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Wild Fur Receipts are interesting because they show where the market was and who was buying fur at a particular time. While today's wild fur market is very strong there is a relatively small number of larger fur buyers in Wisconsin. Historically there were many smaller fur buyers all around the state including the example below of Louis Gorwitz & Son Inc near Wausau, Wisconsin. In addition to selling fur hunters and trappers at different times through out Wisconsin's history could collect a bounty on their fox. The prices paid varied on the size of the fox and who was paying the bounty, whether it was the state or county. Below are examples of receipts for fox bounties paid by the Town of Weston in 1966.
1966 Wisconsin Trapper's Association Membership Renewal Notice