anyone have any sugestions for some good weasel sets? found a bunch of tracks in the snow and wanted to give it a go. someone told me something about using a coffee can some how but not sure what they really meant. any suggestions welcomed. thanks
A simple weasel set can be made from a gallon milk jug and a #1 or #1 1/2 longspring. With the jug standing up, cut a thinslot in the back side just big enough to slide a set trap through. Now cut a round hole in the front of the jug big enough for the weasel to enter with the trap set right underneath it. Take your bait and attach it to a string or piece of wire so it hangs right over the trap with the other end attached to the milk jug cap. Place a cotton ball with a skunky lure, or mink gland lure, and place it somewhere inside the jug. The #1 1/2 longspring acts like a killer trap, but make sure that you attach the trap well as you may pick up a mink in the set too. Good luck
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I've used coffee cans, milk jugs, and wooden box cubbies. I use a #1 longspring inside the coffee can. Bend the can down so the trap covers the entire opening - trap just fits when closed. For milk jugs cut out the an opening on the lower half of the jug. About 1/3 the diameter. Set a 1 1/2 in the bottom of the jug. Suspend your bait with wire above the trap using the lid. I also have wooden boxes for 1 1/2 or rat traps and 110's. The cut sections from the milk jugs can be used on the rat traps to enlarge the pans. For bait chicken livers and lure anise on cotton balls. I do secure all traps incase of a non-target coon catch.
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surveyor: Will do, thanks!
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