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Re: Mountain Journal [Re: muskrat411] #6772065
02/16/20 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by muskrat411
Hey Bushman throw me a bone. Have you never seen lynx catching mice from wolverine boxes?


Saw where a lynx caught a mouse one time and play with it til it was dead and then just walk away without eating it. The story was written in the snow. Just like a house cat will play with a crippled fly til it is dead and then just leave it.

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Re: Mountain Journal [Re: martentrapper] #6772066
02/16/20 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
Now now, Brian, don't be thinking your so knowledgeable you can't still improve. I was doing well on lynx 15 years ago when someone, you, mentioned a different loop size and height for lynx. Improved my lynx catch and decreased body catches.
I would say that in general, selling fur on commercial market is all about length. You can stretch TOO long, but you can also stretch too short. If a trappers boards are too wide, he's going to lose a few bucks here and there. I assume your boards are according to market specs?
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And what was that loop size and height advise?

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #6774806
02/18/20 11:31 AM
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I have noticed that on low hare years the lynx that are left are big fat males mostly. I always thought it was from cannibalism.


"Wise men learn more from fools than fools learn from the wise."
Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #6833546
04/07/20 04:19 PM
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Just checking in to my favorite thread on trapper man. Been kinda quiet. Hope all is going well Brian. Throw us 'working from home' folks a bone...

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: crosspatch] #6833690
04/07/20 08:04 PM
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Originally Posted by crosspatch
[quote=martentrapper]And what was that loop size and height advise?


9 inch loop, 11 inches high. I had been using 10 and 10.
mt

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #6978577
08/30/20 07:02 PM
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Bumping this once more just in case Brian checks back in...

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020126
10/18/20 01:02 AM
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Greetings. Long time no talk.

My media company Compass Media signed a contract in April that restricted our social media interaction. We've got a deal on a three piece series called Running with Wolves. First series Focusing on the interplay between the George river Caribou herd and wolves. My partner started filming the herd at 750,000 caribou...now 7,000! Second series on the salmon wolves of the west coast. We got the first HD footage of wolves fishing for salmon, Plus some dramatic fight sequences of alpha wolf kicking butt. Third series is wolves of northern Canada. NWT - Yukon - Alberta. We have smoking hot footage.

On a personal note having a good year during difficult times. Had a great moose hunt with my 90 year old father. Took a nice bull and also harvested a bull for a guy who had never taken one before. My communication ban is over so we'll be talking soon.

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020171
10/18/20 06:37 AM
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Good to see your busy as ever Brian I'll bet that was very interesting to experience the interaction between the wolves in different situations what a great learning opportunity .
Congratulations to you all for getting a moose in the freezer also hunting season is just getting started down here for us.
Allan


Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020310
10/18/20 09:49 AM
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Brian, been wondering what you been up too. I just got home from a very short guiding season and both hunters were Albertans. The one fellow has met you a time or two. He owns a little butcher shop down in the southern part of the province. How can a guy see the wolf series you have put together ? Sounds real interesting. Where did you film in Yukon?

Seems like winter hit all of a sudden this year, it went from a warm fall to -25 overnight. Hope you guys are getting a little better weather. Real special to get to hunt with your father at 90. All the best to you and yours. Next time you're up this way look me up!


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Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020449
10/18/20 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bushman
Greetings. Long time no talk.

My media company Compass Media signed a contract in April that restricted our social media interaction. We've got a deal on a three piece series called Running with Wolves. First series Focusing on the interplay between the George river Caribou herd and wolves. My partner started filming the herd at 750,000 caribou...now 7,000! Second series on the salmon wolves of the west coast. We got the first HD footage of wolves fishing for salmon, Plus some dramatic fight sequences of alpha wolf kicking butt. Third series is wolves of northern Canada. NWT - Yukon - Alberta. We have smoking hot footage.

On a personal note having a good year during difficult times. Had a great moose hunt with my 90 year old father. Took a nice bull and also harvested a bull for a guy who had never taken one before. My communication ban is over so we'll be talking soon.



I am amazed that just filming caribou would cause a population decrease like that !!! smile

Sounds like good stuff Brian !


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Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020635
10/18/20 05:31 PM
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We were in Denali Yukon. As for the caribou W17 a mans got to eat. A producer commissioned the series so we’ll see where it ends up. He was part of the production team on Grizzly Man. Lots of stories on Timothy Treadwell.

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020822
10/18/20 08:17 PM
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Great news that you can once again post. This is by far the best thread on the internet. Congrats on your success so far this year.


Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7020847
10/18/20 08:40 PM
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Thanks for checking back in! I kept coming back to this thread but I was getting worried! Looking forward to more inspiring posts in the near future.

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7021857
10/20/20 12:47 AM
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Back to the moose hunt. It's taken me several years to get drawn in the wildlife management unit I wanted for moose. It's a large WMU but only has a handful of tags every year. I had a moose tag and a friend from southern Alberta also was drawn for a neighbouring WMU. We hunted out of my lodge. It was windy and hot for the first few days of Oct and there was little action. It got real cold on the night of day three and the next morning was cold and clear.

We were heading down the road for a morning hunt in my new Defender Max SxS when we came across a fellow hunter I knew who was on horseback. He'd lost one of his horses Dudley the day before and was still looking for him. He was about to ride down a 8 km / 5 mile trail to look for sign. I told him I would blast down in a look for him. He didn't want us to divert from our hunt but we wanted to help out. I told him it would be good karma.

There was no horse on the road so we continued on to our hunt destination, just a little later than planned. We dropped a bunch of Ruffled Grouse and Spruce hens on the way. The defender has a drop down front windshield so my passenger would just drop the glass and blast from the front seat. Deadly as the chicken is alerted. And for all you internet police this is on bush trails not a roadway.

We got to our first location and I started calling. Worked the birch horn and scapula for 30 minutes but no responses we could hear. We figured we'd give it half an hour so my friends stayed in the opening while I headed into the bush for a circle through the bush. I wasn't gone 20 minutes and I heard a shot. i went back and there was a dead moose lying 30 feet from the SxS. While cleaning chickens my one buddy looked up and saw a set of horns breaking over the top of the slope they were on. He called out to Kelly who had the tag, and was looking through his scope to see if it was clean, "There's a moose!" Kelly turned and shot the moose behind the ear as its head cleared the top of the slope. It fell over dead. Talk about an easy bull. It had heard the calls and was working his way in quietly. An average young bull, and Kelly's first moose so he was a happy guy.

I had to hide in the bush for over an hour watching them clean it before I could walk out and pretend I'd just arrived. I Avoided all the dirty work. Just joking, but they did have have the job well in hand when I strolled up. We loaded up the moose then made a 30 km / 18 mile drive to my WMU and hunted the rest of the day. Just as the day was winding up we were heading down the trail when I came around the corner and a nice bull was standing there facing us head on at 80 yards. I came to a stop and opened the door and gave the bull a grunt as I scrambled for gun and loaded it up.

He walked 15 yards closer and stood head on. Seeing as he was giving me the time I dropped onto my butt and took a rest of my knee. The bull turned broadside and I launched a 325 grain 45-70 shell and that was that. Took out the heart and the bull fell by the side of the trail. We quickly processed the moose and finished up as dark was falling. We had to return to the lodge to unload the first moose and grab a bite and then blast back to get mine as this is grizzly country. We got back to camp at 2:30 a.m. We also saw a massive moose run across the trail 5 minutes away from my bull. I'm talking big. My bull had a broken tine and gouge marks in its back. I think I know who kicked its butt. It was a long and productive day. My Dad wasn't physically with us as he was hunting deer at camp but was thrilled when we brought two bulls home. He's 90 and still has the fire in him to hunt.

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7021894
10/20/20 03:47 AM
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Sounds like you had a awesome hunt! Big believer in the karma thing smile Congrats on having filling the freezer!

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7022158
10/20/20 12:40 PM
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Great story! Congratulations on the success. Sounds like grouse numbers are doing well there?

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7022493
10/20/20 07:24 PM
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Awesome hunt story! thanks, got me fired up for muzzle stuffer down here in a few days!

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7022688
10/20/20 10:05 PM
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[Linked Image]. Kelly moose

Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman] #7022834
10/21/20 01:28 AM
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Great hunts and great narrative.

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