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more new video has been uploaded

Videos 10 thru 18 from yesterday 29Dec2006
are now posted at:

http://www.dropshots.com/spectateswamp

a few of the others are at YouTube.com
search for: "spectateswamp"

or you can get a link from my website at:

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/stonedan

We are going out again today. Be ready for
more fresh video this evening.

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2 Martin Lynx Coyote 7 Weasel

Nice sunny day. Not as much action as yesterday
but we have some nice video of Ruffed Grouse and
a young Bull Moose.

1 thru 10 of 20 videos are being uploaded along
with 77 still pictures from today.

The remaining video will be uploaded tomorrow morning.

It will be a few more days before any more checking.

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The FleaBag and Crumbie rankings for 2006

The FleaBag and Crumbie rankings for 2006

Talking about that Tiny Bear.
Mike said he never saw so many lice. When he started
cutting at the neck they were crawling everywhere. He
has never sprayed (with Raid) any animal Twice. This
bear needed a second spraying. A large flat (underfed)
Tic walked across the floor. Mike hit the Tic with a hammer.

This must be a Bear record of some kind. Is there an
award for the Flip - Side to the "Boone and Crockett"
rankings? The "FleaBag and Crumbie" rankings. This guy
would be right up there. I can submit the video evidence
to any governing body?

While trying to stretch the "Bear Story" a bit. I said we
had to shoot him 5 times. No Mike said 7. The tree took
the first 5 and the last 2 were delivered at close close
range. Combine that shooting with the Spruce Hen shoot-out
and Mike might just qualify for another "FleaBag & Crumbie"?

I'll repost the Spruce Hen Shoot-Out shortly for those that
haven't seen it. It gets everybody laughing. Nobody gets
hurt in these clips. The 3 spruce hen eventually walk into
the bush when Mike is reloading. I didn't shoot it all *&@
but I got most of it.

Getting back to the current TrapLine stuff.

Things are starting to slow down Martin wise.
(Wolf and Coyote will be the next target)

Mike was talking of setting up a couple snare poles
on those large Squirrel Dens we videoed.
(they are on YouTube.com Search for: SpectateSwamp)
Then "more by this user" I have 15 posted so far.

He says only the Alpha Male is well endowed testicle
wise. The others seem to have much smaller ones and
he has his own explanation for that. Anyway they will
be lined up like fence posts when we collect them.

I'll follow up with the skinning video evidence.

Have any of you noticed similar oddities?

Neither Mike or John are on the Internet. I do pass on positive
comments and forget the rest real fast.

Happy New Year

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John and Mikes Winter TrapLine (Video)

Visited Mike today.

He is pretty caught up on his skinning.
The next sale deadline is January 08 so
I will take pictures before the pelts are
sent to market.

The last otter he caught is pretty large.

He skins a few Martin Weasel and Fisher for
friends that trap just a little. So he is
usually busy between the checking days.

I'll change out some video tomorrow morning.

I have videos at dailymotion.com below

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwqn1_demo465pict01

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Live Lynx in the snare (by the foot)

Live Lynx in the snare (by the foot)
is now posted. Much prettier alive.

Sad ending for the cat but Mike and
brownie were happy.

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1 Martin 1 Weasel 1 Fisher and 1 Squirrel

1 Martin 1 Weasel 1 Fisher and 1 Squirrel

Nice day with lots of Moose activity early.
Brownie was sent after some Grouse on the
road.

Roads were Icy and action was slow. It was
a nice day.

Video comming from my Camcorder to my
laptop.

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4 Martin 4 Weasel 1 Squirrel 1 Rabbit

4 Martin 4 Weasel 1 Squirrel 1 Rabbit

No moose other than a road kill and bait
sites. Video downloading.

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4 Lynx 1 Martin 1 Weasel

John gets his 60Th Martin..

Back from Johns TrapLine with a good
catch of lynx. The video is comming off
my Camcorder now. I have some still pictures
as well

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No catch Moose and calf and blown down trees

Mike and John went to drop off the pelts yesterday.
They had never seen so many boxes full of skins.
A couple other trappers said the same thing.

There was a big wind here last night and we ran
across quite a few blown down trees. There was no
animals in the Boxes we could get to. We gave up
after comming across a BIG tree. A cow and calf
moose on the way back. There was 3 or more inches
of fresh snow as we were going out. Making the
roads even more interesting.

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2 Lynx, 1 Mink, 5 or 6 Weasel, 2 Red Squirrel and 1 Flying S

2 Lynx, 1 Mink, 5 or 6 Weasel, 2 Red Squirrel and 1 Flying Squirrel

Some of the roads were plowed out. Others had traffic before
us and about 1/3 was just Us on the Road. Nice sunny day with
a Mink. Mike has only caught 1 other in his Martin Boxes. There
are usually a pair.

We go out again tomorrow. The roads have lots of snow and
breaking fresh trail. And resetting the snares. Takes more
time, when there has been another dump of 6 or 7 inches.

All the boxes and Lynx sets need attention or most anyway.
The track are all fresh and Mike is moving a few Weasel
traps around.

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