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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7441738
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Av, I definitely don't use jumps for wolverine. I don't set any footholds for them. I used 650's for a while but lost one out of those also.

What's your loop and height with a snare White?

I don't know if that bull would have gone 70" close probably. I found the other side two weeks later less than a mile away.
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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: white17] #7441786
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Originally Posted by white17
Originally Posted by alaska viking
I had poor luck with V-14 jumps. Several pull-outs, and a couple toes.
Since switching to NO BS CANINE EXTREMES, that Kendal made with no off-sets, for MadMike, and I, zero loss.
I will say, those traps have held everything, including wolves, for MM.



Yes I too had several V-14's completely disassembled by wolverines.
But I have never lost one from the MB-750's . In fact I have never lost anything from an MB-750.

That is a nice set Nook. I prefer to use a snare rather than the 330 in that situation. That drop off of the bank is a great place


White, interesting on the 14’s being defeated like that. I took a good number of them using the under sprung 14OV’s. Perhaps the temperature embrittlement of the cast jaws? [Linked Image]
Here is one that a #%@&* bear tore my caught Gulo from. I never had a broken trap with the type.
As The Viking said, Kendall’s No BS Extremes are amazing. They have held some good sized wolves and easily handle the wolverine.

Anyways footholds for me, all day with setting for wolverine. Avoidance is rare, but they are usually back very soon.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7441804
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I don't have anything against footholds for wolverine. I just don't use them much, and None the last two years. There's not a huge population around me, so I don't hit them hard, and often pull my sets before the end of the season.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7441806
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Notice the missing dog on MM's bent to heck V-14. Every wolverine I lost in one of those traps took the dog with it. Even the one that left me it's toe.


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: alaska viking] #7441808
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
Notice the missing dog on MM's bent to heck V-14. Every wolverine I lost in one of those traps took the dog with it. Even the one that left me it's toe.

Yeah, they use them as toothpicks, while you are gone. Whack them how you want to. In a 330/280 likely game over quick. Not so good in SEAK coastal conditions. Keep them hung up and they can rearrange things beyond belief.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7441819
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Isn't that the truth.


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: nooksack] #7441847
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Originally Posted by nooksack
Av, I definitely don't use jumps for wolverine. I don't set any footholds for them. I used 650's for a while but lost one out of those also.

What's your loop and height with a snare White?

I don't know if that bull would have gone 70" close probably. I found the other side two weeks later less than a mile away.
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Yep a good 65" I'm sure. Regardless it's a big mature moose.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: nooksack] #7442112
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I don't know if that bull would have gone 70" close probably. I found the other side two weeks later less than a mile away.
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Boy I know of several native cultural carvers that would drool over that match set to get their hands and knives on.
But that should be left for another thread to be opened up
too easy to sidetrack

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: alaska viking] #7443550
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Originally Posted by nooksack
Av, I definitely don't use jumps for wolverine. I don't set any footholds for them. I used 650's for a while but lost one out of those also.

What's your loop and height with a snare White?

I don't know if that bull would have gone 70" close probably. I found the other side two weeks later less than a mile away.
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Nook> On a pole I usually set a loop about 8" and 8" off the pole. Lower if the pole is steeply angled. The most important thing is to be certain the gulo can't get his feet on the ground. They will spin until they break the cable


Originally Posted by alaska viking
Notice the missing dog on MM's bent to heck V-14. Every wolverine I lost in one of those traps took the dog with it. Even the one that left me it's toe.



Is that a Paws-i-trip pan on Mike's trap ? I have a couple CDR 750's with those and the dog never survives an encounter with wolf or wolverine. Nice trap but that dog is a weak point.

The V-14's that I had were all cast jaws and about 1920's vintage. I suppose the cold and age could have been the problem but I have some NH4's, 48's that are similar age with no issues


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: white17] #7444017
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Is that a Paws-i-trip pan on Mike's trap ? I have a couple CDR 750's with those and the dog never survives an encounter with wolf or wolverine. Nice trap but that dog is a weak point.

The V-14's that I had were all cast jaws and about 1920's vintage. I suppose the cold and age could have been the problem but I have some NH4's, 48's that are similar age with no issues


White, yes it was a Paws-i-trip dog. I am not sure if bear ate it or if the wolverine had already removed the dog before the bear arrived.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7444126
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The 1 wolverine I held in a V-14, and the 3 I lost, all took the original dog with them. All cast jaw traps.
The black bear I caught, (and held 3 times!), also ate the dog, each time.


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7444321
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Do you guys get any incidental wolverines in your wolf snares.
The ones caught here are incidentals and mostly in wolf or lynx snares at jackpots.No season here for them yet.They are steadily increasing their range from the north and west.

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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Boco] #7444671
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Originally Posted by Boco
Do you guys get any incidental wolverines in your wolf snares.
The ones caught here are incidentals and mostly in wolf or lynx snares at jackpots.No season here for them yet.They are steadily increasing their range from the north and west.

I've caught two in wolf snares that were both blown in with snow and one in a lynx trail snare that was too small to hold him, he was caught a month and a bit later in a 330 milk crate set.

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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Boco] #7444781
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Originally Posted by Boco
Do you guys get any incidental wolverines in your wolf snares.
The ones caught here are incidentals and mostly in wolf or lynx snares at jackpots.No season here for them yet.They are steadily increasing their range from the north and west.


I had one in a wolf snare. Can't imagine how it happened. An 18 inch loop and it had him right around the throat. Twisted until all feet were off the snow.


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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7445225
12/29/21 11:33 PM
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I have caught 2 in wolf snares where i set on a trail a pack had made hoping they would follow the same path. One was after a snow, so the bottom of the loop was probably pretty close to the snow level. The other I have no idea how that happened, 16" loop, same situation setting on a wolf trail but with very little snow. Both were caught around the middle, I suspected they lunged through the snare loop but tripped it with the hind legs. I think they follow the wolves quite a bit hoping to find a kill site to scavenge. I used some V-14 when I was starting because that's all I had, but I did hold 3 wolverine in them. Never lost one, but the dog and pans were all gone. I don't use them anymore.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7450797
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Originally Posted by Ramhunter
Those of you trapping wolverines with 330’s, in boxes, buckets, or cubby’s do you get many rejections where a wolverine comes up to the 330 but won’t go into it?
Yes, untill I went to a spacious double end cubby setup of16-20” wide X 36-40” Length with a 280 or 330 BG trap at each end. My experience has been if a wolverine can see its way out the back end of a space, and can easily turn around within it, they are far less hesitant to enter and less apt to tear the cubby apart. In my opinion many wolverine feel crowded in a normal cubby set up with no escape route, thus they avoid them or tear them apart to safely get at the bait with an escape route available. In essence many wolverine do not like bing crowed.

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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7453537
01/07/22 05:31 PM
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Good info guys, got to catch up with one of those critters some day.

That is an awesome set of sheds, Todd!

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7464376
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I'm liking the open ended double boxes that I have been trying.
This one went straight into the box, didn't even circle the set. I must have had the trigger wires set too far apart and
this was a smaller wolverine. It got through the first 330, into the box and got caught by back leg. Then started chewing on the
box until it finally poked its head into the 330 on the other end. Fresh caught, still flexible enough I could fish it through the box.

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Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Ramhunter] #7464509
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Nice. You got him. I also like the double end box. Long ago I got to watch one work the set from far away. She came up to the spruce pole box, looked into one end, then went to the other end and put her head in.

Re: Question for wolverine trappers? [Re: Chickenminer] #7464618
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Sweet! I put out some double opened ended boxes, have to wait and see how they work!

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