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Iceland #7263301
05/12/21 10:31 PM
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Was listening to a radio station from there and it got me wondering do they trap and hunt there and if so what?

Re: Iceland [Re: rex123] #7263317
05/12/21 10:49 PM
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walrus


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Re: Iceland [Re: rex123] #7263320
05/12/21 10:55 PM
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I know they have reindeer, geese, and ptarmigan. They also harvest whales, fin and minke.
Not sure they trap there.

Re: Iceland [Re: rex123] #7263351
05/13/21 12:09 AM
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There used to be a guy from Iceland on Wild About Trapping. He trapped arctic fox and mink. The government had a bounty on mink because I think it was an introduced species. He used to shoot some neat looking geese. A couple of species that aren't found in N. America


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Re: Iceland [Re: rex123] #7263444
05/13/21 08:19 AM
05/13/21 08:19 AM
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I was gonna say, they have artic fox there. I saw a study done on a radio collared fox fro Denmark, that ended up crossing the ice to the north and ended up in the neighborhood of Iceland. That's quite a trip!


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Re: Iceland [Re: rex123] #7263446
05/13/21 08:29 AM
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Marty - walrus rare in Iceland but apparently once native but wiped out by early settlers and/or volcanic eruptions. The last place great auks bred in the world was Iceland but a volcanic eruption wiped out the last nesting area.

Lee - You are talking about the Arctic fox that was radio collared in the Svalbard Islands (Norweigians islands well north of Norway) that travelled 2744 miles from March 1'18 to July 1'18. Average daily movement was 28.8 miles with a max. of 96 miles in a day. It went from Svalbard, across the sea ice, to northern Greenland and then across the sea ice again to Ellesmere Island in extreme northern Canada.

Yes mink introduced from mink farm escapes.

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Re: Iceland [Re: rex123] #7263453
05/13/21 08:42 AM
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I watched a series about mineral exploration there called Ice Cold Gold and noticed they had artic fox ready to pick up any food they might drop


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Re: Iceland [Re: crosspatch] #7263877
05/13/21 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by crosspatch
Marty - walrus rare in Iceland but apparently once native but wiped out by early settlers and/or volcanic eruptions. The last place great auks bred in the world was Iceland but a volcanic eruption wiped out the last nesting area.

Lee - You are talking about the Arctic fox that was radio collared in the Svalbard Islands (Norweigians islands well north of Norway) that travelled 2744 miles from March 1'18 to July 1'18. Average daily movement was 28.8 miles with a max. of 96 miles in a day. It went from Svalbard, across the sea ice, to northern Greenland and then across the sea ice again to Ellesmere Island in extreme northern Canada.

Yes mink introduced from mink farm escapes.

Yes, that's the one. My facts aren't as good (memory isn't either) ! I was amazed when I read about that fox, he was driven!


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