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#1141467 - 01/21/09 06:41 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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Loc: Central Minnesota
Just Wondering okay so i set a few set out for Coyote/fox... A few new legholds and 220 Conibears! Will the conibears hold coyotes?

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#1141480 - 01/21/09 06:45 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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Originally Posted By: trapperMN
Just Wondering okay so i set a few set out for Coyote/fox... A few new legholds and 220 Conibears! Will the conibears hold coyotes?


Ummm is that a miss post here in a weasel thread ????
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#1141490 - 01/21/09 06:49 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapper ron]
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Loc: Central Minnesota
No... Sorry smile

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#1141529 - 01/21/09 07:00 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
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Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
trapperMN

I won't say it isn't possible but I think it's highly unlikely your going to catch a coyote in a coni.

Fox you will catch them sometimes in a coni but there again not the best way to try to trap them.

Maybe someone else would have some good ideas on some setups with coni's but when I go after fox/coyote I use leg holds or snares.

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#1141553 - 01/21/09 07:05 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
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But heck go out and prove me wrong. Because then we both can learn something. LOL

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#1145594 - 01/23/09 04:05 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
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Loc: Central Minnesota
FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!
So today i was out setting traps after school just a few weasel sets at this one pond site... as i was getting the traps from my car another car pulls up behind mine frown this guy named jeff comes over to me and asks what am i doing and i said i was setting some traps for weasel and such and he was like well i own this pond... i said sorry i wont set any traps and he said you can set traps. "I use to be a trapper when i was younger" i was shocked so any ways i got a new piece of Private property to trap on smile fresh mink and weasel sign everywhere!

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#1145631 - 01/23/09 04:19 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
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Were you accesing the pond from the road easment or did you cross private land and tresspass ?

In MN all water surface is Public and legal to use for recreation.

That is, " if you can reach the water from a legal easment" like a creek that goes across the road. Just wondering what the circumstanses were and how you reached the pond?
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#1145634 - 01/23/09 04:20 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
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Well it is right off the road i didnt have to walk more that 10 ft and there were no sign up

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#1145649 - 01/23/09 04:30 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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This is why I hesitated to tell you to stand your ground when somebody was checking your sets last week. I thought you may have been pushing the limit a little.

10" or 10' if you are crossing Private property you will have trouble. While you could most likely not be charged with tresspasing ,he would of had every right to ask you to leave.

Keep in mind as a Trapper, even a young one, you are setting an example for the public to view the rest of us.

This time it all worked out, next time it may get ugly. Be respectful of Private property. Hate to see you at the wrong end of the law !
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#1145688 - 01/23/09 04:48 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
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i didnt go on the land till he said it was okay

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#1145697 - 01/23/09 04:52 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
trapper ron Offline
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trapperMN good to see you everything worked out and youo now have permission to trap the private ground. Good luck there.
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#1145699 - 01/23/09 04:52 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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And if he had not stopped and talked to you, you would of not went on the pond ? LOL
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#1145716 - 01/23/09 04:59 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
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o yea i can see where i could have gotten in some trouble.. the man was very nice and i told him sorry, i didnt even go on his land at all i was just going to see if there was any sign of animals. he was friendly i told him my name and said "if you have any questions or would like to me to stop just come by me when i am down there.." and he said okay

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#1145721 - 01/23/09 05:02 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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Just trying to help you avoid troble down the road. Not all land owners are quite as understanding.

Glad it worked out so well this time, but be careful.
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#1145746 - 01/23/09 05:15 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
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Registered: 01/18/09
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Loc: Sabetha, Kansas


[quote] I got A really NICE BUCK MINK TODAY!!!! IN MY WEASEL SET!!! as i was walking to the set i could smell something but i couldnt make out what it was.. I saw some traps that looked like mink walk towards my set and as i went a round the corner there he was he was a fresh caught in a 110 Conibear still warm!!
[/quote=trapperMN]

Congrats on all the catch! I only wish we had those snowy white weasels down here in KS. There soooooo cute!
PS- A male mink is a boar not a buck.


Edited by Minker4 (01/23/09 06:29 PM)
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#1145976 - 01/23/09 06:53 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Minker4]
trapperMN Offline
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Loc: Central Minnesota
People call male minks so many differnt things haha i have heard lots!

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#1146042 - 01/23/09 07:24 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Minker4]
trapper ron Offline
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Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
Originally Posted By: Minker4


Congrats on all the catch! I only wish we had those snowy white weasels down here in KS. There soooooo cute!
PS- A male mink is a boar not a buck.


In all my years in the fur industry, even dealing with mink ranchers, I have always heard them referred to as bucks.

Having seen your post I did some google research and you are absolutely correct, they are boars. Will tuck that away in my knowledge base
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#1146067 - 01/23/09 07:35 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
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trapperMN sounds like your getting more traps out. And you gained some new land. Met an old time trapper. Sounds good all the way around.

Not to beat the bush but 2poor was giving you some real good info about trespassing. Don't mean to say you were or was going to but anytime you even have a doubt about trapping somewhere that you think could be private property I wouldn't even park by the road and look like I was going to enter before I had talked to the owner. Sometimes people really give young people a bad rap and this could of went the wrong way just as quick but fortunately it turned good for you.

So did you get any traps set for the fox/coyotes?

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#1146512 - 01/23/09 11:36 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
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Loc: Central Minnesota
So i already asked this question but should i pull the traps tm i have a werid feeling about it! The guy said it was fine to trap but i feel werid about it!

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#1147607 - 01/24/09 04:08 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
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This can only be answered by what you feel. If your not comfortable about it I would either call the guy and talk some more and make sure it's alright or just pull them there's always other spots to trap. Who knows moving might bring you into a better place as well.

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