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Brown Ermine

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by gamechanger, Apr 5, 2014.

  1. gamechanger

    gamechanger New Member

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    I have a client looking for a summer Ermine. I am a Taxidermist and Trapper myself. I am aware that winter ermine are the only ones legal to trap but this client would like to have a summer ermine mounted. Was wondering if anyone might have run across one that might be an early catch during the season that still has a good deal of the brown on it. Such as the "Brownback". An ermine that has as much brown on it as I can get would be wonderful. I do not want one that is dyed. Must be natural brown please. Let me know. Would prefer one that is still whole but skinned with feet on, with all detail will work. Any other legal means of obtaining a summer Ermine would be great.

    Kim
    Game Changer Taxidermy
     
  2. LittleJayFox

    LittleJayFox New Member

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    these are some nice already tanned taxidermy quality ones, hope this is of help for you!
    https://www.etsy.com/au/listing/181762505/real-british-stoat-ermine-weasel-pelt?ref=favs_view_5
     

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Kim, as a trapper and taxidermist, you should know that there is no such thing as a brown ermine. An ermine is the name of the white coat, winter phase of the short tailed weasel or stoat. This is like a "hen peacock". She's a hen peafowl.
     
  4. bob wendt

    bob wendt indiana, wyoming and kansas

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    weasel stay brown all winter below about a line thru northern indiana and east and west. so a brown one can be legal same as a white one, if taken in the brown only area duringthe winter sesomns. as george says ermine refers toithe same weasel, just in the northern areas where it turns white in the winter
     
  5. IDBluecat

    IDBluecat New Member

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    Greetings,

    Here in Idaho weasels are classified as predatory unprotected animals, therefore it is legal to harvest them at any time during the year. We do not have short-tails here but would a long-tailed weasel work?

    Steve