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#6065117 - 11/25/17 08:16 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
bairdi Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 14
Loc: Goldstream Valley, AK
How thick is the river ice there now? Heard itís not yet fully frozen in Pilot. Everyone there just use nets or do some folks build a big trap for the lush?

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#6065133 - 11/25/17 08:27 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1827
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Its just freezing up now. Ice is about 4 " or less. still some open holes.

Some here set big pots with funnels about the size of commercial crab pot, a pole tied on each corner to set and check it. they set it along a cut bank and build a fence of poles to funnel them in.
I have picture but dont know where.

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#6123233 - 01/13/18 01:04 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1827
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
A guy brought in a locked up set he found. The bigger one was 68" the smaller was 60"




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#6123474 - 01/13/18 09:36 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
mad_mike Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 700
Loc: Southeast Alaska
Thatís pretty neat, what a find! Must have been quite the battle. I wonder how many of those bigger boys perish due to what they go through in the rut. I have seen them with gnarly gore wounds and puss oozing from their heads.

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#6123537 - 01/13/18 10:42 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 24843
Loc: McGrath, AK
I'm sure they take a beating ! I killed one with broken ribs and split ears. Another one with only one eye.
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#6123558 - 01/13/18 11:18 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2509
Loc: SW Alaska
It's always neat to see the locked horns. One of my old trapping partners found a set a few years back the troopers got wind of it and told him they belonged to the state because the skulls were still attached. They let them stay in the village but he had to donate to the school where they are still hanging today


Edited by otterman (01/13/18 11:18 AM)
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#6124236 - 01/13/18 10:00 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
Top Jimmy Offline
"Assistant Speling Zcar"

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4714
Loc: Alaska, USA
That sounds like some BS. I have a feeling the Troopers were in the wrong on that one. Selling it I could see a problem, but not just possessing them.

-TJ
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#6124269 - 01/13/18 10:28 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
drasselt Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 1059
Loc: Alaska
Yeah that sounds like the troopers were wrong on that one.

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#6124741 - 01/14/18 12:11 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2509
Loc: SW Alaska
I agree but they were pretty pushy on it. It's in a good place though everyone can enjoy it and he doesn't seem to mind he was wishing he could have sold it but knows that would have been a big nono
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#6124883 - 01/14/18 01:43 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1827
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
I have friends here this fall that called FnG about taking antlers off of dead moose, they said go ahead. Of course they will still need to be cut off to sell them in Alaska.

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#6125052 - 01/14/18 03:43 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
martentrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1169
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
Found antlers on or off an animal are completely legal to keep. There is nothing in the regs about possessing any kind of antler or horn on or off the skull. What the regs say very clearly is you can not SELL antlers or horns while attached to the skull. I wonder, Otter, if the troopers assumed, or had info, your friend may had purchased the set?
There are federal regs on picking up found antlers on federal land. Specifically, Park Service lands, which includes monuments.
mt

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#6125086 - 01/14/18 04:01 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
martentrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1169
Loc: Moved to Fbks, Ak.
I am a little late to the party here, haven't checked this thread for quite a while. Sure miss salmonberries. Loved the video, Jeff. Only someone who grew up in the time you did, and then lived where you do could put "crimson and clover" and salmon berries together. Awesome!!
Have picked salmon berries in a few places in Jeff's country. Below LA (Nunam) but my favorite memory is the time my ex proved to me Yukon Delta berries were the best. She always said they were better than Nome berries. Left Emo one July day and headed to the North (Yukon R.) channel. Went up a side slough somewhere and maybe over a beaver dam. Nice tundra patch surrounded by willow and the biggest, milkiest berries I had ever tasted! They were so good, and better than Nome berries. Never got back. Her brothers said the beaver dams got bigger and couldn't get in there anymore!
Keep the vids coming, Jeff.
mt

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#6125635 - 01/14/18 10:40 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1827
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Those Berries get thicker on the coast. Back in the King salmon days when everyone here was rich, they used to charter float planes to the coast to pick salmon berries.
Glad you like the video MT, was from a few years ago.

Putting some salmon berries to good use as I type. They make awesome jam too.





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#6125643 - 01/14/18 10:53 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
alaska viking Offline
"Made it two years not being censored"

Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 3913
Loc: juneau, alaska
Looks like Alaskan cole slaw!
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#6125648 - 01/14/18 10:55 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
alaska viking Offline
"Made it two years not being censored"

Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 3913
Loc: juneau, alaska
By the way, I have made it nearly 2 YEARS with-out censor! Don't take away the red, though. I am a published author, now, and all.....................
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#6125689 - 01/15/18 12:21 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
smalltimetrapper Offline
small greenhorn

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 927
Loc: Interior Alaska
So AV, what does it take to get the fancy font color on your handle? You and white got it figured out, lol.

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#6126092 - 01/15/18 12:33 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: martentrapper]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2509
Loc: SW Alaska
Originally Posted By: martentrapper
Found antlers on or off an animal are completely legal to keep. There is nothing in the regs about possessing any kind of antler or horn on or off the skull. What the regs say very clearly is you can not SELL antlers or horns while attached to the skull. I wonder, Otter, if the troopers assumed, or had info, your friend may had purchased the set?
There are federal regs on picking up found antlers on federal land. Specifically, Park Service lands, which includes monuments.
mt

If the troopers had said info they were dead wrong he had three people watching him chop them out of the frozen ground. They were on state land. I know within a few hundred yards of where they were found
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#6126098 - 01/15/18 12:40 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: smalltimetrapper]
whartonrattrappe Online   content
trapper

Registered: 11/05/13
Posts: 207
Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: smalltimetrapper
So AV, what does it take to get the fancy font color on your handle? You and white got it figured out, lol.


Looks like you joined the fancy font color guys, last one I saw in green was James grin

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#6126150 - 01/15/18 01:42 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
smalltimetrapper Offline
small greenhorn

Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 927
Loc: Interior Alaska
Sorry I asked, guess I'm a greenhorn now!

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#6126222 - 01/15/18 02:39 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron]
Ryan McLeod Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/09/14
Posts: 1424
Loc: NWT
Seen a rainbow in January. That's a first. Got some rain before after -37C ON FRIDAY.
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