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1  Trapping / Trappers Talk / Re: Address or e-mail on: November 12, 2012, 11:24:33 AM
Thanks, I'll do that. But I bet it is his kid. Richard is in the ATA because I saw where he had a CD which I'll probably get.
David  Smiley
2  Trapping / Trappers Talk / Address or e-mail on: November 11, 2012, 09:32:38 PM
Would any of you know how a person could contact Richard Carroll? His father, James was from my area in Minnesota and immigrated to Fort Yukon in 1910. I understand from a book I read (North of the Arctic Circle) that he married an Athabaskan girl (Franny) and they had a bunch of kids. I would like to find out where the Carroll farm was located in Aitkin County Minnesota.
David  Smiley
3  Trapping / Trappers Talk / Re: Wolf lure on: June 23, 2012, 10:54:56 AM
Our season now has solidified a bit. It will be a combination season leaning toward the beloved Deer hunters. There will be a second season just a few weeks later that will allow trappers to have about 600 permits. The first hunt is open to both hunters and trappers. Can you imagine trying to trap after 30,000 hunters have been shooting at these wolves for two weeks. On top of that, we have about 500,000 Deer Hunters that will shoot anyway, permit or not. Thenwhen we really get to trap, how many hunters will shoot our Wolves and say they got it walking down a trail.
David  Roll Eyes
4  Trapping / Trappers Talk / Re: ADC trapping Wolves in the summer on: June 23, 2012, 10:38:22 AM
My friend got all seven of them. We think he may have gotten the Alpha male first. He used flat sets with the trap out 10" from the scent (The Federal trapper school told us to set as close to the scent as possible) The thing that really seemed to work best was bait piles made from road killed Deer. He cabled them to a tree and set the trails coming and going although hard to read with no snow. Only one Wolf had mange.
David  Smiley
5  General Discussion / General Chit Chat / Re: Trappers Convention on: May 23, 2012, 05:19:53 PM
We were unable to get enough volunteers to pull off a convention at this time.  Since we had already discussed having a dinner auction as part of the proposed convention, we went ahead with that idea and are having our first annual "Rendezvous dinner auction" on June 2, 2012 at Evangelo's restaurant in Wasilla.  Live and Silent auctions, various raffles and entertainment by the official Alaska State Balladeer, Hobo Jim.   It's going to be a great party!

OK, maybe next year? I would like to attend the first one.
David  Smiley
6  General Discussion / General Chit Chat / Trappers Convention on: May 20, 2012, 11:43:30 AM
Did I missunderstand? I thought there was going to be a Trappers Convention at the Palmer Fair Grounds. I don't see any posts regarding that.
David  Smiley
7  Trapping / Trappers Talk / ADC trapping Wolves in the summer on: April 05, 2012, 02:07:51 PM
I have a friend that has been called to trap seven Wolves in a semi populated area on the north shore of lake Superior. The Wolves came into one guys yard and attacked his dogs. The guy ran out with a rifle and killed one of the Wolves. When the control trapper went to make some sets by a neighbors property he was promptly told no. It turns out the neighbor has been baiting the Wolves so he can get pictures etc in his yard. The neighbor also has a dog of his own and appears to be so stupid that he doesn't think the Wolves will eat his dog. What would you guys suggest to my friend as a method in this situation. All pocket and flat sets have not worked. Snares are out because of the neighbor. This is almost a no-win situation and these Wolves are smart.
David  Roll Eyes
8  Trapping / Trappers Talk / Re: Wolf lure on: February 06, 2012, 04:56:09 PM
Dvranish,  sorry no one responded sooner to your post.  Huh? One reason may have been that you failed to say where you are located or what the conditions are there. Snow trapping or dirt?  Cold or wet? 
I don't use a lure for them.  There is some lures that would work to catch one
but the rest of the pack would be wise to that scent in the future and would not go near it.  They are quick to learn. You may switch to a different lure and catch one more,  but from that point on the rest of the pack would steer wide of any unnatural scent.  You can use a small chunk of soured beaver meat, bear meat  or something natural like that and do OK with it. 

As far as a trap I use basically a modified Alaskan #9.  These traps cost somewhere around $125.00  and IMO definitely need some pretty involved modifications.  By the time you're done you may have $175.00 into each one.  It will be a top wolf trap, but also a very costly one.
With that in mind, if I was starting out and looking to get some wolf traps at a reasonable price  I would be looking at the MB750W.   It is not IMO what I'd call
an "excellent"  wolf trap, but it is a strong trap, and it will work,  and will not cost
an arm and a leg  to get a dozen of them or what ever number you want.
Anyway, that's kinda my .02 , maybe someone else can chime in here.
 

You are correct, my location was not given. the location is Minnesota and the weather will probably be snow with a shallow frost (Nov 25th to Dec 15th) the season has not been set in stone yet. This means it could be 2" of snow like this year or 3ft of snow like last year. Our weather has just been crazy the last few years. Alaskan #9 will probably have too big of a jaw spread for our DNR, so the MB750W looks like it is the choice.
David  Smiley
9  Trapping / 2011 - 2012 Trapping / Predator Hunting Pics / Re: Post Your 2011 - 12 Trapping/Predator Calling pics here to get an album started! on: January 17, 2012, 10:59:14 AM
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I didn't know you had Coons there. Be careful, first thing you will know, Grinners will start showing up. We aren't catching them in central Minnesota, but two have been hit by cars. It is strange, Marten and Fisher are migrating west and south. Grinners are migrating north. North Dakota had it's first Fisher season ever. The Fishers must be eating Buffalos out there.
David   Cheesy
10  Trapping / Trappers Talk / Wolf lure on: January 17, 2012, 10:49:09 AM
Hi guys!
We are about to have our first Wolf trapping season in many years. Of course, there is the usual chatter about Wolf traps and Wolf scent.
To go straight to the place where it is done, I am here. What is the best Wolf trap and Wolf scent to use? Also, is your convention still on for this coming summer?
David  Smiley
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