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#2807824 - 11/02/11 12:01 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Bethel, AK
I've tried that set. I think White or someone said our spruce don't have the needle density to make this quick and efficient. I think you would be better off finding scrap plywood, milk jugs, flower pots or ordering up some mailboxes.
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#2807874 - 11/02/11 12:50 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Yea, i was jus trying to find a way of getting away from the boxes and cubbies. Thus making my bravo load lighter. I wanna travel lighter cause i roundtrip twice a week with the bravo. I usually have in the sled = One wolf box with traps and snares, one marten box, bait box, and i carry a few lynx traps, plus all the assorted gear and tools. Gets a little crazy in my sled. I can only put three totes, dispatch pole, small shovel, axe, emergency gear, lined duffel for catch, small tool box, come-along, 100ft rope,3-330mags, ice pick and snow shoes. I used to try stash a tote of gear on each end of the places i trap but quite a few trail riders around sometimes. Jus don't wanna lose gear. I was thinking of using 12" stove pipe sections and making more permanent sets with bait in the middle and a coni on each side, but that can get spendy...hmmm

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#2807880 - 11/02/11 12:56 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
frozen okie Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 803
Loc: wasilla,alaska
might think about a #1 ls on a piece of 2x4 nailed to tree?Trap wired off over head to a limb or to 2x4.....been thinking about that set for marten
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#2807888 - 11/02/11 01:08 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
well if i was to use a number one it'll be the good ole leaning pole set, or a tip-up on the base of a tree. Thing is one snow fall your re-setting everything, so i am leaning to more a verticle set...i think i have no way around it but i might jus have to stay with some sort of cubby.

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#2807891 - 11/02/11 01:15 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
frozen okie Offline
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Registered: 11/26/08
Posts: 803
Loc: wasilla,alaska
I was thinking if 2x4 was under a thick spruce it would help keep snow off of it.But flower pots are light and stack pretty good even with the bait already wired inside of them.The one thing I found about the coni clips is that the some spruce bark is thicker than some like on the really big trees and I had to make a flat spot on tree to get 120 into it.
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#2807908 - 11/02/11 02:06 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Be careful of snowload. might fence staple the limbs into a v. to form a cubby.
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#2808120 - 11/02/11 08:41 AM Re: marten traps [Re: bdonaghy]
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Registered: 10/21/11
Posts: 0
Loc: MONTANA
[quote=bdonaghy] and a smear of newt sterlings sexy sable lure on the bait, and that's it! That sexy sable lure has made a BIG difference the last few years!

Where would a guy find this stuff?? Also, any input from anyone if this would work here in Montana??
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#2808217 - 11/02/11 10:00 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1845
Loc: juneau, alaska
Years ago I tried the spruce boughs as a cover. Marten, as well as weasels simply went through the side of them. Didn't catch a single thing. I think I saw it on an old video.
Switched to flower pots and have used them since. Light, can stack a bunch with minumal room, cheap,(free for me), and pretty much weather-proof.
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#2808233 - 11/02/11 10:12 AM Re: marten traps [Re: alaska viking]
Dirt Online   content
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 318
Loc: Armpit, ak
Originally Posted By: alaska viking
Years ago I tried the spruce boughs as a cover. Marten, as well as weasels simply went through the side of them.


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#2808258 - 11/02/11 10:36 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
I have access to flower pots. I can jus bring along 3-5 everytime i go out in the field incase i find more places. But i usually have more permanet sets out there. Well i'll test try some sets once i get started.

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#2808299 - 11/02/11 11:29 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Boles Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 393
Loc: Revelstoke BC Canada
Yukontrapper.Have you thought about a set like these.I cut scrap plywood squares and cut an exagerated keyhole shape in them.With the chainsaw cut a square in a tree,not all the way through.A little pop with the ax and youve formed a reccess to put in bait.Use 2 three inch nails to hang on tree,these nails can be left protruding to hold the connibear.Usually stick a conifer bough in front of the bait to hide it

This picture doesnt have the cut above the set but
Another horizontal cut can be made with the saw and a shingle, split of wood,tin flashing,stiff plastic inserted.To hold off snow load,not needed here as the tree provides the cover
These plywood plates can be stacked and many carried.I have some that have been catching marten for over 30 years.
only drawback is you need big trees,
Dan'l


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#2808447 - 11/02/11 01:44 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
braggadoe Offline
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Registered: 02/25/11
Posts: 10
Loc: alberta
here's my take on boles set, really don't need the plate. but i'm sure it doesn't hurt.

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i do the same with 330's

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#2811222 - 11/03/11 11:32 PM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Boles/braggadoe, that is a pretty neat set, but i lack the tree size. I have some good size ones out there, but usually in the pecker poles to 12-15" at the biggest ones. I'll prolly kill them if i tried. Great idea though. Otherwise on the good note the Yukon finally stopped running ice now wait for it to freeze over good then i am in buisness again! Been snowing great here, jus need to get better freezing temps. While we wait the fur gets more prime, usually towards Dec. Marten and Lynx are pretty good. So the wait is also better for that reason and i am not killing my machine trying to get out. Happy Trappin

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#2811238 - 11/04/11 12:34 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Hello FT, How are your Trap pans coming along? How many outta your long line are you going to set with new Coni set up? Well i got 6in PVC tubes drilled and set up as bait protectors, we get alot camp robbers and them voles eating up the bait. I am gonna try use them on the leaning poles sets i have out from last year. See if that helps or hinders since the bait won't be entirely visible, may try hanging a foot or so above and about a foot forward from my trap. See how that go's.

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#2811270 - 11/04/11 02:35 AM Re: marten traps [Re: Dirt]
ak_flyfisher Offline
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Registered: 11/26/09
Posts: 26
Loc: Anchorage, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Dirt
Originally Posted By: alaska viking
Years ago I tried the spruce boughs as a cover. Marten, as well as weasels simply went through the side of them.


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Been planning on trying this out...maybe not - thanks for the info.
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#2811280 - 11/04/11 03:22 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Quote:
Hello FT, How are your Trap pans coming along?

Yukon you talking to me? No trap pans in my future.
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#2811358 - 11/04/11 06:54 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
braggadoe Offline
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Registered: 02/25/11
Posts: 10
Loc: alberta
hey guys, i have a bait question?

i have to heli into my line and weight is allways a problem. i would use only beaver but i just can't carry enough in. so i use a alot of bird carcasses, and raspberry jam. i'll get some beaver once i get out there and use marten meat once i get rolling. i've tried that pellet crab/prawn bait but it didn't seem to work unless i mixed it with jam, it smelled good to me, but wasn't the answer. is there anything else that works great and is light/doesn't take up much space?


thanks!
heading out nov. 11
bored to death right now! really enjoying this site

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#2811460 - 11/04/11 08:36 AM Re: marten traps [Re: akntrpr]
Top Jimmy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 4555
Loc: Alaska, USA
Mouse traps around the cabin and voles maybe?

-TJ
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#2811475 - 11/04/11 08:45 AM Re: marten traps [Re: yukontrapper]
yukontrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Originally Posted By: yukontrapper
Hello FT, How are your Trap pans coming along? How many outta your long line are you going to set with new Coni set up? Well i got 6in PVC tubes drilled and set up as bait protectors, we get alot camp robbers and them voles eating up the bait. I am gonna try use them on the leaning poles sets i have out from last year. See if that helps or hinders since the bait won't be entirely visible, may try hanging a foot or so above and about a foot forward from my trap. See how that go's.



Good morning. My mistake, i wasn't paying attention and was refering to the actual first post in this thread. akntpr. Jus got mixed up trying to remember who started the thread. Guess i should checked.
Braggadoe, Do you have access to yukon fish over in alberta. The local blacksmith and a musher put up fall split fish and dry fish as dog feed and they usually make a pretty decent bait pile for me. And it is light and fast to work with. Unsure if Alberta is along the yukon in Canada, but thought i'd ask ya.

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#2811513 - 11/04/11 09:15 AM Re: marten traps [Re: braggadoe]
white17 Offline

"General (Mr.Sunshine) Washington"

Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14797
Loc: McGrath, AK
Originally Posted By: braggadoe
hey guys, i have a bait question?

i have to heli into my line and weight is allways a problem. i would use only beaver but i just can't carry enough in. so i use a alot of bird carcasses, and raspberry jam. i'll get some beaver once i get out there and use marten meat once i get rolling. i've tried that pellet crab/prawn bait but it didn't seem to work unless i mixed it with jam, it smelled good to me, but wasn't the answer. is there anything else that works great and is light/doesn't take up much space?


thanks!
heading out nov. 11
bored to death right now! really enjoying this site



I'm assuming you are talking about marten bait here. I just use feathers hung above and beyond the trap. I'm using footholds so that won't apply to you but usually I use grouse. I figure I can get 10 marten per bird because the marten doesn't always get the feathers. I'd buy something more concentrated than jam for scent. Something like Paul's Skunky Backbreaker, Gusto, Magnum Marten. Way more stink per unit of weight. I fly all my stuff in also so I understand your problem.
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