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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2925807
01/03/12 07:41 PM
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Bethel, AK
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I have some private buyers, some to the ATA auction, some to NAFA, etc.

What I wanted to say was, "in this kind of weather we line our walls with them for insulation....." smile


"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." Linus Van Pelt

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2926959
01/04/12 11:08 AM
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Warmed up to 27 below here!


Rumors of my assimilation have been greatly exaggerated.
Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927346
01/04/12 03:42 PM
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I gave this coyote a ride home the other day

and then when he got home he jumped in the bathtub and tried to have a porky for a snack


We get out of life only as much as we really want and work hard enough to achieve
Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927365
01/04/12 03:55 PM
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Wow, I didnt know that yotes had made it out your way Otterman....

Looks like he's getting ready to shake off that bathwater, better look out!!! lol...

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927395
01/04/12 04:20 PM
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That's pretty funny otterman! Keep getting those coyotes, we don't want them over here.


"There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics and the Great Pumpkin." Linus Van Pelt

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927409
01/04/12 04:33 PM
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SW Alaska
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Kusko they seem to come and go a bit around here there are more down on the cape (closer to you) then inland a bit 6 years ago I got 5 then none until last year when I got 2 now this year 1 again. It has been this way for the last 15 yrs at least so I hope it remains that way. They have made a dent in the fox population in at leaste one very isolated part of my line where all three in the last two yrs have come from


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927545
01/04/12 05:45 PM
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For the life of me I don't know why they don't establish in the Lower Yukon. There their. I have seen and heard them. Saw few that have been shot in the last 25 years but they don't seem to be able to take hold. Too wet maybe? Plenty of food.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927783
01/04/12 07:31 PM
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You don't want them around. Fur sucks and they eat more critters than the fox seem to. Would rather have fox than coyotes.

-TJ


Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2927899
01/04/12 08:15 PM
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Todd,

You obviously are having better luck obedience training that coyote ("Sit, Wiley, Sit,") than I have had with most domestic dogs I've owned!

Now try the command: "Play dead....!"

Pete

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2928219
01/04/12 10:06 PM
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Pete, He played dead just fine once he got tired of sitting in the tub laugh


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2928766
01/05/12 03:16 AM
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Nice! O-man.. they are very scarce up this way.

Been putting up some cats

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2929267
01/05/12 02:36 PM
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OM:
Those bathtub coyotes are rare down here also as I've only seen one in all the years. I always figured the wolves kept them in check.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2929437
01/05/12 05:08 PM
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Jeff I am surprised to see you with your front feet turned back out. You don't worry about tumbling catches. Is this your prefs or did you get this from your trip to the plant last year? I am paranoid now. My partner a few years ago pulled the front legs out on some before I could get to them. We lost two in tumbling. Only thing I could attribute a $12 lynx to.

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Family Trapper] #2929443
01/05/12 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
Jeff I am surprised to see you with your front feet turned back out. You don't worry about tumbling catches. Is this your prefs or did you get this from your trip to the plant last year? I am paranoid now. My partner a few years ago pulled the front legs out on some before I could get to them. We lost two in tumbling. Only thing I could attribute a $12 lynx to.


I'm also noting feet off, I was under the impression on lynx unlike bobcats feet should be left on.


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When in doubt, throttle out!
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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2929475
01/05/12 05:38 PM
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From what Wissmiss has said, most Lynx are sent in without feet, but the ones from Alaska with the feet on go into another grouping and usually get more money for them. She said she could identify them by the CITES tags in them as coming from Alaska. I am sure she could elaberate.

-TJ


Some people are like slinkies - not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when pushed down the stairs.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Top Jimmy] #2929782
01/05/12 08:33 PM
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We keep the feet on pretty much everything here with the exception of kittens (2 or 3 a yr).

I'm taking today and maybe tomorrow of as a sharp
stick had it's way with me this am.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2929810
01/05/12 08:46 PM
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ooooowch! that looks painful! hope your eye heals quick! smirk

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2930331
01/06/12 12:15 AM
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Dang! might want to get that checked..I have had them sticks under my eyelid before and that is the worst kind of pain..
hope it heals up OK for ya.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Family Trapper] #2930357
01/06/12 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
Jeff I am surprised to see you with your front feet turned back out. You don't worry about tumbling catches. Is this your prefs or did you get this from your trip to the plant last year? I am paranoid now. My partner a few years ago pulled the front legs out on some before I could get to them. We lost two in tumbling. Only thing I could attribute a $12 lynx to.


Thats the way I have been putting them up for years, they wont get caught in the drumming as they are just stubs. they say to leave them inside but I know that invites taint in the armpits and I aint having that.

I have consistantly got top lot with Nafa and FH put up like this I taught all the trappers this is how I want them put up and last May we had 5 in top lot at FH so I guess its acepted,

Joe mattie told me the other day that FH no longer wants legs dangling from the pelt they want them cut off and left inside"it shows off the belly better" and less entanglement in the drumming.

And the deal with the feet on will get you more money is not true..the taxies will want some like that but dont realy pay any more for feet on but on a year when the cats are not selling well the ones with feet will sell better sometimes.

skin the feet if you want but I wont ever again.

It warmed up to -32 today so ran my line and picked up 7 cats..they seam to be realy hunting in this cold.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17] #2930541
01/06/12 06:18 AM
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Good news Jeff! The fox are moving too. I had 7 today! We are planning on leaving to put in camp tomorrow.....


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