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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2012, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Scouting for the 2012-13 season

I started scouting for the 2012-13 season. I had one of my worst seasons this past year and decided that I'm going to bear down and find the most productive areas and try to run the most efficient trapline as possible. Here are a few pics I have got off the trail cam recently.

Here are a couple of fisher pics.




And a couple of coon pics



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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 10:14 AM
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Re: Scouting for the 2012-13 season

Nice Pics. Are you located in an area that allows you to trap fishers? Scouting is the first step to success!
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i wanted to scout 4 mink this year but there was no snow
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Re: Scouting for the 2012-13 season

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Nice Pics. Are you located in an area that allows you to trap fishers? Scouting is the first step to success!
Yep, I live in 2C and according to the Game Commission, we have one of the highest fisher populations in the state. I live next to Gallitzin State Forest and Indiana University of Pennsylvania along with the Game Commission did a fisher study a couple of years ago in the area. They found a very high population that was thriving and very healthy. It's very obvious because the turkey and squirrel population in this area is decreasing rapidly. I have had a fisher license for the last 2 years now but with only a 6 day season, it seems to make it a bit tough. They seem to roam quite a bit.

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Re: Scouting for the 2012-13 season

To me, scouting and tracking is as much fun as the actual trapping.

I trap mink because I don't know any better
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awsome pic's!


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Nice pics! Good luck with the scouting and next season!

I am lucky enough to spend a lot of time outside....running the coondog now....i am always looking for critter sign!
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I agree with old mink, I love to scout out new areas as much as setting the traps

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Re: Scouting for the 2012-13 season

Whats the make and model of your trail cam I like the colored night time pics... my mualtree takes b/w pic at night and colored in datlight only
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