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Posted By: Team V

Team V - 01/16/17 03:47 PM

Just got back from line did over 100 miles of some of the worst snow drifts I have had in awhile and I will tell you I love trapping on a mountain snow go . The days of trapping on the 60 hp utility snow go days are over for me . There were spots well over 4 feet deep and 100 yard long all I had to do was grab a hand full of throttle and go wile towing a sled .

With the the handle bar riser ,tall seat, tall windshield and forward riding position my back feels good to day . I ran in to some water on trip no problem zipped over it . Not saying it is for every one but we're I trap it works good for me . The fun factor is also there I had a blast and love the power here is a few pics i was running short on time so did not take to many . The last pic I call party in a sled . The black wolf was held by less then a toe it has caught in the jaws between the leaver and the offset .

Posted By: Ryan McLeod

Re: Team V - 01/16/17 04:06 PM

Nice pictures!
Posted By: Oh Snap

Re: Team V - 01/16/17 04:14 PM

Way to go, Team V
Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 01/16/17 05:56 PM

Way to go Team V, glad that sled is working out for you. Like that picture with the big black in the background!
Posted By: Osky

Re: Team V - 01/16/17 11:49 PM

That's terrific!

Osky
Posted By: That Fool

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 12:02 AM

awesome pics! more snow than use, getting itchy to ride around more parts of the country here, no one got wolves yet this year. Waiting to get deep enough snow to not worry about logs or tundra wrecking our rigs.
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 01:04 AM

That is a awesome pic!!! Congrats!
Posted By: T. Meyer

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 01:45 AM

Congrats Team V! Good to see he didn't make a break for it while you were taking the pic and pop that toe off. I've had both a red fox and a lynx do that to me before, all I had to show for it was a couple of pics. Good to hear your machine is working out so well!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 01:59 AM

Me and my partner always stop about 30 yards back and put a set of cross hairs on them then the other goes to investigat if caught bad they drop . As soon as I saw it was bad I yelled and he dropped .
Posted By: T. Meyer

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 05:13 AM

That's a good plan! I'm running the line alone most of the time, so I now make sure I always have my rifle ready just encase it happens again.
Posted By: takotna

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 08:09 PM

Way to go team v!
Posted By: otterman

Re: Team V - 01/17/17 08:17 PM

good job don't you love it when the big dogs want a ride home in your sled smile
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 01/19/17 10:17 PM

Way to go John, nice work on the dogs. Put your skinning apron to work and love it. Thanks a lot.
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 01/20/17 05:36 AM

Awesome V! What caliber do you use to drop the poorly caught ones?
mt
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/20/17 02:49 PM

When we arrived at that one my partner was close enough to use his pmr30 but we pack 223 with us if needed . We both have pmr30 so we have 60 rounds of 22 mag on hand .
Posted By: AK TRAPR

Re: Team V - 01/21/17 03:10 AM

Thanks for the pics i am the guy that talked to you about trapping in sentry hardware last summer .good job
Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 01/21/17 03:29 AM

What is a pmr30 TeamV ? Im looking for a new trapline gun
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/21/17 03:56 AM

Thanks AK TRAPR small world .

Yukon ,a pmr30 is a 22 mag semi automatic hand gun with a 30 rd mag all kinds of fun . Made by kaltec pretty accurate
Posted By: Sonny N

Re: Team V - 01/21/17 06:37 AM

Originally Posted By: yukon254
What is a pmr30 TeamV ? Im looking for a new trapline gun


Good gun I plan on getting. Where'd you find yours team v? I went looking but nobody I went to stocked them in anchorage.


Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/21/17 06:52 AM

Sportsmen warehouse just have to watch they go quick . I got mine on sale for $320 last Christmas my partner bought his on gun broker and payed a lot more .
Posted By: piperniner

Re: Team V - 01/21/17 06:54 AM

Need to move back to the states to own one.

It is common knowledge that Keltec is less than candid in regards to numbers produced. Good luck finding one, unless you want to pay inflated prices - such as found on Gunbroker and other sites.
Posted By: That Fool

Re: Team V - 01/23/17 05:59 PM

I have been looking for one too, I have a single six, it is an awesome gun. My cousin was selling one but I didn't have the money to buy it then. I may have to bite the bullet sometime and get one on an auction site.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/23/17 06:04 PM

They're catching up with production I'm seeing more become available at retail stores . I would just keep my eyes open and be patient and you will get one at a good price .
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/31/17 06:25 AM

Man these thing keep plugging up the wolf sets .
Posted By: AK HUNTER

Re: Team V - 01/31/17 06:28 AM

That's a real bummer!
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 01/31/17 07:01 AM

If you'd set your pan tension a little stiffer, you wouldn't have to deal with those worthless smelly wolverine. If you don't want to deal with them, bring them over and I'll board the worthless critters for ya. Looks like a good one though. Congrats and keep it up. Did you guys get any of that snow up there.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/31/17 07:18 AM

Got about 6 more inches and lots of snow drifts witch put most sets out of commission . No wolves on trip but had them run over a few 9 but to deep to fire .The Wolverine made multiple trips over till he got caught . That one hand seter I got from you is great love that thing . We got another wolverine but can't get pic to load . We have one running line eating marten and bait so I hope we got it . We also got a coyote man them things stink .

Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 04:26 AM

Well was a little cold this weekend but got it done . Took a friend who has never been on a snow go or a trap line was a little fun I told him not to poke the sleeping wolverine but he had to do it . I am just glad I was there to save his life it was close but I got him in a sleeper hold.


Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 04:28 AM

Way to go! Nice looking gulo....good to see Im not the only one getting the cold temps!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 04:42 AM

Wolves are nowhere to be found this year in 117 miles I cut one set of tracks . I am in a wolf control area and they are doing a good job . In the beginning of winter we had a pack of 5 witch we took 3 sence then nothing . I talk to fish and game and they said great so I ask when they did there last survey and they were not sure . Dont get me wrong we need predator control but as a trapper it sucks not having them around to catch kinda takes the challenge out of it .
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 06:01 AM

Beautiful wolverine John, how was your overflow with those cold temps?
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 06:17 AM

Not bad but I would be carful landing a plane on the river a lot of spots with water under snow .

I had a weird thing happened on this trip in the middle of my trail about 50 miles out I had a 12 foot pole 6 inch around cut by chain saw laying on my trail . No one has been down my trail and have no idea how it got there had no snow on it so it was fresh . Only thing I can think of is it was somebodys wolf drag that fell off a plane .
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 06:25 AM

It was probably the same aliens that borrowed my trail groomer. They didn't put it back in the same place where the got it either
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 04:49 PM

I got 3 above at my house and it is raining pretty good . What the
Posted By: T. Meyer

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 06:39 PM

Congrats on the wolverine! It would have been a quicker dispatch if you would have had your paper bag, maybe White has some extras he can send you.
Posted By: Kusko

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Team V
I got 3 above at my house and it is raining pretty good . What the


For serious???
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/14/17 10:20 PM

Yes serious . Did not rain to much but now it is 31 above and suppose to rain this evening . Sence Sunday are weather has had a 70 degrees change .
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 02/19/17 04:55 AM

You don't know the paper sack method of dispatching wolverine?
mt
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:34 AM

Well went and pulled line and had two wolf traps left at far end of line and had this guy in the last trap . I can not get it to turn up right
Posted By: Aknative

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:36 AM

Beauty blacky!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:50 AM

He was big will post more pics when I get them off phone . Having problems with eather phone or iPad . I have some trail camera pics and video of a airplane trapper putting wolf sets on river then you can here there conversation when they see my marten box/wolverine set on bank . They were there for a wile setting up and after seeing me stuff they pulled all there stuff .
Posted By: takotna

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 08:21 AM

Wow! That's black! Cool!
Posted By: Chickenminer

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 08:54 AM

Sweet ! Always nice when the last set holds something !
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 05:39 PM

Any body no who has this plane . If you do pm me
Posted By: LeverAlone

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 05:43 PM

Here you go Team V....beauty!
Posted By: Ryan McLeod

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:05 PM

Awesome looking wolf!!

Is it just the picture or does it have something wrong with its right eye?
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:09 PM

No must be pic eye look good
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:35 PM

Beautiful wolf John
Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 06:41 PM

Wow, that guy looks like he has some black bear genes! Nice one!

Pretty good of the airplane guy to pull his stuff after he saw your stuff there.
Posted By: AK TRAPR

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 07:45 PM

Wow that,s a beauty john
Posted By: northway

Re: Team V - 03/01/17 10:12 PM

Going to say its Zack Knaebel of Tok Air Service. You may want to call and discuss. I've had a lot of trappers contact me about how this has continually happened. I don't want to be in the middle, so make the phone call. 907 322-2903 will get you in contact with him. I'm guessing if you post a thread on this here, you will find a few situations just like yours! Good luck!
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 03/02/17 12:39 AM

That is a sweet way to end the season! Congrats!!!!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/02/17 05:05 PM

Just got my hand on a new bs wolf trap going to give it a try this year seems pretty well built .
Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 11/02/17 05:53 PM

Looks very similar to the Koro, be interesting to see how it works. Price ?
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/02/17 06:21 PM

Tannery up here is going to offer them for 85 each last I herd . Available in black or white .
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 11/02/17 07:10 PM

I will be running the BS Canine Extremes for wolverine this year.
I am very impressed so far, as to quality of welding, trap speed, and overall design.
Of course, only time will tell.
Posted By: muskrat411

Re: Team V - 11/02/17 08:27 PM

Does BS Trap stand for anything Team V?
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/02/17 09:38 PM

Not sure what BS stands for
Posted By: mad_mike

Re: Team V - 11/03/17 01:48 AM

I thought the line of traps were called ďNo BSĒ.

http://no-bslures.wixsite.com/nobslures

I thought Kusko and possibly Cav Scout used the wolf version and gave a review.
Posted By: Confused Trapper

Re: Team V - 11/03/17 03:17 AM

Beautiful wolf !!!! He does look like he's got some Black Bear in him lol
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/03/17 05:05 AM

Here is a comparison from Left to right MB750 , bridger 5 , Ak #9 , BS trap
Posted By: Top Jimmy

Re: Team V - 11/03/17 05:10 PM

Is that thing legal? Looks wider than the #9, and I thought that was about the size limit for foot hold traps in AK. Just curious if it goes over the 9" jaw spread from corner to corner of those bends.

-TJ
Posted By: Dewey NY

Re: Team V - 11/03/17 05:16 PM

That Wolf is beautiful.. Congrats..
Posted By: RiversNorth13

Re: Team V - 11/05/17 04:35 AM



This is off Kendalls site .
Wolf - 8 x 8.5 jaw spread .
He also has the Beaver 7 1//4 x 7 1/4 jaw spread .








K9 -XTREEME and a mb- 650


Posted By: Nunamiut

Re: Team V - 11/07/17 01:19 AM

So how many miles per tank of fuel does the 600 Cat get? Oil too? Im curious, Id like a carbed machine and was I seen a few with low miles on Craigslist.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/07/17 05:29 AM

Nunamut not sure on the exact gas mileage its hole life it has been attached to a heavy uhmw sled. But with the sled it gets about the same gas mileage as my partners skidoo 550 fan . It does use a lot of oil two gas tanks to 1 oil tank . I bought it because of overflow and It rides way nicer then the old stuff and is pretty easy to work on compared to some of the newer stuff it is also EFI so it starts 2 pull every time . So far pretty happy with it .
Posted By: Oh Snap

Re: Team V - 11/07/17 05:03 PM

Nunamuit

I have a Bearcat 570 with a 18 gallon tank and get close to 150 miles to a tank. The 550 fans I have had get 6 to 8 mpg, pulling a sled.

I have had several 4 stroke machines and having a simple 2 stroke non computer machine is my choice.
Posted By: Nunamiut

Re: Team V - 11/08/17 05:48 PM

Thanks team v
After 5 years with the ACE, Im thinking I want a simpler machine. I went out a couple of winters ago with 2 guys riding Cat 570 widetracks. I was impressed with the fuel mileage they got even pulling loaded sleds. Not the best in the world, but good enough for what I do.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/08/17 06:52 PM

One of the things I like about the cat is the hood lifts strait up and the motor is right there still tuck down in chassis but pretty easy to work on . I had a skidoo rev but the motor is crammed in the front and you have to try to work on it from the side .
Posted By: Oh Snap

Re: Team V - 11/08/17 07:55 PM

You have to work on your Cat? Must have over 30,000 miles on it, Team V :0
Posted By: Jess P.

Re: Team V - 11/10/17 07:37 PM

The reason they make Cat engines so accessible is cause you always have to work on them, and why Skidoo is not accessible. HAHA
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/10/17 08:06 PM

Go ahead and rag the cat it is ok I am not a brand loyal person . I belive in buy at right price and drive till it dies I bought the cat for $1800 with 416 miles on it at 2500 miles now with only doing slides and belt I can live with not spending $12000 on a new one .

This is my first cat in 15 years and so far pretty impressed I have friends with them with some pretty impressive miles on them .
Posted By: AK HUNTER

Re: Team V - 11/10/17 11:34 PM

My 2009 Arctic Cat M8 turned 10,200 miles last winter. That Suzuki engine has never been torn into, never hardly hiccupped, and still has 125 psi in each cylinder. That Cat hater don't know chit! With 2,500 miles you're just getting started!
Posted By: Oh Snap

Re: Team V - 11/11/17 03:31 AM

A friend loaned me one of his 570 Bearcats to see if I liked its ride. One of the throttle cables broke and when he picked it up he said I have never touched anything on this machine. He checked the miles and it had over 16,000 miles on it. He rides hard and long trips, Whitehorse, Nome and Prudhoe Bay several times. Sold me!

Had a 4 stroke SWT. I was told when the amber light comes on you better get to where your going!! Amber light came on and went to Cat!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/15/18 04:36 AM

Haven't posted in awile but just got back . Somebody else ran down line and help me out with some dispatch to bad I was not there to bring it home so the Ravens would not tear it up. At
least it was there

Had a few other problem but nothing a little money can't fix
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 01/15/18 04:56 AM

Welcome back, V.
Posted By: white17

Re: Team V - 01/15/18 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Team V
Here is a comparison from Left to right MB750 , bridger 5 , Ak #9 , BS trap



I don't like the pan size on that No-BS trap ! I can see that creating marginal catches
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 01/15/18 03:46 PM

Not a fan of people trying to help out, but like you said at least it was still there. How in the heck did you manage to do that to your sled? Good to see it is in the shop and from the looks of the 9 wire you didn't have to walk out smile!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/16/18 12:06 AM

White I will cut it down like I did to the bridger 5 . Pan is to big for me to

HFT I found one big bolder that brought me to a compleat stop real fast . As I went through the windshield and kiss the bumper I said to self this is going to hurt
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 01/16/18 12:26 AM

I am testing the B.S. canine extreme for gulo this year.
First thing I did was cut down the pan.
Only one wolverine so far, but certainly not just toes! Entire back foot.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/16/18 01:12 AM

Have some B.S traps out for Wolves right now waiting to see how they do
Posted By: Chickenminer

Re: Team V - 01/16/18 02:30 AM

Team V ....
I've been testing the KO wolf trap for a couple seasons now. So far have been pleased.
Here is the last two from this season in the KO wolf traps..




Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/06/18 06:24 PM

Had a new bs trap dropped off with bigger springs this thing has some power now. Going to order some and try out . Biggest worry with old one was the ability to come through crust . Top pic is old one bottom pic is new one
Posted By: Chickenminer

Re: Team V - 02/06/18 11:36 PM

Sweet.... they just keep getting better!
Posted By: bizzyb1299827

Re: Team V - 02/07/18 12:04 AM

Iím using the no BS traps and the wolf I caught this year in a trap was an awesome catch. High on the foot I was thinking when I walked up to it man I wish I had a camera to show Kendall how welll his trap worked!!
Posted By: red mt

Re: Team V - 02/08/18 06:43 AM

Originally Posted By: Chickenminer
Sweet.... they just keep getting better!

In this day and age they should be getting better I would hope.
Great news
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 05/29/18 05:56 AM

Well some bears are out had my nephew bring one home will go back next week for some more .


Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 05/29/18 06:53 AM

Nice!
Posted By: Spek Jones

Re: Team V - 05/29/18 05:11 PM

Rolled it back on it's wheels for you, TeamV, hope that's okay.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 05/29/18 06:58 PM

My pic it is on its wheels was your pic up side down
Posted By: Spek Jones

Re: Team V - 05/29/18 07:20 PM

Yes it was, and still is. Gremlins?

Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 06/14/18 08:20 AM

Here is a few big boys to bad it is not open . Looks a little upset. There are 2 there just can't get pic to upload



Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 06/19/18 05:35 PM

Those are some nice ones!
Posted By: Spek Jones

Re: Team V - 06/20/18 06:59 AM

Thanks Team V. I sure enjoy running trail cameras, and never get tired of looking at bear pictures.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 06/28/18 06:19 PM

Here is a big old boy. Look were my head is and were his is I am 5"11


Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 06/29/18 05:49 AM

Hey TV, do you cut the pans down on your BS traps? I got a few of the 'yote version to try. Heavy duty traps, but seems like that huge pan might be a little overkill. Might trip the trap before the foot is in the sweet spot. Also, i think I might soften the inside corner of the jaws a bit. As strong as they are (coyote version) they might cause undue damage on a cat with the sharp edge.

Nice bear pics!
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 06/29/18 03:30 PM

Are you referring to the canines extremes? I bought a dozen for wolverine last year, and cut about 1/2" off the end, then rounded the corners. Only had one encounter, but worked flawlessly.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 06/29/18 03:32 PM

Only problem I had with the trap was that being dog-less, the pivot point of the pan is very prone to freezing down.
Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 06/29/18 05:29 PM

Yes, canine extremes. The potential freeze down on the pan has been mentioned with this trap as well as with the Koros. No experience with either one yet. How did you try to prevent it, bed with dry moss or something, or just make sure your wax paper was wrapped around there?
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 06/30/18 02:26 PM

Keeping traps in the ground working here is always a challenge, but the last couple of years, especially difficult. Little snow, but rain for days, then clearing and 50 plus mph wind for a week and zero degrees temps. The ground is then like a frozen rock. Chip out all the sets, bed in either dry moss or hemlock tip, cover with same. Weather repeats itself, and so do I.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 06/30/18 02:32 PM

I can tell you that they fit a large wolverine's back foot perfectly.

Didn't mean to hijack your thread, Team V. Sorry.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 08/24/18 01:08 PM

Took my nephew up the steese on opener and bagged a few bou . He took his after a long hike up a ridge at 207 yards and I took mine at 456 . There not the biggest but good eating. There was lots of people but we found a area with only a few 4 wheeler on other ridges so not bad . Can not get pics to turn
Posted By: Aknative

Re: Team V - 08/25/18 01:55 AM

Woo hoo! Glad you got some meat.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 09/11/18 01:56 PM

Took one of the neighborhood kids moose hunting this year and told him if he sees a bear yell at it and if it dose not leave shot it. I think it went like this get out of here bear boom . He was happy no moose yet going back. Sorry I have tried everything to turn this pics some time they will some time they will not
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 09/26/18 04:18 PM

Was moose hunting this year at my cabin and doing some work clearing brush and notice a old marten pole so I got looking and could see a old trail. Started following all the old sign I could find and it lead me to a small lake were I was looking around and right next to lake was a trap with chain going into water. Picked it up chain broke from rust but hey a free 114 Newhouse I will not gripe about. Talk to locals last person trapping there was in 80s
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 09/29/18 11:20 PM

Good deal for that young man getting a bear! Nice find!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/02/18 01:41 AM

Ok did it might of not been my first choice but price is right with 2 year warranty . Hope it does ok will not have the power of the m6 but I think I will live.
Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 11/02/18 01:50 AM

wow thats a good price! I saw a 98 tundra advertised today for $3900 canadian pesos
Posted By: bfisch

Re: Team V - 11/02/18 03:04 AM

Good price and nice garage/shop to keep it in! I have one just like it but a year older. I think it is a pretty comfortable ride compared to my skandic. Not as good of gas mileage though. Ended up getting a bigger windshield as the factory one is pretty small.
Posted By: Ryan McLeod

Re: Team V - 11/02/18 04:51 AM

Thatís what I had before my expedition. Nice machine. Light and nimble. The weak point will be the shocks. Look into some wind deflectors for your knees. I donít have them on mine but my grandpa does and they do make a difference on cold days. If you can find good gas shocks on eBay etc that will fit at a reasonable price I say buy them. A frog skin kit for the front vents wiould also be good. Again donít have it mine but other guys have them and it helps keep snow out from under the hood.
Posted By: muskrat411

Re: Team V - 11/02/18 04:26 PM

Yeah get the frog skins especially if you are going to be bush whacking. Sticks will fill up your manual starter and wreck it.
Posted By: muskrat411

Re: Team V - 11/02/18 04:29 PM

You should have just coughed up the extra 8 grand and bought a new Titan. I seen the country you trap on your videos and the 550 with a 144 might not be enough machine for you.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/25/18 06:25 AM

I Got a few traps out last week and did a run to check after eating to much holiday food . Not bad for just a few traps out not after cats yet but found one of my wolverine sets [Linked Image]
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Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 11/25/18 12:37 PM

Nice!!!! Congrats on the fur! Wish we had that snow down here!
Posted By: takotna

Re: Team V - 11/25/18 03:45 PM

Nice catch!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/25/18 05:17 PM

Got my new trapping snow go finished and used on 60 mile run yesterday work pretty good. Box bolted windshield extended bags built and 10 mm holder front windshield and a few studs in track [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Aknative

Re: Team V - 11/26/18 04:27 AM

Looking good John!
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 11/26/18 03:45 PM

That is a sweet looking ride! Hope she runs well and lasts a long time for you!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 12/12/18 03:18 PM

Not taking a lot of pics this year still a little slow can only run small portion 18 miles of line do to open water. Here is a few pics also 2 cats in bag being de bugged . Small wolverine [Linked Image]
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Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 12/12/18 07:58 PM

Good looking lot of fur! Nice looking wolverine! What did you catch him in?
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 12/12/18 10:44 PM

HFTgot it in a 4. Have had a Wolverine running the line eating bait and marten so about every 4th trap put a #4 under box she had just eaten a marten at previous box and went down trail to next box where she was caught . Was little but can't have them eating my marten
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 12/14/18 03:50 AM

Nice work and some good looking fur John. How are ya liking your Polaris? Do you guys got any snow up there yet? Be safe and keep your track down
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 12/14/18 06:29 PM

Howler Polaris is working pretty good would like a little taller track but at end of day back feels pretty good and so far it has enough power to do what I need . We probley have almost 2 feet but no cold so rivers and lakes are not freezing up witch is not conductive to my trapping .
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 12/18/18 05:56 AM

Ran over weekend pick up one with pretty cool feet white on all 4. Ended up with 6 marten and 4 cats and new sled is working pretty good just some icing problem [Linked Image]
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Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 12/18/18 08:48 AM

Good to hear the sled is working for you! That is a petty kitty, love those paws!
Posted By: broncoformudv

Re: Team V - 12/18/18 05:16 PM

That is one neat looking lynx.
Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 12/18/18 06:26 PM

Wow John that is a pretty cat! You should do well with it on the taxi market.
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 12/18/18 06:27 PM

Once a guy has caught a number of lynx and been around other lynx trappers it becomes evident that white feet on lynx isn't that uncommon. Your area is doing pretty good to produce lynx and marten.
Posted By: Spek Jones

Re: Team V - 12/19/18 03:31 AM

Nice run Team V, glad to see you're catching fur, thanks for posting.
Posted By: Boco

Re: Team V - 12/19/18 03:35 AM

The white feet are pretty cool.Caught a few here with white toes and one this year with white on the feet.
Posted By: dapa

Re: Team V - 12/23/18 04:15 AM

Originally Posted by Boco
The white feet are pretty cool.Caught a few here with white toes and one this year with white on the feet.

Boco,i got one this year with 3 white feet, they must have been related we are only 160 miles apart. haha
Posted By: Boco

Re: Team V - 12/23/18 05:15 AM

Could be Dan,they travel.Like was said above I don't think white toes are all that rare on lynx,but white feet that is more rare I think.
Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 12/23/18 05:46 AM

Cool looking cat, taxidermists love those!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/15/19 07:33 AM

Ran over weekend and it was cold -40 below but all in all pretty good run . 5 cats 5 marten and a couple dogs and one that got away just some pad fur in the trap [Linked Image]
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Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 01/15/19 08:56 AM

Way to go!! They both look like toads!
Posted By: FullFreezer

Re: Team V - 01/15/19 01:21 PM

Nice haul, thanks for sharing.
Posted By: broncoformudv

Re: Team V - 01/15/19 05:04 PM

Nice looking wolves and cats! That is one huge drag.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 03:29 AM

Went out over weekend had to put down another moose killer and a few grouse / rabbit murderers [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Ryan McLeod

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 04:20 AM

Nice catches.
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 05:50 AM

Some good looking Wolves and lynx this year John. You guys have a bit more snow up there. I'm thinking my grapples are way to small compared to yours. Do you ever get one to drag one very far?
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 07:49 AM

We do have some good snow this year snowed about 4 inch this weekend . Only wolf to ever drag one very far was a big female I am holding next to sled a few post up. She went about 1/4 mile but she stayed on my trail and got hung up then got free and went all the way back to where she originally got caught
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 09:07 AM

Good looking wolf! And congrats on the kitty's!
Posted By: Ryan McLeod

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 03:51 PM

Nice wolves. What Iíd give to even see some tracks on my line.
Posted By: AK TRAPR

Re: Team V - 01/31/19 03:54 PM

Nice job John
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 08/30/19 11:44 PM

Have been gone for a while. In February got in a little discussion with a intoxicated family member that led me to being punch in face and a visit from state troopers. I was not intoxicated at time so after subduing him for ruffly 5 sec we were separated and some one else called troopers. After they arrived we had separated by 50 yards and I told the truth first mistake never tell a trooper anything. Long story short if some one punches you in face run because if you protect yourself by holding them to ground in a round the neck cross chest hold you will be charged with attempted homicide felony B DV .You will spend $12000 dollars spend 177 days with a ban on your leg stuck in your house .

After both parties have attorneys and 5 th amendment pleas and mass stress the prosecutor decided to let you settle for a misdemeanor or wait 5 to 7 more months to go to trial wile stuck on ban .

All is good now . Ban is gone and got saved in process I have had to learn to forgive and give it to god and move on and never ever trust a police officer. My ban was taken off yesterday and I am headed out to look for a moose kinda weird being able to drive and move around with out permission.
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 08/31/19 12:17 AM

Amen. Welcome back. Now go kill something.
Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 09/03/19 05:17 PM

Wow dude, hope it's all good and you can move on.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 09/04/19 12:25 PM

Wile on ban I did get a 2 day furlough to go get some caribou [Linked Image]
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Posted By: grisseldog

Re: Team V - 09/06/19 01:48 AM

Congratulations
The Lord is merciful.
Glad u got saved Brother
Posted By: FL cracker in AK

Re: Team V - 09/06/19 03:17 AM

Glad you are doing well. I got saved when I was 15.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 10/23/19 02:17 AM

Glad I got this out of the way before trapping started . Doing a little trap line clean up and on a snowy hill there was a rock that found my knee . Doc said could live with out ligament so cut it of and 6 stitches . Lots animal sign and there still a grizzly running around out there . [Linked Image]
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 10/23/19 05:07 AM

Ouch dude! Glad it only needed stitches!
Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 10/23/19 02:43 PM

OUCH! That's going to hurt for a while!
Posted By: EurekaTrapper

Re: Team V - 10/24/19 03:41 AM

Wow! That looks like it hurt. I hope you heal up enough to get back out there soon.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 11/25/19 04:25 AM

Well got a little bit of the line out and already pick up some critters. Ended up with 3 marten and a wolf . [Linked Image]
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Posted By: alaska viking

Re: Team V - 11/25/19 04:45 AM

Nice, Team V!
Posted By: FL cracker in AK

Re: Team V - 11/25/19 06:42 AM

Way to go. Envious of the catch, can't wait to get out here.
Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 11/25/19 07:04 AM

Wow, nice black!
Posted By: ApocalypticGoatH

Re: Team V - 11/25/19 08:12 AM

Glad to hear your legal problems are behind you. It sure looks like you hit the ground running. Nice pics and take care.
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 11/26/19 02:03 AM

Really black wolf. Bet it will bring a good price locally.
mt
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 11/28/19 04:49 PM

That is beauty of a wolf!!! Congrats!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 12/31/19 01:47 AM

Went out over weekend and was a little cold but got some sets out and picked up a few critters a bunch marten and first time cat in a tip up and another wolf . Lost a wolf last week he got trap perfect between two trees and released himself is all I can come up with not many pics [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Sabertooth

Re: Team V - 12/31/19 01:57 AM

Order it through Sportsmans Warehouse and they will ship it to your store usually no charge in any state they are in
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 12/31/19 02:53 AM

Nice wolf! I gotta ask, was that a tip up for marten? How the heck did he get there smile No vole damage is always a plus!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 12/31/19 03:50 AM

HFT we built it for cats . We cut down a heavy spruce and tie it to tree swing light end down and put a snare on end. Then put a nail in stationary tree and cut head off then bend down a hair after that you wrap 9 wire around nail twice and set snare . We have about 7 out now and plan to build more it does keep them off ground hopefully keep the shrews off
Posted By: smalltimetrapper

Re: Team V - 12/31/19 11:38 PM

Good stuff. Too bad about the lost wolf. Hoping to finally connect with one when I go out tomorrow. Got a couple the first weeks of the season and none since.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/11/20 02:48 PM

Been slow with the weather cold but starting to pick back up. Here is a few pics from this and last weekend. Picked up the wolf in exactly the same trap as last black wolf . Wolverine probably ate 10 marten and a lynx over trapping season finally got him .Caught more critters just did not take a bunch of pics [Linked Image]
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Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 02/11/20 06:48 PM

Big wolverine! Congrats. Bonus if you remove one that's a problem. Keep it up.
mt
Posted By: bfisch

Re: Team V - 02/11/20 07:00 PM

Thanks for sharing!
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 02/11/20 07:05 PM

Good looking critters! Did you snare the wolverine or get him in a trap? Love the marten set up!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/11/20 08:49 PM

HFT he is in a #9 donít snair to much to many of the caribou kind around . And I got idea for marten on here long ago 50 will fit in action packer and fast to put up and maintain. Every years bear will bend them down so I just bend them back up and set.
Posted By: Hankit

Re: Team V - 02/11/20 10:15 PM

If you wouldn't mind I would like to see a picture of your marten set all made up. Where does your bait go? Setting up a new chunck of line for next year and it looks like a pretty good setup. I don't imagine much snow builds up on it so it works after a heavy snowfall?
Posted By: broncoformudv

Re: Team V - 02/12/20 12:27 AM

Nice animals!
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 02/12/20 01:51 AM

Good work John. That's a good looking black wolf. Congrats on the fur. I'm gonna need another fur bag from ya. Mine is starting to get some leaks.
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 02/12/20 02:48 AM

Good deal! I saw what I thought was cable so had to ask smile
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/24/20 06:13 PM

Me and trapping partner just got back last night it was a beautiful weekend not running in 40 below for once was nice. We pick up a nice wolf some cats and marten and started closing down the line. Still left cat and dog stuff out for one more run . Took pics off his face book my i phone 5 died a horrible death on trip guess it is time for a new one [Linked Image]
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Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 02/24/20 06:34 PM

Some good looking fur! That is a beauty of a wolf! Congrats!
Posted By: 3 Fingers

Re: Team V - 02/24/20 07:23 PM

Beautiful wolf !
Posted By: Bruce T

Re: Team V - 02/24/20 08:06 PM

Nice catches
Posted By: ApocalypticGoatH

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 12:04 AM

Beautiful looking country and critters. Be nice to have that same blue sky for your last run.
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 01:11 AM

Let's see the special marten set! You seem to catch a lot of black wolves?
mt
Posted By: bfisch

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 02:27 AM

Nice work!
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 03:01 AM

Marten trapper I will take a good pic of marten set up or just bring one in and take pic I get a lot of requests about them . Yes we get a lot of black wolves.
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 03:28 AM

I checked your last2 marten pics. I see it. I assume the trap is set next to the tree with bait at the end of the rod. I've used similar sets and notice a fair number of refusals. Marten pass on by w/o climbing the tree. Apparently your satisfied with the sets performance? Are gray jays still a problem?
Also interested in your catch of lynx and marten. I've trapped a lot of different parts of Alaska and never have caught both on the same line.
Don't worry, not interested in crowding into your country.
mt
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 04:09 AM

Martentrapper it is a 18 inch long piece of rebar we weld to a piece of angle iron with two holes to lag to tree . Trap sits on angle and is held on with paper clamp (OfficeMax 500 cheap) we try to bolt them about 6 to 7 feet up . When marten is caught he dangles away from tree so shrews donít get them and high enough others most the time leave alone . Fast and easy when your line is long. Also we just hang bait of end and there is a swivel welded there trap is permanently attached to set up . Most are mounted so you just pull up remove marten bait set and move . Me and partner just hopscotch down line way faster . Some days are over 100 miles .

Plus grizzly will come in every year bend them down check them and leave . When I get there bend them back up and set .

Gray jays not a problem they hang at end with no trap . Refusal not to many and they were probably ugly and not worth much any way so best they move on . When lynx are up marten go down found marten other day you could se were lynx killed and was in good shape on stretcher now

Had a lynx eating one the other day wile I pulled up . My 22 mag was frozen so I 10mm his but at about 25 feet leaving area will not eat any more of my marten

Line is long enough we go through different sections some are cat areas some marten and some are wolves and wolverines we set accordingly but they do overlap and that seems to be problems spots so we put 4s under marten sets in them areas and a random wolf trap here and there for that loner
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 04:21 AM

Martentrapper and as far as coming to my area you and I have been on here long enough that by your post I feel your a decent human being not worried about it . This is way I only post here not Facebook . Most people overtime you get a feeling of who they are by there post not saying there is not bad ones on here but for the most I feel most are good honest people on here I would like to think that
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 06:48 PM

Probably the guys who lurk, but don't post who we have to worry about. I'm working towards a 2021 retirement and a move out west to the trapping country of my younger and first years in Alaska.
Whatever happened to the "trapline" that was for sale a few years ago on Craigslist? It was north of the Elliot hiway and near some mining claims your family had.
mt
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/25/20 09:22 PM

I am not sure what is happening up there did not make it up there last year .Last I new a older couple were trapping part of it but most of it is native land now sense the rd to Tanana went in it has become a different place . I used to go and shot 60inch bulls every year but after road it is a dead zone. I hunted it 3 years after road and only got 1 moose when you use to see 2 to 4 bulls a day on ridges last trip spent 20 days there and no moose will not be going back . Parents mine is still for sale but dad is 83 and to ruff on him to run but still goes up and messes around all summer .
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 02/26/20 05:02 AM

Pretty cool short vid of that black wolf on ATA FB page.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 02/26/20 05:19 AM

That is my trapping partner he likes video and stuff like that . Me not so much just do what I do and share with people on here . I find to many people I donít agree with on Facebook so just not for me . But he was howling at first not to many do that he was a little upset and growled a lot
Posted By: Aknative

Re: Team V - 02/26/20 08:00 AM

Glad you're getting some fur John!

I've gotten a few lynx in marten protector sets, but have yet to have a catch in both sets on a check. I have had one or the other, a cat under the pole or a marten on the pole in the same season. I catch so few and make so few sets, I figure I'd better pad my chances.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/20/20 10:49 PM

One left to go only got pic in sled did fast and furious run and pulled everything. Had a root canal done that got infected and was kicking my but so was just trying to get it closed up and back home . Bad part is dentist is closed for 30 day and have temp cap on tooth and still fighting infection. I think I am winning but tooth pain sucks. He has some chewed up back end I think the pack kicked him out old male. [Linked Image]
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/20/20 11:30 PM

After this year fighting snow build up in sled I took a chainsaw and modified my sled . This is my trapping partner sled he did last year it works pretty good. It hurts to do it but it works really good. Yes that is I built in #9 setter on back [Linked Image]
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Posted By: yukon254

Re: Team V - 03/21/20 12:40 AM

Originally Posted by Team V
After this year fighting snow build up in sled I took a chainsaw and modified my sled . This is my trapping partner sled he did last year it works pretty good. It hurts to do it but it works really good. Yes that is I built in #9 setter on back [Linked Image]
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Best tip I've seen on here in a looong time John. Thanks, going to fix my sled tonight.
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 03/21/20 04:49 AM

What I found works good is a frozen lynx with no legs in sled when you stop it slides forward and when you take of it slides back and pushes snow out rear but not necessarily
Posted By: Team V

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 04:25 AM

Me and trapping partner finally got around to taking year end pic. Had to take at slight angle because of sun [Linked Image]
Posted By: martentrapper

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 06:38 AM

Awesome, congrats! Good numbers and a diversity of critters.
mt
Posted By: Allan Minear

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 09:41 AM

Congratulations on a successful season !
Posted By: broncoformudv

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 03:31 PM

Lovely display of your seasons hard work!
Posted By: EurekaTrapper

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 06:50 PM

Nice! With a winter like we had, that was a hard earned batch of fur.
Posted By: bfisch

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 08:17 PM

Nice work!
Posted By: AKHowler

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 09:31 PM

nice work John
Posted By: AK TRAPR

Re: Team V - 05/16/20 09:47 PM

Nice job John
Posted By: HFT AK

Re: Team V - 05/17/20 04:48 PM

Good looking batch of fur! Congrats!
Posted By: otterman

Re: Team V - 05/17/20 05:56 PM

nice bunch of fur there
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