Click here HuntingPA.com
Outdoor Community



Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2077316 - Thu Jan 13 2011 02:39 AM Fisher Tracks in Snow PICTURES ADDED
Woodywoodduck Offline
VIP

Registered: Fri Jun 06 2003
Posts: 12369
Loc: 5B wishing to be in 4B
Anyone have any Good Clear Pictures of Fisher Tracks in 6-10 inchs of Snow??

I found a place this afternoon that looks like some animal Plowed thru it...

Only way I can explain it is that it looks like someone took a 6 inch round piece of PVC Pipe and drug it thru the snow to make what looks like a Bobsled Course track---You know the U shape with the sides up high...

There are tracks in the middle of this...it looks to me like a Slide but it goes for a good 300 yards and it wondered all over the place, going under roots and then back out, thru high grass and then I lost it when it hit the frozen creek and that was where I was heading up over the hill to the Car...

I didn't take a picture of it today, I'll have to remember to take a few tomorrow.

1 Guy told my sounded to him like a Skunk (I never seem skunk tracks like this in snow, Never saw Skunk tracks in Snow...the 1 spot where the snow was not to deep the tracks looked like Mink Tracks but a little larger)
Another Guy says No way could it be a Skunk, Skunks are supposed to be holed up right now with all this snow on the Ground..


I asked if they knew what Fisher Tracks looked like in the Snow..Neither did...

It almost looks like whatever animal made it did nothing but push itself thru the snow and left tracks in the middle of that U shaped area!

Anyone have any Fisher tracks in the snow?

Here are the Tracks...









Edited by Woodywoodduck (Thu Jan 13 2011 09:52 PM)

Top
#2077326 - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:02 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Woodywoodduck]
Guest3 Offline
Stopped counting

Registered: Thu Sep 06 2007
Posts: 21381
Loc: 2A, 2B


Someone had to Woody.
_________________________
The man who really counts in the world is the doer, not the mere critic. ~Roosevelt

Top
#2077327 - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:05 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Woodywoodduck]
tundragriz Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Thu Nov 20 2008
Posts: 2652
Loc: Montrose, Pa.
Fisher have big wide feet, in snow you are going to see them bounding. What you are describing is a skunk or opossum, both they just plod forward. I live on the northern border and skunks are definitely out and about. I saw skunk track today and caught 2 last week.

Do a google image search on fisher tracks, lots of pics.
_________________________
Stand up and be counted, join an outdoor sports organization
Life NRA,Life PTA,Annual SCI

Top
#2077328 - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:06 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: tundragriz]
Buckshot1822 Offline
Honored

Registered: Mon Oct 18 2004
Posts: 5468
Loc: Clearfield County (2G)
Fisher tracks look like mini bear tracks for the most part.....
_________________________
"Most people miss opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls, and looks like hard work"

Top
#2077338 - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:29 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Buckshot1822]
mauser06 Offline
The man

Registered: Tue Nov 05 2002
Posts: 11335
Loc: PA
Buckshot beat me to my best description....small bear tracks...

I've never seen em in deep snow though...seen em the first couple days of flintlock...we had 2 or 3 inches...I could see tail drags in some areas of the tracks....much like a nutria on sand...(worked on a beach full of nutria..I know many of you guys can't relate to what I'm talking about...) snow wasn't deeper than its legs but its tail drug a bit in certain spots...

Top
#2077429 - Thu Jan 13 2011 10:18 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: mauser06]
GermanShortHair Offline
journeyman

Registered: Mon Feb 08 2010
Posts: 71
Loc: PA
what tundragriz said... alot of bounding, loping tracks. In 6-8 inches of snow a fisher would be running a lot of logs.

Top
#2077465 - Thu Jan 13 2011 10:57 AM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: GermanShortHair]
kish75 Offline
enthusiast

Registered: Tue Dec 07 2010
Posts: 694
Loc: luzerne/columbia county
Porcupine, for sure. That is just the way it was explained to me. "PVC drug through the snow."
_________________________
15-16 numbers
fox 3
coons 1
coyotes 1
mink 0
muskrat 0
beaver 0
opossum 2
skunk 1

Top
#2077671 - Thu Jan 13 2011 01:54 PM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: kish75]
Denny Emery Offline
old hand

Registered: Sun May 11 2008
Posts: 951
Loc: Jefferson Co, Pa







Top
#2077815 - Thu Jan 13 2011 03:19 PM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Denny Emery]
Mus Offline
enthusiast

Registered: Sat Jun 23 2007
Posts: 675
Loc: Columbia County, PA
Yep...I really think what you might be seeing are Porcupine Tracks, as Kish75 said. I've noticed alot of them after the last big snow. Here is a link to some info on Porcupines that really shows a good shot of their tracks in deep snow.
http://www.survivaltopics.com/survival/tracking-a-porcupine-in-winter/

Top
#2078207 - Thu Jan 13 2011 07:21 PM Re: Fisher Tracks in Snow [Re: Woodywoodduck]
Barberry Online   content
enthusiast

Registered: Sun Dec 31 2006
Posts: 561
Loc: PA
Porcupine for sure!!!!

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Moderator:  Adam, mauser06, Moss, trapperrick 
Google Ads
HuntingPA Sponsors
60X Custom Strings
ADT Security
Arrowhead
FoxPro
Growing Up With Guns
Hilltop Seeds
Hunting GPS Maps
Huntworth Gear
James Creek Outfitters
Knob Mountain Kennel
Lancaster Archery
Lowes Whitetail Scents
Martz Gap Hunting Preserve
Midwest Turkey Call Supply
Magees Optics
Mt. Hope Game Preserve
Night Eyes Predator Lights
No Limits Outdoors
On-Point Outfitters
Outdoorsman's Insight Magazine
Pheasants Forever
Premier Hunting Adventures
Randy Kuntz's Taxidermy
Realtree
Stony Gun & Archery
TrailCamPro
Two Bear Outfitters
Ultimate Camo
Who's Online
230 registered (.300 savage, 2BBuckHunter, 1shot2kills, 143 Coyote ln, 25-OTT6, 10 invisible), 509 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Google Ads
Newest Members
SamBob, possum58, Mike O'Neil, Duck Medicine, Bradford county
34952 Registered Users
Recent Posts
Scouting with Google earth
by JK SE Pa
trespassing laws? true?
by springfreak
Banning deer scents
by R. S. B.
$$$ Prices at Dist. 9 Fur Sale $$$
by casey
A lot of Bucks!
by Mikail
NJ Youth Coastal Zone Hunt
by casey
17 Hornet Fur Damage - Pics
by LaurelRidgeR
New Topics
trespassing laws? true?
by chester farmer
NJ Youth Coastal Zone Hunt
by casey
17 Hornet Fur Damage - Pics
by LaurelRidgeR
Type of Trip
by Backwoods
03:44 PM
bobcat meat
by whytail3912
03:28 PM
Caribou cape
by kudu58
03:15 PM
Looking for some random donated hides
by jayd4wg
03:05 PM
Top Posters
RonM 37497
great white hunter 37306
RB-HPA 28405
Bluetick 24659
dc 21 24125
DennyF 23463
TATERDAVID 23109
DIYASUB 22233
timberdoodle 21667
Bearclaw 21637
Forum Stats
34952 Members
100 Forums
133767 Topics
1679747 Posts

Max Online: 2060 @ Mon Dec 01 2014 11:50 PM