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TheNail, I saw that weasels are breaking the bank in the last publication of Fur-Fish-Game. For bait.......I'd use to catch a few with fresh meat....rabbit or muskrat and I think I've caught them using fish as bait too.

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Hiker , I read an article where somebody was using liver . I was just wondering if anybody else ever tried it . I don't doubt that muskrat or squrrel would work as good as any , Bloody bait of almost anything would work . Their blood thirsty little fellas . If the liver was one of the best i would save them out of the rabbits . I guess I'll have to experiment with different baits to decide for myself .

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fresh liver would be a good bait.....let us know how it works for ya....

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Hiker , We still have 2 weeks of trapping left I should set a few for a couple weeks just for fun and see what happens. I have a couple pkgs of deer liver left .We have a few coyote snares still out and I noticed a few weasel tracks along the way .

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Yeah I have heard the livers were the best too. If you have snow spray some of the blood around the outtside of your set so they can see it from a distance. I think a $1.50 bucket of chicken livers could make a half dozen sets easy. I am going to make a couple weasel boxes this summer because I am going to trap an area next season that when I was in it 3 years ago had weasels everywhere. They are pretty cool.

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Hunter , I made 6 weasel sets yesterday while making my rounds of some coyote snares . I used deer liver .I still have a couple of pkgs left . Chicken livers would be cheap bait . The weasels averaged $8.18 and topped $14.54 Can.on the Feb sale . That was more than a muskrat . They averaged $8.02 and Topped $13. 96 .Can. .
Last year my son used a regular rat trap wired to a tree about 4 inches above the ground and had pretty good luck with that . He only had a few sets for them but caught 5 in that set .The mice wouldn'r spring the traps like they do in the boxes . Myself , I think I'll be using the boxes . But I have both . I have a bunch of rat traps that I was using for squrrels . .I plan on making about 10 or a doz boxes . I see some pics of boxes with 2 traps in them . I'm making mine with 1 trap and 1 opening . I'll cover more ground that way with a limited # of traps . If your not catching anything in one spot then just grab the box and move it to a new location . I would like the box because I can place it anywhere like under brush piles where the weasels hang out .

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That's a good price for them. I'm going to set up the boxes for my longspring traps. I have a couple of rat traps too.
I saw a guy use a #3 to cover a mink set. He left the loose jaw strait up and set the trap in front of the hole and had the pan on a air trigger. Made for a perfect body gripper.

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I have about a doz #1 1/2 coil spring traps . When the weasel steps down from the enterance hole they should be well into the trap and be caught like a body grip trap . I have some reg rat traps and am going to make a few boxes with the rat traps inside . Hopefully that price will hold there for a few years .

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Furs are all boarded and drying . Finished the last 2 coons last night .Should have a pic by Friday .This is the fisher that I got stamped today the rest is in my son's basement .

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Nice looking fisher. Thumbs up

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