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Fisher Cat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by 1ADAM12, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fischers are evil devils with a scream like someone is murdering a baby.
    Bloodcurdling.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they are! Had one move into the "barn" for a week last year. Was going to shoot it as my boy was coming that weekend and is usually fearless chasing animals. Well he heard the low long guttural growl of the Fisher when we walked by and stayed far from the barn all weekend.

    BTW, no birds were taken by that or family of raccoon that came by last week or the pack of coyote that swings by every now and then...coop closed at night and a fence that any of those animals could climb over in day time. Odd how those primarily night predators never took a bird here in two years of having them. One run is a 6 ft chain link huge old dog kennel and other run is 4 ft electric poultry netting. Not one loss and everything from weasel to bear. Coop door closed every night[​IMG]

    If I leave an egg on the coop over night it's eaten by morning. Yup, plenty of predators that easily get into the run.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016
  3. Millworker26

    Millworker26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Nah. I'm sure your wife has better things for you to do with your time than capture the wildlife, which is a guaranteed outcome. If your system ain't broke then there's nothing to fix.
     
  4. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Pennsylvania seems to be the new fisher hot spot. They released them in the northern areas including the Poconos and now they have expanded southward. [​IMG]
     
  5. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just awesome lol I just baited traps. Put them on wood line. Will let you all know tomorrow. My luck I will get skunks.
     
  6. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Out Of The Brooder

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    So I set a bigger trap and a smaller one. The smaller one was tripped with nothing inside. The larger one was untouched. We did hear the same noise as the previous night though. Not sure what this critter is up too!!
     
  7. Millworker26

    Millworker26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Was the bait removed from the smaller trap?

    Is your large trap large enough to capture a fisher? Aren't they fairly long animals, 3+ ft. In length?
     
  8. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am not sure of the size. Someone said they are like a large cat size. The bait in both traps was not disturbed.
     
  9. Cherib603

    Cherib603 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]They are like giant nasty weasels.
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2016
  10. Millworker26

    Millworker26 Out Of The Brooder

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    Assuming you are using cage traps? Found a Best Practices document for fisher trapping, recommended cage trap size is cited at 32" x 10" x 12.75". The animal is very long, but 1/3 of body length is tail.
     

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