Ok, I have to admit when I first saw the word "marten" I thought simply that someone had typed the word Martian wrong. Yes, that is silly, but sometimes your eyes can do that to you.

Knowing that it is hunting season, I was asking my friends who hunt turkey, deer, and bear, if they went marten hunting, only one knew what I was talking about.

What is a marten? Do you need a license to hunt them in New York State?

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So what is a marten? According to online sources, it is a weasel-like mammal, known to be in North America, and originally used in for their pelts, because they are 'sable-like.' They apparently look similar to fishers, although their color can be a bit lighter. Yep, can't say I have ever seen one, to me they look a bit like a ferret. 

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Do you need a permit to hunt a Marten in New York State?

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Yes, you do need a permit to hunt them in New York State, but the permit is a free one. To get it, contact the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Region 5 Wildlife Office in Warrensburg at 518-623-1240. Have you ever gone marten or fisher hunting? What do you do with the animals after you have them?

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