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Offline Boss .300 winmag

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Re: Marten
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2017, 05:33:21 PM »
We've got a lot of marten up here where im at. This year id like to get my hands on a few and thinking about trying something new, im thinking on using the better mouse trap rolling bucket idea but over size it using a 55 gallon drum half full of water with a gatorade bottle packed with beaver meat suspended above it. Of course ill have to make it so that the bait is not visible to raptors and ill suspend up the trunk of the tree in hopes nothing larger will tip it over or get to my marten. Snow is about the only way i know of to for sure locate marten populations and there are plenty around here as far as elevation goes i caught one at just over 500' in big old timber he'd been tripping my bobcat sets i thought it was just a civet and set a little trap up next to my cat set and the next day boom i got my first marten.

How are you going to keep the water from freezing?
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Re: Marten
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 05:38:12 PM »
We've got a lot of marten up here where im at. This year id like to get my hands on a few and thinking about trying something new, im thinking on using the better mouse trap rolling bucket idea but over size it using a 55 gallon drum half full of water with a gatorade bottle packed with beaver meat suspended above it. Of course ill have to make it so that the bait is not visible to raptors and ill suspend up the trunk of the tree in hopes nothing larger will tip it over or get to my marten. Snow is about the only way i know of to for sure locate marten populations and there are plenty around here as far as elevation goes i caught one at just over 500' in big old timber he'd been tripping my bobcat sets i thought it was just a civet and set a little trap up next to my cat set and the next day boom i got my first marten.

How are you going to keep the water from freezing?


Thats gonna be the tough part though we dont get a whole lot of deep freeze weather up here. Ill just have to monitor the weather and pull the bait when we do get freezes i will also have a cages in the area for them along with cat sets.

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Re: Marten
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2017, 07:22:17 PM »
I tried a similar thing for civets. I finally gave up after a while. Freezing weather or rainy weather fouled the trap. I drilled a hole in the side to keep the water a constant level but you would be amazed how many leaves and needles get in and seem to stop the hole up. Other things too and I finally gave it up
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Re: Marten
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2017, 07:58:27 PM »
Me personally like cages for marten! Sounds weird especially if you're in a  state where you don't have to . My reason is pretty simple you can be selective on them where there is not a dense population I prefer to release females and younger marten . You can tell by their  size and by just wearing a pair of welding gloves you can pick them up and see if they're male or female . The areas I trap I want to keep trapping a handful of them every year so I release ALL females and juvenile males
s this is a small female released unharmed and a full belly
this was a big mature male which I kept

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Re: Marten
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2017, 08:43:35 PM »
Thats awesome.

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Re: Marten
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2017, 03:55:32 AM »
Same as JakeLand, Fred.
Trap  was on the ground, covered with a tarp and brush.  Beaver meat for bait.
It never changes, but it is always different.

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Re: Marten
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2017, 04:56:48 AM »
Thatís impressive Jakeland. 
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Re: Marten
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2017, 05:16:10 AM »
Why their thick where hes from

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Re: Marten
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2017, 05:53:41 AM »
Why their thick where hes from
marten go in cycles like rabbits and you can wipe a area out very easy but like said it's what I do my  :twocents:

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Re: Marten
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2017, 08:30:20 AM »
 :tup:
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Re: Marten
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2017, 08:29:53 PM »
Same as JakeLand, Fred.
Trap  was on the ground, covered with a tarp and brush.  Beaver meat for bait.
Gramps is that one of the marten you trapped in the Blue Mnts.?

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Re: Marten
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2017, 07:51:34 AM »
Yes
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Re: Marten
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2017, 10:19:43 PM »
They like hiding in trees when spooked

 

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