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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7719852
11/17/22 09:19 AM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Great start HFT,I went out for a skidoo ride yesterday got enough snow here now to make a base.Ice is thin though.


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7719897
11/17/22 10:09 AM
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Nice work John. Be safe this winter


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7720251
11/17/22 05:13 PM
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Interior Alaska
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Good deal. Get the party started.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7721161
11/18/22 07:14 PM
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Thanks guys!

My buddy Laramy hooked me up with a moose that he got off the trapper list this past weekend and after getting the permit decided to make a run and dump some bait and set a few otter sets.

It was a pretty day out there smile

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Saw a bunch of these guys. When I talked to Howler when he got back in he said all the big bulls had dropped their antlers. I bumped one group of 7 and 5 where sub legal bulls all with headgear. Really hoping they drop them in the area I seen them!

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Decided to set a few otter traps and run a few kitty sets. This dude wanted to play peek a boo smile

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This cat surprised me smile Ear tag and collar. My buddy had caught one last year about 5 miles away as the crow flies that was collard and had the same color tag. So I am thinking it might be part of the same study. His cat was collared on JBER / Anchorage.

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Meowch struck again for me smile

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Be safe out there guys!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7721345
11/18/22 10:26 PM
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Pretty great day! Hope you get some of those moose antlers.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7721402
11/19/22 12:57 AM
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bfisch I hope so to. It seems when it hits the negatives is when they drop them here. Isn't any of that in our forecast for a spell.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7721724
11/19/22 01:22 PM
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Palmer Alaska
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John was great talking to you at the meeting and good info on the snares.
Nice job on the kitties great pictures you will have to keep us posted on what you find out about the tag and collar would be cool to know where he's been.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7721890
11/19/22 06:40 PM
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Good looking cats HFT.
Too bad about the one with the collar-must have rubbed some fur?


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7722137
11/19/22 11:05 PM
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chasin eyes you will have to catch me at a meeting and I will tell you smile

Boco yeah it is rubbed and honestly that has been the sorriest looking cat I have caught on my line over the years. Still pretty cool to connect with one and hopefully the info it provides will help F/G. That one will go on the wall.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7722214
11/20/22 06:51 AM
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Good going' and would be good to find out history of that cat and post. Awfully interesting how animals get about.

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7723652
11/21/22 07:13 PM
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Ran today. Pretty warm with a few showers, suppose to cool down starting tomorrow and stay that away.

Picked up another kitty on Meowch smile I think they are going to crash no bunny sign anywhere.

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This just flat out ticks me off. I posted these signs at the beginning of my line at to different places.

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Rolling in this am I see ski tracks and dog track, the dog track was all over the place obvious not on a leash. They skied right past this sign.
Now what responsible pet owner would continue?
Well they did and a half mile later found a jack pot. catch circle and a cut snare....Ok.
Do you think they would turn around after catching their dog the first time? Nope.
Mile later they hit a snare line and from the looks of it I caught that dang dog 3 times. 3 more cut snares.
I think they were bunny hunting they didn't mess with the snares that were right beside the others.
This just ticked me off. Is what it is and I hope they dont come back.

Be safe out there guys!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7724428
11/22/22 06:57 PM
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Well went and turned in the collar and got the lynx sealed at Fish and Game.

Got a call from the bio from the Anchorage office. That lynx had been caught and tagged 3 years ago up in Artic Valley right outside of Anchorage.

He said it had traveled from there to the valley twice and totally disappeared last year when the bunnies crashed there. 2 others that were trapped during that same time frame, one was harvested in Haines, and the other down on the Kenia. Pretty amazing how far these jokers will travel.

Of course I had to ask what lure he uses to get them smile He said "Meowch" is his best producer followed by Spicey Purrfect, go figure smile

If you know me you know where it was caught if you don't it was within a hundred mile radius of Willow smile

Be safe out there guys!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7726891
11/25/22 06:29 PM
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I took a buddy out with me today to show him how I set up for lynx. Pretty day out there, fresh snow and low temps.

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Number 5 on Meowch, smile

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Cruising down the trail we cut fresh yote track crossing the trail and sure enough, must have just got her a hour or so before we showed up.

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It snowed maybe inch out there last night was good to see some fresh bunny and yote track!

Be safe out there guys!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7726970
11/25/22 08:29 PM
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You are stacking up the fur. Very nice!


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7731129
11/30/22 07:45 PM
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Well the temps have dropped in the negatives over the last few days and is starting freeze things up pretty good. Not much movement out on the line this check but i manage to catch a yote in a trail set, same place I caught the first fox of the year.

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Was able to run up the creek and dropped a few kitty sets in and a few haysets. I thought the water was high last year, it is way the heck up there this year. Going to try and push out to the lakes this weekend.

Be safe out there guys!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7731254
11/30/22 09:12 PM
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Well done! I wish I could hang snares like you. They just don't connect for me. But I keep trying!


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Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7731288
11/30/22 09:36 PM
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Safety in numbers AV smile Except for cats. If I set a snare for a lynx I won't get him, Set one for a fox or yote and I do go figure smile

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7731319
11/30/22 10:19 PM
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Nice job John
Can't believe that guy continued down your trail continuing to catch his dog what the (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) !
Got a few traps out but haven't connected yet not much sign in the new area .
Keep up the great work and I should make the next meeting

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7733756
12/03/22 06:09 PM
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Well today had it's ups and downs. Hit my trailhead and saw that one of those Sherpa rigs had been through. Figured they were chasing moose and a few miles down the trail sure enough found the gut pile and the hide. Moved it all to the closest bait station.

Nothing bites more then walking up to a lynx set and seeing two sticks and a tuff of fur stuck in the trap. Somehow, he knocked the blocking over the trap or it fell over before he stepped on it, either way the kitty got away.

Picked up this nice looking red at a bait station.

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Headed out in the am and pushing back to the lakes to drop more gear.

Be safe out there guys!

Re: HFT_AK Journal 2020 -21 [Re: HFT AK] #7733833
12/03/22 08:00 PM
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Nice colour on that fox HFT.
A moose hide draped over a leaning log is a great draw for wolves at a jackpot-they go nuts over that.
Wire or nail it down good though,if they get the hide loose they will drag it all over the place back and forth and knock down all the snares.


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