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#3068274 - 03/10/12 07:24 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1827
Loc: juneau, alaska
Nice! You really got after them this year, in spite of a huge snowfall. Congratulations.
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#3068805 - 03/11/12 12:52 AM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Thanks AV, it sure has been a lot of work. But rewarding also. This has been my best season to date.
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#3069420 - 03/11/12 01:00 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
northway Online   content
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Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
Awesome pictures! Thanks for sharing. Sure is neat to see different areas! I love the water. Someday I'll have a place in southeast! May sleepycreek will need a partner!

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#3070599 - 03/12/12 02:35 AM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Woo hoo!
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#3074130 - 03/14/12 03:09 AM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Well, no otters today. The snow had melted with the nice weather we have been having the past few days and the otters were able to go around a few of my 330's, and others were lying flat on the snow it had melted so much. I got everything functional again so hopefully saturday will go well. I also found another dynamite location that had no less than 7 toilet sites I could find, so I put a few traps there.
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#3075849 - 03/15/12 07:55 AM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
chicken Offline
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Registered: 09/15/10
Posts: 282
Loc: UP STATE NY-Not the city!!!
Originally Posted By: FishinHank
Well, no otters today. The snow had melted with the nice weather we have been having the past few days and the otters were able to go around a few of my 330's, and others were lying flat on the snow it had melted so much. I got everything functional again so hopefully saturday will go well. I also found another dynamite location that had no less than 7 toilet sites I could find, so I put a few traps there.


Hank-
let us know about the dynamite location results!!!!!

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#3076579 - 03/15/12 05:32 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Will do!

We finally got our plane today and I had a stack of boxes, including a bunch of girl scout cookies, a scope for my .300, and a big white wolf! I will take pictures after I get out of work. This thing is SWEET!!!!
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#3077877 - 03/16/12 03:19 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
I finally got around to getting a picture taken. Here it is-

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#3078099 - 03/16/12 06:12 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Man that's nice!
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#3079061 - 03/17/12 01:10 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
Arctic Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 306
Loc: Los Anchorage
That's nice!!! Is it tanned already? Get it rugged....if I could find em......I'll send you pics of one I rugged for a friend, it was an almost as white as yours and it turned out real nice.....

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#3079121 - 03/17/12 02:20 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
It isn't tanned yet. I didn't catch this one, no wolves where I am at. I saw it posted here on tman and knew I had to have it. smile I don't think I have a wall big enough to put it on if I get it rugged.........
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#3083473 - 03/20/12 05:21 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
This has been the story of the past few checks-



Rejected!

Also had 3 mink sneak through 330's today. I spread my triggers pretty wide so they have a big area to get through. I saw more mink sign on this check that the whole rest of the season, they were everywhere!

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#3090864 - 03/25/12 05:10 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Picked up another otter yesterday. I had seen one running through the snow on friday so I was hoping they were moving about.



Another big male.
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#3091023 - 03/25/12 07:08 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
AKHowler Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 16
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
nice job on the otters Hank, I just started skining the first of 7 otters. They aren't as bad as I thought they'd be. Glad ya finnaly got the wolf. How long are ya gonna keep yer traps out.
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#3091245 - 03/25/12 08:53 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Planning on pulling them next saturday as that is the last day the season is open. I haven't seen any singe and their fur has been good. Not going to make my goal (unless I have a couple of fantastic checks) but that is ok. Always next year! I still have to flesh all the otters I got this year. It is way easier for me to send them in to get them sealed if they are rolled up and frozen instead of stretched and dried. Going to be a lot of work when they get back out here but my blanket will be worth the work. smile
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#3091297 - 03/25/12 09:28 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
akpawpincher Offline
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Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
Nice to go out on a positive note! Congrats Hank! Can't wait til next season... But first we have a lot of fishing to do!
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#3091335 - 03/25/12 09:46 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: akpawpincher]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Originally Posted By: akpawpincher
Can't wait til next season... But first we have a lot of fishing to do!


You got that right! I am anxiously awaiting my SHARC card. I have to go through my shrimp pots also and get them up to snuff for when that opens up. My buddy and I welded up a pyramid pot for tanners but it hasn't fished very well so I pulled it for some modifications. I might just wait until next year to set it out again, as it is only open until the end of the month and we have to run a ways to set them. Honestly it really isn't worth it for a maximum of 5 per day.
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#3091356 - 03/25/12 10:00 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
Nunamiut Offline
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Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 1
Loc: alaska
Sweet! What do you do with your otter skins?
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#3091470 - 03/25/12 11:38 PM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Nunamiut, I am going to get them tanned and sewed into a blanket. I need about 22 to get a queen sized blanket made, so I will (hopefully) catch the remainder of what I need next year.
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#3091528 - 03/26/12 02:33 AM Re: FishinHank's 2011/2012 trapline journal [Re: FishinHank]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 17
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Would be cool if it panned out this year though eh?
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