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Wolverine or Wolf?: Yukon celebrates local fur industry



Shirley McLean
APTN News
Yukon trappers and artisans are looking to create support for its fur industry.

That’s because trappers aren’t fairing that well on the international markets with low fur prices. A lynx pelt is selling for $60 while in Whitehorse the same pet is sold for $250.

It’s also about celebrating fur and having local people wearing it.

“This is about connecting the trapper with a crafter who’s going to make something with the person who’s going to buy,” said Kelly Milner, organizer of Unfurled.

Tlingit trapper George Bahm runs his family trap line on the weekends.

It keeps him connected to his ancestral land despite the expenses.

“These events are really important to us,” he said of Unfurled.

smclean@aptn.ca

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2 Responses to “Wolverine or Wolf?: Yukon celebrates local fur industry”

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    Jackie Yaklin March 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm #

    Great news story, Shirley. Thank you, Jackie Yaklin

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    daniel g vuletich March 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm #

    Would love to be up there to purchase items what a fantastic idea and all natural and biodegradable unlike petroleum and synthetic products!