Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paquette's Camp update Oct. 31, 2012

Oct. 31,2012

I have been closed for a couple of weeks now and have most things ready for winter, and it is a good thing there is about 3 inches of snow on the ground right now and it is cold and windy.

The rifle Moose hunters went home with just a calf moose this fall , and Sue is still looking for her cow. We hope that with the change of weather that we may get    it this weekend.

I started trapping about 2 weeks ago, to date I  have harvested  50 beavers  1 Otter , 8 Marten 1 Lynx and a few other assorted animals. I have been mostly setting traps by boat , but that is coming to an end very quickly with the lakes about to freeze over.  I will not miss being out in a boat all day on days like today with temps below freezing and windy with snow.

Last week there was a big rain storm in Wawa and highway 17 the main highway across the county washed out both north and south of the city taking part of a car dealership and a motel with it, thankfully we did not get that much rain in Chapleau.  The Lake did go up about 6 inches overnight though. They have reopend the highway today, good thing as I have to go to Wawa tomorrow.

Hope everyone is doing well and ready for winter,

Happy Halloween


This is some of the the animals that I harvested today on the trapline, will not get out on the lake much longer, likley be frozen over on the weekend!

A pair of Ermine

A nice pair of Ermine, more commonly known as Weasels, they turn white in the winter from their brown coat the rest of the year. Of course they usually are not laying on top of a Lynx!

Marten comparison

The Marten on the bottom is a very off color as to what they normally are the top one is the more regular color. It is probably the most unusual colored one I hav ever caught.

Unusual Color

This Marten is a very bright Orange, the normal color should be much darker. It made me look twice to be sure what was in the trap.

A day on the trapline

It was a cold miserable day to go out and check traps today, but the catch was good, there are 6 Marten, 2 Ermine, 1 Mink and 1 Lynx in this picture.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Paquette's Camp update Oct. 10, 2012

The seasons are changing, actually this picture is a couple weeks ago, we have had a couple of light dustings of snow since.

It is almost time to wrap up another season, this season brought plenty of good fishing, the Bear hunt went very well with Darrell harvesting the largest Bear at about 250 pounds, (sorry no pictures somehow lost them from my camera).  The archery Moose hunt showed no Moose harvested, but quite a few Moose seen. Although everyone was tired from the  hunt when they left I beleive everyone enjoyed the hunt.  The rifle hunt for Moose is in progress now, the group shot a calf Moose  yesterday and are now looking for a Bull and a Cow, good luck boys!

The summer has brought many projects such as a larger office, a new deck on it as well.  Many gallons of paint have been applied. Emily has put up a dog kennel and started boarding dogs for people with her first customers last week. Numerous smaller repairs to cabins etc have also been accomplished.
I am trying to get the rest of  my projects wrapped up before winter sets in , hope to finish putting new windows and doors in one of the cabins today. Emily will be here for the winter and her cabin needs to be winterised, the majority of the work is done with the bathroom still needing to be finished. The boats and motors are all put away for the winter, except for 1 which I will use right up to freeze up. I will need to get the water drained for the winter or I will have frozen water by the end of the week.

It is also time to start planning projects for next year and we will be meeting to start those plans soon.

I will be into the trapping season next week and need to get everything around for that so that I can spend some cold days out in the boat.

I also hope to make a trip to the states to visit family and friends the end of November.

Wishing everyone well

Paquette's Camp

Ryan with a Northern

My stepson Ryan shows off supper on a recent trip to Paquette's Camp, although his girlfriend Michael- Anne will catch the biggest one of the day.

The whole group

I am surrounded by my sisters, they will be leaving tomorrow and 2 of my brothers will be arriving then, can't imagine that I can have any more fun with them then I did the past few days.

Behind the Sign

You can get some silly pictures when the siblings get together, I had a great time while my sisters were visiting, hope it happens again soon.


We has a little better weather fishing with my sisters Connie and Jane than the day before With Carol and Geri, the fish even bit better with the biggest one that day about 15 pounds, (not in picture it is still in the lake) so that someone else can have the fun of catching it!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A visit from my sisters

I recently had a visit from all 4 of my sisters, Geri, Carol and I went fishing the first day, the weather was about 40 degrees and raining but we managed to get enough for supper before the weather got the best of us.