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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2013, 07:35:46 AM »
We have quite a few fisher in my area. Seen their tracks a lot behind my house and where I bow hunt. My B.I.Ls girl friend saw a fisher from her tree stand 2 weeks ago.
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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2013, 07:55:03 AM »
My B.I.Ls girl friend saw a fisher from her tree stand 2 weeks ago.
The only time I've seen a Fisher in real life was in my tree stand.  It was just before sunrise and I heard something coming down the hill, sounded like a squirrel in the leaves or something similar, and I slowly looked over, saw the Fisher coming my way, then about 30 yards away he circled a clump of hardwoods and went right back the way he came.  I wish I had my SLR Camera with me at the time! 
The tree I was in at that time, is only 100 yards away from where this pic was taken, in fact if you look in the day time pics you can see the stone wall in the background, it's just on the other side of the stone wall.  That was a good 9 years ago.



Been following along.  Sounds(and looks) like a Fisher to me.  Only seen one time by me - in Canada.  But I have seen Mink many times there.  This is definitely NOT a Mink.  Way too big, shape of the head is different, and the tail is way too large in both diameter and length to be a mink.
Thanks Doc, I say this case is closed  ;D   Fisher it is.
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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2013, 10:01:08 AM »
Thanks Doc, I say this case is closed  ;D   Fisher it is.
Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, my inner NFL ref/defense lawyer/politician still says marten. ::) ;) ;D  In truth though it's neither here nor there, the fact is it's just plain cool what you can see with those cameras.  I put a friends camera on the gut pile of my last deer (4yrs ago :() and got over 300 photos (3 shot busts of course) in 3-4 days.  The only things that ate it were crows, ravens and 3 bald eagles (two grown and an immature).  Didn't get one other pic day or night of any other kind of animal, skunk, raccoon, coyote, nothing.  Thought that was pretty unusual/cool.

(I'm hoping for more pics of 'it' Piston showing a light bib on the front. ;))
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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2013, 04:06:06 PM »
(I'm hoping for more pics of 'it' Piston showing a light bib on the front. ;))

Which would prove that it's a fisher, right?  Many fisher have a white spot on their chest, some don't.  Marten tend to have a more orange area on their chest.  Succumb to the evidence, it's a fisher.

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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2013, 09:05:53 PM »
(I'm hoping for more pics of 'it' Piston showing a light bib on the front. ;))
Which would prove that it's a fisher, right?
Not from what I've been reading/looking at.  From Wiki:  "American marten usually have a characteristic throat and chest bib ranging in color from pale straw to vivid orange."  "The underside of a fisher is almost completely brown except for randomly placed patches of white or cream-colored fur. In the summer, the fur color is more variable and may lighten considerably."

Succumb to the evidence, it's a fisher.
  In the famous words of one Luke Skywalker, "Never.  I'll never turn to the dark fisherside."

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2013, 09:12:22 PM »
I really think John is right. Us members for Maine have to stick together.   :D  I did a google on both. I have never neither,but from what I saw on google I would say a marten too. Gotta love the Star Wars.
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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2013, 09:17:04 PM »
I'm rooting for geographic variation!   8)

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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2013, 09:40:28 PM »
My vote is fisher.  Although I have seen several I do not recall one with that much white on the chest.  Generally they look like a big black cat.  Looks far too big for a marten. 
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« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2013, 03:27:00 PM »
I believe it is a Fisher even though I have never seen one in the wild, I have had some experiences with martins. My most memorable was on an elk/deer hunting trip years ago in the Idaho wilderness. An afternoon hunt and I was on a rocky ridge looking down into a small canyon. I heard a noise and out of the woods next to me a martin came out and started to look me over. He was about 25 feet away and was trying to wind me. He kept on coming closer and closer until he was about 10 feet away. At this point he cocked up his leg and *pithed like a dog on a small dead branch on the ground. He then came within 2 feet of me and I moved my foot and he ran off. That was the best wildlife experience that I have ever had, even as a forester in the woods all day for many years. Martins are fairly common in Idaho and their main diet is the red pine squirrel with an occasional grouse. Martins are a reddish-brown with lighter colors at the tips. I have a really nice martin skin hat thet I got in Alaska. The pictures that I have seen of fishers shows that their fur is dark brown and they are much larger than a martin.

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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2013, 04:23:54 PM »
Fisher. I've seen them on occasion, mostly along the woods roads near streams. Mostly because that's where the mature woods are left along the buffers. My grandfather and his brother were fir trappers, but that certainly doesn't make me an expert by a long shot. But I have seen all kind of martens and many of them in a logging camp. Did I ever tell the tale of the marten in the lunch bag? Maybe so.  :D :D
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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2013, 06:02:02 PM »
Did you try petting it on the head? If it bites off one finger, it's a marten, if it gets two or more, most likely a fisher. ;D
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« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2013, 11:28:12 PM »
 :D :D good one!

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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2013, 10:08:42 AM »
Oh my.....    :o     :D
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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #33 on: November 24, 2013, 10:16:19 PM »
We've got some super sized swamp rabbits & rather burly/mean possums in my area...kinda like to see how a fisher or martin would fare one on one against either of them!!  ;)

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« Reply #34 on: November 24, 2013, 10:39:43 PM »
My money is on that one (the marten/fisher).  Let me know when it's time.  ;D

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Re: I think I caught a Fisher Cat on my game cam?
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2013, 04:25:13 AM »
A fisher will kill and eat a porcupine and use the quills as a toothpick. So them rabbits would be a nice treat. :D
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« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2013, 09:59:39 AM »
According to the MA hunting abstracts, I can trap, but not hunt fishers.  Looks like I'm going to have to trap this bugger simply to settle the debate  :D :D :D 

But like John says, regardless of what it is, it's neat to see.  Plus, it gives us something to talk about  ;D
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« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2013, 10:16:56 AM »
Trap it alive and do the finger test.  :D 
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« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2013, 11:22:52 AM »
Trap it alive and do the finger test.  :D

I'll trap it, and bring it to you for the finger test  ;D
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« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2013, 11:38:43 AM »
Hey,don't bring it to me. Bring it to Dave. He's the one that came up with the finger identification idea.  ;D
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