well if the fishers get the weak and stupid maybe the gene pool is stronger. im no biologist but it makes sense in my head. if this needs a separate thread so be it but its an interesting conversationBigbrownie said:I'm not buying that fishers kill a lot of porcupines. We have way more porcupines now than ever, and we have a high fisher population in the area I hunt and trap. There are a lot easier animals in the woods to kill than them. I never find any carcasses of killed porcupines, but have found the remains of turkeys. I'd venture to say I shoot more porcupines while hunting and checking traps than the fishers catch and kill.