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    Any one is welcome to post in this thread.

    Here is last year's thread. http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...45-Alaska-2013 It had 19 pages and 15,986 views. Pretty neat huh?

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    Great. Now I have the Fish Shlapping song stuck in my head. Thanks a bunch.

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    Alaska in 2014 is on my agenda

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    Thanks 1st.

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    We do that here, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizz123 View Post
    Alaska in 2014 is on my agenda
    Really? Where to?
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    I have permission from my friend Brent to post this. His kennel is Wild and Free. It's a nice video as it shows the dogs going by a wolf kill. The command is "on by" for them to go by something and "gee" to turn right.

    Well I don't know why that video wont show up. At first for an instant, the square is black. Then it's white with no video in it. Any ideas on what that's about?

    Here's the link to it.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=3866366193837
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    When I right-click over the video it says movie not loaded.
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    The forum is not set up to embed facebook videos, only youtube.
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    Bloody grizzly tracks are wake-up call for Denali Park trail users

    FAIRBANKS—Denali Park musher Jeff King had heard rumors about a grizzly bear running around on the trails he trains on, but he was dubious until he saw fresh, bloody bear tracks on Wednesday.
    "I followed them for about a mile up the Yanert Valley," the four-time Iditarod champion said by cellphone Thursday. "The tracks were heading west down the Yanert River.
    "He walked smack in the middle of the trail," King said. "He didn't want to get out of the trail unless he had to."
    The fresh tracks made him a bit apprehensive, King admitted. The fact they were accompanied by a substantial amount of blood didn't help ease his mind.
    "I immediately turned around as soon as I found a decent spot," King said. "The thought of running into a bloody bear in January wasn't something that appealed to me."
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    In the article it talked about bears being out and about this time of the year (winter bears). Is that fairly prevalent, or are most hibernating this time of the year?
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    Most are hibernating this time of year but as the article says, it's not uncommon for one to wake up. Jeff said that it didn't look sick or starving (what wakes most of the winter bears up) so maybe it got woke up. Wolves like to dig them up and eat them.
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    An update on the bear.

    Today, wed, the grizzly was seen in upper tang creek. I rode a snogo in to revine creek and found his track coming from the Tang Creek cutoff trail and then hobbling, he is threelegged, down the trail to the fireball cabin. He went past it into the woods. Day old tracks. I then left and rode into Tang Creek and while there he came up out of revine creek and hobbled around the willow area then headed back down into Revine creek. It appears he probably became tri-pawed up the Yanert in a wolf snare. His tracks into Revine showed no blood but after he was disturbed by me the wound was aggravated and he was bleeding a lot as he loped back into Revine Creek. Not a happy camper as there is a pack of wolves trailing him. Be careful skiing on the high trail into Revine creek. A LOCAL REPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY FROM M. SPEAKES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Really? Where to?
    Not the South East area, I lived there and dont care for it. So I am open to anyplace else that will have me.

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    Well, the Fairbanks area is considered the "real Alaska" and I love it here. Of course, we have the harsher winters (and summers) but it helps to keep out the riff raff lol.
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    the harsh winters can be hard without someone special to help pass the time and you keep your head on straight

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    Don't the rangers in Denali handle that sort of thing? On the one hand it's probably natural that the wolves are tracking the bear. On the other hand it's not natural if the bear was injured in a snare. I would think they would want to catch it to see if it's injuries are bad enough to put down and prevent someone from being injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stimestar View Post
    Well, the Fairbanks area is considered the "real Alaska" and I love it here. Of course, we have the harsher winters (and summers) but it helps to keep out the riff raff lol.
    So who are you? Riff or Raff????????????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoetripper View Post
    So who are you? Riff or Raff????????????????????
    Oh I'm the whole package don't you know?
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