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Old 08-15-2019, 02:16 PM
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Looking at jr a line in 524 wmu . Wondering what populations are like for fur and if a tracked sided by side will work up there?
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:54 AM
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I grew up in Peace Country, knew trappers with lines in Chinchaga/ Notikewan country. It was always very good trapping area similar to most Northern WMU,s. It will depend on how much logging now as you cannot have forest gone and expect to have good fur numbers. Lots of muskeg so tough access early in season with any ATV.
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:08 AM
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Its about 300sq km 20% gone from fire and 15% from logging the guy who has it hasnt trapped anything other then beaver to keep roads clear thats why i was asking as he trapped it 8 year ago and the lines around it are the same for trapping activity.
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Old 09-18-2019, 06:54 AM
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What part of the chin? I could give you some info if I know which part.
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:43 PM
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What part of the chin? I could give you some info if I know which part.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:59 PM
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I hauled logs out of that WMU for a few years, and know a couple of trappers in that WMU.

Much of the WMU is high ground. But it depends on where exactly this line is.
There is some low ground and if it;s in one of those areas it could be good for beaver. Fur populations cycle so I can't tell you what the populations are like now. I haven't been out that way for a few years.

The burn is on the east border of the WMU. Most of the logging was done further west, in higher country.
There is also a lot of oilfield activity throughout the WMU. That means easy access to those areas and with that comes stolen equipment and habituated animals, including Grizzly Bears.

Much of the area was some of the better trapping in the Peace district. I don't know if it still is. I do know the Moose populations out that way have taken a beating in recent years and that despite logging producing a lot of good Moose habitat and poor fur habitat.

One other thing to consider. You would be a long way from supply sources and very likely have no communication with the rest of the world. No cell service in much of the WMU. And local prices can be high for the little that is available.
In other words the living conditions may be rather pioneer.

If you are into rugged conditions and remote locations it may be just what you are looking for. Hunting season notwithstanding. Then the area is like grande central station on a Saturday afternoon.

Almost forgot. A tracked side by side would be perfect early in the trapping season but pretty much useless late in the winter. It's bush country and gets plenty of snow. By mid January the snow will likely be too deep for effective travel with any side by side, tracked or not.

A skidoo is a better choice. Something small and light, like Bravo or Tundra.

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Old 09-19-2019, 05:47 PM
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Its about 300sq km 20% gone from fire and 15% from logging the guy who has it hasnt trapped anything other then beaver to keep roads clear thats why i was asking as he trapped it 8 year ago and the lines around it are the same for trapping activity.
A good friend of mines family has a big area around where your talking and they havenít been too actively trapping for the last decade. But are starting to get back into it.
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