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2017/2018 Trapline Trips
We have been prebaiting our wolf bait stations for a couple weeks and have caught wolf, lynx, coyote, wolverine on our trail camera. This morning Lloyd is picking up the first client at the airport and will spend the rest of the day checking traps, hopefully there will be something to report tonight.
Awesome! I look forward to following along each year. Best of luck this season!
Love me some good ol trapline adventure. I miss running a line, it really is fun.
It is that time of year! Love it!
Was just wondering about this annual thread. I love it
Good luck, all hunters and hunting landowners should support the efforts of trappers.
Really like following this thread every year. Good luck!!
This morning we picked James up at the airport and got straight to checking traps. We struck out with the wolf snares today but we made up for it with the lynx sets. We got 3 lynx for 5 sets. James almost shot a lynx today too while we were driving around checking sets. We were 25 yards from it and the gun had a miss fire.
the game camera only got crows and a bunch of lynx pictures today.
Awesome thread!!! Glad to see you posting for another season.
Yesterday morning we walked down to the bait and got a shot at a black wolf, it was a clean miss. Later that day we did get a wolf in one of the snare stations though. We also got another lynx. Today we got 4 marten, 2 weasels and an otter.
My favorite thread of all time. Looking forward to your season. Awesome!!
Can you talk a little about how guys take their trophys home, and how many of each they regularly decide to take ?? Thanks in advance...
After reading your posts for the past few years, this has been added to my bucket list, and is very near the top!
otter from the other day
otter from the other day
Included in the trip is one of each different species and 2 wolves. The client can take extras home on a trophy fee bases. The trapped animals go on our trapping license and we have to order cities and export permits for them to get them home. The furs have to be shipped.
Look forward to this thread every winter. Thanks for sharing it with us all again!
Are the furs tanned before shipping or do the clients send them to a tannery after they get them ??
Love these trapping threads! Fm
This thread will explain a lot of your questions.
The trapline trip was probably my all time favorite .
Here's a nice cross fox that we got in a leg hold this morning
So much to do, so little time and money!! Keep it coming so I can live vicariously.
Looks like a lot of fun.
Is that a LDL 330 hanging
The lynx population seems to be abundant the last few years.
The lynx are at a high right now. There seems to be lots of rabbits and grouse so I think it'll be good for a few more years. We did get the otter in a 330 with fish for bait.
James redeemed himself this morning and shot the wolf that he missed on the first day. Not very often do you get a second chance at a wolf.
keep it rolling!!
Babine - You run LDL conibears ? The 330 in the otter pic doesn't seem to have the twist like on the belisle and sauvageau frame.
Always loved this thread,incredible way of life,did you gents ever start your Lynx with hound hunts?
Not to beat this to death,, but you ship the hides to a taxidermist ? If a guy just wanted the tanned hides to hang on the wall instead of a taxidermy mount,,, Do you ever ship them to a stateside tannery like USA Foxx ?? Thanks in advance.....
Nctrapper: I think that is a LDL 330 conibear. It's been a long time since I bought it. That doesn't have the striker bars but we use the Magnum's when we're setting for wolverine. Brit: We do offer a few lynx hunts early in the season. Starting on Nov. 16-30. We then start getting ready for trapping. Big Bear: We ship the hides to where the client wants them shipped. Whether it's to a tanner, taxidermist or to their house.
We ended James's trip with another cross fox and a lynx. In the morning we head to the airport. the next trip starts Jan. 3rd.
The salted, raw hides were shipped to my home.
I removed the weasel, fox,marten, and coyote sent them to a local taxidermist.
I used the plastic tote Lloyd shipped them all in to send the wolves and lynx to Dennis Razza in PA.
There were three of us on the trip I took. Kent lives in MO, Gary in IA, and I am in IL. Each of us received our own package at our homes. Everything arrived in great condition, ready for us to do what we pleased with them.
Can't comment on the trapping hides but Babine took great care of my mountain goat hides and meat. Very flexible guys to deal with.
I look forward to this thread every year. Thanks for sharing.
Awesome thread. That looks like a great time!
Why are you taking off until Jan 3rd? We can't wait that long. I thought Canada celebrated Christmas in April? lol
Thanks for always sharing - this is my favorite thread of the year.
Last night I picked up Jim at the airport. His bags didn't show up but that didn't stop us from getting out checking snares today. Jim only wanted to trap wolves this trip so we don't have any other sets out. We checked two snare stations and in the first one we got a wolverine. You never know what you're going to get. In the second station we got a wolf, we also set out a few more snares in each stations.
Ever come across a trapped or snared wolverine that is still alive ? That has to be challenging? Or dispatch at a distance?
Fantastic thread,,I'd love to do it!! You guys are great trappers!
I love this thread wail every year for it ,
Today we checked 3 wolf stations. In the first one we got 3 wolves and 3 coyotes. We also got one coyote in each of the other 2 stations. Luckily they were all frozen so I can wait till Jack comes home from Dallas to skin them.
Great day i am happy foryoy
I'll see Jack in Dallas tomorrow and I'll see you on the 10th!! Can't wait to start my trip! RANDY
My bush pilot from Alaska in 2016, who is also a trapper, told me that wolverines are his arch nemesis. He said they're very difficult to fool because of their keen senses and vicious, iron will to survive. Congrats on your catch!
The last couple days we've been collecting bait, checking wolf stations and setting out the rest of the line for the next trip starting Thursday. We haven't had any more wolves yet but did get 2 more wolverines and another coyote in the wolf stations. James hopes to get a black wolf before the trips over.
today we got a lynx in a wolf snare. I've only probably got maybe 5 in wolf snares ever.
See you tomorrow night Lloyd!
Glad to see so many interested in trappin! Fur harvest is every bit as much of our, mankind's , heritage as hunting . Teach a kid !!!
One of my all time favorite threads!! Hope to be able to do this some day!
You guys are really piling em up!
I’m curious about the clients you guys get. Did the majority of your clients trap at some time in their past, or is it mostly just guys looking for a different type of adventure?
Sorry for the slow update for this trip. A nasty flu bug was brought into camp and the energy level is down a little. I think it's getting better now though. It seems like about half our clients had done some trapping in the past. Mostly as a kid. They all want a different kind of adventure. The first day of this trip we went over to the other camp to try to get a shot at a wolf, we seen one 30 minutes before shooting light but it didn't stick around. We're going to try that spot again Monday night. On the way over we had 4 lynx set in a row that all produced a lynx. We also got 6 marten and a weasel. Today we're going to go check a few more wolf sets.
After a slow last couple days, we had a great ending to our day today getting a wolf in a snare that we had just set a couple days ago. We also got a couple marten and a lynx. There is still a ton of lynx wondering around.
Todays our last day of Randy's trip. We had a new pack of wolves move into one of our snare stations and we hooked up 3 of them. There looks like at least 10 more in the pack. We're going to check out 2 more stations on the way to town before their flight tonight at 8 pm.
Johns plane didn't make it into Smithers Friday night. He ended up flying in yesterday morning. We still got a little time on the trapline, we set out a couple leg holds and fixed up some of the snares. We also set out a few lynx sets. We got checked a few sets that were still out from the last trip. We got a lynx and a weasel in those ones. today we're going to send the night in the other camp and out a few more sets.