There are three species of weasels in North America. The most common is the Long-Tailed Weasel. All three species are considered “fur-bearing animals” so you will need both a hunting license and a trapping license to legally kill one. Weasels are less than 2 feet long. Half of that is tail. They are solitary, mostly nocturnal and they live underground so they are difficult to hunt.
Things You'll Need
- Hunting license
- Trapping license
- Wooden box or crate
- Leg trap, #1.5 coil-spring
- Raw chicken with blood and juices
- Plastic cup
- Pistol, .22-caliber
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Purchase a hunting license. Take any examinations or other steps necessary to qualify for a trapping license in your state. Buy a trapping license.
Remove the lid from a wooden box or crate. Cut a 2 1/2-inch hole in one end of the wooden box or crate with a jigsaw.
Collect the raw chicken blood and juices in a plastic cup. Remove one breast from the chicken using a knife.
Place, stake and set a #1.5 coil-spring leg trap in a location where you have seen weasel scat, weasel tracks or otherwise suspect a weasel inhabits.
Pour the blood and other juices from the whole, raw chicken on the pressure pad of the trap and in a 3-foot circle around the trap.
Nail the chicken breast to the inside end of the wooden box opposite the end in which you cut a 2 1/2-inch hole.
Turn the box upside down over the trap so the chicken breast is just behind the pressure pad of the trap. Pile rocks on top of the box.
Inspect the trap each morning and night. Rebait the trap every two days until you catch the weasel. Dispatch the trapped weasel with a .22-caliber pistol, if necessary.