Wilderness Trapping Archive


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


~Catalog~

Print Thread
Hop To
Page 8 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2869848
12/05/11 10:31 PM
12/05/11 10:31 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
I don't see any feet on that wolverine ?


Mean As Nails
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2869871
12/05/11 10:39 PM
12/05/11 10:39 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
the front feet are on there and i only have one foot on the hind because i was kinda dumb a sliced a big hole in the paw so i just cut it off and made it a three legged wolverine i dont have a needle or thread out here so i couldnt fix it so i just cut it off.

Last edited by Trapper_243; 12/05/11 10:40 PM.
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2869946
12/05/11 11:08 PM
12/05/11 11:08 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
I see. Did you cut down each toe and open it or is the foot intact? If the latter they need to be inside out so they will dry.

Be sure to get us a picture of the back when you turn him. I like the dark ones.


Mean As Nails
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2870086
12/06/11 12:07 AM
12/06/11 12:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
Yeah for sure I will post a picture of it when I turn him back with the fur out and as for the feet I cut down each toe on the foot and I just spread it open on the cardboard

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2870093
12/06/11 12:10 AM
12/06/11 12:10 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
OK! Looking forward to the pix


Mean As Nails
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2871353
12/06/11 07:01 PM
12/06/11 07:01 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
heres a few pics of the wolverine put up. Front

Back.

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2871588
12/06/11 08:36 PM
12/06/11 08:36 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,969
Kelowna BC Canada
trapper ron Offline
trapper
trapper ron  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,969
Kelowna BC Canada
Just a little constructive critique. smile Hope you do not mind. I notice that your wolverine is long and skinny with a pointed nose. Check the recommended board sizes to see how close you are. Boards are not an exact science but recommended sizes give a nice look to the finished put up pelt. Page 43 here:

http://www.nafa.ca/trapper/Resources/NAFA_PeltHandlingManual_2009.pdf

Complete wolverine (wolves and bears), feet skinned out, ears turned, lips split, tail spread for drying, will bring a lot more money in today's market. A very high percentage of complete skins go to the taxi market. For auction the front feet can be left inside also.

Very nice catch. I always like seeing the dark ones also.


Member BCTA
Trapping Instructor
NAFA Trapper Consultant

"It's what you learn after you know it all that really counts."
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2871649
12/06/11 09:00 PM
12/06/11 09:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
Yeah that board wasnt meant for a wolverine but it was the only board i had and he needed to be skinned out. The weather i am having up here is like -2 to +5 some times and i couldnt let him freeze cuz it wouldnt with warm weather so i used a Large Lynx board. i dont have any wolverine boards yet i still have to make some up. thanks for the help trapper ron.

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2872117
12/07/11 12:17 AM
12/07/11 12:17 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,969
Kelowna BC Canada
trapper ron Offline
trapper
trapper ron  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,969
Kelowna BC Canada
Not sure how your board tapers but you may be able to come back 6 or 8 inches and reshape the nose. Lynx will still fit it. Check the measurements in link I gave you to see if you can come close. Hope to see another wolverine in you catch this season. smile


Member BCTA
Trapping Instructor
NAFA Trapper Consultant

"It's what you learn after you know it all that really counts."
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2874472
12/08/11 02:19 AM
12/08/11 02:19 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
Well gotta a long walk ahead of me for tomorrow i am going to walk a ways to set for a wolverine and rest a lynx set i caught a lynx over night in one of my sets me and my brother put out last night and me and my friend just went and checked it and this is what i find

perfect neck caught on the lynx the head was still in the snare and the body was about a foot from the head but kinda made me angry so gonna go and walk to where it was set and set my last 280 on a pole and a snare pole as well.

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2874481
12/08/11 02:30 AM
12/08/11 02:30 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,255
Homer, Alaska
Family Trapper Offline
trapper
Family Trapper  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,255
Homer, Alaska
What did it?

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2874485
12/08/11 02:33 AM
12/08/11 02:33 AM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
wolverine ate it and i was some really fresh tracks i would had the lynx and the wolverine or one or the other if my quad didnt freeze up on me and it was like -5 yesterday and i wake up to like -30 all day today so i gotta walk to that set to set up some traps

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2874532
12/08/11 03:43 AM
12/08/11 03:43 AM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 277
Fairbanks AK
Aknative Offline
trapper
Aknative  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 277
Fairbanks AK
That's unfortunate about the cat. Hope you get the raider!


Rumors of my assimilation have been greatly exaggerated.
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2874747
12/08/11 10:21 AM
12/08/11 10:21 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
Bummer!


Mean As Nails
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2875439
12/08/11 06:32 PM
12/08/11 06:32 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
well just got back from a rather long and tiring walk took me 4 hours to walk to that set to reset it and set up the conibear for the wolverine. went rebaited the other 2 snares that he took bait from and it was a long 11 km walk a round trip.

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2876817
12/09/11 12:23 PM
12/09/11 12:23 PM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 895
Wasilla AK
HFT AK Offline
trapper
HFT AK  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 895
Wasilla AK
Man that is a bummer! I hope you connect with the culprit!

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2877167
12/09/11 04:48 PM
12/09/11 04:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
Well i went and check the rest of my snares past the one that the lynx gotten eaten from and i decided to check on it cuz lots of fresh tracks around i went to the wolverine trap and the wolves knocked it over and took the rest of the lynx so now i am going to set up a few wolf snares down there and hopefully connect with a few or even one for the first wolf. There is a wolverine past the snare quite a ways so i am going to set up for him down there.

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2879203
12/10/11 08:54 PM
12/10/11 08:54 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
T
Trapper_243 Offline OP
trapper
Trapper_243  Offline OP
trapper
T

Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 2
British Columbia, Canada
Here is a picture of one of the leaning pole sets that i made for wolverine it has a foot hold underneath the tree. the first set that i made like this has a snare and a 280 conibear in case i miss the wolverine in my snare I'll have him in the trap.

The one beneath has a the foothold trap in the bottom left hand corner of the picture you can just see the pan of the trap.

Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2879221
12/10/11 09:04 PM
12/10/11 09:04 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
W
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
white17  Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"
W

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 26,879
McGrath, AK
WHat size wire is that on the snare ? If it isn't #9 I'd replace it. Can you set it so the lock is on the 12 or 0ne 0'clock position ?


Mean As Nails
Re: wolverine set question/trapper_243 journal [Re: Trapper_243] #2879346
12/10/11 10:00 PM
12/10/11 10:00 PM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,255
Homer, Alaska
Family Trapper Offline
trapper
Family Trapper  Offline
trapper

Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 2,255
Homer, Alaska
I am with White. Too lite a fasten job. Looks like the wolverine could touch the ground when caught.. Going to loose it. I would also say given the narrow path you have him on on the tree you could cut down the size of your loop substantially. Maybe deceiving but it looks like there is a good change that a wolverine could get a leg through it.
This is what a neck caught wolverine did to 1/8 inch cable last year on my line. Don't underestimate what you will be getting a hold of when you do. Or it will be a major bummer.

You won't have success covering your trap with snow.
I think one of the best things you can do is to experiment with traps at home, in the same conditions. Go outside and set a trap. Then go back the next day and see what it takes to set it off. I think you will be surprised at how hard disturbed snow will be. You can get by with a light covering over a trap with a covering but to bury your trap in snow is a loose loose situation in most circumstances. If they do fire they are so slow that you will be lucky to get a toe or less. Only thing worse than no wolverine is an educated wolverine. They can wreak havoc on your line.

Last edited by Family Trapper; 12/10/11 10:04 PM.
Page 8 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1