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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: 20scout] #7748030
12/19/22 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
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.

Its hard to understand how but have done that a few times over the years. Yep, take them when you can. This will be a tough year I think.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7748253
12/19/22 10:31 PM
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Well we managed one marten out of our 13 sets, made one more set to make it 14. I feel we were rewarded for our efforts. More snow coming tonight, assuming the fur will be in the traps the next check!

It was cold today but think itís going to get worse

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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7748281
12/19/22 10:59 PM
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Nice martin! Interesting critters no doubt!


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7748289
12/19/22 11:05 PM
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We pulled up on this one still wiggling at our first trap of the day, had just stuck his head in there so we left him until we came back past. Wanted to make sure the fleas had time to jump before we loaded him up

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7749026
12/20/22 06:53 PM
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Picked up this large male marten today in one of the newspaper boxes set on a low to the ground running pole. Nice sunny day.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7749093
12/20/22 08:11 PM
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Nice marten, good looking trappin rig you got there

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7750405
12/21/22 10:58 PM
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Well we are pretty excited to check traps tomorrow!

On another note has anyone seen or heard from Rick Olson?

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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7750450
12/22/22 12:21 AM
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After tomorrow itís going to be brutal. Forecast lake effect snow and 50-60 mph wind gusts. Checked 24 empty boxes today. I have picked up two cats in cages so all is not lost. I almost pulled my boxes today, but decided to send it till Saturday.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7750750
12/22/22 10:13 AM
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Got about 4" of new snow last night. This mornings temps with windchill are currently at -35į.


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: 20scout] #7750767
12/22/22 10:28 AM
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8-10 here on the shore, not sure what dumped overnight inland. 11 degrees snowing and blowing.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7750855
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Well today is the first day this season that I look out the window and donít want to go outside.

Just finished breakfast and going to check traps shortly!

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7750864
12/22/22 12:04 PM
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I just got back from running my short line and can tell you I'm glad I pulled most of them the other day. I even made another pot of coffee trying to work up enough enthusiasm to go out in this weather. Nothing in any of my traps except a new layer of snow and no new tracks. Maybe tomorrow.....

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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: 20scout] #7751270
12/22/22 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by 20scout
I just got back from running my short line and can tell you I'm glad I pulled most of them the other day. I even made another pot of coffee trying to work up enough enthusiasm to go out in this weather. Nothing in any of my traps except a new layer of snow and no new tracks. Maybe tomorrow.....

Yep all is pulled. No snares or traps out. Maybe time to put some fur up and see what the weather brings in a week or two.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: backroadsarcher] #7751407
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Originally Posted by backroadsarcher
Originally Posted by 20scout
I just got back from running my short line and can tell you I'm glad I pulled most of them the other day. I even made another pot of coffee trying to work up enough enthusiasm to go out in this weather. Nothing in any of my traps except a new layer of snow and no new tracks. Maybe tomorrow.....

Yep all is pulled. No snares or traps out. Maybe time to put some fur up and see what the weather brings in a week or two.

My problem is all my fur has been put up and I have most of my gear cleaned up and put away.


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7751538
12/22/22 10:44 PM
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Well with the forecast for tomorrow and no new tracks anywhere today we opted to pull two of the three lines. No fur in the traps today which really surprises me as I must not know as much about marten as I thought I did. I know they donít really have any fat on them but I still assumed they would move like normal in single digit temps but they havenít.

Only five traps out and will check/pull them early tomorrow hopefully before it gets ugly out

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7751601
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Originally Posted by K9man
Well with the forecast for tomorrow and no new tracks anywhere today we opted to pull two of the three lines. No fur in the traps today which really surprises me as I must not know as much about marten as I thought I did. I know they donít really have any fat on them but I still assumed they would move like normal in single digit temps but they havenít.

Only five traps out and will check/pull them early tomorrow hopefully before it gets ugly out



The marten are under the snow pac.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: beanpole] #7751811
12/23/22 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by beanpole
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Picked up this large male marten today in one of the newspaper boxes set on a low to the ground running pole. Nice sunny day.


Nice looking Sled and gear box on it! Where did you ever come across that?


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: Dead Coyote] #7751909
12/23/22 10:41 AM
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Shannon, it took a lot of searching. I picked this one up from a guy in the U.P. who used it for similar hobbies. Just what I was looking for.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7752062
12/23/22 01:46 PM
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Caught a bobcat today. Was very surprised. Seen the trap was out of the box and expected a fisher as I have caught two in the last three years there. This my first cat in a 220 cubby. I will post a pic when I get it thawed.

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: MNEric] #7752073
12/23/22 01:55 PM
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Congratulations on the cat, good surprise

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