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#1169964 - 02/03/09 07:30 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50]
Northof50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/08
Loc: Manitoba
Them guys are just around the corner watch you weasel addicts out there, so you better behave on my cousins



Edited by squirrelchaser (02/03/09 07:41 PM)

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#1173192 - 02/05/09 11:02 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50]
Northof50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/08
Loc: Manitoba
Jackpine salvage missed getting pics of your weasels going through, but the grader did notice them if you group was 150+, only a couple of buyers had more,

forgot to get what a 1000 weasels looks like in a pile.
One lot in the auction.

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#1180114 - 02/08/09 07:29 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50]
GRIZ Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Central MN
Well it'll be six less going to market. A dang mouse got in the shed an took care of that many. Wished I had a live weasel around, wouldn't even try an trap him.
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#1180567 - 02/09/09 12:46 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: GRIZ]
Northof50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/08
Loc: Manitoba
Griz when I have visited remote trappers cabins what they did there to stop mouse problems was to put the small skinned stuff weasels, squirrels and martin in steel bread boxes once dried. There was always enough air movement they did not go moldy. For bigger things they used old military steel foot lockers and put 1/4 hardware cloth on the vent holes.

But the moral of the story.."what goes round comes round". Guess those mice finally got revenge on those mouse killer weasels.
So is a 5 gallon mouse swimming pool being installed in your shed?

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#1180636 - 02/09/09 05:58 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50]
GRIZ Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/27/06
Loc: Central MN
Right now the cats in there. I had to borrow my nieghbors as I don't like cats cept for yote bait, guess I can tolerate one for now. I didn't think I had any in there as they never touched my other furs. The cat proved me wrong an got 3 yesterday. He don't eat them just lays them by the door. The swim pool might freeze as it isn't always above freezing in there.
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#1180686 - 02/09/09 07:08 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: GRIZ]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
A good portion of my Weasel catch from this winter. Donated to the MN Tanned Fur Project to help promote our sport.
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#1180738 - 02/09/09 08:15 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: 2poor]
Rusty Axe Camp Offline
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Registered: 08/09/07
Loc: Midland, Michigan
Guys - Are females typically larger than males? I got my first female this weekend and it was half again as big as the previous males I caught.
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#1180785 - 02/09/09 09:07 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Rusty Axe Camp]
Brownie 77 Online   content
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Registered: 09/28/07
Loc: MN 34
2poor how do you tuck the legs so nicely?
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#1180928 - 02/09/09 10:52 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Rusty Axe Camp]
Northof50 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/08
Loc: Manitoba
With ermine females are smaller than males.
With Longtail weasels the females are the same size or slightly larger than male ermine or shorttailed weasels.
Young of the year can be an inch smaller than adults in both species.
There are charactistic with the skulls to tell the two apart, sorry no pics yet.
2-poor that looks like there was some 1000 culverts shovelled out with a catch like that, good job.


Edited by squirrelchaser (02/09/09 10:56 AM)
Edit Reason: had to pat 2 poor sore muscles

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#1181641 - 02/09/09 06:13 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50]
Kim Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: N. Illinois
Is there anyone from Illinois that catches weasels. The DNR says there here but I have yet to encounter one.
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#1183200 - 02/10/09 10:49 AM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Brownie 77]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
Originally Posted By: Brownie 77
2poor how do you tuck the legs so nicely?


I push the front legs inside using a small screwdriver. Trying to get them straight and taunt so they lay flat against the board. I really enjoy putting up Weasels !
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#1183308 - 02/10/09 12:09 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: 2poor]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
2poor how you liking the logging now? Man what a mess this rain is causing. Raining in Feburary!!! Global warming. LOL

I am just starting to home tan about a dozen weasels. Figured it would be a nice father and son project with my 8 year old. Be interesting to see how they turn out.

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#1183351 - 02/10/09 12:34 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: racerboy108]
skunk24 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
Man! how did this post get 54 pages when lasst week it had 27? Anyway i keep haveing a hole by my box what is it? also the snow all melted from rain and temps in the 50s will they hole up?

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#1183379 - 02/10/09 12:51 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
Skunk the hole beside your box just as well could be mice. I find if they have a food source they will go under the snow and come up to feed and then go back under the snow. I have even caught them coming out before.

I don't know what happened to the number of pages seems to almost doubled here and on other threads as well.

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#1183395 - 02/10/09 01:02 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
racerboy

I am hiding out avoiding the woods until the rain stops, and the cold weather rolls back in. . I have a bunch of timber to still skid.

Good day to peel more Weasels
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#1183506 - 02/10/09 02:18 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: 2poor]
racerboy108 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/03/08
Loc: Nimrod Minnesota 45
I don't blame you 2poor. When it refreezes it's going to be rough ground. I bet your stumps already seem higher with the melting snow.

I peeled the last of mine yesterday. Got some sitting in salt now for tanning. Also threw in a mink and a rabbit I'm going to try to home tan. Figured since price was down it would be a good year to experiment with tanning.

Good luck.

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#1183591 - 02/10/09 03:11 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: racerboy108]
2poor Offline


Registered: 12/23/06
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
While I have not tried it, I hear tell Weasels are easy to tan. Being thin skinned, there should be an advantage. Let us know how they turns out. Maybe pictures ?

My skidder trail and the road in to the landing are frozen deep. As long as we do not do anything foolish and cut ruts into it before it freezes it will be fine. Woods will be plenty ugly but heck the woods are almost always plenty rough.

A cold night and 3" of fresh snow would be a nice addition to the landing !
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#1183710 - 02/10/09 04:05 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: 2poor]
trapper ron Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/08/08
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
What works for me is a simple tool made from a coat hanger that works great for tucking in ermine and squirrel legs. Will post a picture when I can. It may be out at camp, but only takes minutes to make another.
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#1183717 - 02/10/09 04:07 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
trapper ron Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/08/08
Loc: Kelowna BC Canada
Originally Posted By: skunk24
Man! how did this post get 54 pages when lasst week it had 27? Anyway i keep haveing a hole by my box what is it? also the snow all melted from rain and temps in the 50s will they hole up?


I am on page 27 still.
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#1183759 - 02/10/09 04:22 PM Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Rusty Axe Camp]
crazyweasel Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/08
Loc: Osseo, Minnesota
Musta been a female long tail or a female shorttail with a glandular condition!
Originally Posted By: Rusty Axe Camp
Guys - Are females typically larger than males? I got my first female this weekend and it was half again as big as the previous males I caught.

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