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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: backroadsarcher] #7447543
01/01/22 09:51 AM
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I hear you 2 days ago the one location I walked the trails dragging my feet because the snares were filled 1/4 of the way up,should have grabbed a beaver to drag the trails with that works a lot better and leave a scent trail also.Some of the snare's are almost in semi u shape tunnels we will see what happens with that location.I plan on pulling everything later this week so a few more checks to go.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7447739
01/01/22 01:29 PM
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I pulled my snares a few days ago due to the snow being too deep for my truck. Most where buried and one showed fresh tracks from a recent refusal. Snow had drifted in to knock down my blocking and the coyote walked around the other side of the tree. I would have remade the set but since I don't have access to a snowmobile was forced to use snowshoes. Way too far for this old man to be working that hard for a $15 coyote! Off to finish smoking venison sausage we made up yesterday.


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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7447845
01/01/22 03:00 PM
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I need to get the tracks on my atv. I should be done with fur this next week so I can dig out stuff and check baits. The coyotes should be on them now with deep snow and cold. If so it should be easy picked I would think.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7447933
01/01/22 04:55 PM
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Been slow going, only one cat over the last two weeks.
Had most my traps on fresh tracks when I set. Almost no tracks since.
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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7448007
01/01/22 05:42 PM
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Nice belly!
I sure know what you mean about great tracks then nothing.
I am staying stubborn on the last 4 sets that I have out.


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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7448062
01/01/22 06:19 PM
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Yes,very nice belly,Jim when it warms up I bet you'll have a cat or two by wed.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7448196
01/01/22 08:07 PM
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Happy New Year guys, Friar Iím excited to see the pics of your cubby catches

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7448855
01/02/22 01:32 PM
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Truck is plugged in -30 last night warmed up to -15 now heading out in a half hour to see if any coyotes moved last night.Warming up starting today might get to 0 today for the high.-5 tonight 10 above tomorrow,your cats will be back soon Jim.Look forward to see the Alpha on their foot,should be a great cat/coyote foothold.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7449240
01/02/22 09:03 PM
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Great thread guys.
Great pics and congrats on all the fun and success.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7449320
01/02/22 10:32 PM
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Ive never trapped fisher or Martin but I think I'll give it a go next year. Whats the best trap that will work most efficiently for both. 155 or 160? Thank you

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: MNTrapper21] #7449329
01/02/22 10:40 PM
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i like the 155's nice combo BG for fisher only the 160's are a good choice,if your dealing with just marten 120's I've caught male fisher's in 120's before,but you will have more refusals.Fisher's you will do better on the ground leaning pole sets work well for marten and you seem to catch more male's in the leaning poles.

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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7449345
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Thanks for the info Rick

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7450250
01/03/22 10:47 PM
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Was hoping for a picture of Jim and his bobcat in one of those new footholds maybe tonight!Where I released the bobcat earlier there's a fox camping out o n it now,he/she is eating well.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7450278
01/03/22 11:36 PM
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This is turning into a crazy year for me. I set the cubbies at the hunting camp, and nothing has shown up so far. The sets up here are stone dead, but I am more stubborn than them so I hope to prevail!


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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7450279
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When it comes to body grips, it is amazing how random it sometimes is. I had a mink refuse a 120 belisle in a box, and 2 days later a bobcat squeezed its head into it. Go figure. Then I can't count how many times I have caught a flying squirrel in a 220. I am guessing that they are landing on the pan, but you would think that you would have more misses with that small of a critter.


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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7450285
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You'll get him/her this week is the coyote still hanging around?

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7451355
01/05/22 10:14 AM
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Just a question,it seems like this later season now 3 years has really changed movement even light snow years along with more common snow depths.I would have thought the bobcats would have been easier to catch because of being more hungry and out looking for a mate.Have'nt noticed much change with marten and fisher movement,any other takes on this?

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7451568
01/05/22 02:37 PM
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Way too much snow and wind the past few weeks to see much for sign unless it's really fresh. I pulled everything right after that last blast and glad I did as even keeping snares operational would be an extreme challenge. I'm too fat and old to be snowshoeing in this fluff!


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Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7451777
01/05/22 08:19 PM
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I went for a drive yesterday before we got this last snow last night. The areas where I was seeing cat tracks and coyote tracks there was no sign what so ever. The cats were working a road kill that crawled back in the willows in this area and there was nothing. They got to be finding something to eat somewhere.

Re: 2021 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: rick olson] #7451787
01/05/22 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by rick olson
Just a question,it seems like this later season now 3 years has really changed movement even light snow years along with more common snow depths.I would have thought the bobcats would have been easier to catch because of being more hungry and out looking for a mate.Have'nt noticed much change with marten and fisher movement,any other takes on this?


The little longer fisher/marten season has paid off for me as most of my catches the last three years have all come the last couple days

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