Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paquette's Camp update Oct. 26, 2010

The season is officially closed, the last customers for the year left Friday. Now comes the work of draining water, and closing things up. The 2nd group of Moose hunters left with a nice cow moose, and the last group of hunters did not have any luck in their hunt.

Other than shutting the camp down for the winter I have started trapping, at present I am at about 40 Beavers , a few Otters, and a few Muskrats. The season for land animals such as Martin, Fisher, Mink, Lynx opened yesterday and Chad and I spent the day setting traps, by the time we were finished the fog had set in. It was a good thing that we were almost finished or it would have been a very nervous ride from the other end of the lake, if we could have of found our way and not had to spend the night.

It is still warm and rainy here but supposed to be cooling off by the weekend which I would rather see than the rain this time of year, hope to get a few more trips out in the boat before freeze up though.

Well it is time for a trip to town and then working on yesterdays catch.

Thanks to all for a successful season and look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

I will keep you updated on goings on in the camp over the winter.


More trapping

Once these are taken care of I will be ready to check the traps for round 2.

Beaver Trapping

I just started Beaver trapping, this is the first days catch, 14 Beavers and 2 Muskrats, now the work starts of preparing the skins.

More Moose hunt

Brent and his crew with their 2nd moose. Good timing as they are leaving the following morning, we look forward to seeing them again next year.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Look at the head on that one

Carrying out Kens Moose one peice at a time

Bull #2 for Ken

Ken had the luck to shoot both bulls that their group got this year. Congratulations again Ken!

This makes it easier

After a little effort they are able to pull the moose to their truck. It's all work after you take the shot.

Are you sure this is a good idea

Well it sounded like a good idea, and it eventually worked, the Moose did get pulled out with the quad with no one getting hurt.

Bull Moose

Ken shows off his bull on the second day of his hunt, hopefully the group will get another one before the end of the week.