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trapping/fox hunting camping trip *pics*

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I headed to the south side of the island I live on to do an overnight camping trip and some fox hunting and trapping. It was a 45 mile trip by snowmachine to get to the cabin. It is a nice cabin to stay in, has a wood stove, and there is lots of driftwood near the cabin that washes up on the beach from the ocean. Here are a few pics

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Here we are collecting some driftwood for firewood.

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Was a good day yesterday we spent the day snowmobiling through sand dunes hunting fox. They were pretty spooky and we only managed to shoot 3 yesterday.

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Here are our machines outside the cabin.

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My snowmobile rigged up to carry two firearms

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After shooting our fox yesterday we were about a mile away from the cabin and ran across a few reindeer. My buddy has been waiting to shoot a nice steer reindeer with a good hide, and the herd had one in it.

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Here is one red that we trapped today

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We had 2 feet of solid powder and it was easy to get stuck pulling the sled. The wind picked up on the way home today, and we drove 30 miles in blowing snow. Visibility was under 10 most of the time. We had to ride EXTREMELY close together so we did not loose eachother on the way home. It made for lots of accidents. Everytime someone got stuck they got rearended by the person behind them smile.gif Good thing we were only going about 10mph.

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I headed to the south side of the island I live on to do an overnight camping trip and some fox hunting and trapping. It was a 45 mile trip by snowmachine to get to the cabin. It is a nice cabin to stay in, has a wood stove, and there is lots of driftwood near the cabin that washes up on the beach from the ocean. Here are a few pics

Here we are collecting some driftwood for firewood.

Was a good day yesterday we spent the day snowmobiling through sand dunes hunting fox. They were pretty spooky and we only managed to shoot 3 yesterday.

Here are our machines outside the cabin.

My snowmobile rigged up to carry two firearms

After shooting our fox yesterday we were about a mile away from the cabin and ran across a few reindeer. My buddy has been waiting to shoot a nice steer reindeer with a good hide, and the herd had one in it.

Here is one red that we trapped today

We had 2 feet of solid powder and it was easy to get stuck pulling the sled. The wind picked up on the way home today, and we drove 30 miles in blowing snow. Visibility was under 10 most of the time. We had to ride EXTREMELY close together so we did not loose eachother on the way home. It made for lots of accidents. Everytime someone got stuck they got rearended by the person behind them
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Good thing we were only going about 10mph.


Wow firsherman, how cool is that. Did you see any artic fox?

You just spend one night? Get pictures, real cool.

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Only saw one arctic. It was this morning when it was twilite. I went outside to start loading my sled and looked at the reindeer gutpile I saw him. I grabbed my .17 real quick took a shot but missed. It is not real accurate when the wind is blowing 40mph.

Yep it was just for one night. We wanted to go friday night but snow was blowing too bad.

Next trip down we will get more traps set. We just did not have time to make alot of sets, and the weather was terrible. I hope I don't have to drive through one of those white outs for a while again.

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Sounds like a lot of fun!! Nice pics! That looks like a good size reindeer. How big do the racks usually get? Is that considered a good size trophy?

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Reindeer don't really qualify as a trophy. They are a trophy for the meat. And steers are the BEST meat. So yeah it is a trophy smile.gif

Our reindeer are a bit bigger bodied than normal reindeer, they have some caribou blood also.

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And steers are the BEST meat.


In cattle terminology a 'steer' is a castrated bull, are you saying this was a castrated caribou??! If yes, whos catching them and castrating them?? From a distance, how can you tell its a 'steer' caribou vrs a bull caribou?

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It is a reindeer not a caribou. The reindeer are owned by the local native corporation. It is a source of income as they butcher and sell many of them every year.

They castrate some bulls so they can butcher and sell them in the early winter. The bulls are still rutty into Beginning of January, and they do not have the same amount of fat as a cow or steer.

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You can tell it is a steer because it still has its antlers this time of year. The bulls drop their antlers around Thanksgiving-1st week of December. The steers keep theirs until end of march/april.

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Man, talk about heaven!!!! I have dreamed of doing something like what you have shown in your pics! Thanks for taking the time to post them.

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These topics in the trapping forum are the most interesting of all of them. I don't trap and really don't have much interest in doing it, but these topics are very fun to read. Keep on sharing your info.

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