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Title: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Trapper John on May 21, 2019, 10:28:05 AM

Hello Folks
We are going to have a "New" column in The Fur Shed magazine called:  Questions & Answers.
So do you have a question on fur trapping, trapping equipment, putting up fur or about the fur industry in general?
You can "Ask Here" or; email us at: jc.wsta@yahoo.com.  We have the staff or trappers on hand that can answer your questions.

JC   :hello:  ~ Publisher / Editor of The Fur Shed


Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Trapper John on June 03, 2019, 12:51:46 PM

Anyone have a question or three?
W have a staff of trappers ready to answer your questions.
JC   :hello:


Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: big wood on June 06, 2019, 03:59:22 PM
Here's 1. Why does the trapper bust his arse for the last 250 years and get screwed buy the fur buyers
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Special T on June 06, 2019, 04:27:12 PM
Do you need a fur sellers lic if you make products for sale from what you trap. Say if I made a bunch of wallets from beaver tails, or string silencers from hair?

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Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: UrbanTrapper on June 06, 2019, 09:16:29 PM
What are some good foothold set techniques to target urban and suburban coyotes and NOT catch raccoons?
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: JakeLand on June 06, 2019, 09:16:46 PM
Here's 1. Why does the trapper bust his arse for the last 250 years and get screwed buy the fur buyers
im trying to figure this one out myself!! Beaver prices were up ( compared to last couple years) but other prices were crap !
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: JakeLand on June 06, 2019, 09:17:48 PM
What are some good foothold set techniques to target urban and suburban coyotes and NOT catch raccoons?
piss pole sets ! Coons won’t go near it
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: big wood on June 07, 2019, 06:02:30 AM
Here's 1. Why does the trapper bust his arse for the last 250 years and get screwed buy the fur buyers
im trying to figure this one out myself!! Beaver prices were up ( compared to last couple years) but other prices were crap !
beaver, 11.70 avg. Alot of time fuel and work for so little
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: dc on June 07, 2019, 06:08:52 AM
Anybody know anyone from a leg hold trap still legal state.  My dad has many from days of old.  I would need to do a inventory, but if someone is interested I would do that.
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Trapper John on June 07, 2019, 12:11:44 PM
Anybody know anyone from a leg hold trap still legal state.  My dad has many from days of old.  I would need to do a inventory, but if someone is interested I would do that.


What are you asking in your first sentence?   Are you asking if someone is interested in buying foot-holds or?
JC


Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: RafaelG on September 09, 2019, 10:08:40 PM
I am new to trapping and looking to build my own trap since im a broke kid can you tell me how to make some good live traps of all varietys
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Katmai Guy on September 10, 2019, 08:05:16 AM
Here's 1. Why does the trapper bust his arse for the last 250 years and get screwed buy the fur buyers

Because they have you by the short hairs. :chuckle:
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Uncle Juju on September 10, 2019, 11:52:51 AM
I am new to trapping and looking to build my own trap since im a broke kid can you tell me how to make some good live traps of all varietys
As with any new trappers, myself included, you have to determine what your going to trap. Then you can determine what you need. Also consider what your time is worth...
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Uncle Juju on September 10, 2019, 12:01:48 PM
John here are some good topics:
What are the top 5 must have tools for the first year trapper?
What are the 5 most important things to consider when establishing a fur shed or trap house?
I know many of you will have different opinions and there are different requirements for different animals. But as a new trapper these are questions I ask myself.
Looking forward to the new column!
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Trapper John on September 10, 2019, 07:06:01 PM

 :tup:  Now that's some good questions.
The "New" Column Q&A will go into the next (Winter - December/January) Issue.

I just dropped off the Fall Issue to the Printer today.  He has it on his schedule and it looks like he might run it this Friday if not next Monday.  From there it goes to the Mail House (Data Base Company) then down to Seattle to the Post Office and out to you folks.  So with a little luck you will have your "Fall Issue" by next Friday or Saturday.
I hope you all enjoy this issue.

As for the "New" Q&A Column, I will let the guy that is going to have that column know these question.
JC   :hello:

The Fur Shed - Publisher/Editor

Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: one more on October 04, 2019, 05:10:37 PM
I have a question:  Do the weasels here turn white in winter?  I caught one in January in a cage trap  one year here that was brown and I let it go.  Mostly because we have a big problem with moles/gophers/chip monks that make a lot of mounds in our lawns and I hoped the weasel would eat them.  There was no white on his head or back.  In Alaska in the late fall they turn white with the tip of the tail black.  They don't turn brown again until the start of "break-up".  Then the fur around their eyes turns brown and the color spreads over their body.  We kept one once through the change. 
Diane 
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Mfowl on October 04, 2019, 06:38:15 PM
I have a question:  Do the weasels here turn white in winter?  I caught one in January in a cage trap  one year here that was brown and I let it go.  Mostly because we have a big problem with moles/gophers/chip monks that make a lot of mounds in our lawns and I hoped the weasel would eat them.  There was no white on his head or back.  In Alaska in the late fall they turn white with the tip of the tail black.  They don't turn brown again until the start of "break-up".  Then the fur around their eyes turns brown and the color spreads over their body.  We kept one once through the change. 
Diane

I have only seen a few weasels here in Wa and they were all brown. Can't say I've ever seen one in the snow though.
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: 81husky on October 04, 2019, 09:01:50 PM
They turn white here in Eastern Washington. Last year they were white before it snowed, and they stood out like a sore thumb.
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: Uncle Juju on October 29, 2019, 02:15:00 PM
Another good topic would be Fur Handling and Fleshing. I'm sure I'm not the only new guy who is questioning what he's doing and if it's correct.
Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: DishBogget on October 30, 2019, 01:54:51 PM
Another good topic would be Fur Handling and Fleshing. I'm sure I'm not the only new guy who is questioning what he's doing and if it's correct.
Doug Stanley has had an ongoing series in the fur shed on that very topic


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Title: Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
Post by: UrbanTrapper on December 30, 2019, 09:00:15 PM
I have a question:  Do the weasels here turn white in winter?  I caught one in January in a cage trap  one year here that was brown and I let it go.  Mostly because we have a big problem with moles/gophers/chip monks that make a lot of mounds in our lawns and I hoped the weasel would eat them.  There was no white on his head or back.  In Alaska in the late fall they turn white with the tip of the tail black.  They don't turn brown again until the start of "break-up".  Then the fur around their eyes turns brown and the color spreads over their body.  We kept one once through the change. 
Diane

I have only seen a few weasels here in Wa and they were all brown. Can't say I've ever seen one in the snow though.

I've had this same question. I got a brown weasel on my cam just this week, near Snoqualmie but I have pictures of white weasels over the pass near Roslyn from February.