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#1107378 - 01/08/09 04:21 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Posts: 1001
Loc: Manitoba
trapperMN get some paint on those traps, rust perminately marks white weasels hairs. In a pinch you can use electrical trap to cove up the rust on the trap, just fold it over the steel, and set.
All the strike bars of my victor wooden traps are covered.
Blood and moisture really rust the steel, because their skins are so clear the grader can see the rust marks, and they get down graded.

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#1107394 - 01/08/09 04:27 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Northof50]
Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 1326
Loc: MN 20
hey good job chris! sounds like you know what you're doing!
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#1107398 - 01/08/09 04:29 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Jbotto your turn next.

Got any signs yet?

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#1107431 - 01/08/09 04:40 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Thanks!!!!!! this time i got him in a rat trap!!!

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#1107689 - 01/08/09 06:02 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 1326
Loc: MN 20
nothing yet. their are no tracks in the general area. i'm moving my box and putting out some milk jug sets tomorrow.
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#1107768 - 01/08/09 06:26 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 1326
Loc: MN 20
i guess now the pressure is on me!...you just couldn't put off catching one til later next week could you chris? hahaha! well i'll have to see if i can deliver! lol
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#1107797 - 01/08/09 06:32 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
hahah smile GoodLuck!

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#1107816 - 01/08/09 06:38 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 1326
Loc: MN 20
thanks, i'll need it!
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#1107822 - 01/08/09 06:40 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Dont give up look at me i didnt get one for almost to weeks then once i got one i got 2!!!

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#1107826 - 01/08/09 06:41 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
what kind of bait are you using?

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#1108502 - 01/08/09 09:17 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 1326
Loc: MN 20
right now i'm using a cut in half mouse on the opposite of the whole from my #1 ls! idk if this is a good choice but it came at the right time as i caught it in my house trapline hahaha. will this work?
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#1108675 - 01/08/09 10:06 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
You might get lucky using the small chunk of mice but I would be putting more with it. Get you some liver from the grocery store. The cheap stuff is fine. That little mouse won't put out enough blood smelling scent. You need that to get them close.

And moles make poor bait so if you guys catch one just toss it.

And yes Jbotto the pressure is on!!!

trapperMN and I are both pulling for you so hang in there and it will happen.

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#1108883 - 01/08/09 11:16 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
Jbotto Offline
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Registered: 08/30/08
Posts: 1326
Loc: MN 20
thanks racer! i heard about the liver but wanted to try the mouse. it didn't work so i'll go to the liver now. i'll pick some up before the week is over...i can really feel the pressure now! lol hopefully i'll get enough sets out this weekend that i'll have a chance at it. thanks for the help and the support!
haha
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#1109369 - 01/09/09 06:03 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Jbotto]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
For me i use beef liver let it sit out on your counter for a bit so it can thaw.. then smear it around the metal or plastic pan of the rat trap!!!! that all i have been doing! smile

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#1109398 - 01/09/09 06:38 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
stinkey Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 522
Loc: fort ripley minnesota
Originally Posted By: trapperMN
For me i use beef liver let it sit out on your counter for a bit so it can thaw.. then smear it around the metal or plastic pan of the rat trap!!!! that all i have been doing! smile
with blood on the pan I think you will do some weasel washing.IMO
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#1109410 - 01/09/09 06:50 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: stinkey]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8835
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
I agree with racer !

In this cold weather I would want a little more calling power then a half a mouse. I believe a tub of chicken liver is still only about $2. Tub is half fresh blood, and enough bait for more then a dozen boxes.

stinkey makes a very good point !

You do not need your snow white Weasel to roll around in blood. Many choose to use a mushroom can to hold the bait, trying to keep the box as clean as possible.
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#1109412 - 01/09/09 06:54 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
stinkey Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 522
Loc: fort ripley minnesota
if some one needs bait i should have plenty of beaver meat.tim
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#1110596 - 01/09/09 05:01 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
crazyweasel Offline
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Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 154
Loc: Osseo, Minnesota
TrapperMN
If you set your traps in habitat where weasels like to go, regardless of seeing tracks or not you will catch them if they are around. With typical snow conditions changing daily, they can be regular visitors to your site and you may not see sign. For many sites you may only have a visitor once a week or so and in the end if you catch a few or more it would be considered a hotspot. It is also the exception to catch 2 in a row at any set. Usually the set sits dormant for a while before connecting again. From this experience I would conclude that the event of a capture does not improve it's effectiveness.
All locations are not created equal.The best looking spots can often prove not be the best producers.

ermine 88, so far this season!

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#1110655 - 01/09/09 05:39 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: crazyweasel]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Yea..... i did set more traps today!!! 4

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#1110666 - 01/09/09 05:42 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Originally Posted By: trapperMN
Yea..... i did set more traps today!!! 4


Sounds like you got the weasel bug!!!

I warned you not to catch one.

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