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7 Marten Trapping Tips, Tricks and Techniques

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Marten are a nice change of pace when it comes to the trapping game. Marten trapping affords one the opportunity to take a scenic drive or hike into the chillier elevations that they inhabit; the breath-taking view is usually almost as much fun as trapping the marten is. Marten are also quite unique among furbearers in that they have several …

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How to Trap Marten: Easy Tricks and Tips

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The Marten is generally an easy animal to trap. While not quite as trusting as the muskrat, it is nowhere near as trap-wary as the fisher. The real challenge when it comes to trapping marten is to travel to their isolated habitats and to locate their specific territories. Their curious natures will pretty much ensure that they’ll be drawn to …

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Top Fisher Trapping Sets: Don’t waste time trying others!

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So you’ve finally decided to graduate from novice trapping and move on to the big leagues. Fishers (or Fisher cats as they are also known, despite the fact that they aren’t feline) are not what you’d call easy prey. They are some of the most aggressive and large furbearing predators from the weasel family in the North American continent and …

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How to Trap a Fisher: Fast and Easily

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The Fisher cat is a challenge to trap, even for fairly experienced trappers. And catching one fisher is no guarantee of catching another because they are notorious for learning rather quickly from failed attempts. Their omnivorous diets, their generally trap-wary natures, their aggressive predator instincts all contribute to their trapping difficulty. In addition, they are arboreal creatures that can easily …

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Fisher Trapping Tips, Tricks and Techniques

Fisher Trapping Tips, Tricks and Techniques

The Fisher is one of the more difficult furbearers to trap in North America. The reasons for why are myriad; they are semi-arboreal, they are excellent swimmers, they are omnivorous and can feed on carrion, they are quite trap-wary and they are not exactly married to their trails. Therefore, it only stands to reason that trapping them consistently would be …

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Best Bait for Trapping Marten

best bait for trapping marten

Baiting your traps is usually an afterthought if you’re dealing with an animal whose trail you can easily track. The muskrat is a prime example of an animal where bait is more of a hindrance than it is helpful. But when your target of choice is the solitary marten, then lures and bait are your best friend. Some say that …

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Muskrat Slide Set: Best Tips and Techniques to Muskrat Trapping

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What is a Muskrat Slide Set? Muskrats are rather bold creatures, and they have little problem travelling quite far from their dens for food should the need arise. And since they are semi-aquatic, they are as comfortable in the water as they are on land. The point where these topological preferences meet is also a perfect spot to place a …

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Types of Rabbit Traps

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There is a common misconception among laymen that hunting wild game and trapping wild game is essentially the same thing. After all, the end result is that some poor furry creature is taken from its habitat either dead or alive for the purposes of the hunter/trapper in either case. But even the novice trapper or hunter will tell you that …

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Tips, Tricks and Techniques on Trapping Muskrats

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Trapping muskrats is quite possibly the best way for one to induct oneself into the arcane world of trapping. There are just so many things the muskrat has going for it. Its soft fur, its meat (if prepared properly, of course), its complete lack of trap-shyness, its amphibious lifestyle (allowing for water and land trapping depending upon your preference) and …

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Tips and Techniques To a Muskrat Runway Set

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What is a Muskrat Runway Set? Muskrats love the water, especially the shallow parts that allow them to occasionally peek up out of the surface. As a result, they dig out furrows into the earth at the bottom of the underwater trail and these furrows are referred to as muskrat “runways”. And as you might imagine, these runways make for …

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