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Old 12-06-2017, 10:22 PM
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Put a little more than a dozen boxes out last weekend and had our first check this evening. Picked up 4. 2 adults 2 juveniles. Off to a good start for our little area.


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Old 12-06-2017, 10:35 PM
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:57 PM
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Thatís awesome

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:50 PM
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Good job. I hope that you have a great season!
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Old 12-07-2017, 07:31 AM
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Thatís awesome

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Thanks.

I have a mixed bag. I prefer the belisle 160. As long as you don't push the conibear into the box as far as it can go it doesn't "jump" forward at the animal, so most of my catches have been single bar at the neck.
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:52 AM
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Nice dark brown colors, large 1 and 2X ones should bring good price on NAFA sale. What area of the province are you trapping? Well done!
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Nice dark brown colors, large 1 and 2X ones should bring good price on NAFA sale. What area of the province are you trapping? Well done!
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:07 AM
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Camdec, do not be a smart a__. I notice you are trapping in smaller aspen/polar. I am RFMA trapper and like to study how aspen/mixed boreal areas compare to pine, white spruce, back spruce forest for marten numbers. I was not asking for your LSD , just some general idea of WMU or even trapping district, town you are near would be fine.
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Old 12-08-2017, 10:44 AM
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BGW,

For your info I have the most marten catch on transition areas. For example I have a lot of skeg on my east side. The poplar, spruce ridge above the spruce bog is a great producer. Better than out on the spruce bog
The reverse is true on my west side which is Hills. The lower wet areas with spruce, or the sandy pine sections on the poplar Hills were better than straight up poplar beds.

Hope that helps.

And most of my fishers are caught in the spruce bogs, below ridges.
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Camdec, do not be a smart a__. I notice you are trapping in smaller aspen/polar. I am RFMA trapper and like to study how aspen/mixed boreal areas compare to pine, white spruce, back spruce forest for marten numbers. I was not asking for your LSD , just some general idea of WMU or even trapping district, town you are near would be fine.
Whoops. Sorry BGW. I actually didnít see you asked area. Though just province. Iím near Peace River. You are correct. Mainly poplar, but I tend to set around spruce. Mainly just to use the overhead bows as a snow shelter.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:01 PM
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My best areas are near spruce bogs. Big pines don't seem to do so well for me and I don't have much success in poplar areas.
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Our line is all lodge pole pine with some limited areas of black spruce. I find very poor catch numbers in black spruce/bog areas. PS Camdec I grew up in Peace Country so know your area well.
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Neat paws on this one
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Old 12-17-2017, 10:52 AM
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Camdec, how are your marten numbers holding up with the warm weather? We started adding liver to our bait and numbers for each trap check of both marten and even fisher went way up.
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