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Title: A good night on the line
Post by: JakeLand on January 11, 2021, 08:48:28 PM
Went 6 for 6 tonight on marten !!
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Post by: jstone on January 11, 2021, 08:50:38 PM
Nice
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Post by: storyteller on January 11, 2021, 08:52:39 PM
very  impressive, takes a lot of work and time.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 11, 2021, 09:01:07 PM
Excellent work! I can't get a single  :chuckle:
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Post by: Cylvertip on January 11, 2021, 09:04:25 PM
That's awesome!
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on January 11, 2021, 09:14:09 PM
Good run right there! :tup:
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Post by: Cougartail on January 11, 2021, 09:20:21 PM
2 is the best I've ever done! Well done!
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Post by: redi on January 11, 2021, 09:24:59 PM
Great job congrats
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Post by: Timberstalker on January 11, 2021, 09:26:07 PM
I didnít know there was that many Marten in Washington!
Wow
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Post by: wags on January 11, 2021, 09:51:48 PM
The Washington Cascades have a relatively dense population of marten. You just never see them out and about during the day. Get to the right elevation and timber type and you will find them.
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Post by: BD1 on January 11, 2021, 11:35:54 PM
Wow :tup:
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Post by: 3nails on January 12, 2021, 04:34:42 AM
 That is a great night!
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Post by: DishBogget on January 12, 2021, 04:46:03 AM
Iíd say you have them figured out


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Post by: Ridgeratt on January 12, 2021, 04:53:21 AM
Congratulations
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Post by: Jingles on January 12, 2021, 05:10:56 AM
Impressive congrats hard work paid off
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Post by: Katalla on January 12, 2021, 05:12:55 AM
Well done!
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 12, 2021, 06:13:39 AM
Sweet how's the fur looking this year?
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Post by: steeleywhopper on January 12, 2021, 06:24:47 AM
I figured you were up on a line. Nice Haul :tup:
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Post by: Birdgetter on January 12, 2021, 07:03:37 AM
Thatís a great check!! Did you catch any in koros?
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Post by: ouchfoss on January 12, 2021, 07:04:31 AM
Very nice!  :tup:
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Post by: JakeLand on January 12, 2021, 08:11:57 AM
Fur is perfect ! A couple small ones were a little wet but the other 4 are perfect ! All caught with the little trap
Turner89 helped put the sets in an I think is hooked on the Marten trapping game but itís a lot of work and time involved
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Post by: Loup Loup on January 12, 2021, 08:32:03 AM
Good run! Looks like a fun day.
That will be a fond memory to look back on the next time you get skunked!
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on January 12, 2021, 08:46:13 AM
 :tup: Nice!
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Post by: Kain on January 12, 2021, 09:47:51 AM
Thats soo awesome.  Nice work.
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Post by: Hilltophustler on January 15, 2021, 10:01:04 AM
Thats awesome right there. Do you wedge the trap in the box so it dosent move?
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 06:01:21 PM
Yes a pressure wedge
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 06:05:12 PM
New and improved boxes done and done
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 16, 2021, 06:10:49 PM
very nice,what kind of bait set up do you use?
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 06:30:32 PM
Beaver only
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 16, 2021, 06:34:36 PM
 :tup: thank you
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 16, 2021, 06:36:11 PM
should the beaver meat be kept as fresh as possible for bobcat or let it go bad?
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 06:39:59 PM
 Marten I use fresh thawed bait
Iíve caught plenty of cats on the nastiest dripping bait possible
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 16, 2021, 06:55:35 PM
ok thank you,i finally got my first beaver so now i have bait.

what do you think?freeze half and let nature take its course on the other half.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 07:10:55 PM
I take the castor and dry it
Gut  the beaver then I quarter it and cut the head off for cat bait
Then I cut all the belly meat out and half the size of your fist just put in sandwich bags and freeze
The day before you set or check traps pull a bag out for your resets or new sets
Donít through any away
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 16, 2021, 07:15:06 PM
ok thanks again
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Post by: greenhead_killer on January 16, 2021, 07:17:44 PM
nice work!
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on January 16, 2021, 07:32:25 PM
Jake, I used to take a tin of sardines and use it at my cat sets in MT.  Open the tin of sardines by pulling back the tab but not all the way, leaving lid attached, drip the juice around the entrance to the cubby (in the modern day WA trapping, obviously a box trap). Throw the oily sardines inside the set and then hang the empty tin by a piece of trapping wire, as high as you can get it on a branch. The tin will turn and ďflashĒ in the wind. Bobcats are super curious and are attracted to the tin and cone check out where your set is at. Have you tried this before?  RJ
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 08:03:38 PM
Yep !! Iíve tried pretty much everything at least twice but my 2 favorite cat baits are beaver or duck and if Iím only putting beaver in the cage Iím still throwing feathers all around !
My eye appeal is a duck wing hung with mono fishing line and a little lure on it
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Post by: Oh Mah on January 16, 2021, 08:24:24 PM
how do you bait with duck?whole,chunks burger?
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on January 16, 2021, 08:34:54 PM
Yep !! Iíve tried pretty much everything at least twice but my 2 favorite cat baits are beaver or duck and if Iím only putting beaver in the cage Iím still throwing feathers all around !
My eye appeal is a duck wing hung with mono fishing line and a little lure on it

 :tup:  Ya, used to use beaver a lot in our sets. The wing on mono and scattered feathers is a great tactic.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 08:35:35 PM
 Breast them out for me !! For cats I cut the wings off ( to be hung for eye appeal with lure ) hang the whole duck in the back and rip a lot of feathers out and spread outside and some inside the cage
 Cats are thieves theyíll steal a free meal every chance
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Post by: JakeLand on January 16, 2021, 08:38:55 PM
One cat
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 17, 2021, 05:38:11 AM
That's a nice bobby Jake
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Post by: Cougartail on January 17, 2021, 06:59:01 AM
Was he a westside or eastside cat?
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Post by: 2MANY on January 17, 2021, 07:28:03 AM
Judging by the moss on the trees I'm going with the wetter of the 2 climates.
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Post by: redi on January 17, 2021, 08:11:45 AM
Great cat congrats
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Post by: JakeLand on January 17, 2021, 01:21:15 PM
Decent day
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Post by: Norman89 on January 17, 2021, 02:11:29 PM
I must be in all the wrong spots if this is normal for you  :chuckle:
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Post by: JakeLand on January 20, 2021, 08:12:26 PM
Couple more tonight!
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Post by: greenhead_killer on January 20, 2021, 09:07:21 PM
on a roll! that is awesome!
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Post by: Norman89 on January 20, 2021, 09:27:31 PM
With the density of martin your in, I'd be looking into a double sided box with a center bait cage see if you can swing a double or 2
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Post by: JakeLand on January 20, 2021, 09:29:44 PM
With the density of martin your in, I'd be looking into a double sided box with a center bait cage see if you can swing a double or 2
making one this weekend
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Post by: BD1 on January 20, 2021, 10:20:13 PM
You are dialed in..no surprise  :tup:
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 21, 2021, 05:04:21 AM
Smile
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Post by: Hilltophustler on January 22, 2021, 06:58:16 AM
Thats awesome  :tup:
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Post by: idaho guy on January 22, 2021, 08:25:15 PM
Wow nice job 👍
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Post by: Bullytrout on January 24, 2021, 05:17:51 PM
Anyone had marten cannibalize each other?  I had a good size marten eaten today. Weather has been warm so canít rule out catís and no snow for tracks.I have pretty high concentrations of marten in the area I trap them but this is a first for me.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 24, 2021, 05:25:14 PM
Iíve had it happen before and by weasels a cat would take the whole thing for the most part
My  :twocents:
That sucks !
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Post by: Bullytrout on January 24, 2021, 05:36:01 PM
It took everything not in the box! I almost didnít know it was there but opened the box to check the trap/bait. Weasel and birds usually leave them more skeletonized in my experience but last year was the first time I set for marten.  As good as marten are at cleaning up a carcass I figure it was eaten by a marten.  I think that without good snow cover they are having a harder time than usual staying warm and getting the voles they would normally be eating.
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Post by: Bullytrout on January 24, 2021, 06:01:44 PM
This is also not too far away from the north cascade fisher release area to completely discount the possibility of being eaten by a fisher (I have seen fisher in the area even before the release).
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on January 24, 2021, 06:05:30 PM
Did you uncover that cat trap or was it out in the open like that.
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Post by: JakeLand on January 24, 2021, 06:43:45 PM
Uncovered from getting the cat out , all cat cages are brushed in really good
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Post by: JakeLand on January 24, 2021, 06:48:31 PM
Bullytrout put a trail cam up at that box and see what happens and yes Fisher will eat them no problem
After having a couple chewed by rodents Iíve been setting them so when they pull the trap out they swing out and hang in the air , I donít think that would help with a Fisher but I think it would solve another marten or weasel and rodents from doing damage! Any pics of your sets ?
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Post by: JakeLand on January 24, 2021, 07:23:57 PM
Set up a new line this weekend with Ron
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Post by: Bullytrout on January 24, 2021, 07:31:56 PM
I just screw them to a tree like pictured.  Now I have the traps chained above the box but with the striker bar trap retention setup I am trying out only 50% of the time is the trap dislodged and the animal hanging freely.
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Post by: Bullytrout on January 24, 2021, 07:39:24 PM
Itís a small world.  I donít think I have ever met Ron but I see his truck while out trapping and we get duck carcasses from the same guy.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on January 24, 2021, 07:39:56 PM
Uncovered from getting the cat out , all cat cages are brushed in really good

Thanks. Was just curious. Whats the dimensions on the cat trap? I have my trappers license and never tried to cage cats
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Post by: JakeLand on January 24, 2021, 09:37:23 PM
Uncovered from getting the cat out , all cat cages are brushed in really good

Thanks. Was just curious. Whats the dimensions on the cat trap? I have my trappers license and never tried to cage cats
12ĒW-18ĒT-38ĒL
Iíve used a bunch of different size variations and these work great for all cats of any size with conibear triggers
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on January 24, 2021, 11:28:02 PM
thank you

is there a brand or two you like best?
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Post by: JakeLand on January 25, 2021, 03:20:17 AM
thank you

is there a brand or two you like best?
mine are all made by a buddy ( ouchfoss ) on here if buying a trap online I would go with camtrip or Briarpatch brands
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Post by: JakeLand on January 26, 2021, 08:36:13 PM
 Couple more tonight
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on January 26, 2021, 08:41:20 PM
thank you

is there a brand or two you like best?
mine are all made by a buddy ( ouchfoss ) on here if buying a trap online I would go with camtrip or Briarpatch brands

Excellent thank you.
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Post by: Norman89 on January 27, 2021, 05:16:43 AM
Just stacking then up nice work!
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Post by: JakeLand on January 27, 2021, 06:17:59 AM
No idea why theyíre sideways now
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Post by: Widgeondeke on January 27, 2021, 06:36:17 AM
appears the new traps work just fine  :tup:
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Post by: Machias on January 27, 2021, 08:30:18 AM
Having a great season!!!
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Post by: JakeLand on February 02, 2021, 09:50:26 PM
2 more Marten tonight the first one was a old guy worn out teeth and some white on his chest and the 2nd was just a good mature male
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on February 03, 2021, 05:08:57 AM
Some pretty animals there
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Post by: JakeLand on February 03, 2021, 09:08:31 AM
Front teeth a little worn
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on February 03, 2021, 09:26:13 AM
Was he chewing on the cage?
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Post by: JakeLand on February 06, 2021, 02:58:23 PM
#16 and #17 had Ron with me and finally something caught with him along
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Post by: Norman89 on February 06, 2021, 09:41:32 PM
Awesome!
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Post by: JakeLand on February 09, 2021, 11:16:40 PM
This Tom in the cage was getting smacked around by a bigger Tom when I walked up to the cage and the cage was about 15 feet from where I had it set
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on February 09, 2021, 11:52:08 PM
Looks like a pretty cat! You think the other will come back? Or be trap shy now?
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Post by: JakeLand on February 10, 2021, 03:39:23 AM
Fingers crossed heíll be back!
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Post by: Loup Loup on February 10, 2021, 05:34:47 PM
Nice big cat, JakeLand. Odds are the other one is bigger.
I had a big tom killed and partially eaten in a suitcase trap. Both real nice Lynxcats. I don't remember what I got for the eater. The other cat had one front shoulder and half its face eaten. All that the other cat could get to through the wire. I salvaged that pelt, had it tanned, and made into a headband for my daughter. Came out real nice.
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Post by: JakeLand on February 13, 2021, 06:27:29 PM
#18
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Post by: GWP on February 13, 2021, 07:55:34 PM
Dang Dude! Congrats! Awesome!
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Post by: JakeLand on February 18, 2021, 10:13:28 PM
#19 with a goal of 24 !! It was a job to do get traps checked with snowshoes on and still sinking to the hips in powder
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Post by: Hilltophustler on February 19, 2021, 08:38:00 AM
Thats awesome.  :tup: Hoping to target some at the end of the month
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Post by: JakeLand on February 20, 2021, 05:25:07 PM
Another cat and #20 on the marten
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Post by: Norman89 on February 21, 2021, 10:03:43 AM
You must have some primer habitat there jakeland!
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Post by: JakeLand on March 03, 2021, 06:29:49 PM
Thatís a wrap for the 2020-21 season got #21 to end the season!
See you at the rendezvous!
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Post by: JakeLand on March 03, 2021, 06:31:22 PM
#21
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Post by: Cougartail on March 03, 2021, 06:58:37 PM
Nice!
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Post by: JakeLand on March 17, 2021, 08:56:42 PM
End of the season for Ethan and I !
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Post by: lewy on March 17, 2021, 10:13:49 PM
Great work guys
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Post by: Norman89 on March 17, 2021, 10:48:58 PM
Awesome pic Jake!
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Post by: Jingles on March 18, 2021, 06:25:00 AM
Very nice and impressive, shows some serious dedication. Wish you were closer to mentor
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Post by: Machias on March 18, 2021, 09:19:43 AM
Nice!!!
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Post by: Birdgetter on March 18, 2021, 01:12:25 PM
Awesome! Thatís a great year!
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Post by: idaho guy on March 18, 2021, 07:43:32 PM
Nice year 👍 thatís great on the martens
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Post by: ouchfoss on March 19, 2021, 09:41:51 AM
Heck yeah! Pretty successful season.