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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5442708
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Good luck catching him! My buddy and I had a wolverine eating up foxes from buckets a few winters back. We ended up catching him 3 feet from a tom, both in leg holds on a caribou kill.
I'm going to give my sets a couple more weeks. By then I'll have a lot of day light to do some long distance traveling.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443125
03/03/16 11:54 AM
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FT- After about 6-7 snapped traps I was pulling up on a 33o box and could see the snow knocked off the driftwood. I said out loud "And then he met a box" but was sure surprised to see the trap snapped and the 1/4 beaver carcass gone.

Nunamiut- I'm about ready to pull up my lines and do some wolf hunting too. This season has worn me out.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443151
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This is how I set up the "Hail Mary" spot for the trickster

Any guesses which one will catch? (Don't say none of them....even though it's very possible)

I'm thinking a double front foot catch in the 750 for some reason but I'd love to see him in the snare set where he comes off the bank to the river.

The 750 is set squarely in front of the baited bucket.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443163
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Most times that I've used this type of set up I wind up catching him in more than one trap. Just last week I caught a lynx in a #3 and he swung around just right and hit the snare set beside the cubby, good neck shot.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443176
03/03/16 12:42 PM
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haha Ryan, I think you will catch him for sure. Theres no way he can dance through that mine field.

Are all your leg holds anchored or are they on drags? And is this all in a cubby of some sort of is it on the edge of a trail? Where is he likely to approach from? Trying to get more info so I can make a good guess lol...

Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443190
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This set is done in a small pile of drift wood about 30 feet from the rivers edge. He will most likely approach from the left of the bucket. There is a couple good solid drift woods running behind the box and bucket and that is what I am anchored to although I should've used drags to avoid multiple catches on one critter. His main trail comes off the bank to the left of this set and I would be approaching from directly behind the set.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443202
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my money is on the snare before he gets there get him tied up before he even knows it .


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443203
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This is roughly what it looks like out there. Keep in mind I said roughly. 2 minute drawing just to get the main layout clarified for guessing. Maybe I'll have a vicious growling birthday present tomorrow...Wrapped in frost resistant fur!


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5443211
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Saskamusher- I was hoping I'd snare/conibear him to avoid broken claws, etc. but mainly I just want to get him off my line. I haven't snared a gulo in 4 years. My daughter was only one when I last snared one.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5449693
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The wolverine was reeking havoc on a different part of my line and showed me clearly that he knows traps. A black wolf didn't know traps and caught a ride home in my boggan though.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5450464
03/08/16 02:58 AM
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Congrats on the wolf I had one step right on my trap. Crust was too solid and trap did not spring. No more running over traps Too cold up here the snow sets up too hard. I should have st two traps on that log.

Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5452877
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Well, I logged into my FHA trappers account expecting millions of dollars but instread I almost threw up my lunch when I seen the pitiful clearances and prices. This is easily the lowest prices I've seen since I started trapping and I'm already thinking that next year I might buy skates and play hockey instead of trapping. Better yet, since I know I will trap next year, I may just run a strictly "W" line. Wolves and wolverines only. I was planning to sell the wolf I got but instead, to remind me of the positive side to the season and not concentrate on a negative fur sale, I will go home at 5 pm and cut the wolf up for some new mitts. In all honesty though, the trapping experience is the same regardless of price and I cannot measure the success of a season based strictly on fur prices. I had fun, stayed active and enjoyed my self on the land doing what I love doing.
BUT based on the sale I can now take my family out for a pizza instead of going on a trip to Cabela's town....I mean Edmonton.

BRING ON THE GEESE.....I"M GETTING HUNGRY HERE!!!!


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5452906
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awesome, I am going to keep my beavers and sew some stuff with them. I will probably make a couple pairs of hunting mitts and some fur hats. I need to make some ruffs with my wolverines and make parkas. Have lots of cloth material at home I bought many years ago. Maybe a spring project for me. Just ordered some bearings for my ace, going to change them out when they come, was hopeing by Friday, but will have to wait until next week. Will help my dad put together my old polaris and maybe head out this weekend.

Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5452934
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Hey Ryan congratulations on catching the wolf. That's an empty feeling when a guy gets the news on how there fur did at the auction after all the hard work.
I for one would like to see the final products made from the wolf and those wolverine pelts.
Down here our winter weather has went to parts unknown, with temperatures in the 50's + during the day and in the 20's at night. How is your daughter doing with her new rifle is she ready for spring muskrat season yet ?
Allan


Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5452943
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Not sure when the products will be finished but I'll post some pics when they are done Allen. Morgan is actually going out tonight for some gun lessons. Probably be ready to try some shots at bunnies soon.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5453135
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That's a great idea just remember that women can and will out shoot us guys if given a chance, I've got two daughters who were pretty good shots one kicked butt at a local turkey shoot against some tough competition.
Allan


Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5453560
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My girl stringing lynx when we still thought we would get a few bucks for them
The old 700 rides again.
The last wolverine I caught.



Wolverine tracks on the porch.
I don't catch them like this too often.
Look on a map of Mackenzie river. This is the Horseshoe Bend.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5453564
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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5453570
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Where the first wolf got hung up before getting eaten.

First hanging martin on my experimental marten line.

The first time I seen the big buggers tracks.

He taunts me for fun....




More wolverine havoc and my first or second wolf of the year depending on how you look at it.


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Re: Here we go again... Delta trapping 15-16 [Re: Ryan McLeod] #5454755
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Those are some great pictures again Ryan as for the wolverines messing with you I'm sure you'll catch them before you know it. I had a huge bobcat mess with my mind one one of my snare lines long story short I ran out of time as the season closed before I could get a snare around it's neck. Keep up the good work with you helpers there at home, both my kids used to be good help for me now next are grandkids to help grandpa ?
Allan


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