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zeek 12-09-2010 10:02 PM

Fishers
 
Anyone setting for fishers next Saturday?
What size of traps are you using and are you making any specific sets?
I will be making a few cubby sets and then some dirtholes for them either using a #2 or 3(in case of coyote and snow).

Deer Lane 12-09-2010 10:23 PM

Re: Fishers
 
I am. I'll be using duke 1.75 with mods and #2 montys.

Lew Smith 12-09-2010 11:35 PM

Re: Fishers
 
I will be setting some as well. Using 1.75 and #2.

Pasquinel 12-10-2010 12:50 AM

Re: Fishers
 
I'll be setting bucket sets with 160's probably only three and six dirt hole or flat sets for Bobcat using #3 Brighers or Gibbs.

Forestman3 12-10-2010 01:21 AM

Re: Fishers
 
Are we allowed to use 160`s in a bucket set in Pa?I know we can use 110 for mink and muskrat in a waterway.If you get two in one night in 160`s it`s going to be hard to let one go.

long beard 12-10-2010 12:00 PM

Re: Fishers
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Forestman3
Are we allowed to use 160`s in a bucket set in Pa?I know we can use 110 for mink and muskrat in a waterway.If you get two in one night in 160`s it`s going to be hard to let one go.

No we are not allowed to set for fishers this way. He needs to read the " book" to be sure to stay out of trouble. Something everyone should do whether it's the first time we are allowed to harvest a certain animal or the millionth time you gotta read the regs man !!!!!!!!

Bob Jamison 12-10-2010 01:30 PM

Re: Fishers
 
Okay, tell me where it says we are not allowed to use 160's on fisher? As long as that 160 is set in a watercourse, it's perfectly legal.

trapmando 12-10-2010 01:37 PM

Re: Fishers
 
Swamps are water features, aren't they

Adam 12-10-2010 02:05 PM

Re: Fishers
 
I just looked through the entire digest online using the search feature and looking for the word "fisher". The only thing is says in regards to what traps may be used in the taking of fishers is this:

"There have been no regulation changes regarding the types of traps allowed or sets that may be used to take fishers during this season."

Since you couldn't trap fishers before now, that leads me to believe that you can use any legal trap you want (not cable restraints) as long as they are set legally. In other words, you can use conibears provided they are set up in a watercourse.

long beard 12-10-2010 02:23 PM

Re: Fishers
 
Adam you are correct but what is to happen if one was to set more than one conibear trap and got lucky or should I say unlucky to catch 2 or even more fishers in this type of trap the same night? As it has been said in a prev. post " pretty hard to release one in a conibear". I would think the PGC would be better off making it legal to use cable restraints for fishers and cats. At least there is the abiltity to release the animal were a body gripper there is no chance. When one thinks of fisher trapping with a 160 bucket set don't you picture the leaning log set with the bucket at the top and a coni in between in the middle of hemlock forest, no where near a "water coarse"? I could see setting maybe one in your fisher line but setting any more you may just be looking for problems IMO. Just something to keep in mind and I do not want to see any one of us get in trouble. We don't need it with all the antis out there.


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