Meet the 2024
Mushers

Thomas bauer

tapiola,mi

God, family(including dogs) country and mushing. I hunt and fish for brookie when I get time.. Raised 5 children with Sally.Startied running sled dogs in 1987, got hooked camping with some Beargrease mushers and running the first UP200 in 1990. Race the Midwest, run tours as Otter River Sled. Dog Training Center and Wilderness Adventures and host The Mushing Club at MTU.

KENNEL NAME
Otter River Sled Dogs
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START RUNNING SLED DOGS AND HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU STARTED?

I was 27. Leon Wellman, an old musher gave me a sled and harnesses because my free run dogs killed all his chickens. He suggested I use a sled to run them while under control  🙂

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