yeah live the chinese have brought the market back for the heavey hides . hell we haven't had a winter down here in so long the hides just don't get heavy . the northern small coons are what we call large lol . i wish it would all come back to like it was in the 80's them was good times for all . i wouldn't even get on my dogs too bad for treein a big ol possum lol even they was worth skinnin.
halfbreed,what part of Texas do you live in? down here in southeast Texas we have good sized coon everywhere, I trapped one last winter just messing around and he's hanging on my wall , stretching 32 inches, and have trapped some over 30.
simmons i'm up here in the northeast section athens canton area . and of the many coons i've killed and skinned since the sixty's i can count on one hand the ones that went over 30 #'s i haven't hunted coon since the 90's been killin hogs . since hide market dropped off and people quit huntin and trappin so much there maybe some bigguns out there lol . i;m gonna find out this winter that's for sure .