I've had a wooden box and two flower pot sets out since nov. 10 I started with hooligan for bait, then added some coyote meat a week later and finally squirrel meat a week after that. The flower pots are on leaning trees and the box is on the ground under a tree. The area appeared to have ermine tracks in the snow and lots of rabbit, vole and squirrel tracks.
I haven't caught anything so I'm interested in some input? Perhaps what I think is ermine tracks is not or is it safe to assume if there is prey around there will be ermine?
I'll admit I didn't dye my traps because I was in a hurry (excited) but I had to pull my traps since I won't be able to check them for a while so I figured I'd dye them before they go back out. I did boil them.
I keep reading trapping ermine is for kids because its so easy!?!
Thanks in advance for any input!