purchase or renew your membership, click here.
Fur must be submitted no later than noon on Saturday, March 16th, 2019.


Points for Pelt Preparation 

Beaver: Eyes, ears, leg holes sewn shut. Measurements from leg holes to edge of skin must be consistent. Measurements from corner to corner across leg holes must be the same. Skin should be smooth. Fur should be clean and properly brushed. Nails should be evenly spaced.

Muskrat: Consistent shape, smooth bottom edge, not over scraped, smooth overall. Belly and back must be pinned even.

Marten: Front legs inside, even pinned tail. Must be brushed, good grease control, proper pinning and spread of feet and legs.

Mink: Flesh clean including tail; front legs should be tucked, inspection window clean and even.

Otter: Tail properly pleated. Sew front legs. Face must not be too narrow. Inspection window should be clean and even. Pelt fleshed properly.

Cat (lynx or bobcat): Even stretch on back legs; cartilage removed from ears; brushed and clean; claws removed; tail split; lower lip removed; front legs properly dried and tucked.

Coyote: Cartilage removed from ears; lower lip removed; tail split and pinned open; proper fleshing; fur clean and brushed.

Fox: Cartilage removed from ears; lower lip removed; tail split and pinned open; proper fleshing; fur clean and brushed.

Raccoon: Proper fleshing including tail; tail pinned open; grease control; and front legs sewed.

Fisher: Tuck front legs; tail split and pinned; lower lip removed; properly fleshed and cleaned.

All fur should be centred on board and boarded to proper measurements and not overstretched.

 

You fur will be returned at the end of convention.   Good luck!