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Michigan Marten Advice Needed #6389108
12/03/18 01:15 PM
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After tagging out on deer in Illinois during their 2nd gun season I now have a 5 day vacation from work with no set plans. It just so happens to fall on December 7th, the opener for the Michigan marten and fisher season. Im from southern Michigan so it is more like an out of state trip than anything. I was curious if anyone had some advice for finding some marten. Im not looking for spots or anything just habitat you have had success in.

I am going to make some 120 boxes today. I ordered a dozen belisle 120s to use and plan on using gusto as a lure. I have fresh venison, muskrat, and a beaver for bait too. Im not sure if a dozen sets is too many or too few for a 2 marten limit. My dad may be joining me so we may be able to get 4.

I think I am going to try somewhere in Chippewa county to start. Probably going to motel it as I haven't got around to getting a wall tent yet. It is kind of a spur of the moment trip and I have no set in concrete plans at the moment though. If anyone has any info they would like to give Im all ears! Thank you

Last edited by Michigander; 12/03/18 01:20 PM.

Re: Michigan Marten Advice Needed [Re: Michigander] #6389434
12/03/18 09:35 PM
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Thick pines is where I get them. You can only harvest 1 marten not 2!

Re: Michigan Marten Advice Needed [Re: Birddog] #6389436
12/03/18 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Birddog
Thick pines is where I get them. You can only harvest 1 marten not 2!



Rule change tags are one is marten only other is marten or fisher so limit is either one marten and one fisher or two marten so he is correct.

Re: Michigan Marten Advice Needed [Re: ottertrapper] #6389493
12/03/18 11:09 PM
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Wow surprised on that cause population around me is slim.

Re: Michigan Marten Advice Needed [Re: Michigander] #6389524
12/03/18 11:55 PM
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Set the high green ridges. Look for hemlock thickets in amongst older hardwoods. Beaver/Gusto is a good choice.


Re: Michigan Marten Advice Needed [Re: Michigander] #6389614
12/04/18 07:07 AM
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northern up is best Marquette too new berry has big population

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