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Sap harvesting season looks good for the NorthwoodsSubmitted: 03/21/2018
Erin Beu
Erin Beu
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Sap harvesting season looks good for the Northwoods
EAGLE RIVER - Now that spring has sprung, many of us will be looking forward to warmer temperatures.

But these cool temperatures are keeping sap harvesters in business.

For the last 23 years, Yukon Jack has made his own maple syrup from trees in his own yard in Eagle River.

"Normally, I make 30 to 40 gallons," said Jack.

This year, things are looking good for Jack and his syrup.

"This is going to be a good year," said Jack.

Last year, Jack had a hard season collecting sap.

"I only made 18 gallons of syrup," said Jack.

However, Jack said the current conditions should make for a good season to collect.

"We got a lot of snow [this winter] and the temperatures aren't going to get real warm," said Jack.

Jack typically sells a quart of syrup for $20.00.

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