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#3360954 - 10/09/12 04:06 PM Mink Boxes...
trappertn Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/29/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Crossville,Tn age:21
Ok I've looked in the archives and didn't find a answer.I am trying to figure out how deep to make a mink box.Here we have to have any steel jaw or conibear 12" inside a box,hole,or placed in the water.I just was wondering how much farther past 12" I should make it.I know they have longer necks.Would 4" past the trap be enough?Would a 5x5 opening be enough room for the 110 to fire?And I was also wondering if a 110 would work in the box?Funds are shore at the moment and won't get to get any 120's for this season.
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#3361129 - 10/09/12 05:32 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 208
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
If your trap must be recessed 12" then I would suggest 18" minimum length box. Cut your spring slots 13 to 14" deep so your trap, wire or pan trigger, is close to the bait. A 5X5" opening is probably a bit tight. I would go with a 6 1/2 X 6 1/2" opening which will also handle a 120. I also like a restricted entrance cover with a 2 1/2 " hole on my mink boxes as IMO they seem to be attracted to a hole more so than a large square opening. The 2 1/2" hole also restricts most barn cats if your trapping farm land.




Edited by bctomcat (10/09/12 05:33 PM)
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#3361903 - 10/09/12 10:31 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
trappertn Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/29/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Crossville,Tn age:21
Thank you bctomcat.
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Otter-4/3
Stankies-2/0
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#3362336 - 10/10/12 10:04 AM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
Haymaker Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Southern Indiana
Do you put wire over the back of the box?

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#3362363 - 10/10/12 10:27 AM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: Haymaker]
bctomcat Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 208
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Originally Posted By: Haymaker
Do you put wire over the back of the box?

Yes:
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#3362776 - 10/10/12 04:30 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
Haymaker Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Southern Indiana
Ok, thanks a lot!!!

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#3939107 - 08/12/13 03:29 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
TimsWildlifeCtrl Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/16/12
Posts: 4
Loc: Kentucky
Here's a video I put together last year. Hopes it help you all out.

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#3939225 - 08/12/13 04:35 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 889
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
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#3939426 - 08/12/13 06:08 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: trappertn]
SD Coon Catcher Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/01/13
Posts: 138
Loc: South Dakota
Does the trap have to be in the box?
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#3940040 - 08/12/13 10:11 PM Re: Mink Boxes... [Re: SD Coon Catcher]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 208
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
Originally Posted By: SD Coon Catcher
Does the trap have to be in the box?
No but IMO success will be much greater if it is. Firstly the trap can be stabilized very easy by clamping the springs down on the box slots. No need to stake it. Secondly with the trap set close to the bait the animal will be centered to the trap and stable when it fires the trap. Whereas if set far in front of the bait the mink may jump a pan trigger or get thru standard wires and trigger the trap with its hind quarters resulting in a poor inhumane catch.


Edited by bctomcat (08/14/13 12:53 PM)
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