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    Hello all. I would like to start by saying I want to get into trapping and the LAST thing I want to do is cross anyone. I do have limited trapping experience (live trapping bobcats) and I am really excited about learning the correct methods of trapping in Alaska. I live in the valley and likely will be trapping somewhere within about four hours of here. (when I find a place to trap) If anyone has any advice for me I would really love to hear it. Plus I am needing the standard trapping equipment and will be looking for hand me downs or salvage stuff if I can find it. I currently only have 29 various leg-holds and am looking to purchase a couple dozen more with some coni's. I am going the mile to try and figure out the process up here on trapping correctly not to educate the critters and/or disturb anyone's lines.

    Thanks again and I appreciate the comments.

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    Send me a PM when you have an area

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    • #3
      I definitely will. Thanks

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      • #4
        The Alaska Frontier Trappers Association will be holding a trapping school on October 4th. Anyone interested in details or attending, should contact Josh Hunsaker. PM me for his contact number.
        Last edited by spike9542003@yahoo.com; 09-06-2014, 23:50. Reason: Typo

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        • #5
          Spike, I tried sending you a PM but the system said your inbox is full and will not allow any more messages. Would you mind sending me the contact information via PM? Thanks.

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          • #6
            Sent you a PM with the contact info you requested.

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            • #7
              Got it. Thanks

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              • #8
                Will be selling a bunch of my trapping gear, so if you are looking for some more gear, let me know what you need and I will let you know how much.

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                • #9
                  Sent PM to you Spike

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                  • #10
                    RFJHALL - do you have a partner or would you like one? I am a novice, but I have 12 x 120 conibear, 2 x 220 conibear, 2 x #2 traps, and 4 x muskrat sets. I have dipped my toe into trapping but would like to partner up with someone to help with the learning curve. I also have an airplane that will haul 2 plus whatever we need for predator hunting and hopefully I will have saved up enough to buy a used sled by the end of season. I don't have skis yet, but I am working on finding some. The down side is I have an odd schedule, but I might get a chance to change that a little bit. Let me know if we can work something out.

                    spike - what do you have left? I need everything.

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