Mink weighed about 4.5 pounds. Datkins came by today and picked them up, bought some famous trapper with him, forgot which one already! Datkins stories from his Iowa mink line look-around for nov, were interesting. Odd colored ranch mink running around wild and nesting. They turn around a bunch of times to lay down, did you know? Then there were the mt lion tracks- Datkins said the local game officer told him Iowa has reciprocity with PA for carrying( this I have to look into)- hope he has a hand cannon. The one has paws bigger than the mounted one I have, which was a 130 pound male.
That was Pete Askins, my Bro-in-law. Pete worked for Woodstream for 27 years and was the co-founder of Sleepy Creek. He was one of the founders of the Fur Takers College and at age 80 still made it there this year. He was a past president of Maryland Trappers Assn.