The Beaver, Muskrat and Otter are the backbone of the trapper's harvest; Marten and Fisher are what help pay the cost of operation.
Bucky the beaver. He was a nuisance catch-and-release in the summer.
Step #1 find the channel. #2 cut the hole. #3 put the trap in the hole
Its nice to have company on the trap line
Harvesting our Renewable Natural Fur Resources
A popular part of the winter action and activities at the Camp are my Trap Line Guided Tours. I'm happy to provide transportation and fur management information on harvesting the renewable natural resource - Wild Fur. The opportunity to see and experience day trips into winter wonderlands not seen from the highways are here for the asking.
My reason for these winter tours is, first of all, I love taking people with me to share some my experiences, but more importantly, it's to show people the importance of good fur management practices and to see what's inside our forest.
I am well aware that many people don't approve of killing animals. That part bothers me too, but unfortunately it is necessary in order to derive commerce from the animal pelt. Fur is harvested in a sustainable way.
Guided Tours, excluding fur management, are also available.
We're just happy to share the wonderful beauty of nature. Since I first published this offer ,my health recently has prevented me from extensive trap line tours My grandson Lyle is doing most of the fur harvesting as we speak in 2019 He is able and willing to give you the same service as I would at a modest fee. Johnny
It's a Bozak.The first snowmobile in the Loring area
My first experience with a motorized method of getting to my Trap Line. How machines have changed! This one had a 4-speed transmission and you had to get off to change gears. The motor was a 4-stroke Koheolar; the track was made of rubber canvas belting with angle iron bolted to it every 6 or 8 inches. It was prone to a lot of breakdowns!