Marten and Fisher-Will someone who knows, tell us about the marten and fisher? Tell us about their appearance and habits, what they feed on, how and where they travel, what kind of track they make and where they are likely to be found. Also give methods of trapping.
The marten is an animal of the weasel family, about the size of the mink, but having longer legs, bushier tail and larger ears. Their food consists mainly of rabbits, partridges, squirrels and mice. They are found only in the heavily timbered sections of the North and West and never near the habitations of man. The marten is very easily captured in baited traps, the No. 1 size being mostly used.
The fisher is a larger animal, belonging to the same family and their food is the same as that of the marten. They are found in Eastern Canada and parts of some of the northern States-also parts of the Pacific Coast States, British Columbia and Alaska. They are found only in the rough wooded sections. As a rule they are easily captured in baited traps, the No. 1 ½ being the proper size.
Articles describing these animals and the methods employed in capturing them appear from time to time in Hunter-Trader-Trapper.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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