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Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6722592
01/09/20 07:21 PM
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Glad to hear you made it there. Great pics and awesome find on traps! Sure wolf pics have you excited! Stay safe.

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6722813
01/09/20 09:50 PM
01/09/20 09:50 PM
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wasilla ak
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Good to see your getting out what a find that is how are you liking the new machine take care be careful out there.

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6723065
01/10/20 01:53 AM
01/10/20 01:53 AM
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Interior Alaska
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Pretty active camera spot there, that's pretty cool! Nice find on the traps, wonder how long they have been there. How much warning do you have before breaking thru the ice? That could be a ball buster, among other things! Be safe!

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: smalltimetrapper] #6723625
01/10/20 03:54 PM
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I think those are my traps that I misplaced in 1982. I lost them somewhere west of Glennallen. I don't know how they might have made it into your country, but they look exactly like the ones I lost.
PM me and I'll send my address so you can mail them to me.

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6726736
01/12/20 10:36 PM
01/12/20 10:36 PM
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Alberta
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Your moose seem pretty testy...fighting all the time. Travel safe

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6735295
01/19/20 03:09 AM
01/19/20 03:09 AM
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Fairbanks Alaska
AKHowler Offline OP
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Fairbanks Alaska
Hey Trappers, back in off the line. Didn't take the new Expedition because of all the snow and pulling the groomer. Caught one marten in the 3 traps I had set. Saw lots of cat sign on the trip in. Got some plans for them next week. River was solid. [Linked Image]
This snow is awesome. Haven't seen snow like this since the 90's. Had some work ahead of me breaking out one of my 20 mile lines. [Linked Image]
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I howl constantly when I'm out there and I believe they are on to my shenanigans. They haven't responded to one howl but still come investigate the trespasser making all the racket. On the trip out with no wolves in the six #9's I had set out, I was pretty disappointed. Early the next morning picked up a 93# gray male in a pee post off the end of the runway. Same set I caught the first one in last season. Dispatched the wolf, reset the trap and hauled him up to the cabin. Didn't have my computer out there so couldn't watch the videos. Had the camera on video but didn't pick up the approach or catch. What it did record was short of amazing. The wolf caught in the #9 had a little 65 pound brother came into view and started chewing on the chain trying to help free his big brother. [Linked Image]
How do I know he was 65 pounds, well I'll tell ya. After skinning wolf #1, took his skull and placed his carcass on the end of the runway in my usual carcass pile. This is my donation to the ravens for helping me find kills. The next day, ran out on the creek to dump the snow out of my sled and decided to run down and check that set again. As I rode up on the upper end of the runway, a small flock of ravens lifted off the wolf carcass laying on the end. With my glasses being fogged up, I couldn't see very clear, truthfully I don't see very clear anytime but this time it was really foggy. I saw something standing over the carcass. I slowed to a halt, grabbed the binos out of the handlebar bag and sure enough a wolf was chewing on the carcass. I jumped off the WT and went for the .204 in the Koplin gun boot. Covered in overflow, I couldn't even see the pin holding the cover on it. Panic is setting in as I grabbed the axe and started beating the ice off the scabbard. I glanced up at the wolf which was 100 yards away still contently feeding on his fallen brother as he just glanced up at me beating the heck out of my gun boot with an axe. The sun was just over my head and I believe he couldn't see me looking directly into the sun. Finally get the .204 out, loaded and pointed in the right direction. The wolf is just feeding away as I place the crosshairs on him. He was facing directly at me with his head down and not paying me any attention so I took a couple deep breaths, waited for him to turn a little broadside and touched off the trigger. The 65 pound male pup was pretty scrawny and had a few porcupine quills in his lip and not a lick of fat on him. He always was the last wolf of the pack when they go by the cameras. Sometimes it's better to be lucky that good. [Linked Image]
Picked up a nice little red fox and a lynx the next day above the cabin [Linked Image]
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Just a great trip over all but really spent most of my time breaking and clearing trails. Heading back out to get some gear out. [Linked Image]
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A little windy when I came out yesterday. Pretty sure it closed up everything I'd just got broke open. 25 below and the wind was blowing 40 across the flats. So glad I put my parka on when I left. [Linked Image]
Putting the fur on the stretchers tonight and heading back out on Monday or Tuesday. Good luck to all you and be safe. If I can figure out how to put some videos on here, I'll do that tomorrow


Alaskan #9 Trap Company
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Fairbanks AK 99711
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Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6735296
01/19/20 03:18 AM
01/19/20 03:18 AM
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Interior Alaska
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Saw your truck parked at the pull off a couple days ago and been looking for this update. Pretty cool to shoot that wolf, never know what you are going to find out there. Looks like your old faithful catch all set worked for the cat, that's been a good spot for you.

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6735328
01/19/20 07:22 AM
01/19/20 07:22 AM
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Posts: 1,523
Wasilla AK
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Good deal! Glad you finally connected and hope there are more to come! Get on those kitty's!

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6735378
01/19/20 08:33 AM
01/19/20 08:33 AM
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Lewistown , Mt
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Thanks for the updates on your line winter set in for you that's for sure I'm glad the river froze over finally too.
Keep the pictures and the stories coming Stay Safe out there !
Allan


Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6735958
01/19/20 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by AKHowler
Sometimes it's better to be lucky that good.


One motto I have repeated throughout my years in the field.
Happy trails and tight chains JR!

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6735972
01/19/20 03:22 PM
01/19/20 03:22 PM
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Cut some trail like that earlier this season. Got a machete and that worked well for the small stuff.

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736160
01/19/20 05:34 PM
01/19/20 05:34 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Last edited by AKHowler; 01/19/20 05:36 PM.

Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736162
01/19/20 05:35 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736170
01/19/20 05:37 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736172
01/19/20 05:39 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736180
01/19/20 05:41 PM
01/19/20 05:41 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Alaskan #9 Trap Company
JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
pedersonjr@yahoo.com
Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736276
01/19/20 06:46 PM
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Wasilla AK
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Thanks for uploading the pee post smile That gives me alot of insight smile Hope you connect!

Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6736816
01/20/20 04:34 AM
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Great videos jr!


"Speak softly and carry a big stick"
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Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6739358
01/22/20 01:28 AM
01/22/20 01:28 AM
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Interior Alaska
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Thanks for the pee post tutorial. I will be doubling up my traps now.
You will love that Expedition. I just bought a SWT Expedition with the 900 Ace. It's way more stable than the pogos, although not quite as tough if you catch a rock or stump.


"Wise men learn more from fools than fools learn from the wise."
Re: AKHowler's Journal [Re: AKHowler] #6739373
01/22/20 02:02 AM
01/22/20 02:02 AM
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Bonner County, Idaho
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That's wild on shooting that second wolf. Fun times on the line. Really nice videos too. Thanks for sharing


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