WEASEL—TRAPPING AND VALUE
WEASEL—TRAPPING AND VALUE—Can you tell me how to trap weasels, and what their fur is worth?
Weasels are very easily trapped where they are plenty, but in Ohio they are not abundant, and to set a trap where they use and wait for their return is slow work, but it is the only way. About rough, rocky or wooded ground is best. All you need do is to make a small enclosure, if you cannot find a natural one, and place a No. 1 trap in it, very lightly set, with a fresh, bloody bait pinned down close, behind the trap, so that the weasel will stand on the trap when he struggles with the bait in his endeavor to remove it. The trap need not be covered, but you may cover it with turkey feathers if you like. Fresh rabbit or poultry makes about the best bait. It is a very good idea to drag a fresh, bloody bait from trap to trap, and set the traps close together where weasels frequent, only a rod or two apart. Brown weasels are hardly worth skinning after they are caught, but sometimes you can sell them at about five cents each. The price of white weasels varies, but roughly speaking I would say that the number one’s are worth $1.00 each.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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