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some questions ( 02:08:16 TueJan 3 2012 )

Howdy Alaska! My name is curt, from central Iowa. I have allways been intrigued with trapping in Alaska. I have also been wondering about 'big numbers' up there. In Iowa it is not uncommon to catch 100 plus coon just in the road ditches every night for at least the first 2 weeks of the season. 1000 coon a season is common and I have heard of a longliner not to far south of here who caught 6,500 coon in 70 checks. I do around 600-800 a season. I understand I don't ever loose sight of the truck and many times never need to leave the seat to check traps. I know Alaska is different and not as convenient, so I was wondering about big numbers of animals. Different species and numbers of traps/snares set. Thank you and I wish y'all the best.

  
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Re: some questions ( 14:47:18 SunJan 15 2012 )

My big numbers aren't that big.. Best I have done in a season is 46 martin.. That's the big number critter up here. Like you said our terrain doesn't really allow for strictly road trappin.. Alot of trappers up here do a helluva lot better than I do in the martin arena. I'd imagine I am probably average.

  
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Re: some questions ( 22:21:39 MonJan 16 2012 )

Thanks for the reply my friend. How many sets are ya run'n and how many miles on a check? What are ya using for iron? What type of sets?

  
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Re: some questions ( 02:31:02 TueJan 17 2012 )

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Re: some questions ( 22:38:58 TueJan 17 2012 )

Wow mr. Jim looks like a good catch. Is there anyone up there that gives trapping instructions? Someone that can help a restless soul and get him started in the right direction? Life is an adventure, and im itching to get my boots muddy.

  
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Re: some questions ( 15:50:21 WedJan 25 2012 )

Hi,it must be great living out there with all that wildlife around.I live in a small village in Lancashire,north west England.We have lots of woodland around us but not that many wild animals.I have trapped grey squirrels and a few foxes,i have also caught foxes with my lurcher(Saluki x greyhound.I do more fishing nowadays and go hunting for rabbits and pheasants with my shotgun.Its good to get to know you guys out there,regards,Barry

  
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Re: some questions ( 03:54:15 ThuJan 26 2012 )

I don't know of anyone giving trapping instructions. Many guys make contact with a trapper and once they get to now them, they may agree to take you on in a limited partnership basis.

  
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Re: some questions ( 19:52:18 TueFeb 14 2012 )

Thanks for the advice mr. Jim. Let this be my cry for help. Im looking for a new trapping adventure and Alaska has my attention. Please, if there is anyone there that can/would help me, you would be making my dream
Come true. Im a longliner. The more rugged and remote the better. I look forward to hear if anyone can help. Thank you

  
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Re: some questions ( 02:24:46 TueFeb 26 2013 )

The Alaska Trappers Association puts on an excellent general trapping school in Fairbanks each October. Visit their web site at alaskatrappers.org.

  
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Re: some questions ( 12:55:48 SunMar 17 2013 )

12 Lynx, 3 Wolverines, 9 wolves, 18 foxes, 4 coyotes, 9 beavers, 1 otter and 48 martin.. 100's of ermine,ground squirrels, and occasion grey jays.. pretty much my best year and that was a few years back..

Then subtract cost for gas, snowmobile and trailer repairs, etc... yeah I break even.. thank you Obama..(xxxxxx).

  
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Re: some questions ( 09:42:50 TueMay 7 2013 )

i like travelling to Alaska,too.



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