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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6382779
11/26/18 07:01 PM
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good catches guys. Still waiting here for the fisher to return. Line was empty today except one more weasel.

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6382789
11/26/18 07:07 PM
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We need to pull tomorrow so his first marten may need to wait until next year. The cat trapping will only get better as we get more cold and snow.


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: 160user] #6383002
11/26/18 09:42 PM
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great pics and happy young trapper. I think your getting too old to carry that heavy orange ice chisel. Pretty soon the young trapper will be carrying both you and chisel on trap line....LOL.


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: RdFx] #6383033
11/26/18 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by RdFx
great pics and happy young trapper. I think your getting too old to carry that heavy orange ice chisel. Pretty soon the young trapper will be carrying both you and chisel on trap line....LOL.


That chisel is going in the box with me. I love that thing! The ďoriginal ď one I got around 1988 or so and have cut 1,000ís of holes with it for trapping and spear holes when we had the resort. I lost it once, found it and then had duplicates made. I saved one for each of my nephews even.


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383040
11/26/18 10:18 PM
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I have my orange beast here in house in corner. Alot of comments on it and once some one uses it they cant believe how the ice melts before its thrusts.


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383107
11/26/18 11:13 PM
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I noticed something kind of strange to me today, all of my bait stations that are typically covered with ravens and other scavenger birds, nothing.. Can't recall in years past where these bait sites have not been covered with birds. Maybe lots of gut piles yet from deer season? Idk. Another dry run. Things should pick up with these cooler temps we are having.

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: RdFx] #6383111
11/26/18 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by RdFx
I have my orange beast here in house in corner. Alot of comments on it and once some one uses it they cant believe how the ice melts before its thrusts.


If I ever lost this chisel I would quit trapping through the ice and ice fishing. I can pop open rat house in seconds or lift the end of an 8x12 fish house. I love it!


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383380
11/27/18 10:48 AM
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Excellent thread! Congratulations to all....Great pictires!


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: Andy27] #6383404
11/27/18 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy27
I noticed something kind of strange to me today, all of my bait stations that are typically covered with ravens and other scavenger birds, nothing.. Can't recall in years past where these bait sites have not been covered with birds. Maybe lots of gut piles yet from deer season? Idk. Another dry run. Things should pick up with these cooler temps we are having.

Same thing here. When it was warm out there were eagles and ravens, and now nothing. Bait stations are just being left alone, nothing moving. I could see the full moon causing this for the animals on the ground but not the birds.

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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383831
11/27/18 08:28 PM
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Heres todays catch.
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This was a little guy. Not much bigger than a big barn cat. I hope I did the right thing and I let him go. Hopefully he makes it to grow up a little before I catch him again. Plus one more weasel.

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383843
11/27/18 08:35 PM
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Nice catch backroad. Another dry run here today.. still no birds to be found at any bait sites. Very strange. Still hoping things will pick up soon. Sounds like a bit of snow wed-thursday. Hung a few more snares again today. Just not a whole lot of movement in my neck of the woods..

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383847
11/27/18 08:37 PM
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Awsome

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383861
11/27/18 08:53 PM
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how much do the big northern minnesota bobcats weigh?

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383871
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I have been lucky enough to catch one at 41lb and another big tom at 42lbs. They are the biggest cats I have been lucky enough to catch.

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: MB Coonguy] #6383877
11/27/18 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by MB Coonguy
how much do the big northern minnesota bobcats weigh?



Get up in the 30 pound up range your doing well.

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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: backroadsarcher] #6383881
11/27/18 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
I have been lucky enough to catch one at 41lb and another big tom at 42lbs. They are the biggest cats I have been lucky enough to catch.



Those are very large.

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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383914
11/27/18 09:29 PM
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Dad and I got our third marten this morning, lets hope our fourth is waiting for us in the morning. Put one cat trap out tonight too

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383932
11/27/18 09:46 PM
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Nice job on letting that kitten go! Thatís why I love my cages and 3Nís.


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Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383952
11/27/18 10:13 PM
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So just went out to the shed to skin the marten we got this morning, fleas, the first two didnt have any but this one is full of them. How do you guys deal with them? will they die if I let the marten refreeze over night?

Re: Northern Mn marten/fisher and cats [Re: rick olson] #6383956
11/27/18 10:20 PM
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Overnight in a sealed plastic bag with raid sprayed into it.


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