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#1102476 - 01/06/09 05:41 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
At* not and

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#1102509 - 01/06/09 05:48 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
I might not be the person to answer this anymore I just trap my land. But the way I would think would be any culvert under a public road should be fair game.

What I would do is PM 2poor or skunkwrestler these guys I know trap more on roads.

Would hate to steer you wrong.

Took me a couple weeks before I got my first one. Maybe move some boxes around and try new spots.

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#1102518 - 01/06/09 05:50 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
But don't move the ones your seeing the tracks but maybe try new bait. Keep your bait as fresh as you can.

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#1102531 - 01/06/09 05:53 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
I have been using weasel lure and liver and fish!

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#1102536 - 01/06/09 05:53 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
How offten should i check these traps because maybe there is to much human scent?

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#1102585 - 01/06/09 06:04 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
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#1103266 - 01/06/09 08:50 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Okay I'll do my best to give you some tips. But remember I have caught some weasels but not as many as some of these guys.

First let's talk traps and boxes. The victor rat trap I prefer the ones with the big yellow trigger and I bend the dog (rod) so it fires but the trigger is layng flatter than it is upright. Then I put these in my box as close to the front with the hole as possible. So when the weasel jumps in they actually have to land on the trap.

Now the box. I like a box that has wire mesh on the back so the scent can escape better and also hace some light in the box for when the weasel looks in. Appears more like a culvert if you would say. I put my bait back as far into the box near this wire. The hole I drill is 2" and is higher than the center of the box in the front.

Now bait. I to use fish, liver, beaver, chicken parts etc. When i buy liver I will thaw it out and drain the excess blood in a container and then I put the liver in a ziplock bag and anise. A little anise goes a long ways. Then I place in box and set my trap. If your bait starts to dry out and not look so fresh then I would take that excess blood and pour onto it to freshen up a little. They like the smell of fresh blood. Also some people use glycerine on their bait so it stays fresher looking as well.

Placement of trap. If it's a culvert I just lay to the inside or just to the outside of the culvert depending on the conditions but I like to give my box a little cover. Maybe with grass or whatever is natural to the area. Direction I set my box is the most likely avenue of approach I would put the wire end part of my box facing that direction to get their attention with the baitand scent. Then I think they come around to the front of the box out of curiousity to get to the bait. I hope this helps you but remember I am not a expert.

I am pretty sure you can set in any culvert under a public road.

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#1103332 - 01/06/09 09:05 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
Happy Birthday Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Loc: MN 20
Originally Posted By: trapperMN
Yea i am not looking foward to school tm! frown



how's school going for ya? it sure sucks wanting to trap all day instead of go sit through classes. two days already after break and i'm sick of it! just keep thinking: only about a half year left! haha.
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#1103380 - 01/06/09 09:14 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Enjoy your years in school guys it only gets serious from that part on.


Okay I forgot to address your question about how often to check and human scent.

I checked mine everyday for a few reasons. One because dang I want to see a weasel but also because if my trap is sprung on a weasel or a mouse I aint going to be catching anything else unless I reset. Then there's the fact that if you leave your trap unattended for a few days and if you got a nice weasel your risking another animal to start eating off it. Meaning a mouse or even another weasel.

I always try to minimize any human scent on any trap but I don't think it effects weasels as much. If they smell that bloody meat they got one thing on their mind. I think cover is more important they might not be as reluctant to go out in the wide open where they become vulnerable to eagles and such.

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#1103453 - 01/06/09 09:28 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
Happy Birthday Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Loc: MN 20
i DO enjoy school...lunch and the last class! ha ha but i'm looking forward to college! i know school is good for you and all but i know where i'm going to college now and that place is defineately better than where i'm at! lol oh well i'll put up with it...
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#1103495 - 01/06/09 09:41 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Ah another smart young man that knows where he is going.

I'll tell you the same thing I told my kids. The world is big and everybody only lives once so become all you can be in the amount of time you have. Because before you know it you will be 30 and married and have 5 kids. LOL

WQell maybe not the best speech young people like to hear but I do have one thinking about becoming a doctor. So maybe it worked.

My second oldest is in college now. He's going to Marshall where you planning on going?

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#1103507 - 01/06/09 09:45 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
Happy Birthday Jbotto Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/30/08
Loc: MN 20
i'm 99% positive i'm going to Vermillion Community College in Ely, MN. for wildlife management. smile i don't have the patience to sit in school to become a doctor haha...so i'm headed up north, i can still hunt, fish, and trap while i'm up there! so i'm excited.
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#1103579 - 01/06/09 10:08 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
Happy Birthday Jbotto Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/30/08
Loc: MN 20
well anyway...i set out one weasel box today and plan to have four or five more out by the end of this week.
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#1103907 - 01/07/09 06:02 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
YEA!! that is the same for me after school i race to go check my traps and set some. hahah

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#1103941 - 01/07/09 06:45 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
Nice catch Q Ball !

Bunch of good advice on this thread and not all of it is on Weasel trapping.
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#1103946 - 01/07/09 06:51 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Originally Posted By: 2poor
Nice catch Q Ball !

Bunch of good advice on this thread and not all of it is on Weasel trapping.


Thanks 2poor

We all learned from you.

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#1103959 - 01/07/09 07:03 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
stinkey Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: fort ripley minnesota
Originally Posted By: trapperMN
How offten should i check these traps because maybe there is to much human scent?
human sent i dont think so.I dont think they know or care what a human is.
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#1104924 - 01/07/09 04:13 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: stinkey]
trapperMN Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
I GOT ONE!!!!! smile

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#1104925 - 01/07/09 04:13 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Loc: Central Minnesota
!!!! !:)

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#1104943 - 01/07/09 04:19 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Originally Posted By: trapperMN
I GOT ONE!!!!! smile


COOL!!!!

Now your a accomplished weasel trapper!!! Welcome to the club. Your doomed for life you do know this don't you. I did warn you. You couldn't of just backed away could you.

Great job man wished I was their to seen your face expression.

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