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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Re: Marking Holes
"Marking" a muskrat den as 'yours' would have no legal standing. If another trapper has permission to trap the property and he or she gets there first, they can set anywhere they like, irregardless of any "markings."
Marking muskrat dens is an old time custom in some areas. I have not even heard that term in years and years. To the best of my knowledge, it never was a law or anything like that.
I suppose where several gentlemen trappers shared a stream they may have honored each others markers.
Personally I never would do that. I would not mark a den or honor another trappers marker. I would simply set my traps when I arrive and be done with it.
I trap mink because I don't know any better