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Alaska Interior Trapline Adventure


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The trap lines are truly remote. In winter, we travel to and from our trap lines by airplane, and travel along our 250 miles of hand cut trails and along frozen rivers using both dog teams and snow machines. We trap primarily Wolf, Wolverine, Lynx, Fox, Marten, and Beaver. Two trap lines are operated. The furthest is located in the Nowitna River area, where fall moose/grizzly hunts are available. This trap line is approximately two hours to the West by small plane from Fairbanks and is primarily high country trapping. Flowing out of the Denali National Park, the McKinley River meanders its way down and turns into the Kantishna River to the north of the Park boundary. This is the location of our original trap line, started in 1926, an hour flight or 8 hours by riverboat from the nearest town. On this trap line, we also spend our summers. Both trap lines offer similar opportunities, and guests are taken to both places. Depending on your interest, you may wish to come in the early winter to help us set out our traps, open up 'line cabins, and set up tent camps along our many trails. Learn the processes of skinning, stretching, and drying quality furs, the source of our trap line income. Hop on the runners of one of our homemade dog sleds behind a team of dogs. You may also want to come in the spring, when we begin to snap our Marten and Lynx traps for the season, and focus more of our energy on Wolf, Wolverine, and Beaver, whose seasons continue into April. Most of our summers are spent on the Kantishna River, where two hand-made fish wheels are operated, catching Salmon for dog food and winter trapping bait. Trap line adventures are best with a maximum of one or two guests, which allows for a more one-on-one focus in participating in and experiencing the trap line lifestyle. Trap line adventures are individualized to cater to the specific interests that you have. Trap line Accommodations: In main camp, you can have the privacy of a separate cabin. A wood stove and cheery lantern light provide a pleasing atmosphere. All your meals will be prepared for you during your stay and any cold weather equipment that you may need can be arranged for. Comfort and safety are our first goals. Travel: Plan to arrive 1 day prior to bush flight into camp and depart the day after you return from the bush. Bush flights are often delayed due to weather. Trap line Price Includes: accommodations in the field, food, beverages, and guides. Trap line Price Excludes: Furs; however, we will sell the furs to you at the same price we sell them to the market, which is quite reasonable.


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