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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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checked out pgc site they added 2g for fisher this yr. now only if i knew were to find one with only 5 days to get one kinda makes it hard. found a set of tracks last yr after xmas its prob not hanging around there any more.
i have read some books on them but were have u guys and girls seen them or signs of them. what kind of terrain?? brushy/ swamp/ rocky/ pines/ and so on? thank you for any input i would love to catch one just gotta find one first.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 12:01 AM
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We've had a season here in 2C for the last 2 years. We have lots of fishers but the short season makes it very tough on an animal that has a large range. I've got plenty of trail cam pics of them but still waiting to catch one. Setting heavy with a ton of traps I believe is the best bet.




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Wish they had a season on them here in the Northeast. Tracks everywhere, even treed a couple with the dogs. I caught a couple last season and I wasn't even targeting them. I never saw so much fisher sign as I did last winter.
This was the smallest (only one I got a pic of).


The second one I released was a beauty, largest I've ever seen. They are fun to release by the way, vicious critters.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-14-2012, 01:18 PM
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cb,

Start scouting in hemlock laden creek bottoms. Anytime I'm in those areas here in 1B, I find tracks. See them in the thickets on ridges and such too, but those hemlock creek bottoms always seem to hold sign of them.

Put out some trail camera if you have any.

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I agree with adam. Also thick pines on benches.

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My buddy and I have both tagged out both seasons thusfar. Hemlocks..Hemlocks and more Hemlocks. A stream in a dark Hemlock forest is a must to set. 1 set on the bank...another 20 yards out and another 20 yards out. Skunk Junk or Bob Noonans Skunk grease (he is usually at the rondy) is a must smeared above your sets. I use muskrat meat in a dirthole with Gusto and throw around some stinky fish Juice. I can usually smell my sets before I see them.

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My buddy and I have both tagged out both seasons thusfar. Hemlocks..Hemlocks and more Hemlocks. A stream in a dark Hemlock forest is a must to set. 1 set on the bank...another 20 yards out and another 20 yards out. Skunk Junk or Bob Noonans Skunk grease (he is usually at the rondy) is a must smeared above your sets. I use muskrat meat in a dirthole with Gusto and throw around some stinky fish Juice. I can usually smell my sets before I see them.
Wow BDR, great advice but were did you get muskrat meat? I thought they were an endangered species here in PA! At least they are in my trapping section of the world anyway.

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Very nice pics. I can almost feel the chill of the snow.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-16-2012, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: fisher

thanks guys any help is great. i found one set of tracks last yr but thought it was a fluke. it was along a spring that ran between a feild and a small thicket no pines that i could see. think he was passing through. nice pict if i get a chance i will try to post the ones i seen to compare.
so bait for them skunky smelly stuff i ordered some gusto for next season after all the good reports i heard about it for fox.
all i need is a fisher mink and beaver and my quest will b done to have one of everthing this great state has to offer excluding elk never even put in for it. i live in elk county see elk all the time u can walk right up to them dosnt seem to sporting but to each his own.
agen thanks to all for the input.
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