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#1994055 - 05/14/10 07:57 PM Weasel - weasels with rat traps
yoshi22 Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/21/09
Loc: Illinois
will a rat trap quickly take care of all weasels or just small ones?
Thanks!

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#1994096 - 05/14/10 08:19 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: yoshi22]
DanH Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Loc: WI
They will if you use a yellow plastic pan. Also if you have a box, drill a 2" hole in the back up high. Weasels will want to look in that and see that bait...oh cover it with wire so that they can't get in taht way. You could if you have one, take a #0 longspring and file the trigger for lighter pan tention. That could catch a weasel but you also got the problem of a coon or something sticking its hand in...WAM! That critter will be mad and run away with your trap and box. Drill a hole that box the size of the cable you use. Secure that cable and possibly you will get more than a weasel. Its recomened that you also you a #1 1/2 longspring with very light pan tention.
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#1994942 - 05/16/10 12:02 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: DanH]
rookie jordan Offline
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Registered: 04/27/10
Loc: Canada Saskatchewan
Yes rat traps do take care of weasels But they almost chop the weasel in half but just take tape around the jaws and again yellow pan
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#1994952 - 05/16/10 12:12 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: rookie jordan]
DanH Offline
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Registered: 04/16/09
Loc: WI
Originally Posted By: rookie jordan
Yes rat traps do take care of weasels But they almost chop the weasel in half but just take tape around the jaws and again yellow pan

X2 make it electrical tape.
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#1995076 - 05/16/10 01:38 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: DanH]
yoshi22 Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/21/09
Loc: Illinois
ok thanks!

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#1995079 - 05/16/10 01:40 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: yoshi22]
MNCedar Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
Check the archives for good information.

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#1995160 - 05/16/10 02:53 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: MNCedar]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Rat traps work great on weasels. Here's a cheap box set thats easy to make and works well.I call it the "poor mans weasel box".



Edited by bctomcat (05/16/10 02:56 PM)
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#1995252 - 05/16/10 04:24 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: DanH]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Probably, as long as you can fit the rat trap into it.
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#1995291 - 05/16/10 04:59 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: bctomcat]
MNCedar Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
Good Idea with the milk carton.

120's with a pan work too.

Guess I heard of tape on the rat traps...but I thought it was for reasons other than stated above.




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#1995752 - 05/16/10 09:26 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: DanH]
MNCedar Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/19/07
Loc: Central MN
No...I posted that pic to show that a 120 does not "chop a weasel in half"...

This was not set for weasels...but I've taken a bunch like that.

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#1996652 - 05/17/10 05:58 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: MNCedar]
BanditBuster Offline
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Registered: 09/25/07
Loc: Near Alexandria, MN
I thought the tape on the bar of the rat trap was so It didn't freeze to the fur. Am I wrong?

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#1996670 - 05/17/10 06:11 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: BanditBuster]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Rat traps rust quickly and the tape is to protect the kill bar as well as keeping rust out of the white weasel fur. It most likely also keeps the fur from freezing to the kill bar; good point there Luke.
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#1997529 - 05/18/10 11:34 AM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: DanH]
CLT Offline
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Registered: 08/28/08
Loc: st. lawrence county ny




These are the boxes I use and the traps.Bait in the back and a little weasel lure on the lip of the small hole in back covered with hardware cloth.Wire or cable them off to a tree or something solid.


Edited by clear lake trapp (05/18/10 11:38 AM)
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#2062364 - 07/15/10 11:17 PM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: bctomcat]
oregontrapper24 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Loc: Western Oregon (17 years old)
Originally Posted By: bctomcat
Rat traps work great on weasels. Here's a cheap box set thats easy to make and works well.I call it the "poor mans weasel box".



lol. Actually a good idea. Im not a weasel trapper, but i would like to get a couple here and there for fun. im gonna try that. Thanks!
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#2062399 - 07/16/10 01:02 AM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: oregontrapper24]
Northof50 Offline
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Registered: 12/20/08
Loc: Manitoba
The steel they use in the bars seems to rust very quickly when set out in closed conditions. The blood rust metal because of the salts in it. So the tape is to protect rust from getting on the white coat, because it does not come off and down grades the weasels quality very fast.
Another point is it is a readlly visiable if the trap is sprung or not from a distance. I have second tapped the front of the trap for another ready ID feature, as well it helps if there is a dry fire and the tape takes some of the cushioning effect.
Wooden victor Rat traps do kill all 3 species of weasels, actually it is the only approved trap in Canada for this harvest of species.

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#2062484 - 07/16/10 07:29 AM Re: weasels with rat traps [Re: DanH]
Beartrapperbeef Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Loc: Western Maine..... 23
Originally Posted By: CanisK9
Originally Posted By: MNCedar
No...I posted that pic to show that a 120 does not "chop a weasel in half"...

This was not set for weasels...but I've taken a bunch like that.


Im sorry I was misunderstood, I thought you said #220.


220 do not either... i get a bunch in them set for fisher. seems like they cant help themselves from hitting the trigger.

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