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#1760896 - 01/24/10 08:47 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: Family Trapper]
cat catcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Atlin, British Columbia Canada
Just wondering if you guys could tell me your average weights of your lynx, i never weighed them till yesterday. i got a female that weighed 43.7 lbs, is that a big one?

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#1760967 - 01/24/10 09:16 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: cat catcher]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
OMG !! Are you sure about that ? I would have guessed that there was never a lynx alive that went over 25 pounds if that much.
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#1761054 - 01/24/10 09:57 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: white17]
cat catcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Atlin, British Columbia Canada
i will zero my scale and try it again, it is my heaviest yet this year, maybe it sounds heavy because you have only caught 2 of them. smile


Edited by cat catcher (01/24/10 10:10 AM)

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#1761078 - 01/24/10 10:08 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: cat catcher]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
LOL !! I've caught more than two,. but only two in the last 29 years.


The professional literature says an adult male can weigh UP TO 22 pounds +/- 1.4 pounds that's why your report is so surprising to me.

43 pounds would be huge even for a dense animal like a wolverine.
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#1761105 - 01/24/10 10:20 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: white17]
cat catcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/09
Loc: Atlin, British Columbia Canada
Well it helps if you start your scale off at zero, i just went to the shed and reweighed it and White your right it only wieghed 24lbs 12 oz. that seems more realistic.So this would be an decent size lynx?


Edited by cat catcher (01/24/10 10:21 AM)

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#1761250 - 01/24/10 11:25 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: cat catcher]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
Yeah I can see where that would make a difference. LOL!

I would say you are right at the upper end of the weight range for lynx.
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#1761516 - 01/24/10 01:08 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: white17]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
I got a big ol' heavy one outside that I'll weigh and measure the hide in the board to see.

W17- this big lynx is currently being sculpted into the leader of me "fog
team".
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#1761519 - 01/24/10 01:09 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: Alaskan]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
LOL !! How appropriate !
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#1761591 - 01/24/10 01:33 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: white17]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
I'd like to think I measure fairly accurate on the carcass. I use a sting and make sure it's tight and try to follow contours. Does me no favors to BS about the size when selling for Taxidermy, as it will ruin one's reputation.

Just walked outside and weighed the carcass. It was 24lbs (w/o fur). I think I measured him at 37" on the round and his hide on the board was right at 44" (and not pulled tight).

Pic of hide on board:


However, this was by NO MEANS the biggest I've handled/caught. Last year we had a monster:



W17- my "sled" fell through so I might have to make an investment just to make this "scene" happen. Sheesh, what some will do for a chuckle!
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#1761615 - 01/24/10 01:42 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: Alaskan]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Loc: McGrath, AK
ROFLMAO ! Maybe one of your musher 'friends' will loan you one.
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#1763673 - 01/25/10 12:36 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: white17]
smalltimetrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/09/07
Loc: Interior Alaska
My cats this year have all been between 32"-33.5" in the round, weighed between 22-24 lbs. All mature adults I guess. One measured 42" on the board. I figured if you got one that measured 38 in the round he would probably go about 50 on the board.

Matt your shed is looking a mite crowded!
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#1763684 - 01/25/10 12:49 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: Family Trapper]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
The photo of kuzi makes me homesick Jeff. Headed out to St. Mary's in the morning for work and some play time. Maybe get me one of those abundant moose down river.

plenty of moose FT... be easy pickings.
well had a good run today picked up 3 cats,(makes 10 this weekend)..I know S.T. is getting tired of seeing Lynx so thought I would do a change up smile
I had this lady in front of me today,she never saw a currly headed Eskimo before so came over to check it out..I didnt put down the toilet seat,and felt bad, so I spared her life smile

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#1763698 - 01/25/10 01:06 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: yukonjeff]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Better Lucky than good smile
I believe the offset jaw saved me on this one

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#1763708 - 01/25/10 01:21 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: yukonjeff]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Alaskan....string streaches...(I tried it also)
and that is a BIG Cat you have there,but I see you have a coyote streacher that leaves a rather pointy head,you are gaining inches there as well..I sugest you get one of the plastic tapes like in this pic and resmeasure everything twice...you can double check your measurments on the carcase,after skinning,it will tell you the true carcase measurment,thats what they want anyway

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#1763711 - 01/25/10 01:28 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: yukonjeff]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
It's a "nome rat" stretcher.
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#1763716 - 01/25/10 01:51 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: Alaskan]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
LMAO!!...I heard you guys have them up there....I want to see one!!...you should try trap one :)I am seriouse

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#1763723 - 01/25/10 02:29 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: yukonjeff]
Kusko Offline
"Mr. Mayor"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Bethel, AK
Looks like you had a few good runs there Jeff.
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#1763725 - 01/25/10 02:38 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: Kusko]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Just trying to keep ahead of Team Kusko,on cats,and I am losing ground fast now smile

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#1763727 - 01/25/10 02:49 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: yukonjeff]
martentrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
I'm with Jeff on size. A plastic tape will give a more accurate measurement.................and you will be awfully lucky to find one over 37 in. from nose to base of tail.
Kinda like those 150 pound wolves that everyone seems to have seen.
mt

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#1763731 - 01/25/10 03:20 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #4 [Re: martentrapper]
Kusko Offline
"Mr. Mayor"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Bethel, AK
I have a cat on the stretcher right now that weighed 34 pounds on the scale. It is on the stretcher at 45 inches NTB and 8 inches wide at the hips.
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