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#3092109 - 03/26/12 03:36 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
akpawpincher Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
Great job Northway! I'm already looking forward to next year, as much for the stories here as for my own season!
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#3092345 - 03/26/12 06:31 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: akpawpincher]
Sleepycreek4.5 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 4
Loc: SE Alaska
Nice job Mike. You put a nice little dent in em!
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#3092373 - 03/26/12 06:45 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
Thanks guys. Not a big enough dent, but any is more than none! Caribou have wreaked havoc on sets springing traps, etc. Hoping to get out there next year before the bou show up and hit them hard. We shall see! Plus buying a bunch of new snares from wilson jr. I am sold on the snares with the #9 wire. I have almost every snare I own set out. Time to renew the inventory!

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#3092459 - 03/26/12 07:18 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
scootermac Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 165
Loc: Northern Manitoba
Sweet.

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#3092984 - 03/26/12 09:54 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Nice going Northway, i got into making snares in the off season. Enjoy making them knowing i can catch them from scratch. Also can custom make them. Is a thought, but luck catching with the necklaces bud.

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#3093090 - 03/26/12 10:33 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
akcowboytraper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/27/10
Posts: 3
Loc: wasilla, AK
yee ha!
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#3093576 - 03/27/12 11:12 AM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: akcowboytraper]
Trailblazersteve Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/30/10
Posts: 0
Loc: Eagle River, AK
Great job, your the man Mike!

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#3093708 - 03/27/12 01:19 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
Steve, just trying to knock some of the wolves out. I am sure I am catching some of those "unit 13" wolves that "feed" on the Nelchina caribou year round! Funny thing is before the Nelchina's started wintering out here, we were about 75% black wolves to 25% greys. Now since they have been wintering out here, it is about 90% greys to 10% blacks. Kind of sucks as I really like the black wolves a lot more than greys!

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#3093724 - 03/27/12 01:34 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
Sleepycreek4.5 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 4
Loc: SE Alaska
That's interesting. 75% would be sweet. I picked up a dark one this year and got to thinking about how rare they are for me on the islands. Started adding up the numbers and it works out to about 6%. I have heard on the mainland that guys runs about 25% black phase. I've only seen one wolf in the twenty five years I've paid attention to such things where every single hair was jet black though.


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#3093777 - 03/27/12 02:25 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: Sleepycreek4.5]
northway Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Sleepycreek4.5
That's interesting. 75% would be sweet. I picked up a dark one this year and got to thinking about how rare they are for me on the islands. Started adding up the numbers and it works out to about 6%. I have heard on the mainland that guys runs about 25% black phase. I've only seen one wolf in the twenty five years I've paid attention to such things where every single hair was jet black though.







You sure that isn't a german shepard?? Man some interesting colors there!

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#3094010 - 03/27/12 05:57 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4967
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Soooooooooooooooooomebody is missing their dog.....
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#3094040 - 03/27/12 06:20 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3768
Loc: Bethel, AK
Same thing went through my head........
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#3094212 - 03/27/12 08:09 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: Kusko]
Sleepycreek4.5 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/23/11
Posts: 4
Loc: SE Alaska
Ouch! shocked While I've only caught 5 or 6 of them I am surprised at how many people comment on the unique color. I did get three out of the same pack one year, all three cookie cutter 80 pound females. Come to think of it they have all been 80ish females. Weird.








How come no one says "Hey Takotna, looks like someone is missing their ferret!"? smile
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#3094294 - 03/27/12 08:43 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Holy smack down!!! Thats a cool looking Dog. BTW the last picture thats a big trap chain? :-) i found chain like that once and the local blacksmith loved it. Figured it was made in the 1920's based upon where it was found and what it used to be. Said it forged like butter. Anyways little off topic i guess. But yea Congrats on the unique looking Wolf.

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#3094506 - 03/27/12 10:14 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: Alaskan]
Top Jimmy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4555
Loc: Alaska, USA
Originally Posted By: Alaskan
Soooooooooooooooooomebody is missing their dog.....


You would know all about this..... smile

-TJ
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#3094604 - 03/27/12 11:36 PM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
Akmike84 Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/09
Posts: 52
Loc: Alaska
Those wolves from down there are something else. I swear they must be part dog. Funny how even a black has brown legs. Calico wolves. LOL.
Mike

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#3094633 - 03/28/12 12:14 AM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: Sleepycreek4.5]
drasselt Offline
trapper

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 9
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: Sleepycreek4.5








How come no one says "Hey Takotna, looks like someone is missing their ferret!"? smile


Pure wolves have a very flat head profile. Dogs have a very pronounced brow. That one looks like it could be in between. I used to buy and clean a lot of skulls, esp from the interior, and it was not all that unusual of to get one with quite a brow. Fox and coyote show the same flat profile as wolves.

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#3094648 - 03/28/12 12:46 AM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: Top Jimmy]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4967
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Top Jimmy
Originally Posted By: Alaskan
Soooooooooooooooooomebody is missing their dog.....


You would know all about this..... smile

-TJ

At least his could be mistaken for a wolf... Hard to say that about a spaniel...
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#3094675 - 03/28/12 02:19 AM Re: Got some wolf traps in the snow [Re: northway]
nolluk Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/19/07
Posts: 108
Loc: Kotzebue AK
how about the narrow snout?
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