I taped this fisher while bow hunting along the Eastern River inDresden, Maine. He followed my estrus rail right up to my tree. http://youtube.com/watch?v=Tfq-PbdwBsk
I had one last year try to get into the same tree as I was in. I was using racoon piss as a cover scent on my boots for walking in and she folowed it into my tree. The way fishers hunt is they get something up a tree clime up after it and gut it from underneath. they were reintroduced to Ontario to cut back on the porcupine pop. The last thing you want in a tree with you is a fisher, they have been known to put a bear off it's own kill.
well lets just say my arrow was more than she was counting on when she tried to gut this big old coon
Very cool. They are so elusive. My sister has one living in her back yard in Ludlow Vermont. We've seen it twice in 5 years. They have a bad reputation of eating peoples pets. So much so the cats can't go out any more.
Winter is tough on whitetails, that is an accepted fact.
You can help the quality of your herd by providing winter plots - that are not necessarily designed as kill plots.
Having what I call green plots - that the deer can browse in when most of the other food is gone, can greatly benefit the deer herd when they need it most.
Come December - at least in our area of the south - most of the mast is gone, all of the crops were long harvested and this green browse can really make the difference for...