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#1 utopiahunter

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:27 PM

K people I came across a pair of tracks today while yote hunting they were the same size as yote tracks but the pads were twice as long and the toes were skinny and there were claw marks so not a cat what does every one think. coon? skunk? realy cold so i duno.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:40 PM

I can't be 100% sure based on Description, but if I had to guess:

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:48 PM

I can't be 100% sure based on Description, but if I had to guess:

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fischer maybe????
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 09:55 PM

there was two together.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:08 PM

there was two together.

Sorry, I meant to reply with a serious comment after the Jackalope, but then wifey started talking about something and it slipped my mind. In honesty I'm thinking Marten or Fisher, take a look at this, does this look kinda like what you saw?

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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:17 PM

Coons are running this time of year as well.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:23 PM

wardo tey look right but the big pics dont show the whole pad like i saw there was about 1/8 of dusty snow on the crust and the prints were realy clear the spaceing and look of the smaller pics look right approx 24'' by 4'' they must be cool to know i'v never saw a fisher in the wild or martin must be mateing season for them hope i can catch a peek. next time im out i wonder if they like cooking oil and pork scraps that would be cool.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:26 PM

they might be coons bowtech they look alot like there tracks but iv never seen one in the real cold i always thought they hybernated in the winter now its bugging me ill have to go back out in the mourning to see if there still around.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 10:33 PM

they might be coons bowtech they look alot like there tracks but iv never seen one in the real cold i always thought they hybernated in the winter now its bugging me ill have to go back out in the mourning to see if there still around.

Raccoons do "hibernate" like bears, but just like bears, they'll wake up from time to time and venture out. Raccoon hibernation is more just a sluggishness when their whole body slows down and they're very inactive rather than a true hibernation. Because of this they can go out and even hunt sometimes.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:15 PM

Raccoons do "hibernate" like bears, but just like bears, they'll wake up from time to time and venture out. Raccoon hibernation is more just a sluggishness when their whole body slows down and they're very inactive rather than a true hibernation. Because of this they can go out and even hunt sometimes.

I saw a raccoon walking down the sidewalk in Oromocto last night, Surprised to have seen it.
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Posted 03 March 2011 - 11:31 PM

I saw a raccoon walking down the sidewalk in Oromocto last night, Surprised to have seen it.

Probably crossed at a crosswalk too, pretty smart critters.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 09:13 AM

I seen a roadkilled coon last week in that mild spell.Them bandits come out occasionally in winter when it warms up but I can't imagine them being out and about in this deep freeze?

As for the tracks in question....most likely a cougar. :D
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 11:59 AM

I think it's coming into mating season for coons right now which may explain why they are starting to run?
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 12:56 PM

you don't by chance have a coyote blind on the little lake behind the mill do you, was out snowmobiling and came across one the other day and wondered if it was yours
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

ya thats mine swampthang anyone can use it just shoot the yotes lol got one today calling by ozzies...ps thats were the tracks were.
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

I thought it might be, I'm hauling a bunch of bait into my site tomorrow, the dogs have been coming pretty regular, going to hunt it next week, if all goes well at work, now that it's staying lighter later in the evening
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Posted 09 March 2011 - 08:32 PM

swampthang hows your bait pile doing they stoped comming to mine so iv been just calling lately.
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:21 AM

I think it's coming into mating season for coons right now which may explain why they are starting to run?



Maybe a Wild Turkey with snowshoes?? lol
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Posted 10 March 2011 - 05:07 PM

they are still coming , but am going to have to move it this weekend, it's on a pond on the old Saint John Rd but with the warm wet weather and spring holes time to move it somewhere on solid ground,out of the way, anytime we sat it had snowmobilers come in , look at the bait and leave never knowing we were watching lol
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