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Offline Born2late

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Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:07:46 PM »
Ahhh, the good ol days.
To bad he doesn't show it going across the ice.I like how he warms the motor.

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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2018, 01:57:40 AM »
  :tup:
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2018, 04:58:32 AM »
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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2018, 01:45:33 PM »

A lot of work but back than a dollar was worth more than it is today.
Thanks for sharing   :tup:
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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2018, 07:28:06 PM »
A few things I noticed,
He had a devil of a time setting that Newhouse :chuckle:
I noticed he had a sprung jump trap. I can relate to that.
It made my back hurt to watch him skin those beaver on the ground. I guess that was before they invented tables.  :dunno:
Beaver tags, we had those in WA too. I think most States had them. They cost a dollar when I first trapped and raised to $2 before they did away with them. You had to have them in possession when you caught a beaver. Two tags and three beaver you were in trouble but you couldn't get a refund on unused tags at the end of the season. :bash:
Also consider that everyone of those beaver was worth about a days pay, probably more for the black ones.
1967, I think that was the first year I trapped.
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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2018, 07:57:10 PM »
A little trip down memory lane for ya Bruce!!! I think a beaver is worth about 1 hour of minimum wage now  :bash:

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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2018, 08:02:52 PM »
My Dad told about trapping mink after WWII. A large male was worth a weeks pay.
Ahh the good old days!
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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2018, 08:12:05 PM »
Have you ever seen a sled/boat with a power driven wheel like that? I can't imagine what that was like trying to steer going across the ice with a boat load of gear and beavers.
I guess for the money they could make a guy would figure any way he could to get to his traps.

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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 04:03:28 PM »
I had heard talk about the black ones, but never seen one. I heard them referred to as Alaskan Blacks.   I have seen one blonde one in the wild when I was a kid.  Seems lots of taxidermy ones are blonde, but I think that is how the fur has faded or how it was treated, not the true color..
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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2018, 10:31:18 PM »
I have an old regulations booklet I found in my grandpa's fish and tackle box.  They used to give out in the 80s. The price is inside the booklet says for $5 deer tag and Beaver tags are $2. Its pretty cool I still have it.
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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2018, 09:51:39 PM »
Have you ever seen a sled/boat with a power driven wheel like that? I can't imagine what that was like trying to steer going across the ice with a boat load of gear and beavers.

Born2late, Here's a link to watch on "YouTube", if you want to see how they run on the ice.  :tup: (looks like fun!) Doug

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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2018, 10:19:40 PM »
Thanks Doug
That thing handles a lot better then i thought it would. It would be pretty fun getting to use one of those.

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Re: Old trapping boat for the eastside guys
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 06:36:43 AM »
I think I have an old Clinton engine like that one, any body want it?

 

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