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#3094417 - 03/27/12 09:32 PM How many marten
tebow15 Offline
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Registered: 03/01/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Iowa
So how many marten have you guys ever cot in a season. Pics welcome

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#3094443 - 03/27/12 09:42 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
takotna Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1198
Loc: Takotna AK
Never enough. grin

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#3094452 - 03/27/12 09:47 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2397
Loc: SW Alaska
A few here and there
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#3094487 - 03/27/12 10:02 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
takotna Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1198
Loc: Takotna AK
For me, weather determines my catch pretty much, to much snow or not enough, unfrozen rivers, month long -50 cold spells, rain and holidays and birthdays I'm forced to go to, don't have break downs cause I own a Bravo! grin

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#3094583 - 03/27/12 11:16 PM Re: How many marten [Re: takotna]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 212
Loc: Armpit, ak
Originally Posted By: takotna
For me, weather determines my catch pretty much, to much snow or not enough, unfrozen rivers, month long -50 cold spells, rain and holidays and birthdays I'm forced to go to, don't have break downs cause I own a Bravo! grin


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#3094665 - 03/28/12 02:01 AM Re: How many marten [Re: Dirt]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
Originally Posted By: Dirt
Originally Posted By: takotna
For me, weather determines my catch pretty much, to much snow or not enough, unfrozen rivers, month long -50 cold spells, rain and holidays and birthdays I'm forced to go to, don't have break downs cause I own a Bravo! grin


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#3094983 - 03/28/12 10:28 AM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
Pete in Frbks Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 2099
Loc: Fairbanks, Alaska
All good (although evasive...) answers. smile

My best year was 76-77, when I got 237 marten off 3 different lines. About 200 miles of line total.

I was trapping full-time, had a partner (who was a factory-trained Skidoo mechanic, luckily!) and my son had just been born.

Jason was a "12 gauge baby in a 20 guage bore." He was delivered via C-section. I had hospital bills up the ying-yang. Neither my wife or I were employed at the time and thus we had no insurance.

I trapped with a vengeance that winter! Btw, I think those skins brought close to about a $40 average. I also had quite a few lynx, 5 gulos and about 50 fox. Heck, I even chipped open some holes and took a limit of beaver that Spring. My fur check was Big Money for that era, but virtually all of it went to pay medical bills.

By Spring I came to realize that I was not going to become a millionaire by guiding hunters in the Spring and Fall, fighting fire in Summer and trapping in Winter. In April 1977 I took a fulltime position with the DNR.

Pete

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#3094998 - 03/28/12 10:41 AM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 212
Loc: Armpit, ak
Lot of I's in that, so I guess the partner was just the mechanic. His catch was Zero? smile
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#3095044 - 03/28/12 11:14 AM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
Kusko Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3768
Loc: Bethel, AK
Maybe if Pete would have wrote that in 3rd person point of view, there wouldn't have been so many "I's".....

He probably didn't proofread it either, you gotta give the guy a break, he's been around so long, he made the wheel, square..... smile smile
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#3095161 - 03/28/12 01:12 PM Re: How many marten [Re: Dirt]
Alaskan Offline
"AMY SUE"

Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4967
Loc: Gnome, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Dirt
Lot of I's in that, so I guess the partner was just the mechanic. His catch was Zero? smile


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#3095426 - 03/28/12 04:29 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
Boco Offline
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Registered: 08/08/11
Posts: 359
Loc: james bay frontierOnt.
The quota on my registered line is 55 and its a perfect quota for that line.I take that number most every year however due to population fluctuations I have taken as few as 20(not enough juveniles in the harvest),and have doubled it on those occasions when I reached the quota well before christmas with lots of juveniles in the harvest.I have bumped it to 80 a few times based on harvest data.
I also help another trapper on his line and take as many marten as he tells me to take.Mostly I help out the old guy with his beaver.

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#3095453 - 03/28/12 04:52 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
northway Offline
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Registered: 01/25/07
Posts: 1264
Loc: Tok, Alaska
Best season I ever had was around 135 total. Marten were everywhere that year. It was hard to "not" catch them. Then it has went down hill ever since. I got a total of 12 this season. Kind of hard paying for gas with 12 marten. Here is a picture of one of our best overall years. All the wolverine were not caught that season.

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#3095612 - 03/28/12 06:41 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
akpawpincher Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/04/10
Posts: 73
Loc: Alaska
Nice pic Northway and a fantastic season!
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#3095932 - 03/28/12 09:09 PM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
FishinHank Offline
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Registered: 10/25/08
Posts: 954
Loc: PWS, AK
I got the most I have ever caught this year. 14. smile Beat my old personal best by 1.
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#3096424 - 03/29/12 09:18 AM Re: How many marten [Re: Kusko]
Pete in Frbks Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 2099
Loc: Fairbanks, Alaska
Originally Posted By: Kusko
Maybe if Pete would have wrote that in 3rd person point of view, there wouldn't have been so many "I's".....

He probably didn't proofread it either, you gotta give the guy a break, he's been around so long, he made the wheel, square..... smile smile



My partner that year was only involved in sharing one of the 3 lines. I was running the other two lines myself.

My partner on the big line, Gary, didn't have time to trap much. He was working 40 hrs per week for Compeau. He spent most of his spare time fixing broken stuff on my Elan!

Come to think of it, after doing most of my writing in the early years by chiselling things in stone, I got out of the habit of proofreading and finding things I wanted to change.....!

Pete

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#3096445 - 03/29/12 09:53 AM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14669
Loc: McGrath, AK
Yeah we took it for granite that you didn't proofread the stuff. smile
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#3096471 - 03/29/12 10:28 AM Re: How many marten [Re: Pete in Frbks]
Dirt Offline
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Registered: 12/01/10
Posts: 212
Loc: Armpit, ak
Originally Posted By: Pete in Frbks
He spent most of his spare time fixing broken stuff on my Elan!



Pete


So you were a fellow Elanrider. You wouldn't have happened to be the one who coined the term "Ballast"? Apparently that's a good thing these days? crazy
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#3096488 - 03/29/12 10:39 AM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
otterman Offline



Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 2397
Loc: SW Alaska
I didn't know snowgos had Ballast I that that was a boat thing laugh
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#3096510 - 03/29/12 10:52 AM Re: How many marten [Re: tebow15]
Trappinthe502 Offline
trapper

Registered: 03/12/12
Posts: 0
Loc: Northwestern Ontario, Canada
Best year for me and the old man, caught 53 marten with only 20 boxes out. Sure seemed to be alot of marten around our line this year. Normally we run 50 to 60 boxes and catch between 25 to 40 marten.

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#3096531 - 03/29/12 11:12 AM Re: How many marten [Re: otterman]
3 Fingers Offline
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Registered: 08/22/08
Posts: 525
Loc: alaska
Originally Posted By: otterman
I didn't know snowgos had Ballast
Just don't let the gov catch you discharging your "ballast water".

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