No. However, OTC does encourage all fur harvesters to support their state and national trapping organizations. The only requirement is that you MUST contact the OTC fur sale manager at least 5 days prior to the sale with a listing of what you will bring.
You can bring your fur to the sale in person or you can send them to our fur sale manager:
3317 North Holly St
Canby, OR 97013
No, there are no minimum or maximum amounts.
OTC requires that each species be offered separately. Other than that, you may group your pelts in any way you want. If you are not sure of the best way to display your furs, an OTC sale person will assist you.
If you have one or two exceptional pelts these may be offered individually. Otherwise, please consider putting your bobcats in larger groups such as size, color, or females with poor bellies.
This is the minimum price you will accept for the furs and other items you offer for sale.
No, we also sell many other items such as porky hair, deer and elk antlers, teeth, claws, skulls, tanned furs, used traps, and other related items.
Prospective buyers like to know how much fur will be at the sale. In order to give them an accurate estimate, OTC needs to know at least 5 days prior to the sale what volume of fur will be offered.
More buyers = More competition = Better prices!
Competitive bidding means more than one buyer bids on the item(s) you have for sale. Some OTC sales have more than twenty buyers in attendance.
Setting a minimum price will insure you get your desired price. Any items that do not meet your asking price will be returned to you.
OTC charges a commission based on the price bid on your fur. Commissions are deducted from your check.
1. If you sell your fur for the price offered you pay a 6% commission (8% if you ship your furs to OTC. )
2. If you do not sell your fur for the price offered you will pay a 2% 'withdrawal fee'.
After paying sale operating expenses, OTC donates a portion of the revenue to Oregon groups such as the Trappers Defense Fund and the Fur Harvesters Trust Fund. Donations are sometimes made to the NTA and FTA. The rest of the money is used to fight anti-trapping measures on the state level.
Checks will be mailed on the first business day after the end of the sale. You should receive your check in 2-5 business days. It is very important that we have your current mailing address on file. You should verify this information when you check in your fur.