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2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season #7742308
12/12/22 11:56 PM
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Well here we are with less than a week until the first trap is set, knives will be sharp and ready to skin. Hope the weather cooperates! Bringing the trailer, snow machine and dogsled into the shop tomorrow to make sure everything is in tip top shape

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7742331
12/13/22 12:34 AM
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Good luck with your marten, fisher season, show us some pictures of your trip.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7742981
12/13/22 08:38 PM
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Boxes are baited and loaded in the truck. Have a few choice spots for cats as always.


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7743029
12/13/22 09:16 PM
12/13/22 09:16 PM
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West Central MN
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Hope the weather cooperates with you. Could be a difficult year with this crappy weather but it does add to the adventure. Good luck and safe travels!


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7743087
12/13/22 10:02 PM
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N Minnesota
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All ready to go here. I have a few baits out with marten at each spot. Plenty of fisher and wolf photos too. Tundra ll purchased this year and rigged up for the line.
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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7743109
12/13/22 10:22 PM
12/13/22 10:22 PM
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I just got a few canine baits out and the cats are checking them out but the fishers are not yet. The fishers around and have seen sign so it will be a cold interesting week next week. Good luck guys!!! Be safe.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: beanpole] #7743299
12/14/22 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by beanpole
All ready to go here. I have a few baits out with marten at each spot. Plenty of fisher and wolf photos too. Tundra ll purchased this year and rigged up for the line.
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I hear the CO in your neck of the woods is a real stickler.


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7744047
12/15/22 12:29 AM
12/15/22 12:29 AM
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Baudette MN
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A bit of snow for sure! This year I am seeing more fisher sign than I have seen in a long while. Cat sign and hares are both way down. The guys from the metro will set up camp tomorrow and then the fun will begin! They want to catch some beaver this year so we will set for them and fox on Friday.
Good luck everyone, have fun, appreciate the opportunities that we still have, and stay safe.
Jim


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7745783
12/17/22 02:24 AM
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Southern Minnesota
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Good luck to everyone slinging steel in the morning!

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7745934
12/17/22 10:21 AM
12/17/22 10:21 AM
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West Central MN
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Give'm heck today! Good luck everybody!


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7746322
12/17/22 08:02 PM
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Marten sets are out. Lots of mustelid sign. Less than 20% of my cat spots are accessible due to blow down and plow banks on forest road entrances. Will set what I can later in the week. Implementing these vertical flower pot sets along with my newspaper boxes this season for marten. Just a piece of lathe, flower pot, MB coni bracket, trap anchored with fence staple, and bait is held in back of box with an onion bag. Picked up a fox and weasel as well.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7746417
12/17/22 10:13 PM
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Broke trail today just to get back in the woods. I didn't believe there was as much snow as there was. Going to put in a couple of fisher sets and maybe a cat set tomorrow morning.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7746454
12/17/22 11:01 PM
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Baudette MN
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Well, good news/bad news! Good news is that there is marten and fisher sign everywhere, bad news is that there is enough snow to make me realize that there is only a one word difference between "cardiac exercise" and "cardiac arrest!". We decided to abandon the sets we normally have on the side roads and just set along the plowed logging roads. Good luck everyone, have fun, and stay safe!
Jim


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: beanpole] #7746473
12/17/22 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by beanpole
All ready to go here. I have a few baits out with marten at each spot. Plenty of fisher and wolf photos too. Tundra ll purchased this year and rigged up for the line.
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Originally Posted by beanpole
All ready to go here. I have a few baits out with marten at each spot. Plenty of fisher and wolf photos too. Tundra ll purchased this year and rigged up for the line.
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Saw these pics you had on the northern mn trail cam page. Did the same thing myself this year.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7746490
12/18/22 12:20 AM
12/18/22 12:20 AM
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West Central MN
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I only got a half dozen fisher sets out today since I couldn't get to my good spots either. I do have an active gravel pit I want to check out tomorrow. Last year I caught and released 6 fisher before the season and 2 after in coyote sets. This snow is definitely going to make it tough this year. Hope to put out a few cat sets but not finding any sign. Will keep at it.


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7747350
12/19/22 01:32 AM
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Well I cant believe Im still awake after the butt kicking we took the last two days. Got seven sets out yesterday and six today. Checking traps tomorrow then driving home to get the son on Tuesday and returning to camp on Wednesday then check Thursday and pull Friday and back home Saturday for Christmas Eve.

This is the most snow weve dealt with! We are definitely earning it this year! Calling for 4-8 on Monday night, hopefully it gets the fur moving and we have some in our sets Thursday morning!

Good luck to the rest of you!

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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7747352
12/19/22 01:35 AM
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Some pics from day two

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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7747517
12/19/22 08:52 AM
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They need to move the season back to its original start and end date.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: MinkOnTheRocks] #7747545
12/19/22 09:29 AM
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Unfortunately that will never happen, actually I hate to see what new restrictions are coming, maybe they are going to make us wait until after grouse season is done now so Fido doesnt try eating my beaver meat.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7747733
12/19/22 01:24 PM
12/19/22 01:24 PM
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West Central MN
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Well I did manage to catch my first fisher of the year this morning. Oddly enough it was a nice male in a coyote snare with a fisher box about 20' away. Not what I had planned but will take him.


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