All you need is a fleshing beam and a fur stretcher and you can start putting up furs like a pro.
If you ever plan on dealing with large quantities of hides, whether it’s deer, beaver, or wolves, one of the most important pieces of gear to have is a fleshing beam. Although you can get away with not fleshing some smaller critters, most hides require a good fleshing job, and when dealing with a high volume, you’ll quickly find yourself overwhelmed if you don’t have a beam.
There are three basic ways you can tell if you’ve got wolves in your area. The first way, of course, is seeing and hearing them on a regular basis. This is pretty straight forward, but most of the time wolves can regularly be in an area without being seen.
If there is an epitome of trapping, it is the pursuit of the wolf. There are few creatures as intelligent, wily, and powerful as the wolf, and here in Alaska I have the unique opportunity to play my cards with them every winter. Last season I only managed to catch one, but this year is off to a good start.
It’s no secret that The Last Frontier is a land of trappers, but some guys take it to a whole different level. Most trappers here in Alaska trap off of their snow machine, getting access to some of the most remote places in the state. However, there is a monumental amount of work involved, especially when you are cutting your own trail like I do.
Live Hunt host Tyler Freel closed out his 2012 season with a giant 3x3 buck which should make the Pope and Young record book.
A couple days after Thanksgiving, my belly still full of turkey, we were out after more deer with two new guests at the lodge, Zeev and Wayne. As if the hunting hadn’t been good before, Luke assured me that I was about to have my mind blown.
Live Hunt Host Tyler Freel spent an epic week hunting blacktail deer on Afognak Island last month. See the second video of three here.
Live Hunt Host Tyler Freel spent an epic week hunting blacktail deer on Afognak Island last month. See the first video of three here.
Here is a neat little trick that works wonders on dirty animal hides: clean them in the washer.
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