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The little guy in this picture with me is my youngest son. He wanted to learn how to trap that year so I took him with me every day after school to run part of my line. He's 55 years old now.

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Marten trapping out west around 1972

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Found this old miners cabin to stay in just below timberline. The hike up the mountain was a long one so I lived on freeze dried food for awhile until I found a creek full of trout that came out of a mountain lake.

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Awesome stuff.. Old pics are just great!!! Thanks for the show..


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great stuff right there!

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Great pictures.

I just dream of living like that.


Does your son still like to trap?


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This was my trapping partner for several years. He was proud to tell everyone he was 3/4 Chippewa Indian and 1/4 French Canadian. I learned a lot of the old ways from him, he didn't buy any trapping supplies but preferred to make his own that was passed down to him from his family. If he was alive today he would be 110 years old.

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He use to say, "When I'm trapping I'm as happy as if I was in my right mind"

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Cool pics. I’d love to do that someday. Where did you trap with the old timer? Where out West?

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Here's a nice winters catch of Red's that the old man and I caught around 1970-72. That old Ski-do is a Nordic Track, I think 1970 model, great machine. We could set pizzin sets right off the sled without putting a foot in the snow. Fur prices were very high in those days, a good fox got close to $100. before the bottom dropped out. A big coon was bringing $50.00 in the round. When one got hit on the road someone had it almost before it stopped rolling. laugh

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Great Pics Ron!, love old pics


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Ah those were the days never to be repeated. I dabbled at trapping back in the 40's as a youngster. Cheers NC


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this dog was snared behind his top fangs and over his nose. Musta broke his neck as ne never disturbed the set. Sold him to Major Boddicker in the round for $150 in '83 or '84

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Was working on the Table Mountain ranch NW of Cheyenne that year. Cowboy wages was $1000 a month. Made more money on coyote fur in the winter than I did on wages.....

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You caught a fish in a 330!

Never would have figured that.


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Yup. Northern Pike running up a beaver slide to spawn in a irrigation ditch.

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Never had any big catch pics as I was always broke on my azz and sold my fur every week...

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'72 ford Pinto fur buggy. Never wanted the coyotes inside with me as I'da been COVERED with fleas.....grin

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Great pics huntsman.

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