Thursday, December 13, 2012

How Do You Become A Logger In Illinois?

It's not easy to learn how to be a logger in Illinois. Workman's Comp rates run over 100% of the wages, so logging is a family business. I haven't run into any loggers in my end of the state who worked for a company; they are all self employed. If you aren't born into it, you probably will never make it trying to learn it on your own. Jason, the fellow who is logging our woods had his little boy with him in the skidder cab, and I bet he'll be dragging out logs long before he has a driver's license. Watch the cab door as the skidder goes by. Here's another skidder drive-by.

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