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#13437511 - 01/09/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: Lonny]  
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I've been doing guided trapping trips since they brought out the guided trapping permits. The Yukon is one of the few places in Canada where a none resident can get a license to set traps with a guide. It's actually a great system, I'm not sure why other provinces haven't adopted it.

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#13438250 - 01/10/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Love the cabin. Who is your little partner helping with the martin?

#13438747 - 01/10/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: roundoak]  
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Originally Posted by roundoak
Calvin Rutstrum comes to mind immediately.


Probably few on the Fire that read Rutstrum. I met him in my youth and have
most of his books.

#13439185 - 01/10/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: BlueDuck]  
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The little guy there is my son. He will be two on the 19th. Hes growing up like I did, in the bush most of the time. He sure is a handful lol but lots of fun too.

#13440395 - 01/10/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Great thread here!!! Thanks for taking the time to take us along.


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#13440554 - 01/10/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Awesome Thread


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#13441150 - 01/11/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Awesome!

#13452150 - 01/14/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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I will add to the Thanks for taking us along. I can live vicariously for awhile in the Forbidden North!


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#13452556 - 01/14/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Hello all. Wanted to show you guys a couple of the lynx sets I'm using.

The first is a cubby, set with a no 3 soft catch. I don't use any waxed paper or anything over the trap, I just lightly sprinkle snow over the pan. For bait I use a chunk of beaver. This set works good when the lynx are hungry. If there are a lot of snowshoe hare around they will sometimes turn their nose up at the bait.

The second set is a walk through snare set. I simply wall off a section of my snow machine trail that lynx like to walk on and hang a snare in the opening. This set is extremely reliable as it takes advantage of the lynx's travel paterns and doesn't rely on bait. The downside is you have to move and reset every time you use the trail.

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#13453490 - 01/14/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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YBR, what size cable do you use for the snare? Relaxing or non-relaxing locks? Anchors or drags? Deer stops?


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#13453667 - 01/14/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Nice. Seems like all cat's love beaver, as well as bear. Well, and me.... grin


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#13453845 - 01/15/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Thank you for taking the time share your lifestyle with us.

#13454210 - 01/15/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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On your snare set, is that pole your drag? Thanks for sharing your adventure and methods.

#13454373 - 01/15/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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I like 1/16 cable with a modified camlock for a super fast lock up. Lynx die quick in snares so I will often use a pole style drag like the one in the picture. When snareing wolves and wolverine I always anchor solid. I don't use any type of stops on my snares as I don't have deer in this part of the world. One does have to be careful about catching moose in wolf snares however. I avoid catching them with careful snare placement.

#13454686 - 01/15/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Wow, thanks for sharing with us. I never realized how much a wolverine looked like a mini bear stretched out in the snow. I enjoy chainsaw milling, I collect big chainsaws, this is a fold up table I milled from a big White Pine that went down in a storm. Inlaid the hinges and maid it so it would fold flat to the wall. My buddy puts his bunk under it at night. Thanks again for sharing.
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#13462327 - 01/17/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Great thread

Hope to see more posts Bushrat


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#13464066 - 01/18/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Great thread. Thanks for sharing with us lower 48ers. I'm wondering how high off the snow do you set the bottom of your lynx snare? Thanks.


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#13471236 - 01/19/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: OrangeOkie]  
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Wow that's some nice looking chain saw lumber! I just finished a bunk bed in the guest cabin but it's a bit more "rustic" than your table. Nice job!

I like to set the bottom of my loop between 10 and 12 inches high if setting on a hard packed trail. Loop size is probably around 8 inches.

Only downside to snareing lynx is their tendency to eat one another. Such was the scene when I checked the snare set in the previous post yesterday...

I'm heading out early tomorrow to check more traps.and cut some trail. I'll just be spending one night out so not takeing the wall tent. I'll post pics of how I set up a light winter camp when I get back. Take care all.

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#13476001 - 01/21/19 Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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I've been following this interesting thread and thought it seemed kinda familiar.....
I think I met your Dad at Bergren's Cabin last year.

#13482352 - Yesterday at 04:41 PM Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: YukonBushrat]  
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Hello all.

Back from the Barney lake trail. I think that's all the cutting I'm going to be able to get done on that trail this winter. The snow is almost to my waist in the pass and the cutting is heavy. It will be a lot easier to cut when I'm not fighting the snow. Caught 7 marten on this run which makes it 12 for that trail. Definitely worth my time cutting. If I can extend the trail out to where I want it it should produce 30-50 marten a year.
Conditions kind of sucked where I was camping, it was windy and snowing all night but the temperatures were warm at -15 the downside to camping in a burn is the lack of spruce boughs for a comfortable bed.

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#13482358 - Yesterday at 04:43 PM Re: Wilderness trapline journal [Re: VernAK]  
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Hello Vern. That would be correct, I know Bergren very well. It's a small North lol.

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