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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579053
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Great photos Boco


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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579173
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Originally Posted by Boco
Going out shortly will snap a few more.
Gotta check out a couple more spots.Fur is holding up good,a couple Red Rims but fur is good only one with bites.
Season closes May 15,then the nuisance calls will start coming in.

So,,is it legal to snare Partridges off their roost up there or not?


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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579258
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Here is a couple more from today.

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Backfoot catch on the foothold drowner pole today.


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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579470
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Great pics and nice beavers

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579477
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How long has the ice been off up there?

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579481
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Great photos... that is beautiful country, this time of the year and the summer. Don't think I would like it in the winter. I like that black beaver.

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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: trapdog1] #7579490
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Originally Posted by trapdog1
How long has the ice been off up there?

Creeks have been running for about 10 days,but still lots of snow in the dark bush.
Still ice on the lakes,but it wont last long-they are calling for a few days of plus 26c.Rivers broke up 3 or 4 days ago.
The water is ice cold right now.


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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579493
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Interesting. Thanks.

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579559
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Boco, thanks for sharing. I enjoy seeing/hearing about how folks in other places do things.

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579571
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Hey no problem,going out tomorrow will snap a few more.
I have 8 sets out at 4 different locations on Calder Creek(one drainage that intersects a couple concession roads)close to town.
13 beaver so far on 4 checks.

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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579574
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Thanks for the share.

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579776
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Great pics. How do pelts and castor look this time of year?

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7579956
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Pelts are still good since the water is still cold and they have just come out from under the ice.A few still had a surprising amount of fat.
3 out of 13 were RR this spring,so far probably since it was a longer winter than normal.
Only one out of 13 beaver had a bite.Only one XXL,with mostly LG and a couple each of LM.and M
i will keep trapping til the 15th,as long as the traps are picking up the odd beaver. I wont expand the line at all.Just keep the traps at the potential nuisance spots I am working right now,to mitigate problems so I dont have to kill them and toss them later in the summer.
The rest of the beaver that dont pose any potential nuisance issues,I will leave alone until later in the fall.

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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7580706
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Snow is melting pretty good today,most of the unmaintained concession roads are opening up.

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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7581012
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Nice pictures,you got some beautiful country up there,thanks for sharing them with us

Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7581018
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The Waterways look almost exactly like here


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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7581021
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No problem Nate,I like looking at pics from different places too.

Yes 330 its boreal forest/muskeg,with glacial features interspersed like eskers,moraines kettle lakes etc.


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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7582140
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Couple more shots from the line.

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caught going thru deep culvert.


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Back foot catch on drowner pole foothold.


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Small lake on the line.

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Re: Driftwood line. [Re: Boco] #7582227
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You're living the dream Boco. I'd love to take a trip up there to fish for brook trout someday. I'll bet there's good smallmouth bass too.

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Bass are rare here Gene.The odd one is caught in the Mattagami river.
I think someone must have tossed some into the river since bass are not found in this area.
Loads of brook trout in every small coldwater stream.
The abundance of beaver provides perfect habitat for the brook trout.


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