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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1605905
11/20/09 04:17 PM
11/20/09 04:17 PM
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Central Ohio
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Ha! smile

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: LT GREY] #1606074
11/20/09 06:20 PM
11/20/09 06:20 PM
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Beaver Bayou MN
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Add in another 200 miles round trip for me to get there and back...and my math says it was a 660 mile trapline! Are the coons finaly starting to move???


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: Mike Kelly] #1606358
11/20/09 08:51 PM
11/20/09 08:51 PM
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mike,,yeah the coon are finally moving into the water as the corn comes out. about time. set today and tomorrow again. will be good to check some new sets for a change. brents on his way to the skinners with a truckload right now, about 50 coon plus mink and rats and a stray beaver or two. tomorrow nite gonna check out the old home-town bar for a change, as im setting in that direction. haha. that western mink is still laying there,,about 7 or 8 days now. guy should be turned in.

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1606443
11/20/09 09:29 PM
11/20/09 09:29 PM
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Slaughter Slough, MN
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No Mink left over there and the beer is still cold at the bar. LOL I will be watching for ya! Hit'em hard.


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: Dead Coyote] #1606599
11/20/09 10:40 PM
11/20/09 10:40 PM
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hey fossil might have to swing in for a few with ya tomorrow! What time?


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: trapper34] #1606763
11/21/09 12:12 AM
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trapper34, if we get that far, i'll have brent call you. he can get your number from andrew. off to bed,,,this old man needs rest.

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1606993
11/21/09 06:53 AM
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Believe it or not a mink man can can catch a ton of mink and keep the raccoon catch very very low! Lots of little tricks and so on!


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: EmpireBuilder] #1607010
11/21/09 07:50 AM
11/21/09 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: EmpireBuilder
Believe it or not a mink man can can catch a ton of mink and keep the raccoon catch very very low! Lots of little tricks and so on!


Yes one can but with the prices the way they are one needs every dime they can get just to pay for gas.


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: GRIZ] #1607037
11/21/09 08:46 AM
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Griz I know what your saying! Not to mention the bottom edge muskrats. Those sure do help pay the gas!!!


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: EmpireBuilder] #1610222
11/22/09 11:15 PM
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marbleyes,,,pulled the old line today while brent checked the rest. 35 mink and 26 coon. had a triple on coon where we set those 3 grizzs in that cottonwood grove. 18 of the mink came from the line i pulled today.

trapper 34,,,never made it to the bar,,was too wore out. getting old i guess. will try to get together another time.

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1610244
11/22/09 11:27 PM
11/22/09 11:27 PM

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When will the picture of all those taken in a blind sets near Lake City surface ?

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: ] #1611933
11/23/09 09:37 PM
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2poor,,i broke down and made a blind set 2 weeks ago. my son pulled it today, empty. 3 coon and 2 mink from the pocket downstream though. 37 mink today.

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1612007
11/23/09 09:57 PM
11/23/09 09:57 PM
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Tim : You just don't know how to make blind sets for mink. If you use the " Lake City " method "passed down at my dads knee" you could double your catch. Lets see... 2 x 0 = 0

Jim


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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: Jim Blakley] #1612340
11/23/09 11:27 PM
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jim,,,i like your math. haha. how goes the coon trapping. we, and a few others this year, have noticed many coon refusing to work the grizz traps. seems similar to using coni boxes in early fall. are you seeing any of this in your area also?

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1612380
11/23/09 11:46 PM
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Tim: My catch Is off about 30%............But every trapper Ive talked to Is having the same experience . Its a weird fall ...
Jim

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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: ] #1612577
11/24/09 01:41 AM
11/24/09 01:41 AM
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Barnum & Finland, MN
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I so wish I were trapping in all this warm weather and after seeing that pile of mink I'm really jones'n....I better just go to bed! Geralds video (and a little bit of 2poor beating me over the head with a tile spade) taught me how to catch more mink in one check than I had been catching in a season (with less traps to boot!) I still mix in blind sets but mainly in small culverts and in obvious places I sometimes just can't resist! Happy trapping. ScottW

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1612727
11/24/09 07:38 AM
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trapper 34,,,never made it to the bar,,was too wore out. getting old i guess. will try to get together another time.

Well Fossil I made it to a bar. LOL Took a few beaver with the TS-85 this week! You should have plenty of mink & coon in the area to trap, I have not caught crap. Also haven't seen another trapper in the area.(Is this year over yet!!!!!!!) Later man

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Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: ] #1613649
11/24/09 04:17 PM
11/24/09 04:17 PM

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Originally Posted By: steven49er
Weird fall???

It should be dang near winter up here.

47 today and quarter inch or so of rain.

Fisher season opens in a few days and alot of the roads I use to get to my sets are mudded and rutted. I dont think they will freeze up. Better keep the cell phone handy.


No kidding. Most years I can get in the woods and walk to locate Fisher tracks in the snow. No snow means no sign !

That and this short 9 day season I have my doubts about filling.

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: ] #1614490
11/24/09 10:21 PM
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jim,,,weve had coon walking right past baited grizz traps, same as theyd walk past a coni box in novenber. no interest what so ever. another friend had the same results near fairmont, and another around albert lea area. just refused to work the trap at all. i believe its the corn still in the fields. we were all running about a 5 to 10 percent catch rate with grizzs. last year we were all running about 30 to 40 percent, same areas, same bait.

Re: Pockets vs Blind Sets (Mink pics) [Re: fossil2] #1616922
11/25/09 11:42 PM
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30 mink, 21 coon, 13 rats. slow day.

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