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    Default Snared marten pics

    Here's a pic of my second snared marten of the year. First try at snaring this year and so far, so good.

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    Cool!!!!!!! Show us some more detail, snare size, bait, etc.
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    Here are a couple more shots. I'm using 1/32" cable attached to 11 gauge support wire. The loop opens to about 2" and seems to work perfectly for neck catches. I've been putting 2 or 3 snares on a horizontal pole baited with salmon eggs or grouse wings and using some Magnum Marten lure from Northwest predator control. The marten in this picture actually followed my trail for quite a ways, circling under a conibear pole set before this set.



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    Caught any gray jays yet, in the snares?
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    Haven't caught any Jays in the snares. In fact, I haven't caught any jays on my line this year. I haven't really seen that many either, perhaps the local population is low. Anyhoo, I'm quite happy with the performance of the snares. I'm hiking in nearly 7 miles, so saving weight is critical.

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    Question Snare type

    Solohunter, Are you using a plain snare, or the kind with a loaded spring? Do you place the bait in the center of the pole and snares at both ends, or bait at on end, and random placement of snares??

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    I'm putting the bait in the middle, with snares on either side. The set in the photo above happens to have the bait at one end, but usually I have snares on both sides. The snares themselves aren't spring-loaded or anything, just really fast cause they're so small. I figure that if one misses or gets knocked down for whatever reason, the others might still have a chance. There's also the possibility of getting a double, but I'm not holding my breath on that one. Hope that answers some questions.

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    Solohunter, Thanks for the response to my questions. Hope you do get a double. Goodluck.
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    Default Magnum Martin lure

    I second that Magnum Martin from NWPC. Its good stuff. Nice Pics

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    Picked up a couple more this weekend, one of which was another snare catch. Kinda fun when things work out as planned.


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    Alright solo hunter!Nice looking marten!

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