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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7450575
01/04/22 12:55 PM
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Wasilla AK
HFT AK Offline OP
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smile It aint whining, tough year for a lot of trappers here in AK.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7450593
01/04/22 01:23 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Glad you haven't blown away John, good luck getting your sets back in working order and critters in them.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7451864
01/05/22 09:49 PM
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Wasilla AK
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Well the weather has calmed down a little and the critters moved hard smile

Ted's Meowch struck again for me smile

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The shelf ice is collapsing, and I found a few spots were the otters are coming out smile

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Hoping the weather hold and everyone gets some tight chains! Be safe out there!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7451873
01/05/22 10:01 PM
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Big cat !! Back foot catch ? Your population must be on an upswing ??


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7451877
01/05/22 10:07 PM
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Wasilla AK
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white yep back foot. I think last year was my areas peak this year winding down, the bunnys are really thin number wise this year.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7451879
01/05/22 10:11 PM
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Well at least they are cooperative !


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7451992
01/06/22 01:11 AM
01/06/22 01:11 AM
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Moved to Fbks, Ak.
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Looks to be an exceptionally large cat, John. You get him on a scale? W#hen the lynx are on a downward slide, it's the adults who remain alive I believe!!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7451999
01/06/22 01:26 AM
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Wasilla AK
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The scale says 26lbs but he is solid smile

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7452000
01/06/22 01:27 AM
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Northern Manitoba
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Very nice cat, I'm hoping they moved for me when I get out on Friday.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7456776
01/10/22 09:38 PM
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Wasilla AK
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scootermac I hope they do for you!!!

Last week I got a moose from the Troopers and since it was -20's I decided to wait to go get it until it warmed up a spell. Chainsaws and blood at freezing temps like that in the past have made a huge mess. So I headed out today +22 with the hope it was froze solid and the plan was to top off two jackpots and a bait station. Well the best laid plans dont always work. Had to call the wife and have her bring out another chainsaw as the one I had with me decided to blow a cylinder.

After I got the other chainsaw things went smooth and quick. Took the first load and topped off the jackpots. Went back and got the second load and headed out to my biggest bait station. When I walked in I saw something big off to my right and my first thought was "Oh great a freaking eagle,,,,, "

As I got closer through the spruce this is what I found smile

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Now I might get lucky and have a wolf come through once a year but it is always random and never the same route, so this really tickled me smile

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Well furred 70 lbs female

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For my yote snares I run 11 gauge wire and not 9. The ones with pigtails I always do 7 wraps. This was a 3/32 x 1/19 with a slim loc and Senneker kill spring. I got lucky that she wrapped up quick!

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Be safe out there guys!

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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7456832
01/10/22 10:37 PM
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juneau, alaska
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Way to go. Congratulations!


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7456839
01/10/22 10:48 PM
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Nice wolf HFT,good colour on the belly(no red stain).
I never trust wire to tie off for wolf,I always use cable extension safety.
But I guess you got him in a coyote snare?


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7456900
01/10/22 11:38 PM
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Nice wolf, HFT! Congratulations!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7456979
01/11/22 01:24 AM
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Interior Alaska
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Good deal John, that's awesome! Glad it hit the right snare, pretty cool to get her to stick its head in a yote snare!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7456990
01/11/22 01:46 AM
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Wasilla AK
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Thanks guys smile

Boco yes it was a yote snare. I had raised all my snares up prior to the last big dump of snow that never happened and decided just to leave them alone instead of adjusting them.

smalltime, yeah she hit the right snare for sure! I got lucky with that one but aint complaining. smile Now if I can just get one to step in a trap....

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7457005
01/11/22 04:27 AM
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Now that right there is awesome! Beautiful critter! Glad your snare held out.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7457347
01/11/22 12:42 PM
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Nice wolf John and I'm glad that pigtail held on. My experience has been that wolves tend to go down a lot quicker than coyotes since they're so much bigger they cinch the snare down so much harder.


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7457380
01/11/22 01:25 PM
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Very nice !! Great belly for sure


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7457489
01/11/22 03:14 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Congrats John, that catch had to make your season!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7457496
01/11/22 03:18 PM
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Right on! Nice catch.


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