A MT is very capable at skinning and cutting down game. On another reality show I enjoy “The Last Alaskans”, Heimo Korth, the Last Frontiersman, Has a ST300 on his belt. Has dressed out a Moose, a Caribu, removes lid off of storage barrels, etc.
ohhh so another show i should check out
I'm still waiting for any of the participants to stockpile some greenery, bushes and berries before the snow hits. That should be easy to do. After the snow covers everything placing greenery in suitable places attract animals like water holes do in a desert. (Over here birds, hares, reindeer and elks tend to appreciate any such easy meals).
I don't know if you're up to date or not, but one contestant began stockpiling berries and fire root fairly early on because of a lack of food sources.
But with the intention of using it him/ herself or as bait? Either way there is the option at least. We will see I guess! Very nice season so far. My grandfather used to dry some grass for the hares in the winter. Not for hunting, just for the added action by the house. He always attracted a steady crowd with fairly little grass. And some generations of an elk family use to come every winter and stay by the house for a week or so to chew on some particular berries and bushes. (Luckily they are quite calm and docile animals - I don't want to run into a mean animal that size. Horses with horns
“Life Below Zero” is another show that follows families and individuals near the Artic Circle that live primarily off the land.Also, Korth’s story, from about 18 yrs old till around 2015 is documented in a book name the “Last Frontiersman”. It provides a great back story to his accomplishments and why to live in NE Alaska, as well as his wife, family and even his youngest daughter who is the real deal, know teaching her husband a former marine about trapping and living in the wild with their son. Filming was halted in late 2018 for reasons Unknown.
That sounds really cool, we don't really get winters that cold in the UK but animals coming that close to the house sounds like an awesome experience!
Just watched the last episode, and what do I see? A stoat/ short tailed weasel being ever so curious and opportunistic. Nice that she did not kill it. They are quite useful as small rodents and mice will keep well away from her place. On the other hand some have a knack for running off with various stuff..
It was devastating when Mark's shelter caught light at the end, and at night too, I'm curious to see how that set back will affect him, he was having such a good day for it to come crashing down.
Cold is not far off. Lake will freeze, fish not as easy to net. 100 days, will it happen?