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#3039417 - 02/25/12 09:23 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Gator Jr. Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 628
Loc: Eagle River, Alaska
JR that stove is AWESOME! You are a talented man for sure! Great pics, I hope you get into the wolves before the end of the season.
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#3039725 - 02/26/12 02:42 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: Gator Jr.]
Sleepycreek4.5 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 4
Loc: SE Alaska
I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed your posts. Fabulous photos of some rugged country and obvious effort to get there and work it. Dang nice abode you have there, and yes you now have the perfect center piece...that is without a doubt the coolest stove I have seen so far...although on the sheep the annuli were a little hard to count. eek Debated on saying anything. grin grin
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#3040680 - 02/26/12 03:43 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
trappin moose Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/09/10
Posts: 8
Loc: Saskatchewan Canada
Great post, great wolf, beautiful stove! Awesome! Congratulations to you.
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#3041514 - 02/27/12 12:05 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Aknative Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 21
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Thanks for sharing!
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#3043360 - 02/27/12 09:29 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Dillan Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/20/11
Posts: 52
Loc: Mississippi
how much you think that wolf weighed and how much did you get for him
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#3043577 - 02/27/12 10:56 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
AKHowler Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 16
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
Thanks guys.
Sleepycreek4.5-When ya see a sheep that big, ya shoot first and count annuli later or your buddy will shoot it while you're counting.
Dillan- The big white weighed somewhere around 100#s plus or minus. Not an ounce of fat on him. I threw him around pretty easy but I had quite a bit of adrenaline goin. Definately one of my top trapping highlights of my career so far and will be very difficult to top.
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#3043710 - 02/28/12 03:33 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Sleepycreek4.5 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 4
Loc: SE Alaska
That's definitely a B and C stove. I guess I wasn't questioning the legality of the sheep, just playing. It is an obvious instant shooter. Judging by the depth of the curl in relation to the jaw, I'd put it at 42 and change per side with 15 1/2s. Carries it's mass well- End up in the mid 180s net.
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#3043711 - 02/28/12 03:38 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Flippin awesome.. Photos and Stove. reverse. Wishing I had that on my bravo and 340. Forgot how nice it was for backing down a hill. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
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#3044068 - 02/28/12 10:36 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: Family Trapper]
Trailblazersteve Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/10
Posts: 0
Loc: Eagle River, AK
Man your in Gods country. Been an awesome thread. Thanks for sharing!!

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#3044538 - 02/28/12 03:11 PM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3768
Loc: Bethel, AK
That is some spectacular country! That is crazy how those rivers don't have snow on them.

Good looking stove and fur.
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#3072520 - 03/13/12 02:06 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
AKHowler Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 16
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
Made it home from the trapline, first practice run of the year. Pretty disappointing. The wolves hadn't been back around in some time. Had two moose walk through my snare sets and break 4 break-away snares. Been pretty impressed with my Thompson locks that I cut and pinched. Didn't look like it held them for long. Replacing one snare beats moving 20. Seen something really neat up high on the line. I was coming back from the headwaters of the valley and noticed caribou tracks on top of my tracks. Wouldn't usually even slow down for bou track but these had blood spore in them and 10 yards past were wolverine tracks with blood also. On the binders and to a hult. I noticed the tracks were lynx and there was a caribou laying in the middle of the river bar. As I approached the bou which was still barely alive, I turned to read the story left in the snow. The big tom lynx was standing on the cut bank watching me. Back to my trusty steed to retrieve my .17hmr and the race was on. I eased up the cut bank and was after him like a hound on a hot track. 1 hour later and a mile circle up the hill, we ended up above the kill on the bank. The lynx bailed of a 30' cliff and went back down and across the river. I went back to the sled and turned around back up river. As I aproached his tracks on the other side, he jumped up and started up the hill side. 150 yards and 2 shots from the .17 and he was mine. A nice 28# male. I'd heard the old timers talk of lynx killing bou and now I've seen it. Things like this happen everyday in the wild and just once in awhile we are lucky enough to witness it. Anyway, my hunter shows up on monday and we cover alot of beautiful country without seeing any wolf sign. My new rebuild super bravo didn't quite make it. Blew the chaincase out at mile 20. Borrowed another bravo and we were off. Put on about 300 miles before we got into some wolf sign. Then the weather turned for the worse. Stayed around the cabin for 2 days. I howled off and on all day and nite. Saturday morn, we awoke at 5am to wolves howling on the hill right next to the cabin. It was awesome, they were close. I had a female whimpering 100 yards from the cabin trying to call me out. At 6:30am I could see 6 of them bedded 575 yards above the cabin on the skyline. I would have taken that shot but I was not the hunter. He was not positive he could make the shot so I opted to wait and see how it plays out. They just milled for a bit and slowly walked up the hill. We ate breakfast and watched them. We ended up getting on the sleds and circling around them, way around them and I figured I knew where they were headed. I howled and howled to no avail. We cut across country and cut their tracks. 39 miles later, we shot a 100# radio-collared grey male a mile and a quarter below the cabin. There ended up being 10 in the pack and we got a few glimpses of them in our journey. One happy hunter on his 3rd guided wolf hunt finally got his trophy. I wish I was one out of 3 on wolf hunts. The wolverines were out in full force also on this trip, had 3 wolverine cubbys hit without traps protecting them. Next year.

trusty steed atop a pass. The lynx caribou battle grounds. You can see where it all began atop the cut bank and fell off.
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The Lynx caribou battle grounds. It started on top of the cut bank.
Story in the snow
The victim
The assailant



The wolves making their way up the ridge
Marking territory
Lucky hunter
Happy hunter
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#3072534 - 03/13/12 02:37 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Tradbow1 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/15/11
Posts: 52
Loc: AK
Good pics Jr.....saw your truck, almost left you a present wink.

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#3072543 - 03/13/12 02:52 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Aknative Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 21
Loc: Fairbanks AK
Thanks for sharing! Hope you got stuff in traps next check!
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#3072544 - 03/13/12 02:57 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
HFT AK Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/08
Posts: 419
Loc: Wasilla AK
Sweet! That is one heck of a find with the lynx and bou! Glad you got him! Glad to hear you have a happy hunter! Looks like you have ALOT of seed for next year! Congrats on the hunt and thanks for sharing!

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#3072549 - 03/13/12 03:07 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Some Nice pictures and Country! Nice work on catching the Critters.

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#3072556 - 03/13/12 03:14 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
FishinHank Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
Still waiting on town to send me the package you sent me. Kinda sucks being remote.
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#3072582 - 03/13/12 04:52 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Akmike84 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 52
Loc: Alaska
Awsome pics of the live wolves. Something you don't see everyday, not to mention take pictures of.

On the lynx/Caribou relationship. Some of you may know or know of Danny Granguard, the old wolfer out of Tok. Well hes on many occasions talked with me about the fact that he has observed where caribou calves are regularly killed by big tom lynx. Hes convince thats why in the 40 mile country those big toms stay around even during really low lynx cycles. They actually make a living killin caribou. Especially in the spring and summer killing little calves. But also to the surprize of many taking calves in the middle of winter. He observed this several times through his years working with Fish and Game in Tok. Before talkin to him I'd never even concidered a lynx killin caribou calves. This is the only other talk of the subject I've came acrossed. Thanks for sharing that experience.
Mike

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#3072832 - 03/13/12 09:53 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Nunamiut Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/26/10
Posts: 2
Loc: alaska
Awesome story! Thats a good size pack, so are you located on the south side of the Brooks?
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#3072863 - 03/13/12 10:17 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
AKHowler Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 16
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
Thanks guys,always a pleasure to experience the outdoors and to share with others. Nunamiut, I'm trapping the North side of the AK range, kinda looks like the S. Brooks huh? Hope to see some our TM members at the Fling this weekend, gonna be a good time. Good luck and be safe.
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#3072929 - 03/13/12 11:32 AM Re: AK Howler's 2011-12 Journal [Re: AKHowler]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4971
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
badarse!!!!!! If that doesn't get your blood bubbling, nothing will!! Awesome!
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