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Trap anchoring pole set #7378604
10/13/21 09:20 PM
10/13/21 09:20 PM
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jnsff69 Offline OP
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Have looked around and haven't been able to find a definite answer & maybe it's personal preference.. wondering how anybody connects / secures traps to a pole set for marten. I have seen wire wrapped around the big ring. I was wondering if has anybody tried or think a fence staple would work. I found some that are almost 3" long. And for the set trap is it just a couple wraps of wire around under the base plate? Thank you in advance.


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Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7378651
10/13/21 10:12 PM
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Go to wilderness trapping archives. You will find multiple marten threads. In fact, we spent MANY months putting together more information on the hows and whys on marten trapping than you are likely to find anywhere else.


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Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7378652
10/13/21 10:14 PM
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Marten set tutorial
Start here..




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Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7378658
10/13/21 10:18 PM
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Well, can't paste the link. Troll toward the bottom of the forums list, and click on wilderness trapping archives. Should keep you pretty busy.


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Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7379157
10/14/21 05:01 PM
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Thanks


Ya can't miss fur if yur traps are out somewhere.
Or so I've been told.
Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7385292
10/22/21 09:23 AM
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Read that. Didn't really discuss it. Looked at the pics & didn't really see to many options other that the coni's with a box. How bout foot holds?


Ya can't miss fur if yur traps are out somewhere.
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Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7385443
10/22/21 01:23 PM
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Find a heavy spruce tree that stands out near water. Cut a low limb free of branches leaving only the clean brach sticking out. Nail your fence staple through the ring onto the tree. Use either a piece of heavy string to tie the trap to the tree branch, leaving the set trap at the end of the branch. You can use a half twist of light wire to do the same thing. Place a wing or attractant above and out of reach, so he has to stand on the foothold to get near the wing. Put some Gusto on the wing and remove the wing at the end of the season (bears) leaving the trap unset hanging off the branch. You can use bait under the branch and trap if you want. Lure on the wing will do the trick by itself if you are in good Marten country. I use this method a lot. Sometimes I use a box and this set right next to the box, double catches are common up here in Alaska.

This is just one way, there are others. You can make these or use a running pole wired/nailed to the side of the big spruce tree to keep the snow off and trap working. Bait I like is duck carcasses, salmon heads, beaver, muskrats, duck and goose heads, wings with lure, fur with lure. Some guys like cd's on fishing line, some even add a swivel to the line and cd's to help it spin in the wind. Yellow, Pink and Red Surveyor's ribbon works okay, but is easy for humans to spot. You can even use a bracket and put them on the side of the tree and nail some bait above the trap. Lot's of methods, just have to find one that works for you and is legal in your area.

You can use a cubby made from stuff around the tree, you can use a box with the foothold inside, you can use double ended boxes with a trap at each end, lot's of ways to catch marten with footholds. Keep them off the ground and let them swing free in the air to keep the other animals and mice off of them is a must. Don't put sets on the ground, something will eat your marten for sure. Use #0 longsprings, #1 coil or longsprings, up to a #1 1/2 coil or longsprings at most. I use #0's and #1's, my 1 1/2 are too big for my liking. Good luck!


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Re: Trap anchoring pole set [Re: jnsff69] #7387062
10/24/21 01:37 PM
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Thank you


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