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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: FriarTuck] #7756250
12/28/22 12:25 AM
12/28/22 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by FriarTuck
Originally Posted by K9man
Congratulations Friar, looks like your population is holding strong! Glad they were working sets for you!

Thanks, the population must be doing ok, in the last two years we have caught 14 marten there, and 13 were adult males. Not sure why, but we only trap boxes on the ground, maybe that makes a difference?


That is a bad sign for a marten population.
Ideally you want high numbers of juveniles with a ratio of sexes in your juvenile catch around 50 50 in late fall early winter.

A bunch of adult males with few adult females and no juveniles is what you often find when you go into a long untrapped refugia.The large male marten will kill the smaller females when feed becomes scarce in late winter thus few adult females and no juveniles.

Last edited by Boco; 12/28/22 12:26 AM.

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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7756283
12/28/22 02:44 AM
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Baudette MN
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That sounds reasonable Boco. I trap in a huge state forest with probably10% or less accessible this time of year with a 45 mile road through the part I trap. I know of 5 people total that trap it and we are allowed 2 marten each, so that is 10 marten allowed. That qualifies as a refuge to me.


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Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: MNEric] #7756431
12/28/22 09:50 AM
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I know a guy that use to work at the Grand Rapids office and he said registration day was quite comical, said the wardens just sat there waiting for the criminals to walk right into them.

Most criminals are really bad liars 🤣

Re: 2022 Mn Marten/Fisher Season [Re: K9man] #7757653
12/29/22 08:40 PM
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Baudette MN
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I love to leave the bait in place when I pull the traps.
Today I was checking to see if any cats were checking them out and this little guy stayed in the tree above me and barked at me to leave so he could get back to eating! [Linked Image]


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