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Wolverine populations up #6445344
01/30/19 11:30 AM
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One of the main reasons I was against them shortening our wolverine season. Wolverine populations seem to be up right across northern Canada, and have been increasing for a few years now; at least trappers are noticing more sign and increased catches. That might be considered "antidotal information" to some, but its the truth nonetheless .


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6445381
01/30/19 12:09 PM
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Second part of story is "Dumpster Divers Relocation"

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6445470
01/30/19 01:11 PM
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Population always goes up here after a busy forest fire season to the south.


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6445498
01/30/19 01:23 PM
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I disagree with the premis of this thread. This is the worst wolverine season I have had in a decade.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: muskrat411] #6445621
01/30/19 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by muskrat411
I disagree with the premis of this thread. This is the worst wolverine season I have had in a decade.

I think they moved just south of the border muskrat, trappers on the very north end of the province are having a Wolverine year like never before. Canít keep em out of the traps.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446083
01/30/19 10:14 PM
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Whats the antidote to that.


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446188
01/30/19 11:19 PM
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Those wolverine they collard in Alaska on the report that I seen a lot of them moved into Alberta I have been trying to find an update on those collars but no luck so far.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446273
01/31/19 12:38 AM
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I would have to say the numbers are on the upswing here, as well. Even though I havenít hung one up yet this season.

Muskrat, you mentioned animals collared in Alaska being caught in Alberta. Do you have a link to the source of that info?


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446316
01/31/19 01:22 AM
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Yukon it was the field observations of Alberta trappers that wolverines were on the upswing a few years ago that spurred the ATA / ACA research project. It has led to the Alberta Trappers Association teaming up with the government and the ACA on other collaborations. We just got the results on some marten research, one female marten was 12 years old!

By the way, the picture of that mother wolverine and kit in the CBC story is from my company Compass Media. It reminds me that my CBC licensing agreement is over, they shouldn't be running that pic.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446348
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Mad Mike Iím having a tough day today I messed up that Lewis and Clark thing on the buffalo thread. Now I confused wolverine research with wolverine research programs. But Bushman will tell you that Alberta trapper research has found that wolverine and lynx bot eat a lot of rabbit. So they probably have similar travel habits. But donít go by me Iím having a tough day.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: Bushman] #6446350
01/31/19 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Bushman
Yukon it was the field observations of Alberta trappers that wolverines were on the upswing a few years ago that spurred the ATA / ACA research project. It has led to the Alberta Trappers Association teaming up with the government and the ACA on other collaborations. We just got the results on some marten research, one female marten was 12 years old!

By the way, the picture of that mother wolverine and kit in the CBC story is from my company Compass Media. It reminds me that my CBC licensing agreement is over, they shouldn't be running that pic.


I would love to look at that marten research. I wouldnt have guessed a marten could live that long, pretty incredible. Myyoungest daughter and her husband are just finishing up their first winter on their new trapline, and they found some preliminary papers written by a biologist that was doing some marten research here back in the early 90s. He never did finish the study, but one thing he found that I thought was interesting is that elevation has a lot to do with marten habitat. He found elevations between 3000 and 4000 feet to have the densest populations. Im not sure if that would hold true in other areas, but it sure does in our neck of the woods.

Funny but I thought about you when I saw that picture. Hopefully they make it right with you, I've had a belly full of organizations / publications not paying for articles / photos this winter. All my trouble has been with Canadian publications too. After talking with a few writers / photographers about it I found out that it seems to be happening a lot here in Canada as of late.


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: muskrat411] #6446673
01/31/19 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by muskrat411
Mad Mike Iím having a tough day today I messed up that Lewis and Clark thing on the buffalo thread. Now I confused wolverine research with wolverine research programs. But Bushman will tell you that Alberta trapper research has found that wolverine and lynx bot eat a lot of rabbit. So they probably have similar travel habits. But donít go by me Iím having a tough day.


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446744
01/31/19 12:08 PM
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So Bushman do I get a finders fee for pointing out that clip......Dumpster diving......if so........ I could collect it this summer at your Alberta convention.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446747
01/31/19 12:10 PM
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A finders fee absolutely. I think Brian should give you 2 of those mesh produce bags he uses for Marten.


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6446775
01/31/19 12:32 PM
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I have one male marten in my records that was 14 years old.based on tooth cross section


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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6453391
02/07/19 03:38 AM
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Wolverine #'s are up significantly in my area (central Yukon); last winter and this winter.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6504923
03/29/19 09:50 PM
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Numbers up where I work. All caught between February 1 and March 1. Hard to tell but middle one is missing about 4Ē of his tail. Healed over.

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Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: yukon254] #6505107
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Sounds like a great problem to have. I'd be happy with one wolverine in my area.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: 3 Fingers] #6505142
03/30/19 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 3 Fingers
Numbers up where I work. All caught between February 1 and March 1. Hard to tell but middle one is missing about 4Ē of his tail. Healed over.







Amazing the variety in colours wolverine have , like marten. I see Stubby , too bad ! Really like the tones of the second one from left. Good copper darker halo.

Re: Wolverine populations up [Re: joepennanti] #6505557
03/30/19 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by joepennanti
3Fingers how many traps/snares were you running to get those 5 in only 4weeks?

Had 5 330 sets and 2 snare sets out for them. All were in 330ís. Mostly use double end boxes. Hang half a beaver up out of reach and half in the cubby box and a few small choice pieces buried in the snow to give em a taste. Last run had one that wouldnít commit so he tore out the side of a spruce pole box. Get him next year hopefully.

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