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Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Boco] #7460286
01/14/22 02:35 AM
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T4E, is that trail you all cut yourself in that area?

My first year trapping on my own, 79/80 and trapping with a partner the year before both years on the lower Nowitna saw large numbers of marten, large catches, but few fat marten. At that time most sets were cubbies with footholds. Could a fat marten burn up his fat fighting a trap for a day?

Re: Fat Marten. [Re: trapped4ever] #7460293
01/14/22 03:38 AM
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james bay frontierOnt.
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Originally Posted by trapped4ever
Sorry, didn't mean to hi-jack your thread Boco, I just got carried away with my free-time!! wink

Not at all T4E,look forward to your input and pics.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Boco] #7460527
01/14/22 10:48 AM
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As always T4E, your observations and analyses are extremely perceptive and much appreciated. Thanks for the education, once again.

Jack


Read a book...

Poetic Injustice:Ramblings from Alaska
The Last Hunt
Wild Life:The Evolution and Misadventures of a Naturalist
Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Boco] #7460589
01/14/22 11:28 AM
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Quite educational observations by many on this thread and ok to wander off a bit for those reasons IMO.

Re: Fat Marten. [Re: alaska viking] #7460603
01/14/22 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
Still hauling the snow machine in the skiff!
I know of nobody that works as hard at what he does as T4E.
Glad all is well over there. We've had some weather, 'eh?


I'm pretty sure most of us are Schandelmaier trappers these days. No sense killing yourself at these prices.


Who is John Galt?
Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Boco] #7460620
01/14/22 12:14 PM
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Man, those blow-downs suck! I hate cutting that cove/bay ice in the skiff. Just keep waiting for the can opener! Big winds, huge dumps of snow, near-record cold, and now flooding. What a winter.
Glad you are still getting it done, T4E.


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Dirt] #7460781
01/14/22 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Dirt
Originally Posted by alaska viking
Still hauling the snow machine in the skiff!
I know of nobody that works as hard at what he does as T4E.
Glad all is well over there. We've had some weather, 'eh?


I'm pretty sure most of us are Schandelmaier trappers these days. No sense killing yourself at these prices.


Some of us are just in it for the science.
Speak english Dirt-Its bad enough here with the frenchmen.

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Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Boco] #7460786
01/14/22 04:05 PM
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T4E

When I was younger I had a dream of buying a boat large enough to live in and trap, primarily out of Valdez to start with. In one of your pictures it looks like that is how you spend your winter trapping.

As I discussed my dream with Dean Wilson who had spent a lot of time out of Valdez he told me a story that changed my mind! It was about a guy that did just that.

He was in Jacks Bay running traps. The snow was really deep at the high tide mark so travel was difficult. When he motored out to the mouth of the bay the water was rough so he thought he would go back to the back of the bay and wait the weather out. This was before cell phones or satellite phones at least he didn't have one. The weather continued to get worse as the days crawled by and if you have ever been near the Narrows its can be flat dangerous in a small boat. As I remember the story after so long ago, days went by and he began to run out of food. He had a pot along and caught a few flounder but was running out of options. I believe it was several weeks before he was able to return to Valdez.

So Dean in his wisdom comment to me was " So you want to trap out of a boat" My dream ended so T4E trap away your my hero...LOL


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Boco] #7460850
01/14/22 05:41 PM
01/14/22 05:41 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Boco John Schandelmeier is an Alaskan musher, trapper, writer who it seems mostly just writes these days. I do enjoy his articles.

Re: Fat Marten. [Re: Oh Snap] #7460852
01/14/22 05:43 PM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Originally Posted by Oh Snap
T4E

When I was younger I had a dream of buying a boat large enough to live in and trap, primarily out of Valdez to start with. In one of your pictures it looks like that is how you spend your winter trapping.

As I discussed my dream with Dean Wilson who had spent a lot of time out of Valdez he told me a story that changed my mind! It was about a guy that did just that.

He was in Jacks Bay running traps. The snow was really deep at the high tide mark so travel was difficult. When he motored out to the mouth of the bay the water was rough so he thought he would go back to the back of the bay and wait the weather out. This was before cell phones or satellite phones at least he didn't have one. The weather continued to get worse as the days crawled by and if you have ever been near the Narrows its can be flat dangerous in a small boat. As I remember the story after so long ago, days went by and he began to run out of food. He had a pot along and caught a few flounder but was running out of options. I believe it was several weeks before he was able to return to Valdez.

So Dean in his wisdom comment to me was " So you want to trap out of a boat" My dream ended so T4E trap away your my hero...LOL


Valdez is beautiful but I have to agree with Deans thoughts, those narrows would be a huge obstacle during the winter. Hey that island in the middle of the bay has a nice protected cove you could hole up in though and gravel beach for beaching your boat!

Re: Fat Marten. [Re: broncoformudv] #7460861
01/14/22 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by broncoformudv
Boco John Schandelmeier is an Alaskan musher, trapper, writer who it seems mostly just writes these days. I do enjoy his articles.


schandelmeier


Who is John Galt?
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