collapse

Author Topic: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys  (Read 576 times)

Offline Born2late

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Tracker
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 87
Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:07:46 PM »
Ahhh, the good ol days.
To bad he doesn't show it going across the ice.I like how he warms the motor.

Offline bear hunter

  • BEAR HUNTER
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1793
  • Location: Marysville, Washington
  • Union SheetMetal Worker 66- welder fab/WCO TRAPPER
    • Danny A Alvarez
  • Groups: WCW, RMEF, DU, BassMasters, WSTA, and Union Sportsmen's Alliaance
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 01:57:40 AM »
  :tup:
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

Offline Boss .300 winmag

  • Best Biggie Blogger
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 9511
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • DAN-O CAN'T TAKE BIGGIE PICS
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 04:58:32 AM »
Hhhmmm
"Just because I like granola, and I have stretched my arms around a few trees, doesn't mean I'm a tree hugger!
Hi I'm 8156, our leader is Bearpaw.


Keep Calm And Duc On!

Offline Trapper John

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 786
  • Location: Monroe, WA
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, NRA
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 01:45:33 PM »

A lot of work but back than a dollar was worth more than it is today.
Thanks for sharing   :tup:
JC 


Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4166
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 07:28:06 PM »
A few things I noticed,
He had a devil of a time setting that Newhouse :chuckle:
I noticed he had a sprung jump trap. I can relate to that.
It made my back hurt to watch him skin those beaver on the ground. I guess that was before they invented tables.  :dunno:
Beaver tags, we had those in WA too. I think most States had them. They cost a dollar when I first trapped and raised to $2 before they did away with them. You had to have them in possession when you caught a beaver. Two tags and three beaver you were in trouble but you couldn't get a refund on unused tags at the end of the season. :bash:
Also consider that everyone of those beaver was worth about a days pay, probably more for the black ones.
1967, I think that was the first year I trapped.
Bruce Vandervort

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1746
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 07:57:10 PM »
A little trip down memory lane for ya Bruce!!! I think a beaver is worth about 1 hour of minimum wage now  :bash:

Offline Humptulips

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 4166
  • Location: Humptulips
    • Washington State Trappers Association
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, OTA, WWC, WFW, NRA
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 08:02:52 PM »
My Dad told about trapping mink after WWII. A large male was worth a weeks pay.
Ahh the good old days!
Bruce Vandervort

Offline Born2late

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Tracker
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 87
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 08:12:05 PM »
Have you ever seen a sled/boat with a power driven wheel like that? I can't imagine what that was like trying to steer going across the ice with a boat load of gear and beavers.
I guess for the money they could make a guy would figure any way he could to get to his traps.

Offline Cylvertip

  • Conservative Heathen
  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2008
  • Posts: 1128
  • Location: Granite Falls by way of Rainier/ Tenino
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 04:03:28 PM »
I had heard talk about the black ones, but never seen one. I heard them referred to as Alaskan Blacks.   I have seen one blonde one in the wild when I was a kid.  Seems lots of taxidermy ones are blonde, but I think that is how the fur has faded or how it was treated, not the true color..
May that for which I prepare never come to pass.
Don't Tread On Me!

Offline bear hunter

  • BEAR HUNTER
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1793
  • Location: Marysville, Washington
  • Union SheetMetal Worker 66- welder fab/WCO TRAPPER
    • Danny A Alvarez
  • Groups: WCW, RMEF, DU, BassMasters, WSTA, and Union Sportsmen's Alliaance
Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 10:31:18 PM »
I have an old regulations booklet I found in my grandpa's fish and tackle box.  They used to give out in the 80s. The price is inside the booklet says for $5 deer tag and Beaver tags are $2. Its pretty cool I still have it.
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

 

* Recent Topics

Swarvoski spotter by backcountry55
[Today at 03:05:39 PM]


Vortex strike fire 2 by bowhunter851
[Today at 03:00:30 PM]


Hoyt limb splinter by huntnfmly
[Today at 02:45:55 PM]


Project boat anyone?? by Badhabit
[Today at 02:40:47 PM]


‘The wolf tapeworm’ by trapp01
[Today at 02:31:43 PM]


2018-2020 Hunting Proposals Out for Comment by Oh Mah
[Today at 02:10:32 PM]


My dog Copper in the Snow by HunterofWA
[Today at 02:06:19 PM]


For Sale- Kuiu Icon Pro 1850 and frame $200 by MrE4853
[Today at 01:38:55 PM]


Rough start to the 17 Upland Season by fethrduster
[Today at 01:37:26 PM]


Wtb Ruger M77 .243 by mtnwkr
[Today at 01:26:05 PM]


WTS: Aero Precision AR-15 partial build by Antlershed
[Today at 01:15:16 PM]


Bucket List Hunt by ballstothewaal
[Today at 01:14:18 PM]


11 year Old daughters first Bear by Gringo31
[Today at 01:13:14 PM]


Capitol Forest coyotes by ThomMedic
[Today at 12:48:44 PM]


Wyoming back door? by Stein
[Today at 12:45:30 PM]


WDFW wolf consultant gets paid by huntnphool
[Today at 12:40:56 PM]


Fs Hammock tent and pack by Keebler213
[Today at 12:40:12 PM]


"Cougar Pete" Peterson by bigmacc
[Today at 12:38:39 PM]


Can anyone help me identify this animal sound? by pianoman9701
[Today at 12:34:57 PM]


Utv/Atv Pics thread! by jkthomps
[Today at 12:31:32 PM]