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The First Winter

The First Winter

The First Winter By David O’Farrell   A natural optimist, I still felt a little sliver of doubt as I watched our truck head south down the rough mining road. That departure will forever be etched in my memory.  It was October 2nd1996, and a close friend had...

The Trappers Axe

Ask any outdoorsman what his most important piece of equipment is, and most often an axe will be his response. The trappers axe is one of those rare tools that can be used for just about anything. For daily trap-line chores like cutting drags, clearing trail, or...
Trap Covers

Trap Covers

  Trap Covers for Extreme Conditions By David O’Farrell     I was sick. Looking at the set in front of me I could clearly see a wolf had stepped right on the pan. Unseasonably warm weather had melted the snow under the trap and then refroze. My trap was...
Open Water Trapping in Yukon

Open Water Trapping in Yukon

Open water trapping season in the Yukon is short. The season for water animals opens on October 1st.  Since the lakes will freeze over in November, time is not on our side when it comes to open water trapping. Even though October is a busy month for us, it is still...