My Alaskan Life

Today, we went and checked a longline, then checked shrimps pots and baited them with some of the carcasses of fish from the longline.  Found a deer that had been either shot through the hind quarters or perhaps had been injured by wolves.  The deer was still alive but I could see through the openings right down to the muscles and there was puss-like stuff on the meat.  We put it out of it’s misery.  We came back and cleaned the fish and headed the shrimp, then had rockfish and halibut burritos for dinner.  Then off to put the remainder of their trapline marten on stretchers.  When we got there, there was a pile of otter and a mink.  The 8th grader who had been trapping with his dad skinned all 4 otter while we worked on the marten, so I got to watch him and learn how that is done.  

Mark Stopha
Alaska Wild Salmon Company
4455 N. Douglas Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

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