I have 10 acres of virgin property off the Talkeetna Spur road, about a mile off the road. Everyone I talk to gives me varied information on what species I can expect to find up there, so I am hoping you guys can help? I am between the railroad and the river and have never done anything with the property but my father in law (he traps in Michigan) has me finally convinced to try my hand at trapping there. My experience is limited to helping running a small trapline with my brother growing up, and when I go back to Michigan, helping my father in law with his Muskrat line.
I know that unless I get someone more experienced to help, I am probably not going to make it happen this year, so this is more or less the kick off to planning. I just don't know what I can expect to find as far as species go. The terrain is flat and has medium to heavy tree coverage of mostly spruce and birch. The ground is covered in Devil's Club, and other medium height foliage. In the few times I have been on the property (owned it 3 years now), there are small game trails all over the place and tons of hare droppings. Based on that, I would assume lynx and / or fox but haven't seen any sign at all. Then again, I don't know what I am looking for other than trails.
Thanks in advance,