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Arctic fox #7238340
04/08/21 04:27 PM
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I'm in the preliminary steps on heading north to catch an artic fox. It's the last Alaskan species on my lifetime list to catch. One will do the trick. Then it's back to the lower 48 for the final six species on that list. Both my children live in Alaska. One in Eagle River and the other just outside Wasilla. At any rate, I'd appreciate any guidance on sets, bait, lures or anything else you can think of that might help. I was at Prudhoe Bay the season before last for a period of five days and struck out on the white foxes. Thanks, Jim

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Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238345
04/08/21 04:32 PM
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Dumpsters! Problem is, most places you find whites you also find reds. Even if a white gets in your set before the reds, the reds will kill it and tear it up!

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238426
04/08/21 05:52 PM
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Do you have to trap it or can you shoot it to accomplish your goal. If so it would solve the issue martentrapper mentioned. I have no experience with acrtic foxes though.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: bfisch] #7238506
04/08/21 07:20 PM
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Original goal was strictly trapping. With twenty six species down I'd like to keep it trapping. It would bother me to not take a species by trapping methods at this point in the game. It would be easier tho' to just pack a small caliber rifle than pay the associated costs of shipping a couple dozen traps and gear.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238518
04/08/21 07:37 PM
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will just need to set up your traps and sit in blind or tent and watch for them to get caught.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238519
04/08/21 07:38 PM
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Arctic fox are easy. One of the most productive sets ive seen is a piece of bait frozen to a 330 trigger then one spring stuck into the snow. doesnt get any simpler and it works.


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Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238524
04/08/21 07:48 PM
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^^^^^
Sounds like a good raven set too. You do have ravens up there don't you?


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Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238617
04/08/21 09:18 PM
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Maybe pm Inupiat, on here.


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Arctic fox [Re: alaska viking] #7238762
04/08/21 11:27 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on Inupiat.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238763
04/08/21 11:30 PM
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You are on a cool mission. I'm rooting for you.
What animals are remaining on your list?

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Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Arctic fox [Re: alaska viking] #7238803
04/09/21 12:57 AM
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The species that I have left are: Arctic fox, Hooded Skunk, Hog Nosed skunk, W. Spotted skunk, Ringtail, Coati and Mountain lion. I was set up on a good lion a couple years ago. He had been at the head of a canyon twice. From looking at how tracks weather in the desert I guessed the cat came through about a month apart. I ran those sets for another month and then had to pull to go see my youngest get her Masters Degree. Man I hated to pull but I just ran out of time.
My list of furbearers contains thirty three species. I've lucked into twenty six species so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7238813
04/09/21 02:22 AM
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North slope is likely best area to be in. Another thing to contend with is Rabies. Arctics are supposed to be able to carry the virus w/o getting the effects. Rabies is common in both reds and whites in arctic Alaska.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7239119
04/09/21 01:18 PM
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One of my buddies ran 330's in boxes, fish as bait, and one of those long surveyor stakes as a marker. Gets pretty windy up there and many of his sets would get drifted in when weather hit. He caught quite a few that I skinned out for him smile I believe he was about 50 miles west of the bay.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: HFT AK] #7239157
04/09/21 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by HFT AK
One of my buddies ran 330's in boxes, fish as bait, and one of those long surveyor stakes as a marker. Gets pretty windy up there and many of his sets would get drifted in when weather hit. He caught quite a few that I skinned out for him smile I believe he was about 50 miles west of the bay.



That sounds like a great way to make sets and still be able to find them. I need to take a couple weeks off one winter and go catch some.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7239169
04/09/21 02:38 PM
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I don't think you will have problems with reds. Probably trap around the dump or bone yard. Foxes probably to lazy to kill a white.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7239647
04/10/21 02:54 AM
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That's a really cool mission All33. I wish you luck. I'd love to see pics of your taxidermy collection too.


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Re: Arctic fox [Re: All33] #7239977
04/10/21 12:59 PM
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On your mission are you doing all fur bearers or just the ones in the Americas?


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Re: Arctic fox [Re: NorthenTrapper] #7240010
04/10/21 01:42 PM
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Just the legal ones in the United States. That's enough! I won't live long enough or have enough money to do otherwise. Although I did look into trapping in Sonora, Mexico ( not legal). It would be cool to go after dingo and possums down under. Trapping some of the Africa stuff would also be fun. I used to be able to fund my trips with good old north Missouri coons and other such critters. Now it takes about all my part time retirement job income to carry through with my plans. I just dropped off a wolf at the taxidermist for a full body mount. That set me back $4,000.00. It's a good thing my wife supports my addiction.

Re: Arctic fox [Re: KenaiKid] #7240012
04/10/21 01:46 PM
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I will have a wolverine and lynx being shipped on Monday from Alaska. After I get those hung on the wall I'll post a couple pics

Re: Arctic fox [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7240237
04/10/21 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ryan McLeod
Arctic fox are easy. One of the most productive sets ive seen is a piece of bait frozen to a 330 trigger then one spring stuck into the snow. doesnt get any simpler and it works.


There is a guy on the CNTA forum that catches hundreds of arctic fox ,he uses a set similar to what you describe Ryan.He traps out of Arviat.

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