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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7314741
07/27/21 02:03 AM
07/27/21 02:03 AM
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Homer, Alaska, USA
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Thats quite the view from that cabin.
Love those big pike. Reminds me of fishing Minnesota, Ontario and Manitoba.
My wife and I were just talking about Barrow tonight. It's somewhere neither of us has been. But we can't shake loose for an adventure till October, and I think that is supposed to be the snowiest month up there.
I think it would be fun to get in on a whale hunt in some way shape or form. I'm a whale magnet, and I think they'd love me for it haha.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7314995
07/27/21 12:09 PM
07/27/21 12:09 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Decoy.... I was suppose to come down to ID and to Iowa but cancelled due to the covid and work situations. Wished I could have made it.

I was going through some pics and found these from the end of the trapping season. Had a little issue with the overflow hauling in a load of freight. Came out a little late so Eric and his buddy broke the trail ahead of me. Was smiling content when I saw their tracks until I rounded the corner and did this. [Linked Image]
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We were there for a few hours extracting these 3 machines and of course Eric and his partner didn't have anything. I got my machine stuck 4 times after I got out of the first channel trying to get over to Eric.

Once out, I went back home to dry everything out. The new log splitter was full of water. Couple days later, Stacey and I went back out to finish the mission and take the WT out to the cabin. The 2012 WT is now my back up sled at the cabin
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Lots of overflow out there too and great snow. [Linked Image]
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End of the season, one of our loyal fur buyers from Soldotna way called asking about some furs. Jim Masek and I gathered up what we had and did pretty well. [Linked Image]
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Our auctioneer from MT Dwight Gapper had booked his flight for our cancelled ATA Fur Auction and Fling came up anyway so had him out to the house. He has been doing our Auction and Fling for many years and is definitely the best auctioneer I've ever been around. Made me a lot of money and cost me a lot too. He is famous for saying..." I'll tell ya when you bid too much". Just a great guy.
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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7315104
07/27/21 02:24 PM
07/27/21 02:24 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Overflows, though handy for travel, still scare me.

Sure love seeing all that beautiful fur draping over the tables, plush ruffs showing off the colours.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7315167
07/27/21 04:30 PM
07/27/21 04:30 PM
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Picture of that pike jumping is pretty cool!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7349002
09/06/21 12:45 PM
09/06/21 12:45 PM
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Posts: 423
Fairbanks Alaska
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Flew out to the Trapping cabin for a few day checking on game cameras and cabins. Pretty disappointed in the predator activity on the cams or lack there of I should say. One coyote and one wolf on the cams. [Linked Image]
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Had a new big boar griz show up chasing a sow this spring. Lots of moose and caribou. Kind of selfish being disappointed in the lack of predators when that means we as trappers are doing our job. Will definitely be expanding this year if I want to put some more wolves on the stretchers.
Cabins looked good with not much activity around them either. Did have to thin out a few squirrels while I was there. [Linked Image]
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Just came back from Minto Flats with my gal. We went down for the duck opener. Did well on the ducks and pike. Been a while since I'd duck hunted and was a great time. Didn't get my Speckled belly goose but I'll try again. [Linked Image]
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The weather was awesome and water was high. [Linked Image]
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Yesterday morn we packed up to leave and had this little fella come out for some pics. First ermine I've ever saw on our little peninsula [Linked Image]
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Moose season in on us now so hopefully fill up the freezers. Good luck and be safe out there


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Fairbanks AK 99711
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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7349423
09/06/21 10:34 PM
09/06/21 10:34 PM
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Lewistown , Mt
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Thanks for the pictures nice bunch of duck you have there ! I'm sure you won't have any problems filling you're moose tag !

Keep up on the wolves I've got a feeling some replacement wolves will move into your area before you know it !


Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7349460
09/06/21 11:11 PM
09/06/21 11:11 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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Nice pics, JR. weather is nice , like the summer ermine. Good study on feet placement on that one.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7349493
09/07/21 12:17 AM
09/07/21 12:17 AM
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north Idaho
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Glad to see you and your pictures with stories. Always interesting. Thanks JR.


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7353150
09/11/21 02:38 PM
09/11/21 02:38 PM
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Montana
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Awesome thanks for sharing.


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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7354846
09/13/21 06:11 PM
09/13/21 06:11 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Fairbanks Alaska
Hey Trappers, hunting season is on us now. Spent some time back down in the flats with Jim Masek. Caught some pike and shot a few more ducks. Took the Mothership down for a shake out run and had a few issues. [Linked Image]
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Weather was awesome with northern lights and awesome sunsets. [Linked Image]
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The Mothership issues were building so we decided to head tor the truck. 11 miles into the trip up, all stop. We lost a power. Jim wasn't too far behind. I sent a message up river to a friend with a bigger jet boat and he'd be down in a hour or so. Jim tried pulling us upriver at 2 mph with my jet boat. Slow but worked.

And then Bruce shows up.....

Bruce has a 20' Alweld with a Chevy 350 and a jet. 22 mph on step towing the Mothership. He towed her 12 miles upriver. Learned a lot on that experience. Carry good rope, shackles, use long straight pull on the boat being towed off a bridle hitch on the tow boat and keep your friends close. Did I mention... good rope and great friends? We popped my bow rope 4 times when we started. We wore out the bridle rope where the shackle was rubbing back and forth. It may have made it but I wanted to be sure so we built a new bridle out of some 1/2" rope.
We are all back home and hopefully the Mothership will be back up and running tonight.
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Spent the weekend down on the river with Stacey and some friends. Figured out the power wire on the boat and milled some cottonwood for the neighbors. Great time.
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Good luck and be safe.


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JR Pederson
PO BOX 58226
Fairbanks AK 99711
cell# 907-378-7291
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Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7355193
09/14/21 12:55 AM
09/14/21 12:55 AM
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Wasilla AK
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Your cabin looks alot different with out the snow smile Good to see you and Stacy out chasing the critters and connecting! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7355450
09/14/21 12:38 PM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Great pics as usual Howler.
Very nice country.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7355456
09/14/21 12:51 PM
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Northwest Territories
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Was that one of them electric bicycles out side your cabin? How are they can you drive them through the creek? Them caribou sure look good on your trail camera picture.

Re: AKHowler's 2013-14 Journal [Re: AKHowler] #7356262
09/15/21 11:26 AM
09/15/21 11:26 AM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Thanks guys. Muskrat411... that is just a fat tired bike Norwegian powered. Very hard to pedal through the creek if it is deep than your pedals. Don't use it as much as i'd planned on. More of a motorized man myself....


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Fairbanks AK 99711
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