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#6263522 - 06/20/18 08:12 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
Bushman Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
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Loc: Alberta
You bet Boco. Dip them in eggs then a flour mixture with lemon pepper and a local spice called "Back Eddy" and fry them up! I make a tartar sauce out of mayo, Worcester sauce, lemon, voice, shot of tobacco, and my wife home made zucchini relish. No left overs around here.
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#6263578 - 06/20/18 09:02 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
Bushman Offline
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Loc: Alberta
On my way home i stopped in ft Liard to visit a lady who I buy work off of. She owes me some birch baskets but they weren't done. But she had all the birch bark sheets cut and had this little baby in a box. Waiting to extract the quills.




The final product will look like this

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#6263579 - 06/20/18 09:03 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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Loc: Alberta



She also had a pair of mukluks made with lynx sides
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#6263611 - 06/20/18 10:23 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
muskrat411 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 857
Loc: Northwest Territories
While you were in Ft. Liard did you meet the new Northern Store manager? My nephew Greg?

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#6263760 - 06/20/18 02:34 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
Bushman Offline
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Loc: Alberta
If he's a big tall dude, then yes.
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#6264075 - 06/20/18 11:09 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
muskrat411 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 857
Loc: Northwest Territories
He's not that tall, could have been him. Fort Liard is in the verg of burning down.

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#6273600 - 07/06/18 12:08 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
Bushman Offline
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Loc: Alberta
i've had an interesting time out at the Lodge. Started off with an unwanted visitor at 9:30 am

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#6273613 - 07/06/18 01:04 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 930
Loc: Interior Alaska
Wow, brazen fella. What is the season on them? Winter time?

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#6273959 - 07/06/18 02:29 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
AKHowler Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 201
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
That is a little crazy when ya have grandkids running around, looks healthy too
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#6276028 - 07/09/18 11:45 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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Loc: Alberta
Open season all year round on any cat on your property causing problems. Last fall I commented on following fresh cougar tracks that circled right through my camp while hunting deer, same cat I'm guessing. I have deer feeding on my fresh new green grass. i'm going to fence in my playground. Probably a good idea anyways as I'm close to the water.

Just returned from our Alberta Trappers Association Rendezvous weekend. 700 folks sat down for supper on saturday night. A couple action packed days of events and seminars. our association has really grown and strengthened over the last decade. tons of kids and families in attendance too.
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#6276037 - 07/10/18 12:08 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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My friend is in Nunavut researching barren land black bears. Much more of a carnivore then boreal black bears who eat mostly plant material. The males go 350 - 400 pounds. The females hang around rock outcroppings while the cubs are small so that they can use the rocks to get away from predatory males. They range all the way north right up to the salt water.
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#6276243 - 07/10/18 09:53 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
AKHowler Offline
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Registered: 02/26/11
Posts: 201
Loc: Fairbanks Alaska
Wow those birch baskets are awesome. Glad to see you are out having fun this summer. How's the boat running. Hunting season is just around the corner. Have fun and be safe this fall. I am going to work for the outfitter and guide all fall out on my trapline. He's been after me for a while so I finally agreed too.
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#6277838 - 07/12/18 05:14 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
English Doug Offline
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Registered: 07/03/18
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Loc: British Columbia, Canada
Wow, that was an amazing 84 page read. I am in the process of buying a high mountain trapline in BC; I hope that one day I can be half the trapper that you are!

Thanks for the journal
Doug

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#6278019 - 07/12/18 09:33 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
Bushman Offline
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Loc: Alberta
It's not hard Doug... I'm already half the trapper I was!

Where in BC you looking at buying?
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#6278109 - 07/13/18 01:06 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
English Doug Offline
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Registered: 07/03/18
Posts: 4
Loc: British Columbia, Canada
The line Iím trying to buy is in the Selkirk Mountains near Glacier National Park. Itís 210 sq miles with glaciers on the mountains and ancient rainforest in the valleys. Access is poor though, only one road in and it is prone to avalanches, rock slides and washouts. Elevation ranges from 500m to 3200m. Should make for some interesting adventures as long as I can access it.


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#6286074 - 07/24/18 02:12 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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Registered: 12/28/06
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Loc: Alberta


I woke up Sunday, it was my 59th birthday. It had rained in the mountain for days and days and we got a lot of water. My cable car which had been high and dry days before became an island.





I had a group of 10 young guys in for a bachelor party. We just hung a tarp and built a bigger fire for them. They had a blast
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#6286076 - 07/24/18 02:14 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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Loc: Alberta



If you want to be a better trapper or just understand animal behavior better, this book is worth a read. On Sunday a Kestrel hawk flew down into my camp and snatched a pine siskin out of the air right in front of me. Very cool.
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#6286159 - 07/24/18 04:25 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
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Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 784
Loc: N.E. Pennsylvania
Very interesting book. I need to read it again.
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#6286736 - 07/25/18 11:31 AM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
muskrat411 Offline
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Registered: 07/28/13
Posts: 857
Loc: Northwest Territories
You should get that Rich from Mountain Men to drive Wilbur up and get Capone after that cougar. No more problem after that. Save you money on fence.

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#6287101 - 07/25/18 10:11 PM Re: Mountain Journal [Re: Bushman]
Osky Offline
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Registered: 12/09/13
Posts: 5722
Loc: Northern MN
Originally Posted By: Bushman


My friend is in Nunavut researching barren land black bears. Much more of a carnivore then boreal black bears who eat mostly plant material. The males go 350 - 400 pounds. The females hang around rock outcroppings while the cubs are small so that they can use the rocks to get away from predatory males. They range all the way north right up to the salt water.


Brian would you know if those northern blacks are more of a threat to humans than the forest dwellers? Curious if being more of a carnivore changes their disposition.
Thanks
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