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Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? #6911599
06/26/20 01:04 PM
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Scouting river couple days ago for this coming November and found these tracks, I think otter track. I've asked this same question here before and have been wrong. Seeing what others think this time. Although I have nothing for reference the track is a solid 2.5 inches wide. Looking for opinions. Thanks.

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Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6911617
06/26/20 01:28 PM
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Yes, young or small female otter.


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Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6911661
06/26/20 02:10 PM
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By the look of the track and your size description I would say otter.

Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6911738
06/26/20 04:06 PM
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I say it is a otter also . For how it looks.


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Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6915944
06/30/20 05:18 PM
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Yep otter

Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6916313
07/01/20 12:17 AM
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Definite otter, my favorite furbearer. Absolutely love having one in a trap.

Keep an eye out for piles of black tarry stuff full of fish scales on the banks. Good places for sets that passing otters will frequent all season long.

Good luck

Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6916880
07/01/20 03:13 PM
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I always tell people that otter tracks look like a five toed beagle track

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Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6917149
07/01/20 06:57 PM
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Otter for sure!


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Re: Beginner otter trapper. Otter track? [Re: trappingmichigan] #6917353
07/01/20 09:37 PM
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Otter for sure.

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