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#3083333 - 03/20/12 03:03 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
akpawpincher Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
So I went out to do a little scouting yesterday (my explanation for taking my gun on a really long unproductive walk), and as I rounded a bend in the creek, about 25 yd away I see this massive brown thing standing in the water with its front end submerged in an alder bush on the bank. After the initial valve check I realized it was just a massive bull bison out on a walk about. He was a long ways from where he was supposed to be... By the time I fished the camera out of my pack he had walked a good 50 yards further, but you get the idea...





Gotta love Kodiak!
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#3083354 - 03/20/12 03:27 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Bet ya had an oh shat moment there! Now thats pretty cool! Last year Buddies, brother, and dad went out and got a spring brown bear north of here. There was 3 other bruins out at the time but the creeks started running so they got a free pass. I am hoping to get out this spring and find one. Be something else to Tag one.

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#3083400 - 03/20/12 04:07 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
canvasback Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4831
Loc: NY
Which of the members here do the forest fire fighting ?
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#3083575 - 03/20/12 06:24 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
On a Call Offline
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 2037
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Any thoughts about running in closer for a better photograph ?

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#3083623 - 03/20/12 06:43 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: On a Call]
akpawpincher Offline
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Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: On a Call
Any thoughts about running in closer for a better photograph ?


No.

I called in a herd one time (fox calling) with nothing between me and a couple of dozen irate cows but a scrawny spruce tree. I had to fire a couple of warning shots in the air to get them to disperse so I could high tail it to the truck. Generally they are pretty peaceable but I have seen what happens when they get riled.

First thoughts were.. Big bear.. too close... crap... Then the light went on... Big bull... close enough... get the camera... crap, he is headed the same direction I want to go... let him get out in front a ways.
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#3083649 - 03/20/12 06:55 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
On a Call Offline
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Registered: 01/23/10
Posts: 2037
Loc: S/E Mich - N/W Ohio
Yeah my knowledge is they seem gentle enough but are worse than a pee-o'd off bull cow.

That is why I asked if it crossed your mind to give a chase. Looked like a nice bull too.


Edited by On a Call (03/20/12 06:57 PM)

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#3083663 - 03/20/12 07:01 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
akpawpincher Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
Yeppers, He's a real nice bull, definitely trophy material. There are two herds here that free range and the big bulls seem to range out a lot farther. Once he winded me he started putting some distance between us and I was good with that! smile
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#3083719 - 03/20/12 07:28 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: canvasback]
Pete in Frbks Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 2118
Loc: Fairbanks, Alaska
Originally Posted By: canvasback
Which of the members here do the forest fire fighting ?


I have been known to do that a bit.

Pete

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#3083903 - 03/20/12 08:31 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 862
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
I also used to go to an ocasional fire...until I smartened up smile

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#3084034 - 03/20/12 09:15 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2401
Loc: SW Alaska
HEy Canvasback, Whenn I was in about 8th grade I was going to be a smoke jumper. Then I grew a brain, Does that count? laugh
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#3084571 - 03/21/12 08:40 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
canvasback Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4831
Loc: NY
Ok, here is the question:


Example:


You own property on both sides of a currently in use railroad track. Farm field on one side and all woods and mountains on the other side of the track.

To get to your property on the other side of the tracks, there is a railroad crossing that you have and other property owners along that stretch of track have also.

Last year, the railroad that owns that track decided to PARK!! a line of railroad cars spanning the length of over 10 continuous properties so that they could not gain access to their individual properties on the other side of the tracks. The crossings were also blocked.

What makes this really bad, is that the woods in those hills across the tracks have burned in the past (Forest fires ) . With the train tracks being blocked, no access for fire fighters would be available in the event that a fire were to happen, or if someone got hurt in those woods and emergency crews were needed to get the person out.


So, what to do? Does a Railroad have the right to block access to a person's land that they never in the past did before ? Why pay Property Taxes on land that you are prevented access to ?
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#3084604 - 03/21/12 09:02 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 15102
Loc: McGrath, AK
I suspect that the crossing is a ROW or an easement. I'd bet they can't legally block your access to your property whether there's a fire or not. If they could, it essentially is an illegal 'taking' of your private property. Just like the feds with wetlands.
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#3084615 - 03/21/12 09:08 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Spek Jones Offline
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Registered: 01/10/09
Posts: 812
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Have you guys called them and told them the problem? Looks to me like 10
torqued off landowners standing in you office would get someone's attention.

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#3084661 - 03/21/12 09:34 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Pete in Frbks Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 2118
Loc: Fairbanks, Alaska
Asking AK guys what to do in case of a wildland fire you can't drive to, is not going to get you answers that will be practical in NY. It's the norm here, so we deal with it all the time. My guess is that you don't have the aerial resources we do.

I would also suspect that the RR is on a ROW and that they have the right to park their trains there.

But as Spek says, they might be interested in "doing the right thing" for their neighbors, just to avoid having 10 torqued landowners standing in their front office. It would seem that they might compromise by unhooking a couple of cars and leaving a gap at the crossing.

You might start by reading the small print in your deed regarding use of the crossing.

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#3085223 - 03/21/12 04:40 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Boco Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 1043
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
Who pays for the crossing the railway or are the landowners billed?

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#3085253 - 03/21/12 04:58 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Boco]
trapper ron Online   content
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 1280
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
It would be my thought that the crossing has some sort of legality as well as the access road. You might pursue that.

As far as fire goes here in BC they would be given very short notice to make available access. The initial attack situation would be from air resources probably in any case with follow up of initial attack crews from helicopter until access were made available. We also have agreements in place with railroads relative to wildfire control.
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#3085643 - 03/21/12 08:27 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Family Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2089
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Got this in my email today. Nothing gory but a dead marten. Man there is all kinds of gory things on youtube and the flag mine due to users complaints I guess. Anti's You have to now have a log in to view.

Regarding your account: lfabich

The YouTube Community has flagged one or more of your videos as inappropriate. Once a video is flagged, it is reviewed by the YouTube Team against our Community Guidelines. Upon review, we have determined that the following video(s) contain content that may not be suitable for all viewers:

Marten Trapping Snippet

As a result, we have age-restricted this content.

For more information on YouTube's Community Guidelines and how they are enforced, please visit the help center http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=92486.

Sincerely,
The YouTube Team
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#3085703 - 03/21/12 08:56 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
lbtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
I've got one about a month ago regarding a trapping video that had no gore in it at all just an otter in a 330
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#3087328 - 03/22/12 10:41 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
akpawpincher Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
Just about ready to call it a season but the critters still look pretty good. Picked these two up yesterday... Will wrap it up this weekend...maybe....

poofy red...


one eyed cross...
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#3087371 - 03/22/12 11:10 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2401
Loc: SW Alaska
pawpincher the fox have really held their fur well this year. Closed down the last my sets today with 5 more one was rubbed a bit but not bad
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