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    Quote Originally Posted by FireFighterZero View Post

    I would probably bawl like a little kid if I had to cut my crab apple tree down.
    Better give it a light haircut 'fore it breaks under a heavy wet snow.

    Orr, just knock the snow off as it accumulates
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    Well I'm hoping I only have one more coon to trap. I've only seen two together. We are pretty isolated by fields. So it's not a real easy spot for critters like this to come and go from now that it's winter. So hopefully once I've got them caught we'll be free of them.

    It's still chilling in the trap. And by chilling I mean growling and hissing every time I go anywhere near it.

    I will admit when I hear that growl. I feel rage well up in me, a real shot of adrenaline, like it's go time. Must be a primal thing or something. I've felt the same thing with coyotes too. A strong natural dislike, no real reason for it. But it always happens.

    I'll be glad when they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cory View Post
    How do you achieve that? Are you personally cutting as much/unit of time as 10 years ago?
    I am in fact. Thought I'd be getting slower as I turned 60, but so far I keep up fine. It pisses the former apprentice off no end, that he can't catch up to me.
    I've always been a very productive cutter, so even slowing down, I'll still be ahead of most people.
    Rchard puts a lot of wood on the ground, too.
    Also, we simply have a longer season than most other outfits.
    We know a hell of a lot of foresters by now, having been in business for so long, so we get lots of smaller jobs that aren't made public for folks to bid on.
    They just call, we agree on a price and that is it.
    That makes it really hard for new people to get started in this busines.

    We didn't get a big contract that we bid on this winter, but we only bid on that because it was closer to home, than were we mostly log.
    Guy who got it bid way low, simply to try and get his foot in the door.

    Hand logging is slowly disappearing, and so are the people able to do it.
    The reason we go to the southern Islands once in a while, is that there are nobody left down there. The last couple of guys retired last year.
    So they have to import fallers to an area plaqued by unemployment.
    Sure is a weird world, sometimes.

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    Well the coon went without a fuss. High powered pellet gun. The fellow said that coons aren't naturally in the forest here and that is why it's illegal to release them there or transport them. They are a introduced pest.

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    You are an alpha Justin. Nothing to be ashamed of.
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    Not native?

    I will be damned.
    There are but two seasons. Winter, and preparing for winter.
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    Introduced? Here?s its range, are you in there Justin?
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    That's what he said? He is a trapper but works for a company that does pest removal. They work for the local big ranch a lot doing range patrol and driving off coyotes and stuff. Also anyone can hire them if they want to get rid of various pests. He did say he had taken a course on it and whatnot.

    Nice fella, he said he'd come and take any raccoons I caught for free until the end of March. Something to do with the cold making them worthwhile for the pelts or something and after that time they aren't worth anything so he'd have to charge if I wanted him to take one away?

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    This quote is all I could find?

    Under B.C. law, raccoons are considered alien species or pests and residents are allowed to kill one humanely if it is damaging property.

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    Surprising to me coons haven't spread more or less world wide given their adaptability and the tendency of humans to spread invasive species purposely or not.
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