DARYL J BALLARD 1216 TAYLOR AVE UTICA NY 13501 Non-Res Fur Dealer LOUIS FRANKLIN BARBER 1346 TOM HADLEY RD WILLIAMSTON NC 27892 Res Fur Dealer BENJAMIN LINCOLN BARBOUR 1222 BUFFALO RD SMITHFIELD NC 27577 Res Fur Dealer DAVID LEE CLARY 600 CAROLINA STREET ROANOKE RAPIDS NC 27870 Res Fur Dealer FRANCIS CARL ENNIS PO BOX 1151 MANTEO NC 27954 Res Fur Dealer ALTON LEE GODWIN 221 IVEY ST RAEFORD NC 28376 Res Fur Dealer ROBERT C GRUBB PO BOX 594 MOCKSVILLE NC 27028 Res Fur Dealer AARON D HONEYCUTT 7984 OLD GRAHAM RD PITTSBORO NC 27312 Res Fur Dealer MICHAEL E KENNEDY 605 HOWELL RD NEW BERN NC 28562 Res Fur Dealer ARTHUR C LOWE P.O. BOX 1332 NORTH WILKESBORO NC 28659 Res Fur Dealer JOHN BEN PITTS 103 NEW LIBERTY ROAD NEW BERN NC 28562 Res Fur Dealer TOM JOSEPH TYREE P.O. BOX 146 BLOXOM VA 23308 Non-Res Fur Dealer HARRY D WARD 510 N LEE ST WHITEVILLE NC 28472 Res Fur Dealer JENNIFER WORSTER 1104 BENTHALL BRIDGE RD AHOSKIE NC 27910 Res Fur Dealer
I would like to add a nonresident buyer to that list. The man's name is John W. Epler Jr. He is an excellent fur buyer with a very good reputation and was referred to me by Mike Marsyada at one of the Smithfield conventions. My thanks to Mike. John's address is: 733 East Second Mtn. Rd. Orwigsburg PA 17961
One of the old time trappers, Ralph J. R. Nelson once organized a local fur sale at his home in Buncombe Co. Several buyers showed up along with a good number of trappers.
Just a small note bout John Epler beaver wise, I have sold many to him and put several folk on him as well.
Iffin you throw the smalls and junk to the side and offer him "nice" pelts , he will buy them green skinned for bout 50 to 75 percent above Lincoln Barbours best prices. He will buy the smalls and junk stuff also but at a slightly reduced price.
Once you set up a "relationship" w/ him, there will be no need to thaw them out either........
There ya go Dave, John will come down but he has to make money........is the NCTA available to help w/ his expenses ??
John as a dealer is as good as it gets w/ supplys as a whole, something our convention could use for sure.. Coakly is the only dealer we have that has any amount fo goods for sale ..... Iffin we had Epler and Coakly at our convention and they both made money to want to come back...........we would have all avenues covered !
Post by knockemoutkennels on Oct 19, 2008 12:16:38 GMT -5
Howdy ya'll, I've never been to one of those fur buys, wonder when and where the next one in North Carolina will take place. Just trying to get out and see what its all about. Got close to 5,000 acers I can trap. Land near Ft.Bragg, and up near the Harnett /Lee Co line and tons inbetween. Along with coon hunting, I'd like to try to sell those hide's as well. I've got enough $ in dogs, equiptment ect along with the traps.And I hate seeing any part of a critter you harvest go to waste.