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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263118
01/22/14 11:04 PM
01/22/14 11:04 PM
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Posts: 484
Fairbanks Alaska
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Fairbanks Alaska
Came in this afternoon, had a heck of a trip with lots of HIGHS and LOWS. Picked a couple marten and a beautiful wolf on the ride across the flats(HIGH).

Dropped down on the creek and was auger'n along thru the over flow and the Skidoo went left and I went straight. Right on my face sliding along the ice. That was definitely LOW. Had a hard time righting the Skidoo as the sled was jacked under her. Once everything was back on their skags, up the trail we went to the cabin.

+46 degrees. Unloaded, got a fire goin and took a couple asprin and washed it down with a good snort or two of E&J brandy and on up the line. My bait station had a couple coyotes working it and snagged one, that chewed out and only made it 30 feet. Nice big 35# male
Hung a few more snares and picked up a lynx on the next cubby
Went venturing around cleaning off traps for a couple days. Finally gave up with the warm windy weather and just went exploring.



Skun the wolf. 80# gray female caught in a #9 pee post
Built a new fleshing beam and mounted it in the fur shed/shop. Worked good, never used a horizontal beam and kinda like it. Built an ear turning attachment for it.


Ended up getting a shot on a beautiful 35# fat coyote and connecting
On the way back to the cabin the trail went away. Great trip over all even with a few bumps and bruises.


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Fairbanks AK 99711
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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263171
01/22/14 11:23 PM
01/22/14 11:23 PM
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wasilla ak
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Those are some good pics ,congrats on some nice animals,this weather is been pretty tough be careful out there .It is getting pretty sloppy down here.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AK TRAPR] #4263220
01/22/14 11:40 PM
01/22/14 11:40 PM
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alaska
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Sometimes the machines are like a horse, they just throw ya! What did ya shoot the 'yote with? Great work!


"eagle river nick"
Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263247
01/22/14 11:56 PM
01/22/14 11:56 PM
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Northern Manitoba
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Northern Manitoba
Beauty looking wolf and not so beauty of a nose. Take care out there, that looks like it hurt.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263250
01/22/14 11:58 PM
01/22/14 11:58 PM
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SW, Alaska
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SW, Alaska
Originally Posted By: AKHowler
I seen a giant wolverine while I was guiding in Unit 17

Ive heard about these here and dont doubt it, but have yet to come across one 45+. I still have many years to put into this park. Thanks for sharing. Its nice to look into similar lifestyles for once. I dont feel like such a hermit when I read the Alaskan journals.


"I dont believe in doing work I dont want to do in order to live the way I dont want to live." ~ Edward Abbey
Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: Tikchik Gulo] #4263271
01/23/14 12:14 AM
01/23/14 12:14 AM
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SE Alaska
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SE Alaska
Great pics, beauty wolf. Thanks for posting.



Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263289
01/23/14 12:25 AM
01/23/14 12:25 AM
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Saskatchewan Canada
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Saskatchewan Canada
Beauty wolf and coyotes! Congratulations! Great pics!
To bad about the crash, glad you are ok.


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263310
01/23/14 12:35 AM
01/23/14 12:35 AM
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Interior Alaska
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Interior Alaska
Nice looking wolf, you are getting good ones this year! Were there more traveling with her? That snared coyote looks nice too, pretty cool that he laid down and died after chewing out.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263446
01/23/14 03:46 AM
01/23/14 03:46 AM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
Looks like you managed to do pretty good despite the sled crash and slide you did. You have some real nice looking country to explore out there!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263452
01/23/14 04:02 AM
01/23/14 04:02 AM
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Homer, Alaska
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Homer, Alaska
That wolf is a beauty. So is that nose!! A great post as always.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263463
01/23/14 04:35 AM
01/23/14 04:35 AM
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Chicken, Alaska
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Chicken, Alaska
Enjoyed the photos !

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: Chickenminer] #4263604
01/23/14 09:21 AM
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Princeton, Maine
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The color on the coyote that chewed out looks exceptional. Was it as pretty as it looks?

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263614
01/23/14 09:32 AM
01/23/14 09:32 AM
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Alaska
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That wolf is a stunner and if that coyote is as pale as it looks you need to send that one to NAFA. Well at least you should have last year. LOL. That thing looks like a MT Pale. Great story and pics as always.
Mike

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4263841
01/23/14 11:44 AM
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Wasilla AK
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Congrats on the critters! Bites that you wiped out, better a nose then a dang leg or arm though! Hope conditions get better for you!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4264003
01/23/14 12:58 PM
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Your photo really shows the huge feet on a lynx. Thanks for the stories and pics.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4264065
01/23/14 01:31 PM
01/23/14 01:31 PM
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Bethel, AK
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With that much glare ice on your line, is your track studded or have screws? That wolf is a beauty!!


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4264147
01/23/14 02:09 PM
01/23/14 02:09 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Weldnfella, I carry a Savage Predator .204Ruger
Smalltime, looked like pack of 6 or 7 and caught the 1st one and they went back.
Kusko, got a couple hundred screws in the track but in dire need of new ones. 4k on them and they are a little dull.


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Fairbanks AK 99711
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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4264448
01/23/14 05:25 PM
01/23/14 05:25 PM
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Bethel, Alaska
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akhowler get these, i have 5K on them and they are still as good as new.

http://carbidetractionproducts.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=53


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4264451
01/23/14 05:26 PM
01/23/14 05:26 PM
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Bethel, Alaska
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O and your face twin is here in Bethel, guy I know did the same thing on the ice this week, and his nose looks similar but he also needed 10 stitches on his head


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #4266342
01/24/14 01:24 PM
01/24/14 01:24 PM
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Thanks for the journal Howler, I appreciate and enjoy all the photos and the time to put this up. You have a great thing going thanks for sharing.

Hope the nose heals fast. I did the same a few years ago on Ice crust snow and peeled my upper lip back below my nose for 26 stitches.

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