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#1618850 - 11/27/09 12:34 AM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: martencatcher]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 991
Loc: Manitoba
Ya 51$ Canadian per Red Squirrel; when Country goes to the Open House @ NAFA Winnipeg, I will tell him so he can post how.


Edited by squirrelchaser (11/27/09 12:35 AM)
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#1618858 - 11/27/09 12:45 AM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Northof50]
martencatcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/08
Posts: 73
Loc: Southeast Alaska
haha canadian dollar is better than the american now frown

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#1620584 - 11/27/09 11:43 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: martencatcher]
countrysmith Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
last i looked it was at .94 thats not half bad. but i will have to try hard to get to NAFA if nothing else just to talk to you in person.
well i have everything almost packed up for saturday. another 47 marten traps. 2 doz fisher and 1 doz cat. i will only bring out eight wolf traps for now. i would rather it get a bit colder before i try too hard for them.
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#1620791 - 11/28/09 08:38 AM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 991
Loc: Manitoba
Last night -10 c should have firmed up those water holes.
See ya on the 12 th.Dec.

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#1621067 - 11/28/09 12:47 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Northof50]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1855
Loc: juneau, alaska
I'll have a guess..........$50.00 bet on catching a $1,00 squirrel
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#1623229 - 11/29/09 02:48 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: alaska viking]
northernmskeg Offline
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Registered: 02/02/08
Posts: 59
Loc: Gillam, Canada
I have no prob running the OSB box.....no problem with mice chewing, and no problem with snow in most of the boxes as I try to use a tree with a big branch to shelter it from the snow, but I will also stick a few spruce bows in the edges of the box....one day I'll get to put a trap up...ice is just forming on the rivers....
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67 Marten 17
1 Red Fox
1 Arctic Fox
0 Timber wolves
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#1623676 - 11/29/09 05:48 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: northernmskeg]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
had a great weekend lots of fun was had by all. did not get everything done that we wanted to but that was fine. I had no idea it would take so long to set up a wall tent or that it would be so hard. we had a hard time getting the corners to line up. they still need work. i think the ridge pole needs to be moved and the rain fly tarp needs to be put on. and i would also like to put up a wooden door.
the tent is fairly high off the ground and the argo was nice to get up there to work.



we finally got the tent up but is not square in the corners. maybe someone who has played with these tents can tell me what i am doing wrong.





we saw lots of hunters on our way into camp and when we got out on sunday... i guess they are chasing after the brother of this deer. he was killed just a few miles from where i trap last year



we set 12 sets 3 days earlier and had one trap sprung and had one marten. the marten was in one of my sets that was "upside down" lol
maybe someone can help me with this. are small critters the same as deer and bear? ie deer have trails they stick to do marten do the same thing?
The reason i ask is last year my first marten was caught 10 yds from where my first was caught this year.


when we got home today i ran down the village and checked two more sets for coon. and i got this fat pig. he is 35lbs. not a bad one i think.



This is the critters with there pajamas off.
The coon went 38"


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#1623712 - 11/29/09 05:57 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
fishermann222 Offline

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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5292
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
You know you can get a frame for that wall tent, or at least get the metal corners and then you can build it out of 2x2's as well. Very easy to set up if you have a frame.
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#1623750 - 11/29/09 06:07 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: fishermann222]
countrysmith Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
thanks fishermann.. i am starting to think that is a good idea. i would still keep the frame up so i could put the rain fly over it.... hmm the more i think about this the more i think it would be a good idea. i bet that would cut down on set up time by a bunch. ok i am sold i will look for a frame. any idea where i can buy or make one the cheapest?
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#1623755 - 11/29/09 06:08 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: fishermann222]
yukon254 Offline
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Registered: 12/31/08
Posts: 445
Loc: Yukon
nice pictures! I find marten like the same areas every year, so you will have some sets that always produce marten. There are trappers here who use buckets in the same way your box is, they catch a ton of marten in them, my country gets to much snow and the bucket or box would fill up. most of my marten boxes on my high line i put on the ground, but down on my main marten line i put them on trees about 3 ft up.
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#1623780 - 11/29/09 06:14 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: yukon254]
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"OX"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 5292
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
Not sure where to pick up the whole frame cheapest. I will tell you the one we used out of 2x2's was great but it did warp over time and you had to widdle away a little to get it to fit into the metal connectors. If I were to get a wall tent, (the one I used was a friends), and weight was not too much of an issue I would get a metal frame for the whole thing. fence posts with a narrow diameter might work as well.
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#1623813 - 11/29/09 06:25 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: fishermann222]
countrysmith Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 1924
Loc: canada, manitoba
weight is no problem. i run a argo and it is a beast. i can carry lots. and we should have snow very soon then i can drag even more weight in the sled behind. lol get this. i am planning on bringing good hard dry oak and elm to burn for the nights. i have a million trees all around me but i bring wood from home. i hope it will save me from that 2am filling of wood.
i will look into the metal frame this week. thanks a ton for the help. i am off to skin my coon and marten now..
lol i wonder if i will be this excited to skin when the pile gets higher and more then just 2 critters.
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#1624177 - 11/29/09 07:56 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: countrysmith]
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"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 15072
Loc: McGrath, AK
Once you have a frame and the fabric is tight it wiil support a bigger snow load too.. I would build the frame out of 2x if it were me. I don't like fooling with metal in cold temperatures.

If you don't flip that dang box over the right way we may have to restrict your pivileges on here.
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#1624223 - 11/29/09 08:06 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: white17]
frozen okie Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 844
Loc: wasilla,alaska
Originally Posted By: white17


If you don't flip that dang box over the right way we may have to restrict your pivileges on here.



LMAO grin but it seems to work,what happened to try anything once?


Edited by frozen okie (11/29/09 08:07 PM)
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#1624300 - 11/29/09 08:23 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: frozen okie]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 991
Loc: Manitoba
Country try to get the caught animal to swing away from the boxes, after a time the mice find the boxes and keep coming back, especially when they start to mark territory and they will clip the hair off the martin.
Are you not leaving the tent up each week ? If you double room line the heat says inside. Pic up some wrapping off the lumber loads from the lumber yards for that. Or go to a greenhouse and get some old plactic from the greenhouses, then you can see inside with the full moon.
That's a good old GSW stove in the tent, Winnipeg made, North America and South America shipped. Put a bag of sand in the bottom of it and it will last longer.

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#1624319 - 11/29/09 08:28 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: frozen okie]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 15072
Loc: McGrath, AK
Originally Posted By: frozen okie
Originally Posted By: white17


If you don't flip that dang box over the right way we may have to restrict your pivileges on here.



LMAO grin but it seems to work,what happened to try anything once?



Watch it ! Just because it worked doesn't make it right. eek
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#1624359 - 11/29/09 08:38 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: white17]
Broadie Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 77
Loc: SE ALASKA
Down here in SE Alaska, we don't get much snow in the timber, so I prefer to have the marten boxes "upside down." Much easier to rebait. Sorry White...

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#1624371 - 11/29/09 08:42 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Broadie]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 15072
Loc: McGrath, AK
We'll let it slide this year. But consider this. The idea is to catch the marten, not let him eat the bait. If the box had the open end down, the birds and shrews are going to have a much harder time stealing your bait, rather than camping in the bottom of your box until he's out of grub. You better come up with a better excuse.
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#1624444 - 11/29/09 09:01 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: Aleo]
white17 Online   content

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 15072
Loc: McGrath, AK
It all depends on where you live and what the offense was.
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#1624450 - 11/29/09 09:02 PM Re: little Canadian trapping journal 2009 [Re: white17]
3 Fingers Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 529
Loc: alaska
Some good info on wall tent structures at the Alaska tent and tarp site. The permanent wall tent frame as described by Joe Dart is one I've used and liked. Guy at Fish and Game was just asking me 2 days ago if those style stoves were still around.

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