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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1910997
03/22/10 11:37 PM
03/22/10 11:37 PM
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Montana
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I catch marten in spruce stands lodgepole stands and cedar stands,sometimes its a combo of all three. Old growth timber is usually best. Usually where there are squirrels and birds there is most likely marten working the area. I like to use leaning pole sets or just a normal pole set, that way when they get caught the dangle in midair. No chance of getting fur damage from other critters.

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1911599
03/23/10 11:08 AM
03/23/10 11:08 AM
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100 Mile House, BC Can
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HORNS-N-FUR:

I use Belisle 120 super x -4.5in trap as they are legal for both marten and fisher here in Canada. Beaver is my preferred bait, as it puts out a strong odor even when frozen. But any meat or fish will work. I use a beaver castor with anise lure or a sweet marten lure with raspberry made by a local trapper. I find that fisher, being an opportunistic scavenger, will actually respond to many lures and baits. In extreme cold a lure with skunk in it will pull them in from a greater distance.


The only constant in trapping is change so keep learning.






Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1912125
03/23/10 04:22 PM
03/23/10 04:22 PM
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Any other pics of some sets that you like to use?


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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1912234
03/23/10 05:40 PM
03/23/10 05:40 PM
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A box on an elevated large tree limb or leaning deadfall with a pan trigger trap set close to the bait is all I ever use. I leave the boxes in the bush and reuse year after year as I have a registered line which nobody else can legally trap on without my permission.

In the past I have used sets similar to what Bruce T shows and they work fine. I like my catch to hang away from tree not only to avoid pitch but critters like mice ect which can cause serious fur damage.


The only constant in trapping is change so keep learning.






Re: Marten Trapping [Re: bctomcat] #1912359
03/23/10 06:44 PM
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bctomcat: Thanks for your tips. Do you just set the bait in the box or do you nail it to the back or top? With your lure do you put it on the bait?


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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1912487
03/23/10 07:43 PM
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I have two nails up thru the bottom of box in the back which I attach the bait to. I set my pan trigger trap close to the bait (3-4 in). My lure is placed on limb outside the box.


The only constant in trapping is change so keep learning.






Re: Marten Trapping [Re: bctomcat] #1912916
03/23/10 10:33 PM
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I see.


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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1913638
03/24/10 11:51 AM
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Some guys use coffee cans. Anyone?


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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1913735
03/24/10 12:39 PM
03/24/10 12:39 PM
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I've used wooden boxes,mail boxes,coffee cans,etc.Love them when I could set on the ground.Since I'm now limited to setting conibears in the trees I see no reason to carry the extra bulk around.

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1913823
03/24/10 01:32 PM
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Bruce what is the diff. 110 and the 110 mag? Stronger spring.


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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1913867
03/24/10 02:03 PM
03/24/10 02:03 PM
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Northern Maine
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Originally Posted By: HORNS-N-FUR
Bruce what is the diff. 110 and the 110 mag? Stronger spring.

On the magnums the jaws close all the way togather.

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1913909
03/24/10 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Heres how I make my sets now with the new regulations here in Maine.Must be at least 4 feet in the air and a tree no bigger then 4 inches and no less slanted then 45 degrees.I mostly just use upright trees.








How many trigger wire pucntures have you received from setting your bodygrips this way-trigger to back?


Enjoy Mother Nature's Glory, everyday!

Once one opens the mind to the plausible, the unbelievable becomes possible!

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Kelly] #1914074
03/24/10 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: Kelly
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Heres how I make my sets now with the new regulations here in Maine.Must be at least 4 feet in the air and a tree no bigger then 4 inches and no less slanted then 45 degrees.I mostly just use upright trees.

How many trigger wire pucntures have you received from setting your bodygrips this way-trigger to back?

None

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1914485
03/24/10 08:09 PM
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I think I found a new goal. Something about them.

Last edited by HORNS-N-FUR; 03/24/10 08:10 PM.

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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1914714
03/24/10 09:47 PM
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Northern Maine
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Love trapping marten and fisher.

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1915709
03/25/10 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Love trapping marten and fisher.
I have noticed.

Last edited by HORNS-N-FUR; 03/25/10 01:21 PM.

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Re: Marten Trapping [Re: HORNS-N-FUR] #1915975
03/25/10 03:49 PM
03/25/10 03:49 PM
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Northern Maine
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Originally Posted By: HORNS-N-FUR
Originally Posted By: Bruce T
Love trapping marten and fisher.
I have noticed.

grin

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: Bruce T] #1916008
03/25/10 04:03 PM
03/25/10 04:03 PM
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Central Ohio
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VERY LITTLE treatment of these traps, guys....yes, I know, Marten are not wary of traps...any rust/slow fire problem?

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: LT GREY] #1916011
03/25/10 04:04 PM
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Good post, though...

Re: Marten Trapping [Re: LT GREY] #1916016
03/25/10 04:05 PM
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Glad to see it 'properly' named! smile

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