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#2164462 - 09/27/10 08:41 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
scott rainbolt Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
Posts: 1150
Loc: morristown tn.
around here we have a lot of what we call feeder springs little 8 to 12 in. springs that run a long way to the big creeks 110 set in them usally good for a couple of mink
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#2164894 - 09/28/10 06:28 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: eric space]
Seldom Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 122
Loc: Midland, MI
Originally Posted By: eric space
In my area the altime best set location for me is the back door of a bank beaver lodge. The back side of a bank beaver lodge hardly ever gets much mud and almost always has an opening to the inside. Mink check out ALL beaver lodges, coming inside from underwater or climbing in if they are bank running. I snare the opening. How good are they? If I was told I could only use one type of set and location it would be this! Have a lodge on my line that has yielded almost 300 over the last 10 years- 39 last year. Poked 4 holes in this abandoned lodge and 2 times had 4 mink in the 4 snares- all males.


You have a couple of great videos out Eric. Very informative! Many videos show/tell a viewer HOW to do something but you go on and explain WHY. Very important difference in my opinion.
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#2335695 - 12/29/10 09:35 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
USAFtrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 291
Loc: NE Ohio
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#2335709 - 12/29/10 09:43 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
conibearguy Offline
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Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 754
Loc: Randolph, NE
here are some Mink Tracks
Also I use pockets for mink usually and I usually use so dam sets also.
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#2405848 - 01/28/11 02:43 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 863
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
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#2406100 - 01/28/11 08:49 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
USAFtrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/16/09
Posts: 291
Loc: NE Ohio
A few from this year:












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#2406701 - 01/28/11 03:36 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
Mink Man Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 19
Loc: adirondack foothills, NY
The duke 1/2 coils are nice but I but some old victor long spring 1.5's and I like them a lot because there easy to set. I tried duke 12o;s instead of duke 11o's this year and they worked alot better. A more human kill. I caught the biggest mink I have ever seen in person this year and it moved the 120 coni about a foot. Glad he wasnt in a 110.
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#2406888 - 01/28/11 05:36 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
WI Coonarse Offline
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Registered: 12/10/10
Posts: 16
Loc: WI, between EauClaire and Supe...
mink man you ever get a coon in them 1.5 long springs?
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#2406938 - 01/28/11 06:02 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
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nice post!!!!!!!! i only got 2 mink this yr but next yr thanks to these good posts!! um going to try for a lot more!!



( also, a special thanks to mr Obrian! in another post i have learned alot from mr obrian and thought idjust say thanks!!)

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#2408084 - 01/29/11 09:28 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
madtrapper Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2151
Loc: Ely, Minnesota, coolest small ...
Wire loops or circle triggers are a must for mink on conibears. I bet everybody would be surprised to see the number of large male mink that I have caught by the hind quarters even with wire loops.
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#2408096 - 01/29/11 09:32 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ]
Hunter50 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 951
Loc: Statesville.,NC
Found these this morning,first mink sign I've seen in my parts:

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#2412050 - 01/31/11 07:59 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
Mink Man Offline
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Registered: 01/12/11
Posts: 19
Loc: adirondack foothills, NY
yes I did get a coon, in one. It dosnt take much. Never understood why people four coil.
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#2417068 - 02/01/11 10:54 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
p barrett Offline
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Registered: 10/12/10
Posts: 161
Loc: fla
Is mink trapping kinda like catching midget otter?really i have never even tried to catch one but would like to try.seems like they have some of the same likes and dislikes.ok guess i need a book,favorites? thanks

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#2423415 - 02/04/11 06:30 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
lbtrapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
anyone ever had problems with mink refusing a colored box? im talkin like a red or yellow newspaper cubby

and my grandpap told me to throw a weasel gland in a box..they hate weasel so theyll go charging in after him
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#2425980 - 02/05/11 10:49 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
Oktaha_trapper15 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 1
Loc: Oklahoma
Any Oklahoma mink trappers out there? I've heard there aren't many around here. Just wondering if yall had any input. Kinda wonderin how to trap since conibears and snares are illegal.
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#2426156 - 02/06/11 02:34 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
lbtrapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
found a mink den..how many will one den hold? just one or several?

and what about scent..with they leave the set due to human scent?
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#2426295 - 02/06/11 07:56 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
Jimmy S. Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 21
Loc: NW Georgia
Found a den yeterday how do I know if its a muskrat or a mink? If anyone came out last night Ill tell you later today..... Hope to get my first mink.
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Skunk:4
Coyote:14
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#2428349 - 02/07/11 12:13 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
grizgtr Offline
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Registered: 11/25/10
Posts: 101
Loc: S Minnesota
I like to runs lots and LOTS of BLIND SETS. Sometimes they take longer to find than to simply just dig either a standard pocket of elbow pocket but if you know anything about a mink's habits is that they run endlessly and although they do tend to look in every hole they come across they don't particularly have the best sense of smell which lowers the effectiveness of most lures and baits, then to top it all off they like "fresh" bait at all times. Fresh means time. Time is valuable to us longliners,so while They love to catch their own meals, why not just take advantage of that and put traps between them and their food? A simple 1 1/2 coil and a couple stepping sticks to slow em down and they'll be there waiting.
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#2428457 - 02/07/11 06:19 AM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
Jimmy S. Offline
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Registered: 02/01/11
Posts: 21
Loc: NW Georgia
Hey guys,
been trying to trap my first mink for about 3 weeks now. I just found a very nice buck in the road yesterday that wasnt hurt any at all. Heck he was still warm when I skinned him out. Thets the first mink Ive ever laid my hands on. He was crossing at a 4 foot diameter culvert heading towards a double 10' x 4' culvert going under a big hwy. This things like 300-400 foot long. I decided to check out the culvert he was heading to and lots of sign in there. Many tracks, some mink skat and all. Being my first time in a gauranteed minky location how do I efficiently catch one? The waters as shallow as 1-2 " in locations. One of the culverts I have a foothold in less than an inch of water on both sides tight against the wall. The other side I have a 110 bmi on a conistabilizer attatched to a 1x6 on each wall. I have put lean sticks over the traps against the wall, is this overkill or is this necessary? Also what if I made a tunnel so to speak and stuck it in there too on dry part of the culvert? Thanks in advance
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Mink:5
Beaver:100+
Coon:17
Muskrat:16
Grinner:11
Otter:17
Skunk:4
Coyote:14
Bobcat:1
Grey Fox:2
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#2428981 - 02/07/11 12:28 PM Re: Minks Minks and only MINKS! [Re: ScreamingCoyote]
ztbowtech Offline
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Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 126
Loc: Chautauqua county, ny
from a beginner to a beginner. blind set the sides with foot holds or conis. i would use 1.5 coils tied to a cinder block for a drag/ weight. thats is just what i have been told by some of the pros.
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