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Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: ] #1104362
01/07/09 12:33 PM
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No, that one is behind the house. He came through last night but not by any of the boxes.

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northwind] #1104366
01/07/09 12:35 PM
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ahhh ok well hopefully he messes up and you get him to.


Im heading out now to stick some more boxes out hopefully i can find some thing

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: ] #1105908
01/07/09 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: bluetickkid33
what kinda lure do i use? and where can i buy it?? preferably online


I've had luck with Lennon's Weasel Lure, you can get it at MTP or F&T post, or most any of the big supply houses.

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: ] #1105909
01/07/09 10:11 PM
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You can order some of Asa's lure right from him or off of F&T or MTP. You can get some of Bob Jameson's Weasel lure From his web site also.

That is for Bob's lure go to the bottom of the page for it.
http://www.jamesonsultrablend.com/call.html

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: bucks] #1106017
01/07/09 10:58 PM
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After you have severed the tail bone from the carcas and have the tail skin inverted about 1/2 ".Hold 2 finger tips against the inversion and yank the tail bone straight out with a pliars. The bone will pop out as easy as pie.
After this, split the tail skin up the bottom with a small sharp pointed scissors all the way to the tip.
Do not cut along the bottom of the tail skin for any distance before yanking the tail bone out as the cut could cause the tail to tear! A completely sliced tail will be much more fluffy and pliable after tanning!

Last edited by crazyweasel; 01/07/09 11:03 PM. Reason: typo
Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northwind] #1106772
01/08/09 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted By: Northwind
I'm at home right now. wink I'm on the NW end. Almost in the Keweenaw.




I'm a home too. In the NE at the border crossing.


I'm Bear Claw Chris Lapp. Blood kin to the grizzer who bit Jim Bridger's butt. YOU are molesting my hunt!
Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Dooger] #1106823
01/08/09 01:06 PM
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Hey everyone, this is my first post but I have been reading the forum for a while. It all started when I realized I had never seen any kind of weasel in the wild, and I wanted to. In the winter I walk around in the snow at my fathers land looking for tracks. I see plenty of rabbit, squirrel, mice coyote and fox, but never have seen a track where I was sure it was a weasel. For this reason I began looking all over, and still no sign. I figured I would set up some traps to find if they are here, my dad said he saw one many years ago near the house, so I am hopeful.

I have read this thread, and others, and went around my land taking pictures of what I think may be good habitat. I was hoping you all experienced trappers could tell me your thoughts about the quality of the habitat and the likelihood that it holds weasel.







Pictures


I would appreciate if anyone had the time to look over the other 16 pictures and let me know what they think. Thanks you guys, happy trapping.

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: SkunkWrestler] #1107046
01/08/09 03:04 PM
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hey guys new to weasel trapping i have 7 boxes out but nothing caught in the past week. my bait is muskrat heads skinned.... setting in likely locations but am having a hard time decifering tracks. could someone please post pics of weasel tracks? thanks


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Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: BUD25] #1107084
01/08/09 03:23 PM
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I would also like some pictures of weasel tracks, close up ones especially. I know what they look like from tracking books, but haven't seen any in the real world so as many pictures as possible would be appreciated.

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Gulo Gulo] #1107087
01/08/09 03:26 PM
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Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: MNcooner] #1107346
01/08/09 05:12 PM
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Gulo think mousey spots and you will be where the weasels are hunting. Edge of two habits is also a cue.
Meadow voles go up to the tree lines and red backed vole are in the trees and do not go into the bush, so the weasels hunt the edges of these two biomes.
That clump of willows probably has some field stone moved there and piled, so there is cavities for the white devils to hunt through. The chipmunks are hibernating but the deer mice are running into his tunnels and eating chippys food.
You are not totally snow covered so the weasels are above ground. Once you have 2 feet of snow sometimes the weasels never come above ground, so you have to dig down to expose mouse tunnels, and then you will find Mr. weasel.
Edges of cattail wet areas is another travel corridor for weasels.
Of all the long tailed weasels that I have processed; 90% have the fleas associated with ground squirrels in the winter, so you know where they are going for dinner {hibernating one at that}.
With short tailed weasels 80% of their fleas have come off of mice, 10% are a flea only found in the winter and 10% are flying squirrel fleas.
my 2 cents worth... or is it 2 fleas worth.

Have a look at their ears and the edges, There is a tick that only goes on them in the winter in this spot. It is very small;2-3 mm long engorged. I believe it's name is; Ixodes texanus, unless they have changed the name with more specimens.

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50] #1107368
01/08/09 05:17 PM
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Congrats on your first weasel!!

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: ottertrapper] #1107452
01/08/09 05:49 PM
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Welcome to the site guys. The pictures look to me like there should be some.


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Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: GRIZ] #1107490
01/08/09 05:56 PM
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Thanks, nothing today as the boxes were under an honest foot of fluff with another 6-12" for tonight. Gotta start way earlier next year. smile

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northwind] #1107497
01/08/09 05:59 PM
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Originally Posted By: Northwind
Thanks, nothing today as the boxes were under an honest foot of fluff with another 6-12" for tonight. Gotta start way earlier next year. smile


When I trapped them in your area I always started November 15th and I never caught one that was still brown or had any brown in them at all. So you will be same starting that early. Fun little guys aren't they? OT

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: ottertrapper] #1107547
01/08/09 06:12 PM
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Got it! Deer season = weasel season. Another thing about mid Nov. is you don't have to put the snowshoes on at every stop and climb the bank. grin Yeah, they are allot of fun.

Chris

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northwind] #1107616
01/08/09 06:38 PM
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Hey
I'm also new to ermine trapping. We have 'em down here, but for some reason I ain't doin' something right. I have like 60 pounds of beaver meat and some ainse oil at my disposal. I'm setting along areas where there are mice at, which means their has to be ermine huntin' for 'em. Mostly I'm setting at ponds that have cat tails, in culverts, and a long a brushpile. I have only caught mice, but I have not used the beaver meat yet! I've been using muskrat and chicken liver for bait. But do you guys think it's futile for me to still trap 'em even with the change of bait or should I still trap 'em?
Thanks


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Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Trapper Knox] #1107674
01/08/09 06:58 PM
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what is your guys favorite lure for these little buggers, i have a bunch of rabbet heads but they do not seem to be real bloody, and i was just was wondering what i could use to make my boxes more enticeing?


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Song dogs 0/2
Reds 1/5
coon 3/0
possoms 1/0
beaver 7/5
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Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: bmead] #1107728
01/08/09 07:15 PM
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When you are putting out the traps and expect a lot of snow. Push in a couple of cattails upright near the hole of the trap. On the check ;just pull one up and make a hole going to the trap so the weasel will crawl down. No need to dig the trap out of the snow. This way the odour comes out better that little snow hole and the snow is not restructured around the trap= more mousy.

Re: 2008 weasel thread [Re: Northof50] #1107973
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When is the best time to stop weasel trapping/when does there fur start to change back to brown?

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