No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers~Fur Handling

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum~ Fermenter's Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Minnesota Trapline Products
Please support our sponsor for the Trappers Talk Page - Minnesota Trapline Products

Joe Goodman Prints
Please support Joe Goodman because he supports us with donations


Print Thread
Hop To
Page 1 of 2 1 2
What are these critters?? #7022319
10/20/20 02:55 PM
10/20/20 02:55 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
E
elkaholic Offline OP
trapper
elkaholic  Offline OP
trapper
E

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
This picture is from the early part of the 20th century. Definitely before the great depression.

I'm thinking the 2 on the ends are red fox. The next one on the left is either a coon, beaver, or bobcat. There are at least 2 least weasels.

[Linked Image]


Millions of trees die every year to print environmentalist publications
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022333
10/20/20 03:08 PM
10/20/20 03:08 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,543
north Idaho
W
wissmiss Offline
trapper
wissmiss  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 14,543
north Idaho
2nd from the left is a bobcat. White spotted belly.


www.usedtraps.com

Please check out my updated inventory of Native American books.

Re: What are these critters?? [Re: wissmiss] #7022337
10/20/20 03:11 PM
10/20/20 03:11 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
E
elkaholic Offline OP
trapper
elkaholic  Offline OP
trapper
E

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
Originally Posted by wissmiss
2nd from the left is a bobcat. White spotted belly.


That was my first initial guess.


Millions of trees die every year to print environmentalist publications
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022346
10/20/20 03:29 PM
10/20/20 03:29 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 9,283
Iowa
~ADC~ Offline
The Count
~ADC~  Offline
The Count

Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 9,283
Iowa
I think the second third and maybe 4th on the right are bobcats also.

3,4 and 5 on the left, fishers???

Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022349
10/20/20 03:33 PM
10/20/20 03:33 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
E
elkaholic Offline OP
trapper
elkaholic  Offline OP
trapper
E

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
I'm not sure if we had fishers here in that timeframe. I'll go look it up...


Millions of trees die every year to print environmentalist publications
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022351
10/20/20 03:38 PM
10/20/20 03:38 PM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,972
7mtns of CENTRAL PA
GROUSEWIT Offline
trapper
GROUSEWIT  Offline
trapper

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,972
7mtns of CENTRAL PA
Red foxes, bobcats, mink, weasels, black an tan, parker double barrel, elk co. Rednecks!!!

That's my guess an I'm stickin to it!!!! laugh


NRALIFER,HUNTER,FURTAKER(PTA)(FTA)(NMTA)(RMEF)
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022352
10/20/20 03:38 PM
10/20/20 03:38 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,099
Eau Claire Wi
Trap Setter Offline
trapper
Trap Setter  Offline
trapper

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 2,099
Eau Claire Wi
I would guess 3 4 5 are two mink and a muskrat and I am guessing the 4th from the left is a small "bob"cat


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022353
10/20/20 03:38 PM
10/20/20 03:38 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
E
elkaholic Offline OP
trapper
elkaholic  Offline OP
trapper
E

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
Ok so they know they were extirpated in the last century. Not sure of exactly when though. The last stronghold of them is known to be in the area that this picture was taken. So it could be possible they are fisher.


Millions of trees die every year to print environmentalist publications
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022358
10/20/20 03:39 PM
10/20/20 03:39 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,003
Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
B
Bob Offline
trapper
Bob  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,003
Northern Nevada, 31 yrs old
#1 red fox, #2 open skinned bobcat, #3 #4#5 mink, #6 bobcat, #7 #8 winter weasels, #9 summer weasel, #10 #11 #12 bobcat, #13 red fox.

Thatís my best guess


"I have two guns, one for each of ya."
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: GROUSEWIT] #7022362
10/20/20 03:43 PM
10/20/20 03:43 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
E
elkaholic Offline OP
trapper
elkaholic  Offline OP
trapper
E

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
Originally Posted by GROUSEWIT
Red foxes, bobcats, mink, weasels, black an tan, parker double barrel, elk co. Rednecks!!!

That's my guess an I'm stickin to it!!!! laugh



lol

I have an old meat pole pic with my wife's grandfather in it holding an old lever action. Caliber escapes me right now. I just know ammo is not available cheap anymore. But I also have the gun in my safe. I told my son if he ever sells it I, his grandfather and great grandfather would come back and haunt him.


Millions of trees die every year to print environmentalist publications
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022535
10/20/20 07:07 PM
10/20/20 07:07 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,718
Sandhills Nebraska
G
Gary Benson Offline
trapper
Gary Benson  Offline
trapper
G

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 11,718
Sandhills Nebraska
Any otter up that way?


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022557
10/20/20 07:22 PM
10/20/20 07:22 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
E
elkaholic Offline OP
trapper
elkaholic  Offline OP
trapper
E

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 3,062
PA
I'm not sure about back when the pic was taken. I know there's small pockets of them around here now.


Millions of trees die every year to print environmentalist publications
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022614
10/20/20 08:09 PM
10/20/20 08:09 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 34,260
Minnesota
330-Trapper Offline
trapper
330-Trapper  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 34,260
Minnesota
Originally Posted by elkaholic
Originally Posted by GROUSEWIT
Red foxes, bobcats, mink, weasels, black an tan, parker double barrel, elk co. Rednecks!!!

That's my guess an I'm stickin to it!!!! laugh



lol

I have an old meat pole pic with my wife's grandfather in it holding an old lever action. Caliber escapes me right now. I just know ammo is not available cheap anymore. But I also have the gun in my safe. I told my son if he ever sells it I, his grandfather and great grandfather would come back and haunt him.

Thats what I'm telling my kids


NRA and NTA Life Member
www.BackroadsRevised@etsy.com




Re: What are these critters?? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7022795
10/20/20 10:56 PM
10/20/20 10:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,561
East-Central Wisconsin
B
bblwi Offline
trapper
bblwi  Offline
trapper
B

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,561
East-Central Wisconsin
To me it looks like 2 fox and about 5 cats. If the two white pelts are weasels then the 3 on the left may be martens. If the 3 on the left are fishers then the weasels back in the day were on steroids. Very easily could be an assortment of PA mountain species back about 100 years ago. I don't know what the small non white pelt near the white one is, maybe a rat.

Bryce

Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022871
10/21/20 04:53 AM
10/21/20 04:53 AM
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 6,395
Michigan
T
Trapper Dahlgren Offline
trapper
Trapper Dahlgren  Offline
trapper
T

Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 6,395
Michigan
cool old pic. thanks for sharing

Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022886
10/21/20 05:22 AM
10/21/20 05:22 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,778
Pennsylvania
H
Hern Offline
trapper
Hern  Offline
trapper
H

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,778
Pennsylvania
2 Reds, 5 Bobcat (two kittens included), 3 Mink, 3 Weasel

BTW- Great picture with some history in the background



Originally Posted by GROUSEWIT
Red foxes, bobcats, mink, weasels, black an tan, parker double barrel, elk co. Rednecks!!!

That's my guess an I'm stickin to it!!!! laugh

You forgot the dogs name

Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022893
10/21/20 05:32 AM
10/21/20 05:32 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,778
Pennsylvania
H
Hern Offline
trapper
Hern  Offline
trapper
H

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 1,778
Pennsylvania
elkaholic, to enlarge picture- on bottom left on keyboard there is a key marked 'Ctrl',
Hold down 'Ctrl' key while scrolling up or down. This will make your pic bigger for a closer looksee on this site.

Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7022930
10/21/20 06:19 AM
10/21/20 06:19 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,604
Piney va. soon be 19
cotton Offline
trapper
cotton  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 6,604
Piney va. soon be 19
dead them thar critters are dead


John 3/16

ifin your gonna be dumb ya gotta be tough
Proud testosterone charged redneck
www.cotton45c.com
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7023067
10/21/20 09:04 AM
10/21/20 09:04 AM
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,159
SW Pa
W
wr otis Offline
trapper
wr otis  Offline
trapper
W

Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 3,159
SW Pa
Friend of mine his father used to tree bobcats coon hunting in the fifties and sixties, probably more here in forties.

I've got a book forty-four years of the life of a hunter, might go under life of a hunter meshach browning. It's a reprint of the 1859 original version, by Appalachian background oakland MD. Talks about hunting western MD in the 1800's. I'd have to refresh my memory but I believe he was seeing and hunting cats and coyotes, along with bear and deer.

Went back and looked at the book, he mentions getting around fifty mountain lions lifetime. This would be mountains of western MD and wv and Southern PA. Been a long time since I read it, interesting stuff considering my family would have been here in that time frame also.

Last edited by wr otis; 10/21/20 09:22 AM.
Re: What are these critters?? [Re: elkaholic] #7023099
10/21/20 09:30 AM
10/21/20 09:30 AM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 874
Indiana
P
Providence Farm Offline
trapper
Providence Farm  Offline
trapper
P

Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 874
Indiana
Originally Posted by elkaholic
Originally Posted by GROUSEWIT
Red foxes, bobcats, mink, weasels, black an tan, parker double barrel, elk co. Rednecks!!!

That's my guess an I'm stickin to it!!!! laugh



lol

I have an old meat pole pic with my wife's grandfather in it holding an old lever action. Caliber escapes me right now. I just know ammo is not available cheap anymore. But I also have the gun in my safe. I told my son if he ever sells it I, his grandfather and great grandfather would come back and haunt him.



Don't worry about him selling it. After the Democrat get done with semi autos and handguns they will move on to pumps and lever guns continuing tell they are after bows, and knifes, and maybe even rocks. After all wepons of war have no place on our streets and at one time even rocks and clubs were state of the art wepons of war!!

Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread