I have a dream of moving to alaska and running a trapline with sled dogs. I am coming up in June. I plan to achieve this in stages. I have done a lot of research on this.
I know of a handfull of people who live in the Bush and trap with sled dogs that I have read about in various books and magazines.
1. Miki and Julie Collins
2. Wayne Hall and family
3. and most recently, here on this forum I was pleased to discover Mark Richards. Beautiful photos and stories Bushrat!
I was hoping to start a discussion on this about what all is needed to really make this happen.
From what I have read in "Trapline Twins" "Coming into the country" "The Final Frontiersman" "A land Gone Lonesome"
People that live this kind of lifestyle, subsistence hunt and gather in fall for food, trap in the winter, hunt goose and ducks in spring, move to a fish camp in summer and catch salmon and whitefish smoke it to feed the dogs.
The cycle of the seasons that go together really fascinates me. Trapping with the dogs to sell fur, fishing to feed the dogs...round and round again.
One thing that these books don't go into much detail about are all the regulations involved in this. But from what I understand its somewhat prohibitive. What all is involved?
could a PFD check for on person cover all the licensing fees? I am single.
I know this seems like a longshot, but its somthing I really want to do. Thanks fr any input. This is a great forum