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#2973095 - 01/26/12 01:09 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: Top Jimmy]
Sleepycreek4.5 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/11
Loc: SE Alaska
I was kind of wondering the same thing. Both about the groomer and the coyote that apparently swallowed a grenade. I didn't want to look foolish though. I forgot about the cover of witty banter-thanks TJ.
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#2973097 - 01/26/12 01:13 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Re-read the thread, found where you went with the Ski-Doo for weight and a few other things. Be safe out there!
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#2973125 - 01/26/12 01:44 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
smalltimetrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Loc: Interior Alaska
That looks like one nicely haired yote, don't usually see them that fluffy around here.

Looks like you're having fun!
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#2973141 - 01/26/12 02:58 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Very nice of you to share. Thanks. That coyote looks real furred up. The last one looks furred down. ;0)
Would think wolves but you said they hadn't been around. Curious.
Do you drag just to keep the trail good for you?
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#2973151 - 01/26/12 03:49 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Bloodtrails Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/29/11
Loc: Southcentral, Alaska
nice looking country your in. congrats on the critters

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#2973319 - 01/26/12 08:45 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
AKHowler Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/26/11
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
222, I put screws in the track, not near enough but they help
AKnative, I know more guys with the Skidoo and the weight difference was huge
HFT, you can put yer Tundra on the groomer, could use the weight and a ride a long.
Jimmy, Gotta keep the public happy with the groomed trail. I was informed by some moose hunters that I need to brush it out a bit better. Gooose Frabba, Gooose Frabba and drive away. Think the yotes at their own
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#2973339 - 01/26/12 09:10 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
fishermann222 Offline

"OX"

Registered: 12/22/06
Loc: Bethel, Alaska
http://www.carbidetractionproducts.com/i...id=24&Itemid=54

These are more expensive by a longshot, but they have a carbide cone on each screw head and I imagine grip much better, i put in 240 of them.
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#2973654 - 01/26/12 12:48 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
HFT AK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Loc: Wasilla AK
Ouch! I'm sure that your work horse could do it!

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#2973664 - 01/26/12 12:56 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: fishermann222]
northway Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Tok, Alaska
Originally Posted By: fishermann222
http://www.carbidetractionproducts.com/i...4&Itemid=54

These are more expensive by a longshot, but they have a carbide cone on each screw head and I imagine grip much better, i put in 240 of them.


OUCH! Those are expensive! I been using gold screws in my tracks and have had no issues! 250 for about $25!!

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#2974117 - 01/26/12 05:16 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
AKHowler Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
Ok, may of stirred up a hornets nest. I pull the groomer to make it easier on my machine and me. I've got the 1st 35 miles across the flat of woops. Hard on equipment and makes for slow going. On a groomed trail, I'll be able to cruise at 25-30 miles per hr and burn a lot less gas. When I get the Stab'n cabin finished, those ladies will appreciate a smooth trail.
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#2974129 - 01/26/12 05:20 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
northway Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Tok, Alaska
My partner and I always groomed our trail. It not only made the trail nice, it saved a lot of wear and tear on the suspensions of the machines. I've learned that the hard way the past few years since he died and I haven't been able to groom the trail. Broken suspensions, broken tubs, broken aluminum, broken shocks, springs, etc. It is worth grooming for sure. Plus it saves a lot of wear and tear on the body. I will be grooming again next season no matter what.

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#2974155 - 01/26/12 05:34 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Top Jimmy Offline
"Assistant Speling Zcar"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Alaska, USA
Northway, I think the broken equipment has more to do with the size of the rider than the trail in your instance. I mean, when you make a two up extra wide track look like a mini-z while riding it, then things are bound to get broken.

AKHowler, I heard today they are closing your zone to moose hunting, now it will be just you and the skiers to enjoy the smooth trail. No need to brush it back now at least this year.... smile

-TJ
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#2974192 - 01/26/12 05:47 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Loc: Tok, Alaska
LOL! Probably something to do with it! But seriously, we had been dragging the trail since the mid 90's and neither of us ever broke a suspension part for years. Two years after no grooming, I started breaking stuff like crazy. ALmost cracked my tub in half on one machine! Lucky my brother in law spotted it as it wouldn't have been good out in the field!

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#2974217 - 01/26/12 05:56 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Top Jimmy Offline
"Assistant Speling Zcar"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Alaska, USA
I think I have seen Charles Barkley hawking a solution to your problem..... smile

Just poking you. Never had an issue with bumps in the trail. Alway seems to be that hidden beaver stob that comes out of the snow that gets me. Have poked a few holes in my tub so far on those, as well as bending quite a few other parts. I keep waiting to have one go through a track one of these days and tear it up. Is a big reason I like to trap beaver and try and get a bit even..... smile

-TJ
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#3000419 - 02/08/12 03:21 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
AKHowler Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
Well, came home early to attend the monthly ATA meeting. Well worth the trip in even though furbearers are running amuck on my line. Had a great check this week. Didn't expect much after the cold spell. Picked up 9 marten, 1 lynx, 3 yotes and a beautiful pale wolf. Covered some awesome country, uncovered a bunch of buried #9's and put some fur on the boards. Left the house at -25 and got to the cabin at +20. A nice change. The marten were coming out of the woodwork. I wished I'd rebaited and put new traps out last check. It would have been worth the effort. Warmed up to +45 and then there was the wind. Wow, got to see some things I'd never seen before. Blowing snow making snowballs, rolling across the flats and down the river, trees being blown down the river. It was plum crazy. Then Monday not a whisper of wind. On the way out this morn, crossed paths with a pack of wolves. Didn't mess around setting any traps due to the warm weather. May be a decision I could regret. The new steed and I got along rather well this week, never got thrown once. Put her to the test in some deep snow and in the hills. Did well. Did get her stuck pulling the groomer.















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#3000421 - 02/08/12 03:30 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Nice catches AKH! Like the pale wolf. What trap was it caught in. I jus ordered 6 more MB750W's.

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#3000423 - 02/08/12 03:35 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Aknative Offline
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Registered: 12/10/09
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Woo hoo! Thanks for sharing the pics!
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#3000440 - 02/08/12 05:19 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Akmike84 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/09
Loc: Alaska
Man, thats the wolf of a lifetime for most. Male or Female? Probably a real old one? A lot of times those real pale greys are old wolves. Great pics and good job on fur too.
Mike

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#3000730 - 02/08/12 10:08 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
spotter Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Loc: alaska
Pretty wolf great looking country J.R.

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#3000741 - 02/08/12 10:18 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Kusko Offline
"Mr. Mayor"

Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Bethel, AK
That is a wolf of a lifetime for sure! In an MB 750 non the less! That sucker would be lifesized! Of course I say that and have sold two blue lynx. smile
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