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Brian: Being that both chicken and liver make a fair weasel bait, I would go with the chicken liver catfish bait you mentioned. I used to trap weasels in a big way and found plain chicken or rabbit for bait with a dab of blood based weasel gland lure worked best for me. Ace
 

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This might seem a little off the wall but has anyone every tried using rats for bait on weasle?? I've never trapped them and will not trap them. They are a welcome sight around here on the farm and I've had other farmers ask me to not trap them as they are h3ll on rats. Not saying it is bad to trap them but we don't have a lot and the few we do have do more good alive then dead. No matter how clean you try to keep the farm there are always a few rats, especially in the old abandoned farmsteads where we store grain.

If it would work to use rats for bait, which it should in my humble opinion, you might open a few doors by asking some of the farmers if you could catch some rats off their place. Get your bait and more land to trap. Or possible do it on the farms you already have as the farmer would remember you in future years when permission is needed. Trap or catch some in the summer during the slow time and freeze them. Also scoop up some rat dropping for added appeal. Course I would wear gloves when messing with the rats as they give me the he-be-ge-bees. I ain't scared of them but the plague comes to mind when I have to be near them when we fill the bait boxes to poison them in the buildings when they are on their fall migration to the farm to spend the winter.

Again this might be totally off the wall, but then again Pink trucks, snorting lure addictions and etc... it probably puts me in with good campany on the forum here. :eek: :D

Tim
 

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Brian: To each his own, but I would have to agree with Lee. A bloody bait like beef liver, raw chicken or rabbit, is far superior to mice as a bait. Like Lee, i've trapped weasels by the hundreds, catching 50 to 100 per Winter just on a snowshoe line over several miles. The addition of a blood based weasel gland lure is an added asset in attracting extra larger old veteran hunters that sometimes do not respond to bait because they have a full stomach. Ace
 
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