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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7232136
03/31/21 08:08 PM
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AK
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AK
Bummer about them getting eaten! Some moose were saved in the process and that wolf has awesome color! Sure looks like your boy is having fun!

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7232343
04/01/21 03:06 AM
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Wasilla AK
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Dang! Those pups must have been really hungry! Good looking wolf!

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7232903
04/01/21 08:32 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
Sucks to see those wolves eaten up but that blue wolf is spectacular!

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7234129
04/03/21 11:42 AM
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Fairbanks AK
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Too bad about the eaten wolves. Congrats to your boy on that ptarmigan!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7234157
04/03/21 12:23 PM
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McGrath, AK
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Great pix !!! Thank you!!


That cat looks like it has 10 times the hair that black micro has.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7245892
04/18/21 04:18 AM
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M.T.V. Alaska
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Well the big thaw has started here on the lower Yukon. I dug my beehives out of the snowdrift. All four made it. I wintered in single deeps this year. Hope I never have to buy packages again.

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They all still had plenty of honey.

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7246254
04/18/21 04:53 PM
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Wasilla AK
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I took a bee keeping class last week, I am definitely interested in doing it. It is a pricy start up that is for sure, and the bees themselves are pretty pricy! My biggest fear was not being able to winter them, but after taking that class I think I could do it.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7246340
04/18/21 07:11 PM
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Yes its a expensive hobby. Even more so out here. It can pay off if you get a good honey crop. Alaska honey sells for $20 a lb or more.

It can be addicting just like trapping.

Feel free to pm me if you have any questions.

Good Luck !

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7246626
04/19/21 02:16 AM
04/19/21 02:16 AM
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Dang Jeff it looks like you are doing good at over-wintering ! That is sweet.

Just back from Fbks picking up two packages. They sure aren't getting any cheaper !

HFT ..... did you get bees this Spring ?

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: Chickenminer] #7246631
04/19/21 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Chickenminer

Just back from Fbks picking up two packages. They sure aren't getting any cheaper !


I hear ya. I got these two double queen packages last year $230. ea I belive. Shipping charge on top of that. None of the package suppliers will ship so I paid another person $160 to baby sit the packages for a week and get them to the cargo on time. Then run 20 miles each way in the water/slush to pick them up.
Was no way I was throwing these hundred dollar bills to the wind.

I think it can be done there using the same method I am. Let it get buried since you are so cold there. Open feed all they will take right after you rob honey until the bucket freezes. Treat for mites at the same time. Then a quilt box and giant sugar brick, and wrap . I treated my packages right after I installed them and when I checked in the fall I could not find a mite. So maybe I can go treatment free now.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7247848
04/20/21 02:35 PM
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Wasilla AK
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yukonjeff appreciate it smile

chickenminer Unless I can find a steal of a deal probably wont happen this year, have 2 big projects planned this spring that are spendy. Definitely next though.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7248292
04/20/21 11:06 PM
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Eielson Farm Road. Alaska
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I think you’d really enjoy some honey bees HFT.

I had plans to send you some honey this last fall, but we sold out super fast.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7248301
04/20/21 11:10 PM
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Wasilla AK
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Me and the wife enjoyed the jar you sent the year before smile

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7249082
04/21/21 09:00 PM
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Yjeff, what are you hearing on the king run? Maybe we get nothing this yea!

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7249257
04/22/21 03:40 AM
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M.T.V. Alaska
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I heard they had a FnG teleconference yesterday didn't hear what they had to say. Not good most likely. They had the whole Yukon shut down here all summer last year for all salmon, subsistence and commercial. Only opened up subsistence for Coho's in the fall.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7273668
05/27/21 02:46 PM
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Eielson Farm Road. Alaska
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Good morning Trappers


Still spring up in the mountains. Took my son into the cabin with me “boys trip” was great. Worked on the cabin, cleared brush, ran the sawmill, did some stump shooting with the recurves and put some miles on for a grizzly (which wee saw aplenty at 9) found a decent bear and put a couple stalks on him but kept getting winded. Ended up taking a young boar in a great location on the river. The next night after finishing up fleshing the hide we took a walk down at the creek and watched a cow moose with twin “hours old” calves come down past us, less than 10 minutes later a large blonde grizzly followed down their tracks with its nose to the ground just like a dog. Cas was a bit confused why we couldn’t get that one also. Hopefully everyone is having a productive spring and planning a great summer.

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Running the mill

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Lots of ice still on the river

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Little boar- breakfast sausage and smoked hams in progress.

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Without asking he grabbed some gloves,asked for a knife and started working on a foot- proud dad moment

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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7274284
05/28/21 08:59 AM
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Gosh you guys up there have all the fun.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7274723
05/28/21 07:11 PM
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Interior Alaska
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Nice! Looks like a fun trip.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7276039
05/30/21 12:48 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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That's awesome!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #9 [Re: trapper ron] #7276046
05/30/21 01:00 PM
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Full, are the bears there salmon eaters in summer, fall? Tried to eat a spring bear from Nome area some years ago. Wasn't too tasty. Season to taste?

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