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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7380715
10/16/21 09:34 PM
10/16/21 09:34 PM
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juneau, alaska
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Looks like you will be skinning in the morning.


Made it almost 3 years without censor!

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7380716
10/16/21 09:35 PM
10/16/21 09:35 PM
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Labrador, Canada
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Ok Ryan bolt and foreshock on little man's rifle distinctive.

Cat tracks sweet. Too bad market sucks when everything else going up in cost.

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7381315
10/17/21 08:20 PM
10/17/21 08:20 PM
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NWT
Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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Ten minute walk to the beaver house

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Sticks are moved

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First catch of the season

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Make him work. At least give him a taste of the work involved.


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7381583
10/18/21 07:10 AM
10/18/21 07:10 AM
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Labrador, Canada
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Ryan looks like dragging bvr. backwards. Run a sharp willow stick thru nose cartilage and tie line to either side of that. Bvr. slips along like crazy carpet on its back and dries out good too. U can drag along 2 - 3 at a time like that hooked up nose to tail. Suspect you already know about but just never bothered on that one.

Anyone wants to see how that is done pretty sure it is shown in "Cree Hunters of Mistassini/Big Rock)" made in 1974 by the National Film Board of Canada. Really good film documenting a lot of stuff that is getting bad forgot. Sam Blacksmith and his group are the people in it.

Last edited by crosspatch; 10/18/21 09:02 AM.
Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7383303
10/19/21 11:33 PM
10/19/21 11:33 PM
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NWT
Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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I usually drag them headfirst but with no ice to stand on this was the fastest way to dry it off. I carried it after it dried.

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We set this one after the first check and it was snapped yesterday with a stick between the jaws. We moved it to deeper water as the temperature is dropping and weíre making ice every night now.


If you take care of the land the land will take care of you
Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7383305
10/19/21 11:35 PM
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Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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[Linked Image]

He falls asleep
In the warehouse all the time.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7383309
10/19/21 11:38 PM
10/19/21 11:38 PM
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My little partner. My Grandparents are sure proud of him for going with me all the time. This picture was taken at his supper for his first kill this fall. He got all kinds of useful gear from the family.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7385367
10/22/21 11:57 AM
10/22/21 11:57 AM
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Great pics as always Ryan. Your family sure are growing up.

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7391282
10/29/21 08:48 AM
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Lewistown , Mt
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Ryan great pictures as always you got to love a chance for them with grandparents !


Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7392986
10/31/21 12:43 PM
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Iíve been suffering with migraines since I was ten years old. Yesterday was a bad one and it killed the whole day. Good new is Iím up and healthy this Sunday morning but I have nothing to show for my whole Saturday. Iíve been waiting all fall for wolf tracks to show up and they did on Friday. Yesterday was supposed to be a day of looking for their kill and setting some 750s. Todayís plan is to go investigate. Iíve also got the beaver traps to look at and I plan to move them to a new house that my cousin Doug the moose whisperer scouted for me. Looking forward to a busy productive day. Enjoys yours as well.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7393044
10/31/21 02:13 PM
10/31/21 02:13 PM
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Alaska and Washington State
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Originally Posted by Ryan McLeod
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My little partner. My Grandparents are sure proud of him for going with me all the time. This picture was taken at his supper for his first kill this fall. He got all kinds of useful gear from the family.

That is a priceless picture.


"I'm not skilled to understand"
Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7397425
11/05/21 01:50 PM
11/05/21 01:50 PM
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Ryan McLeod Offline OP
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Slow freeze up here. Canít go boating cause the ice is too thick and canít go skidooing because the ice is too thin. I hate using the word bored but I am getting there. I knew where there was an active den not far from town so I went out to check it with high hopes of a bear coming out but unfortunately the den caved in this summer and that resulted in zero action.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7397677
11/05/21 08:00 PM
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Northwest Territories
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Fly over hang out with gramps. Hunt at the dump with Brandon.

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7398572
11/06/21 10:44 PM
11/06/21 10:44 PM
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November 6th and the big river (Mackenzie) is still running ice. More waiting before I can make it to my camp. I guess Iíll go trap inland for a while.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7398892
11/07/21 01:09 PM
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Homer, Alaska, USA
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Even though the the value isn't there, I always enjoyed trapping beaver so much. Back where I'm from in MN, they say it's the "land of 10,000 lakes" but that's named lakes, and there are probably more like 30,000 lakes. Then ponds, streams, creeks, rivers, and swamps. With the low prices and trapper numbers decreasing, there is little interest, and the beaver explode. There are literally beaver on every body of water, and the only ones that get trapped are the ones that are obvious, right beside the road. Most of those don't even get trapped. It's just the die hards that do, like me. I like to bring the young men with me when I go. I have one that has really caught fire and is all about doing it on his own now. He's 16. Unfortunately, no beaver anywhere near me down here in Homer - so I have to live vicariously through you guys who are doing it elsewhere. It's fun to see - especially when you involve the young ones. That's a great photo of your son sleeping in the background behind the beaver. Shows he has worked, is content, but still doesn't want to miss anything important (or else he'd go to bed).

Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7400743
11/09/21 05:21 PM
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Other than that itís been pretty quiet. Bobby has a bunch of new winter gear for the season. -60 rated boots and a good base layer will be a big help on the line this winter. I made 8 new 330 boxes and 7 280 boxes. Thatís 15 more chances at picking up a wolverine


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7401389
11/10/21 01:15 PM
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Northwest Territories
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Go to Anderson River or Kugaluk; be top marten producer on T-Man and win top NWT producer of fur. And top NWT producer of deadly trapping videos.

Set a bunch of deadfalls while you are there too.

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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7403583
11/12/21 11:25 PM
11/12/21 11:25 PM
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Well I gave in and set 5 snares and two traps before. Next up is setting a short marten line that usually has a few wolves and wolverine hanging around. Hopefully shoot a moose when I set that line. Thereís a beaver house there too so I think Iíll set that up too. Get this season going while I wait for safe ice in the delta


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7404430
11/14/21 01:19 AM
11/14/21 01:19 AM
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Bobby wanted to set his own snares this evening so we went out and he set two. Did a pretty good job of it too.


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Re: Life in the delta [Re: Ryan McLeod] #7404441
11/14/21 03:00 AM
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Good deal! I hope he connects!

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