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good job tylerfree185. as for meadow and wolverine "whaaaaaaa".
I am aware of that wolverine. In fact, probably 90% of Alaskans have never seen a lynx or marten. They are very shy animals and rarely seen, and according to a biologist at the AK dept of fish and game, the lynx population numbers in the tens or hundreds of thousands right now, and trapping has virtually no impact on the overall population. Also, every lynx taken is sealed and recorded. This is a far cry from the "market hunting" that occured in the lower 48 in the past. Lynx DO exist in the lower 48 states, but they never have been widely spread as there is very little good habitat for them down there. They depend on snowshoe hares for their main source of food, and these don't live in most areas. There are huge populations of bobcats however. Meadow, a lynx I caught in a snare was dead, and several other lynx ate him. Lynx are known to be cannibalistic, especially when their population is more than the food supply can support. Big toms will often kill and eat kittens they come across. By far, the two biggest killers of lynx are starvation and other lynx, and the population here is in no danger.
So you caught a lynx and while it was helpless in the trap, another animal came along and ate it? All this carnage was for a measely $800? Market hunting is why lynx wound up on the endangered species list in the lower 48 and I can't imagine why OL is glorifying in their pages now.
Yes except for the animal. Do you know that more than half of the population of the United States has never even seen a Lynx or a Martin. They should have a forver wild santuary for some of these animals that no longer exist in the lower 48 states. These animals are not like other animals that are over populated and need to be controlled.Please think about them for a change instead of your own money needs. Wolverine!
After selling most of my marten hides earlier in the winter, here’s what we caught during the second half of the season: 7 lynx (minus the one that was eaten), 7 fox, 2 marten, and an ermine (weasel).
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