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I seen one about 15 years ago in Blair county... Hopping through about 3-4 feet of snow in Flinter season. Was only feet away!!! My dad tried to tell me it was a groundhog! Now we see quit a few all areas we hunt! NICE PICS!!!
 

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Sure, said to be porkies, yet I have not seen any carcasses in the mountains! HUNDREDS of live porkies, though. And see many fishers in swampy bottom areas void of the porcupine! Last fisher I seen was eating apples from under the trees I was archery hunting!
 

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They will starve in Washington County...no Porky's

Do they eat anything else?
 

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Fishers are generalist predators. They will feed on any animal they can catch and will eat carrion. They are also known to supplement their meat diet with insects, nuts, berries, and mushrooms. Their primary prey includes snowshoe hare and porcupine. Since they are solitary hunters their choice of prey is limited to their size. Analyses of stomach contents and scat have found evidence of birds, small mammals and even deer. The latter food sources shows that they are not averse to eating carrion. Fishers have been observed to feed on the carcasses of deer left by hunters.

Fishers are one of the few predators that seek out and kill porcupines.
 

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The 'Yote I shot this past fall had just gotten into one prior to running down the trail to me. Bunch of quills on his bloodied muzzle and paws.
 

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He was prob glad you put him outta his misery....
 

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the fishers I have encountered were all feeding on my bait piles which consist of butcher scraps, dead layer hens, road kill deer etc.... in other words, meat!
 

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I guess they are quite the oportunistic feeders....
 

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PADingo said:
Fishers are generalist predators. They will feed on any animal they can catch and will eat carrion. They are also known to supplement their meat diet with insects, nuts, berries, and mushrooms. Their primary prey includes snowshoe hare and porcupine. Since they are solitary hunters their choice of prey is limited to their size. Analyses of stomach contents and scat have found evidence of birds, small mammals and even deer. The latter food sources shows that they are not averse to eating carrion. Fishers have been observed to feed on the carcasses of deer left by hunters.

Fishers are one of the few predators that seek out and kill porcupines.
Sounds like we have a coyote that can climb a tree.
 
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