Moving to Marquette

Discussion in 'Michigan Trapping and Varmint Hunting' started by UPJake, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. UPJake

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    As the title says, I am moving to Marquette. I’ll be making the move this week, and I’ll be coming from southeastern Indiana. I’ve trapped in Indiana, Ohio, and Mississippi. Just curious how it is to run a line in the upper peninsula.
     
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  2. U D

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    Cold, wet, and snowy!!
     
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  3. Captain Sea Cow

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    Jake, you’re in for a treat.. the great white north! Marquette is a great town!
     
  4. John Koos

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    The street signs are extra tall for a reason! Less salt too. I'm not sure if you're used to dealing with wolfs or big chocolate brown draft horses with horns. Those aren't chocolate labs swimming in the water, they're beavers! and those aren't birds, they're mosquito's! Good fishing, swimming is quite constricting. Nice country!
     
  5. shooter 50

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    TAKE ENOUGH BLACK FLIES AND MOSQUITO SPRAY FOR A LONG SUMMER OF THEM NASTY CRITTERS!
     
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    You will love it.Your going to GODS country.So much more peaceful not a rat race like southern lower
     
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    Awsome place to live and enjoy the outdoors.
     
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  8. Nostromo

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    I believe you'll be very happy there.

    Welcome.
    (what the heck is there to trap in Indiana?)
     
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    I've never run a line in the UP so I can't really give you much advice there. I would love to spend a week or 2 in early Dec targeting Martin and cats. Those are not available where I'm at.

    The NTA convention is in Escanaba this year. Probably be a ton of fellow UP trappers there to meet.
    There is also the UP Trappers Association for more resources

    I hope you will share your experience here for all of us trolls who wish we could move north with you.
    Good luck and congrats.
     
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  10. Martin Looker

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    Just remember you are and always be a troll because you come from below the bridge.
     
  11. Lumberman

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    Congrats. Marquette’s an awesome town. I spent a lot of time there working.

    As for trap lines I’m not much help. Just plan on 7 months of winter!!
     
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  12. Luv2hunteup

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    Spring beaver is a bust this year. Hard water and snow is everywhere. Beavers have taken a hit due to the number of wolves but there still are trappable numbers. We tried to make it to a friends camp to the NW of Marquette a couple weeks ago. We chained up on all 4 corners and couldn’t make it. Last weekend we received another couple of feet of snow. It’s possible there is now 4’-6’ of snow on the camp road.

    The UP has 6 million acres of land open to the public. It’s pretty well split between State, Federal and CFA land. Good luck with your move.
     
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    Latest snow cover maps. See menu on the right for snow depth.

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  14. UPJake

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    Thanks for the replies. Nostromo, I trapped a lot of coons, muskrat, coyotes, mink, fox, and beaver in Indiana and Ohio. Then we would go to Mississippi in late December and hit the cats, otter, and beaver hard. I’m really looking forward to going to the NTA. Last time I had chance to go was when it was in Lima, Ohio five years ago. I’ll definitely look into the UP trapper’s association. Is there a lot of competition in Marquette, Baraga, and Alger counties?
     
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