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Ermine Traps

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Does anybody have any pictures or "how to build" these traps and what type of bait. Have ermine all over at a friends house. Thanks in advance

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I havn't done this but I've read about in a few different publications and seems to make sense. Make a wodden box with a hole in it kinda like a bird house, place a regular rat trap inside bait it just as you would for a rat only using some kind of meat and wallah. weasel trap. If you do a web search you may find a better description.

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I have built lots of the weasel boxes. I'll take a picture of one and post it. I just don't have time right now, I'll try to get it done tomorrow.

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Make a box about 6"W x 6"Tall and 14" deep with a 2" hole or so on one end. Put a nail through the back end. Use a #1 long spring that is fastened to the box with heavy duty staple or something inside the box. File your long spring pan and dog so it can be hair triggered and place in front of the hole in the box. Bait with a rabbit leg with meat visible and put on the nail in the back so it stays there. Worked for me last year when the snow was on the ground. Build the box so you can get into it and re-set. My boxes might be too heavy cause I pack into locations on foot. I used new looking wood and didn't seem to matter. Usually the #1 long spring gets em by the whole body. Search on other forums cause this is how I came up with this, with some of my own ideas too

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Thanks GOOSEBILLY I'll give that a try. Sounds simple enough. Thank you

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