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    Default pics from yesterday, caught another wolverine

    Went upriver to extend line yesterday, all the nasty overflow was frozen over good with an inch of new snow on top, was good going:


    Here's the remnants of an old trapping cabin near the mouth of a tributary creek:


    Finally got some sun on the way back downriver. This is as high as the sun gets now and in another week it won't hit the river at all and we won't see it unless we get up in the hills:


    The dogs had sniffed and freaked out near the same set where I caught a wolverine last week on the way up, and were too amped up so I figured they'd be more tired on the way back and easier to handle. (Not <grin>!) Another wolverine in the exact same #2 under a marten set:


    Pic is kinda fuzzy. One more pic in next post...


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    The wolverine appears to have been a bit pissed that he was attached to that tree.
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    Caught by one toe!


    Well if this one is as pig fat as the other it is gonna be a chore again. Gonna skin it today. Longest day so far yesterday, dogs did good, other than gnawing at the gangline when I finally got them parked near the caught wolverine.

    And Phish...you would not believe how loud and deep their growl is! Truly an incredible animal, did not feel comfortable at all trying to get close enough to shoot it knowing it was just in that little trap.

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    Nice pictures -- thanks for sharing.

    Regards.

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    Good stuff as always Mark.

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    That's an Incredible life you're livin' up there Mark,
    Thanks for the photos and stories, keep it up
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    As always thanks. Glad to see I have a chance with my old #2's
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    Great pictures! Thanks for posting.

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    Amazing it held with just a toe! Great pics, makes my day!

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    Great pics again as usual Mark. I really enjoy them, especially when I can't get out myself. Keep them rolling! Thanks.

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    Awesome Mark. My son and I enjoyed the pics. Stay safe out there.

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    Bushrat,
    So do you set traps under your marten sets for wolverine? Do you do this on everyone? or is it just trying to catch two marten? Just curious, I am not real experienced at this. I mostly go for marten but I am venturing out this year and setting for other animals as well. Thanks.

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    Wow...I really enjoy your pictures..... awwww the site to see a caught wolverine. Thanks for sharing
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    Gotta love those reg jaw long springs, they sure do hold tight. Congrats on the early season success.

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    Wow.. Incredible scenery and a fine catch.. or catches.. Congrat's

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    Nice job Mark. I can't believe how dark he is. Awesome country you live in up there.
    Now what ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by love to hunt
    So do you set traps under your marten sets for wolverine? Do you do this on everyone? or is it just trying to catch two marten? Just curious, I am not real experienced at this. I mostly go for marten but I am venturing out this year and setting for other animals as well.
    I primarily have some traps under marten sets to keep fox from ripping me off. Don't have enough traps to do it on every one, maybe every half dozen sets or so. Sometimes you'll get a fox that will run your line and eat every marten you catch. Used to have that happen with wolverine too many years ago, just haven't had them around the last ten years like in the past.
    Good luck out there,

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    Thanks Mark, I'll be putting my marten boxes near my fox sets tomarow when I start the new line.
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    Thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

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    Perhaps an investment in slightly larger, more modern traps would be in order. MB-650s and 750s are very strong traps. Little spendy, but quite useful. The 750's are useable on wolves also.
    Your extemely lucky to get that wolverine with that catch. Definately a hair raiser when approaching them alive in a trap.
    Congrats on the catch. Likely a few more out there.
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