Trapping involves environment feet traps along “trap lines” cut by a forest
during a long, dim winter months when temperatures here frequently tumble to
The trapper afterwards harvests a animal for a parts: fur to sell; glands for
fragrance; beef to eat; skull, teeth and fangs for ornament; and skeleton and
blood for fertiliser.
Nothing is left to waste. “It’s partial of a honour for a animal,” explained
Mike, 74, who has spent roughly 30 years during one with nature. A loyal animal
lover, he has combined a self-sufficient life out of “farming” a timberland for
a wildlife. He told me of a honour he has for a creatures he kills.
“I don’t hunt for pleasure, though for necessity,” he said.
His 3 Alaskan huskies nap on his bed in his cabin. It’s a fascinating
dynamic, a animal partner who has done a career out of holding their lives.
“I don’t suffer killing,” he explained as we dined on grizzly bear steaks from
a strong bear he had shot after it wandered into his stay and raided his
I struggled to clear murdering such a pretentious creature, though here in
a wilderness, it’s presence of a fittest.