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#1639280 - 12/06/09 06:44 PM 2009 weasel thread
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
I don't think there is one yet, so here it goes.
Post away.
I love these little buggers and got ready for them today.

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#1641084 - 12/07/09 02:59 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
Doogie Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/30/07
Loc: Montana
anyone have a link to last years?

2008 Weasel Thread


Edited by Doogie (12/07/09 03:30 PM)
Edit Reason: found it

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#1641109 - 12/07/09 03:12 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: Doogie]
noobtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: michigan
its in archives

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#1641284 - 12/07/09 04:22 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: noobtrapper]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
I want to make this one even longer! I got a question What size works hole,width,length,etc. works best for you?
Also what bait/lure?
Is there an easier way to set a rat trap? I'm afraid to lol I always get hit.
2poor If you don't mind me asking where do you get those cedar boards and for how much?
C'mon guys help us out! I know there are tons of weaselers out there.
Lets post plenty of pics too!

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#1641613 - 12/07/09 06:00 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
NY951 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/29/09
Loc: N.Y
I have never targeted weasels and would like to try to trap some this year, what type of habitat do they live in, and what type of sets do you use?
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#1641649 - 12/07/09 06:08 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: NY951]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o

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#1641751 - 12/07/09 06:26 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
NY951 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/29/09
Loc: N.Y
what should the dimentions of a weasel box be?
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#1641813 - 12/07/09 06:38 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: NY951]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
I make mine twelve inches long six inches wide and six inches high but I have not caught one yet so I was wondering what others were using. My dimensions are the same as 2poor's if I remember correctly. What do you guys use to make your holes and how big? How hig?

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#1641924 - 12/07/09 07:12 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
noobtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: michigan
i use 2 inch holes about rite in middle but little higher than middle but im getting moles and i also caught a flying squirrel ive released i think 7 this year its getting to be anoying lol but ill deal with it

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#1643408 - 12/08/09 11:35 AM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: noobtrapper]
Swamp Walker Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/08/07
Loc: Palmer, Alaska
Here is an idea I am working on this year. Wanted to go after the weasels without using up my steel traps, so I came up with a plan to make some stacking boxes using rat traps. I use a snowmachine and sled on my line so portability is important. The wood boxes on last years' epic thread and elsewhere are works of art, but kind of bulky.
Sides and ends are 1/8" lauan plywood, bottom is 1x4.

Cup represents the bait


Lid is also 1/8". Small blocks nailed to the inside of the lid keep it centered, sorry you cant see it in the pic.
A rock or chunk of wood keeps it from blowing away (usually lol) Wire could also be used.

Used light wire to keep the sides attached to each other. Easier than blocks of wood because of all the funky angles.

Hole is 2" diameter, centered 4" from the bottom.

Got a lot of ideas from this site, thanks guys!

So far have only caught 5, but it appears that when a weasel goes in, he'll be there when you come back.

Having a lot of problems with voles, mice and shrews setting off the trap first though.

Am working on a tension adjustable trigger for the M-320 trap pictured, hopefully that will let the small guys walk and catch the ermine.

Hope this helps somebody....


Edited by Swamp Walker (12/08/09 11:36 AM)
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#1643992 - 12/08/09 03:43 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: Swamp Walker]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
Nice idea. Might have to try that. I need some of those rat traps instead of mine. They look easier to set!

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#1644020 - 12/08/09 03:50 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
160user Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/07
Loc: MN
I put out 10 boxes yesterday and caught 3 today. I really hate skinning those little buggers.


Edited by 160user (12/08/09 03:51 PM)
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#1644030 - 12/08/09 03:55 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: 160user]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
Nice. I put out some today.

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#1644073 - 12/08/09 04:10 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
Tim Bauer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Loc: central MN
20 boxes on sunday, checked today and had 5 weasels and 4 set off traps....either a small mink or a longtail.

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#1644079 - 12/08/09 04:13 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
Doogie Online   content
trapper

Registered: 12/30/07
Loc: Montana
still no luck,had to chip out 3 that where frozen in, one was half full of 2poors favorite ice.

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#1644095 - 12/08/09 04:18 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: Tim Bauer]
160user Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/06/07
Loc: MN
Originally Posted By: Tim Bauer
20 boxes on sunday, checked today and had 5 weasels and 4 set off traps....either a small mink or a longtail.


I thought small mink were all you caught. Well, that and suicidal, bling and deaf fisher.
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#1644120 - 12/08/09 04:26 PM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: 160user]
Swamp Walker Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/08/07
Loc: Palmer, Alaska
skunk24, they are WAY easier to set.

I got mine from doyourownpestcontrol.com, make sure they give you flat rate shipping though.

You may be able to get them locally more easily than we can here in Alaska though.

They were just a touch over $2.00 each, delivered.

Make sure you get the "M-320 Professional" style.

They have a firm and soft setting, but like I said before I am working on a mod to make them fire at about 3 oz, should exclude rodents but snap the weasels.
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#1645656 - 12/09/09 06:49 AM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: Swamp Walker]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o
Actually.....
Am I going to say this? eek
I like catching them rodents as I know I will have at least something in my traps!LOL
I got something stealing some bait yesterday.
I want to check today. If we get off this 2hr delay and close I can or I might have to wait until after school.

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#1645661 - 12/09/09 06:55 AM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
skunk24 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/08
Loc: NE Pennsylvania 17 y/o

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#1646067 - 12/09/09 11:07 AM Re: 2009 weasel thread [Re: skunk24]
Swamp Walker Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/08/07
Loc: Palmer, Alaska
Yeah those are the ones.
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