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Originally Posted by YukonBushrat
Haha! And how are things in your neck of the woods?

Going pretty well here in the Ozarks.

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Season starts for water animals Oct 1st. Everything else starts the first of November. Marten season ends February 28, lynx ends March 10th, and wolves are open till the end of March. Marten numbers are a bit low here this year so I haven't been hitting them that hard. Most of my focus has been on wolves and trail cutting. At 6 wolves so far and about 10 kilometers of new trail. Lynx are on a real high cycle here so will start trapping them now that their fur has paled.

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Guest cabin for the clients will be fully renovated soon. I'll post photos, it's real comfortable. Your welcome to come out trapping anytime! Fishing is great on my lake too.

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Originally Posted by YukonBushrat
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Guest cabin for the clients will be fully renovated soon. I'll post photos, it's real comfortable. Your welcome to come out trapping anytime! Fishing is great on my lake too.


Bad thing is I'm not sure that I'm even as tough as your Uncle. lol
Have a question for you. Guessing you have to buy a trapping concession. If so who do you buy from the previous owner or the government?

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Haha guess I can't assume I know who I'm talking to lol. That's the fun with screen names I guess.

Generally speaking you would buy your concession from a private citizen. There are traplines that are "un allocated" and a person can apply for them through a government program. I don't know of anyone that's ever been approved though. Definitely some politics there.

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Originally Posted by YukonBushrat
Haha guess I can't assume I know who I'm talking to lol. That's the fun with screen names I guess.

Generally speaking you would buy your concession from a private citizen. There are traplines that are "un allocated" and a person can apply for them through a government program. I don't know of anyone that's ever been approved though. Definitely some politics there.

LOL and here I had my bags packed. I'm a friend of your Uncle Ricks, live a few miles from your Grandparents. So the unallocated lines are off limits to trapping?

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Originally Posted by YukonBushrat
Haha guess I can't assume I know who I'm talking to lol. That's the fun with screen names I guess.

Generally speaking you would buy your concession from a private citizen. There are traplines that are "un allocated" and a person can apply for them through a government program. I don't know of anyone that's ever been approved though. Definitely some politics there.

LOL and here I had my bags packed. I'm a friend of your Uncle Ricks, live a few miles from your Grandparents. So the unallocated lines are off limits to trapping?



You can get a yearly permit for those unallocated lines sometimes. Because of First Nation land claims it can be political. If you do come up throw that Contender of yours in the truck, it would make a good trapline gun wink

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This is an awsome thread thank you for taking the time out and bringing us along good luck and be careful

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Going to refer to you as Y B R if I may. You sharing has brought back memories growing up in western Alberta on a homestead many years ago. It frequently got to 35-45 below, coldest I have seen was -79* winter of 54. I do thank you for the memories and shall be riding along with you. PS never got that cold while on the arctic Islands but the wind sure did blow. As others have said thank you and be careful. Cheers NC.


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So I ran my new section of trail yesterday, and caught 5 marten. Not bad at all for 10 k of trail! Nice to see all that cutting start to pay off. It will be interesting to see how marten prices are this year. I normally average anywhere from 80-100 dollars a pelt.

Im heading down the lake today to mill up a bunch of lumber. Ill post some pictures of that process tonight.

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My son with the days catch.
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Wow! -78 is cold alright! We use Celsius here but the coldest I've ever seen was -60 and that was cold enough lol! At those temps it's best to just feed the wood stove and wait for warmer weather.

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Love seeing those pics. Good luck, and please keep posting.

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Y B R that 79* was when it was still F degrees not C. Thanks NC


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Got some milling done today. I put a new roof on the guest cabin this year so I needed some thin paneling for board and batten on the ceiling. I cut 7 inch boards 1/4 inch thick and my battens are 2inch by 1/4 inch. I'm running an Alaskan saw mill on a husky 460 rancher. Cutting speed is actually quite reasonable if you keep your saw sharp. I have ran various chain saw and bandsaw Mills over the years and, while it is the most labour intensive, you can't beat the Alaska mill for portability. Every trapper should have one.

The first few slabbing cuts use a 2x6 as a guide. Once you have a 3 sided beam of whatever width you want your boards, you set your cutting depth to your desired board thickness and start ripping. Will nail up the ceiling tomorrow, then I need to rip some lumber for a new door. Also hauled in some laminate flooring that I'm going to put down in there. Sure makes it easier to keep clean. I'll post some pictures of the guest cabin tomorrow.

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Good stuff!

Thanks for sharing.

Might be kind of an odd question, but what do you eat and drink on an average day?

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It varies from day to day. Generally breakfast will be either, bacon and eggs, pancakes, or oatmeal. I'll often skip lunch if I'm on the trail, if I do stop for lunch it's usually just a cup of coffee and bannock. Supper is always wild game with a starch and a vegetable. This year it's been mostly moose, some years it's bison or caribou. So main course could be steak, roast, sausage, stew, casserole, ribs...you name it. As for liquids, coffee is pretty much the only thing I drink out here. Coffee and water.

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Thanks. I know working in the cold all day has to burn some calories.

I figured a bowl of cornflakes wasn't cutting it. smile

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Great Pics! looking Like the little mans going to be a Trapper Too! Good Luck to You!


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Here is a photo of my guest cabin. When I got the place it was in pretty rough shape! I ripped the old roof and gables off as squirrel's had pulled out all the insulation. I did 2x6 rafters with R20 insulation and metal roofing. Next i sanded the weathered logs down with an angle grinder and stained them. I then built the porch and as you can see in the picture I haven't finished the pole railings yet.
Just got done with the laminate flooring today. Tomorrow I'm going to start work on a new door. Once the interior is finished I'll post photos of that as well. The board and batten ceiling actually turned out pretty nice. The cabin is full full scribed log and the dimensions are 12x14. Definitely going to be more comfortable for my clients now than it was in the beginning. Cabin is super warm even down to -40.

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Very cool!!!


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