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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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I knew he'd be back!

Well, after my brother pinched the alpha-female 2 weeks ago, and we saw that her mate was running with her I knew that he'd be back through eventually. My brother was tired of the early morning checks and pulled his equipment the day he caught the female so the next day I reset that property. I hadn't had any action but I knew it was just a matter of time.

I was out of town this weekend (of course) and my brother was running my line for me. I got a call yesterday morning from him at 8 AM telling me that the alpha male came back through and I got him at the same location that he got the female! A big, red dog, I'm guessing around 40 lbs. He's waiting for me to skin him tonight so I'll weigh him before hand.

I got him in a triple dirt hole, walk through type set using a big chunk of wood as a backing over 2 of the holes, 1 with Caven's Predator Bait and the other with gland lure. Opposite those to holes was the 3rd that had another kind of gland lure in it and I put a small squirt of urine on the log.

He was caught well in a #2 bridger, right about across the wrist.

Here are a couple pics: (sorry for the crappy quality, all he had was his cell phone)


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Nice congrats
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Beautiful dog, congrats

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Skin that one Pilgrim and I'll get you another


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<span style="font-weight: bold"> A beauty....Congrats!!</span>
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Good looking dog. I saw eight last night go through my arena when I was feeding horses. Can't touch them, too many houses. A woman a couple houses up puts out food for them.
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I've gotta ask..... alpha?
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The lead dog in the area. My experience is it seems like (what I presume to be) the dominant ones are really nasty and mean when you approach them. The others just lay down. These ones were both nasty and above average in size.

Just my opinion / theory. I could be wrong.

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Genesis 27:3
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nice!
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