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Old Sep 19th 2015, 03:03 PM   #1
 
  Feb 2015
  United States
Hey guys I'm from Ohio, didn't get to go to the pa auction. A pa preserve I'm currently talking to about 3 deer said prices were way down. Just seeing if anyone is kind enough to post what a couple nice typical looking 200-240" deer should be selling for? Along with a 300" nice looking buck. Thanks in advance if I can get some responses.
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Old Sep 19th 2015, 05:01 PM   #2
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I don't have the prices in front of me but a beautiful 250" inch buck brought a little over 6k. Looks goes a long ways.
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Old Sep 20th 2015, 04:52 AM   #3
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Darin brings up an excellent point. *Just hearing "prices were down" does't lend enough perspective. Good looking deer still bring good money. *And great pedigreed deer bring good money. *I think all that's happened is people are becoming much more discerning on what they are willing to spend top dollar. *The pedigree has to be solid from top to bottom. *
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Old Sep 20th 2015, 05:00 AM   #4
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Darin brings up an excellent point. *Just hearing "prices were down" does't lend enough perspective. Good looking deer still bring good money. *And great pedigreed deer bring good money. *I think all that's happened is people are becoming much more discerning on what they are willing to spend top dollar. *The pedigree has to be solid from top to bottom. *




So true..But many are also no longer spending big dollars on paper when one can make great stockers with much less. *I think over all it has just dropped in amounts of dollars per animal all the way around. *Top papered stuff still brings great money-Just less than say 2 years ago and middle of the road stuff brings what low end stuff did 2 years ago and low end stuff now goes into preserves because they will fetch little.


Its the way of the world. I also believe it will swing right back to where it was 2 years ago. Closed borders and untested farms have a huge impact on prices of any auction and for sure can ruin the market for stockers in a state.
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Old Sep 20th 2015, 09:01 AM   #5
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  Apr 2009
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Preserves buy the majority of bucks available and they don't care about pedigree, only what is on their head. Never had a hunter ask about the pedigree.
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Old Sep 20th 2015, 03:04 PM   #6
 
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  Mission MN
Gary , you are absolutely right but it better be wide , heavy and typical the way this preserve hunting is going
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Old Sep 20th 2015, 07:28 PM   #7
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Old Sep 21st 2015, 10:35 AM   #8
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Preserves buy the majority of bucks available and they don't care about pedigree, only what is on their head. Never had a hunter ask about the pedigree.




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Those were two separate points that I was making. *Obviously preserves don't care about pedigree. *I was answering a question about stocker bucks... THEN i brought up the breeder market. *Sorry... thought that was obvious. *
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Old Sep 21st 2015, 02:38 PM   #9
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Didn't mean to imply anything other than where most bucks go. And yes, wide always sells, but we just had a hunter in camp that wanted a tight and tall buck. So different strokes for different folks. Preserves need to have a variety of deer for all tastes.
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Old Sep 21st 2015, 05:51 PM   #10
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  Manheim, PA
I personally feel over all we had a very good sale. I am extremely excited for next year and plan to do all i can To Enhance it even more.

A couple things for all of us to consider people still want to put a face to the seller.

Those who put there best in the sale where rewarded.

Those who attended the sale let their customers know they care about them as a customer.

Nothing can take the place of the conversations we have in a group face to face just talking deer.

Those who normally attend the sale are the same ones who are normally upbeat and being profitable.

If anyone has any idea on how to enhance the sale please feel free to contact me @ 7175998168 Darin
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Old Sep 23rd 2015, 10:15 AM   #11
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  Williamsport, PA


I am going to through this out for everyone to chew, mostly for new(er) farms just developing a market for their ranch stock. Be prepared to say no to a few places and sit on those bucks for a month or two. Every year come end of Nov and into Dec. there is always someone looking for bucks. Also consider trying to build relationships with multiple places over the spring and summer.
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Old Sep 23rd 2015, 01:34 PM   #12
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I am going to through this out for everyone to chew, mostly for new(er) farms just developing a market for their ranch stock. Be prepared to say no to a few places and sit on those bucks for a month or two. Every year come end of Nov and into Dec. there is always someone looking for bucks. Also consider trying to build relationships with multiple places over the spring and summer.



I couldn't agree more
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Old Sep 23rd 2015, 03:17 PM   #13
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Sold our bucks for more than we had earlier ask again last January. Holding bucks into December and January always fetched us top dollar. Thankfully Indiana's Supreme Court has made way for us to open our preserve again. Now we are selling for retail instead of wholesale. We have some extra bucks that we may sell only to someone battling EHD. We have lost a bunch big shooters ourselves. I guess that I should say we may have some extras.
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Old Sep 23rd 2015, 04:58 PM   #14
 
  Apr 2015
  Butler, Pennsylvania
I agree with Josh once hunting season kicks in hunters want to start hunting preserves later in the season like November into December. Darin the sale was good other than women working up front didn't give us our pamphlets and didn't want to give us any attention
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Old Sep 23rd 2015, 05:00 PM   #15
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Yeah, that's solid advice!
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