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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7458522
01/12/22 03:16 PM
01/12/22 03:16 PM
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AK
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That wolverine on the wall in the upper right doesn't quite look right. . . must be from North Dakota.

Good luck on your line. That looks like some tiring trail breaking. Hope your work pays off.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7458677
01/12/22 06:30 PM
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Idaho, Lemhi County
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Excellent, JR. That sure brings back pleasant memories. Many thanks for posting. Love that north side of Alaska Range.

Jack


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Poetic Injustice:Ramblings from Alaska
The Last Hunt
Wild Life:The Evolution and Misadventures of a Naturalist
Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7458986
01/12/22 10:58 PM
01/12/22 10:58 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Big snows and downed trees in SE AK too, from the messages and pics I have been receiving . Also big deep snow here . Snowshoe trails used all the time now . I love it.

Nice shots, as always . Fun to get the wuffs riled up. Beautiful home decor, JR.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7459207
01/13/22 08:16 AM
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I hear you, we got lots of rain here and then lots of snow came before the ground froze up. Made for a terrible year of downed trees. I remember one day my saw wasn't working, headed back to the truck after dark and a long day, and here is a tree across the trail since morning. Broke my ax handle in the first couple swings. . . ended up chopping about an 8 inch tree in two by holding the ax head in my gloved hand. Sure glad I sharpened it the night before.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7472941
01/25/22 07:18 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Greetings Trappers. Finally got some fur for and on the stretchers. Picked up a 27# male coyote on Pee Post Pass in the Duke 850.
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This was the first set of the year I'd put in with Ryan. I'd missed her mate in the other set. Followed their tracks down to the last set where I had a caribou in a #9. Judging from the tracks, the two coyotes had harassed the caribou for quite some time. Went to release the caribou but noticed he'd broken his leg above the trap. I dispatched it and threw it in the sled. Threw the bou and yote in the shop on the way down and continued on up the line. The second to the last set which I'd set for lynx, held a 26# female wolverine. [Linked Image]


The was a beautiful female with nice light diamond for my area.

Had some good weather and got a lot of trail broke out and maintained. Getting some gear out now which is a good feeling. [Linked Image]
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Did a power run to the truck grooming trail and baiting marten poles. Put salmon heads on the pole with no lure. Picked up one marten on the turnaround going back to the cabin. [Linked Image]
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Heading to town to pick Stacey up so I wanted to have some marten hanging when she comes out. Friday morning left the cabin early headed for the truck. Missed on a couple pee posts below the canyon but picked up this pretty 73# gray female up on a dog straw set. Something new to try this season and it worked. [Linked Image]
Feeling a little more productive now with some fur for the stretchers. The moose are in trouble and I need to step up my game. Picked up 5 marten on the way back across the flats. [Linked Image]
Got the wolf and marten peeled after getting home. Loaded up and headed back out the cabin the next morning with Stacey. We picked 7 marten on the way in. Really pale marten this year. [Linked Image]



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Fairbanks AK 99711
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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7472963
01/25/22 07:30 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Ended up picking 4 more on the trip back to the truck on Sunday. 17 marten on 14 poles in 3 days. Lots of moose this year. They are kinda of a pain on some of the trails. [Linked Image]
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This little female marten is at the cabin and packing bait off pretty quick. Told her not to cache bait under the cabins or she'll be evicted. [Linked Image]
Have a couple cameras up on some of my marten feeding stations and they show some interesting activities. Shows marten running in pairs as the ones videoed last year. Also shows they spend a lot of time on their hind feet. [Linked Image] One would always be looking out for danger while the other was feeding. The only danger I was seeing was other marten pairs coming in. Got the marten all put up and getting ready to head back out. [Linked Image]
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Hauling a load of traps out and hopefully get some more gear set. We'll see what this weather does. Good luck and be safe.


Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7472982
01/25/22 07:42 PM
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Thanks JR

Always good following along.


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473000
01/25/22 07:51 PM
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Nice trip , JR. I'm always kind of surprised at coyotes being that far north. I guess I just expect only wuffs to be there.

Liked the wolverine very much, and the fur is beautiful. The gloss sheen can really be enjoyed when you flexed those feet ...such nice fur.

Trails look fine , compared to last time with the trees down to cut.

The 4th and 5th photo down, I always want to travel to what looks like where the land steppes down from the high valley you are on, stop, and admire the dip below with the mountains rising again on the other side. Always gives me that feeling to go further.

Always like the marten, of course. That big dark one, second from right, looks especially glossy.

Can't get enough of the northern ranges . Thank you .

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473015
01/25/22 07:59 PM
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Great pics vids and catches Howler.


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473163
01/25/22 09:11 PM
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Wasilla AK
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Been waiting for you to post! Always enjoy the pic's and stories you share. Pretty good info on the wolverine makes sense. Some good looking marten! Congrats on the yote and wolf hope you connect with a bunch more! Waiting to see how those Dukes hold up when you connect with a big boy smile Thanks you for sharing your adventures!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473349
01/25/22 11:42 PM
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Fantastic pictures as always JR I really like the wolverine and the marten I'm sure you'll end up with a bunch of wolves before you know it !


Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473355
01/25/22 11:47 PM
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Curious how you set up the dog straw set. I tried a couple last year and had the wolves walk by five feet away and never miss a step, of course they did that to pee posts and lured sets with at least two different types of lure that day also. On the other hand, I've had them circle all around my truck with a dog box full of straw in it, peeing on everything around, while I was gone with the hounds on the snowmobile hunting; so I figure it depends on the mood they are in.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473428
01/26/22 02:09 AM
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Thanks for sharing here JR. Those of us without social media accounts really appreciate it!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473436
01/26/22 03:04 AM
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Hope you and her have a good trip!


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473438
01/26/22 03:09 AM
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Way to go! Good stuff!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7473837
01/26/22 01:06 PM
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Thanks JR !! I needed that !


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7474130
01/26/22 06:13 PM
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Great update. That big dark marten sure stands out.


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7474161
01/26/22 06:43 PM
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Thanks for the report and the photos. Makes me a bit homesick JR.

I appreciated the images in your Fairbanks abode; nice old display case for your dreefees.

Face to the wind, man. And be forever careful in that country....

Jack


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Poetic Injustice:Ramblings from Alaska
The Last Hunt
Wild Life:The Evolution and Misadventures of a Naturalist
Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7474718
01/27/22 02:09 AM
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Good stuff JR, looks like you are off to a great start!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7478966
01/30/22 07:04 PM
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Good catch's and great pictures j.r.
Thanks for sharing


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