collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: "NEW" Questions & Answers  (Read 2767 times)

Offline one more

  • one more
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2007
  • Posts: 271
  • Location: Rochester, WA
  • Author, as DZ Wirth, of e-book: MOUNTAIN IGLOO,
Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #15 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 
NWTF, WSTA, NRA, RMEF, NAHC, WF.
Author,  as DZ Wirth, of e-book:  MOUNTAIN IGLOO, an Alaska adventure, survival, wildlife and romance novel,
at most e-book stores.

Offline Mfowl

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2012
  • Posts: 2763
  • Location: westside
Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #16 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.
Fish hard, hunt harder!

Offline 81husky

  • Non-Hunting Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 96
Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #17 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.

Offline Uncle Juju

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2018
  • Posts: 11
  • Location: Bremerton
Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #18 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.
Every day is a new day to prove how awesome you are!

The impossible just takes a little longer!

Offline DishBogget

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Tracker
  • **
  • Join Date: Nov 2013
  • Posts: 87
  • Location: Enumclaw
Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #19 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


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline UrbanTrapper

  • Life Member: NRA, SCI, DSC, NTA, WSTA
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 307
  • Location: Seattle or Kittitas County
  • Groups: NRA, SCI, WWC, HHC, NTA, WSTA
Re: "NEW" Questions & Answers
« Reply #20 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.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Matching set by Alchase
[Today at 08:28:46 PM]


Sea duck guide by AL WORRELLS KID
[Today at 08:21:44 PM]


Worth of Ruger Blackhawk by elksnout
[Today at 08:21:01 PM]


AR-15 charging issue.... help? by Dan-o
[Today at 08:06:53 PM]


Wrangler outdoor pants, $22 at Walmart. by Alchase
[Today at 08:02:03 PM]


Deleting PowerStroke by elksnout
[Today at 07:55:13 PM]


WDFW Commision considers ban on hunting competitions by ne kid
[Today at 07:51:00 PM]


FOR SALE SKB case new $80.00 by swift
[Today at 07:33:46 PM]


FS 2015 Can Am Maverick Max 1000R. by Rainier10
[Today at 07:32:33 PM]


Oregon spray deal by konradcountry
[Today at 07:28:24 PM]


Can you imagine what this "coalition" will dream up? by konradcountry
[Today at 07:24:10 PM]


Idaho passes year around wolf hunting by Bango skank
[Today at 07:08:00 PM]


WTB: Kifaru Muskeg by johns8168
[Today at 07:04:31 PM]


Toyhauler rollover dinette fs. by syoungs
[Today at 07:00:25 PM]


WTS Kuiu 1850 by Hairhunter
[Today at 06:34:05 PM]


WTB Burris FastFire 3 or ?? by tgray
[Today at 06:33:49 PM]


Machias's 2019/2020 Season by bearpaw
[Today at 06:05:49 PM]


2019/2020 scoreboard! by Machias
[Today at 06:04:29 PM]


What's your go to hunting arrow? by Wetwoodshunter
[Today at 05:58:54 PM]


MOVED: Reviewing the Chiappa Double Badgers by bearpaw
[Today at 05:52:28 PM]