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#6070449 - 11/30/17 09:51 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Fisherman Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 558
Loc: northern New York
I believe that fisher are solitary animals and that gang setting is a waste. Each to their own. I do, however, have a photo sent by a friend that shows three fisher together. I believe they were from the same litter before they dispersed.

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#6070713 - 12/01/17 08:04 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Minnesota
I almost always set Two coni-box's several feet apart at each location.
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#6070784 - 12/01/17 09:46 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: 330-Trapper]
ebsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 687
Loc: sometimes PA sometimes ME
Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper
I almost always set Two coni-box's several feet apart at each location.


I like two boxes at my pre-bait locations. The second box here has a marten in it.


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#6071277 - 12/01/17 08:17 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: ebsurveyor]
Posco Offline
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Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 148
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
Originally Posted By: ebsurveyor
I've seen 100's of fisher in trail cams (bear baits) and have never seen more than one at a time. Some days we will have as many as 30 bear hunters setting on baits, they have reported 4 or 5 martens at the same time, but no one every reported more than single fishers.


We were running bear baits in the Patten/Sherman area. We canoed in. I'm positive there were at least four fisher in the frame, if not five. It's been six or seven years ago and frankly, I wasn't all that interested in fisher, it was the bears we were excited about. I've got to start archiving pics instead of dumping them after viewing.

You come all the way from Pa. to trap in Maine? That's a poke. I just finished a twelve hour work day and went to check my conibox. Nuthin'! I skunked it up a bit. Seems I was overly optimistic.

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#6071299 - 12/01/17 08:45 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 6426
Loc: New Hampshire
How long is your fisher season in Maine ? And is there a limit ?
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#6071306 - 12/01/17 08:49 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
Posco Offline
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Registered: 11/05/17
Posts: 148
Loc: Maine, Aroostook
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How long is your fisher season in Maine ? And is there a limit ?


One to two months depending on what district you're in. I believe you're allowed ten.

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#6071343 - 12/01/17 09:24 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 152
Loc: Pennsylvania
How big of a range do fisher travel

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#6071353 - 12/01/17 09:29 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 4763
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

I would say availability of the food source determines that .
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#6071555 - 12/02/17 06:45 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 152
Loc: Pennsylvania
Are they territorial?

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#6071784 - 12/02/17 12:36 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Posco]
ebsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 687
Loc: sometimes PA sometimes ME
Originally Posted By: Posco
You come all the way from Pa. to trap in Maine? That's a poke. I just finished a twelve hour work day and went to check my conibox. Nuthin'! I skunked it up a bit. Seems I was overly optimistic.




It's only an 11-12 hour drive. Thanks Maine IFW for the five day check.

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#6071788 - 12/02/17 12:41 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Nessmuck Offline
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Registered: 11/14/11
Posts: 6426
Loc: New Hampshire
How much fur do you lose....in a 5 day check ....before other critters find it ?
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#6071900 - 12/02/17 04:14 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
ebsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 687
Loc: sometimes PA sometimes ME
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
You get a warm day in Fisher season...them coons will come out...been there ,done that.


We don't have many 'coon up here.


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#6071907 - 12/02/17 04:18 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
ebsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 687
Loc: sometimes PA sometimes ME
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How much fur do you lose....in a 5 day check ....before other critters find it ?


I personally have only had 1 marten chewed by a fisher. It brought $45 at the May 2017 NAFA sale. The marten chewed in half that I posted was in a friends trap.

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#6071938 - 12/02/17 05:20 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Hutchy Offline
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Registered: 02/07/14
Posts: 4665
Loc: On Georgian Bay, Ontario Canad...
Depends on the line for me. I was on one last year where I had to double set. I was getting 50% of marten or fisher eaten in a two day check. Double sets only on that line I learned.

My line has almost no marten. On a three day check I had my first marten eaten a week ago. I got the fisher in the next set, but my fisher population isn't like that other line. That was crazy
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#6072577 - 12/03/17 07:45 AM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Predatorfever32 Online   content
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 152
Loc: Pennsylvania
How many marten and fisher are you guys allowed a season up north, just curious.

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#6072942 - 12/03/17 02:56 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
ebsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 687
Loc: sometimes PA sometimes ME
Originally Posted By: Predatorfever32
How many marten and fisher are you guys allowed a season up north, just curious.


Maine 10 Fisher 25 Marten

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#6072953 - 12/03/17 03:11 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 24510
Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How much fur do you lose....in a 5 day check ....before other critters find it ?

Have always done a 3 day check myself.Have never lost anything.
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#6072955 - 12/03/17 03:13 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Nessmuck]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 24510
Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: Nessmuck
How long is your fisher season in Maine ? And is there a limit ?

Here 2 months.November and December.10 fisher limit
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#6075338 - 12/05/17 01:29 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
ebsurveyor Offline
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Registered: 09/10/11
Posts: 687
Loc: sometimes PA sometimes ME
So much for a three day check. Found a front leg and a tail with no tail bone in it near my upside down bloody box, Hope the fisher comes back tonight.





Edited by ebsurveyor (12/05/17 01:29 PM)

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#6075378 - 12/05/17 02:11 PM Re: Fisher Trapping [Re: Predatorfever32]
Predatorfever32 Online   content
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Registered: 10/08/17
Posts: 152
Loc: Pennsylvania
Nice

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