Category Archives: Hunting & Trapping

…to find my soul.

This quote from John Muir is very popular today. I have always felt the truth of this statement. Recently, I finished a book by Albert Bigelow Paine titled “The Tent Dwellers” and his take on finding one’s soul in the … Continue reading

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A pair to Draw To…….

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Requirement #17 of the American Mountain Men

17. Must be able to properly skin an animal and prepare the skin for market. This requirement is optional for advancement to Bossloper and mandatory for the Hiveranno degree. You do not have to harvest this skin yourself to fulfill … Continue reading

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Requirement #15 of the American Mountain Men

15. Must have hunted for and killed at least one game or fur animal with a muzzleloading firearm or primitive bow and must have used the skin and/or meat for food, clothing and/or accoutrements. The hunt must be made from … Continue reading

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Requirement #13 of the American Mountain Men

13. Must be able to cook a meal of meat using only the meat, fire, a knife, and materials found in nature. This requirement is optional for advancement to Bossloper and mandatory for the Hiveranno degree. This requirement can be … Continue reading

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Requirement #12 of the American Mountain Men

12. Must have spent at least five days traveling on foot, snowshoe, canoe, and/or horseback. One method or a combination may be used. Bullboat may be used in place of canoe. You are expected to gain as much distance as … Continue reading

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Requirement #7 of the American Mountain Men

7. Must be able to demonstrate ability to track man or animal under natural wilderness conditions. This requirement is optional for advancement to Bossloper and mandatory for the Hiveranno degree. The best way to demonstrate a skill is to do … Continue reading

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Requirement #6 of the American Mountain Men

6. Must be able to demonstrate trapping ability using steel traps, snares, and traps made from natural materials found in the area. As many states do not allow the use of some, or any, of these traps, the actual taking … Continue reading

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Ruger Old Army

This is an old model Ruger Old Army revolver with a 7 1/2″ barrel in .45 caliber. Included is a .45 Colt conversion cylinder. This gun is no longer made, nor is the conversion cylinder. I am asking $650 for … Continue reading

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1849 Colt Baby Dragoon

This .31 caliber handgun was one of the biggest sellers of all time for Colt. This one has been converted from percussion to .32 Smith & Wesson. It is a good shooter and works well. $550.00 + shipping. This is … Continue reading

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