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#1133389 - 01/18/09 10:51 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapperMN Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
i need some quick advice from anyone.... so i was checking my traps today and it is in a pretty populated area but in the woods away from the walk path well anyways i was going to check my traps and i noticed a large footprint that wasnt mine??????? frown It really freaked me out! it was fresh beacuse i was just there yesterday and there was no footpirnts!

What Should i do???
A. Pull my traps
B. wait till something gets stolen

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#1133402 - 01/18/09 10:59 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8791
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
A.

Plenty of other locations .
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#1133409 - 01/18/09 11:00 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
:)thanks!

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#1133415 - 01/18/09 11:03 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Do the footprints follow yours to your traps. Being in a populated area could be just someone out and about. Could be someone even just curious about your footprints and did some investigating to see what you were doing. If nothibg was disturbed your probably alright.

But if you definitely feel they are checking your traps I would move them. Like 2poor said plenty of other spots.

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#1133423 - 01/18/09 11:04 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Okay yea i dont see them moving or touching my traps its just they get really close frown

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#1133434 - 01/18/09 11:13 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
People get curious and fortunately most people are respectful.

They probably walked in and seen your boxes and backed out. Or they didn't see them at all. But either way I doubt that they were there for your traps otherwise in this snow it would of been real easy to follow your steps and get them.

But that don't mean people won't steal them so it's your judgement call. Us as trappers don't like to think anybody is around our trapping area but unfortunately in populated areas it happens. Who knows one of your trips out checking them you might run into this person and get a good conversation up with them and become friends.

Not all people are bad just a few.

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#1133488 - 01/18/09 11:44 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Yea that is true i might just give it a try and see what happens!

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#1133536 - 01/18/09 12:17 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
stinkey Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 522
Loc: fort ripley minnesota
If a person worrys about things getting stolen it will take the fun out of it.If you pull your traps from that location you wont catch anything.take your chances.I hope to catch someone stealing my traps someday,might be more fun than trapping.
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#1133700 - 01/18/09 01:50 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: stinkey]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8791
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
Originally Posted By: stinkey
If a person worrys about things getting stolen it will take the fun out of it.If you pull your traps from that location you wont catch anything.take your chances.I hope to catch someone stealing my traps someday,might be more fun than trapping.


To many unanswered questions for me to advise him to stay put.

Still in the road right of way ? On private land with permission ? On public land in a Park like setting ?
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#1133762 - 01/18/09 02:21 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
Tim Bauer Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 766
Loc: central MN
Any of you folks weasel trapping NE of Foley in central Mn?

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#1133774 - 01/18/09 02:26 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Tim Bauer]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Originally Posted By: Tim Bauer
Any of you folks weasel trapping NE of Foley in central Mn?


That I would believe is 2poor country.

Enter at your own risk!!! You have been warned!!!!!

LOL Just kidding.

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#1133777 - 01/18/09 02:29 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Originally Posted By: 2poor


To many unanswered questions for me to advise him to stay put.

Still in the road right of way ? On private land with permission ? On public land in a Park like setting ?


Good point 2poor!!!

trapperMn 2poor traps more right of ways and populated areas than I do so he definitely would be a better judge to advise you on this.

I might be nieve to thieves since I only trap my land.

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#1133793 - 01/18/09 02:36 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Tim Bauer]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8791
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
Originally Posted By: Tim Bauer
Any of you folks weasel trapping NE of Foley in central Mn?


Not me ! But I hear tell that it is thick with Weasels and there is very little competition. grin
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#1133879 - 01/18/09 03:33 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: 2poor]
Tim Bauer Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 766
Loc: central MN
Now there is someone stepping on my toes! Went to set out boxes today and found lots of people tracks and a few weasel boxes in the spots I always set. Just wondering if it's someone from t-man? First I get run over with mink and coon trappers this year now someone's after my weasels!

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#1133882 - 01/18/09 03:35 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Tim Bauer]
trapperMN Offline
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Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Where do you trap in Central MN????

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#1133887 - 01/18/09 03:36 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Tim Bauer]
Tim Bauer Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 766
Loc: central MN
And racerboy I'd have to be in 2-poor's backyard to be in 2-poor country.

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#1133889 - 01/18/09 03:37 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Tim Bauer]
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 766
Loc: central MN
Foley area. St cloud, Milaca

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#1133893 - 01/18/09 03:42 PM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: Tim Bauer]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2528
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Dang Tim we have finally seen the day where a man's weasels isn't even safe anymore. LOL

Time to find new spots I guess.

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#1135544 - 01/19/09 09:47 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: racerboy108]
trapperMN Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/01/09
Posts: 185
Loc: Central Minnesota
Do weasel boxes work as good as they say??? i have caught nothing in my weasel boxes.. but with regular weasel boards i got 2 what am i doing wrong?

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#1135546 - 01/19/09 09:48 AM Re: New at Weasel Trapping! [Re: trapperMN]
trapping4life Offline
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Registered: 01/02/09
Posts: 6467
Loc: MN
Maybe it is your bait. Are you using any lure?

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