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Mink bait #6474450
02/26/19 06:12 PM
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North Jersey
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Going to be setting some floating mink boxes. Was thinking of using half a mink carcass for bait. Anyone ever use?

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6474455
02/26/19 06:21 PM
02/26/19 06:21 PM
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Houghton Lake, MI
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I would say better off using muskrat...


Wish I had more time to trap....
Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6474676
02/26/19 09:51 PM
02/26/19 09:51 PM
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Or snake.
I've caught a few in pockets with carmans pro's choice lure


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Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6474705
02/26/19 10:11 PM
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Mink do not eat mink. They will in territory respond to gland scents. Mink prefer fresh and as noted above muskrat is better.

Eye appeal is what mink respond to, namely holes or piles of trash that they will think a living prey animal will be in.

In my area we pick up mink in dryland predator sets on canine lures. I have caught them on Grawe's Grey Ghost, but there was eye appeal which was the feature first. Make your floaters look like rat feed piles and I believe you will do better as the only reason mink respond to dead bait is to steal it.

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6474731
02/26/19 10:31 PM
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muskrat carcass works good


"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6474831
02/27/19 12:11 AM
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100 Mile House, BC Can
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ or just the hind quarters.

Last edited by bctomcat; 02/27/19 12:12 AM.

The only constant in trapping is change so keep learning.






Re: Mink bait [Re: star flakes] #6474835
02/27/19 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by star flakes
Mink eat mink. They will in territory respond to gland scents. Mink prefer fresh and as noted above muskrat is second favourite choice.

Eye appeal is what mink respond to, namely holes or piles of trash that they will think a living prey animal will be in.

In my area we pick up mink in dryland predator sets on canine lures. I have caught them on Grawe's Grey Ghost, but there was eye appeal which was the feature first. Make your floaters look like rat feed piles and I believe you will do better as the only reason mink respond to dead bait is to steal it.


Auto correct was needed.

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6475209
02/27/19 01:32 PM
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Iím confused. Between Northof50 and Star Flakes there seems to be inconsistencies. Actually, about 10 years ago, there were Trappers who put up considerable numbers, who said mink ate mink.

At this point all I can say about mink musk is that Iíve caught coyotes on it far more often than Iíve taken mink.

Last edited by Teacher; 02/27/19 01:45 PM. Reason: Misspelling

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Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6475375
02/27/19 04:03 PM
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They eat mink but in my area fish is number the one bait


Just passin through
Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6475392
02/27/19 04:15 PM
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Teacher read the post carefully between the two. Auto correct

Mink are cannibals if they come across another dead mink, the first thing they do is eat out at the liver sideways

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6475835
02/27/19 10:52 PM
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Barron Couny, WI
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The best mink bait I have found is muskrat meat. My second choice would be FRESH fish. Never have tried using mink to bait mink. But may have to give it a try next season


Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine!
Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6476326
02/28/19 02:39 PM
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I snared a mink last week and another mink ate the testicles off the mink I had snared so they sure do eat one another.

Re: Mink bait [Re: PineDoggin] #6476864
02/28/19 11:04 PM
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Originally Posted by PineDoggin
I snared a mink last week and another mink ate the testicles off the mink I had snared so they sure do eat one another.

how do you know it was another mink?

Re: Mink bait [Re: BillyTraps] #6477042
03/01/19 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by BillyTraps
Originally Posted by PineDoggin
I snared a mink last week and another mink ate the testicles off the mink I had snared so they sure do eat one another.

how do you know it was another mink?

Well unless muskrats have teeth like a mink, it was a mink

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6479665
03/03/19 03:27 PM
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Fish is the number 1 bait used by the big hitters in the mink catching business, everything else is just a change up.

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6479755
03/03/19 05:03 PM
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I use fish and muskrat when I have it but have had success with half of a cottontail.

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6482354
03/06/19 07:29 AM
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I never saw any evidence that a mink feasted on another mink, but I will say in my experience a female mink carcass is very effective in drawing a male mink to check out a pocket set.


I want to grow my own food but I can't find bacon seeds.
Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6482377
03/06/19 08:13 AM
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On several occasions I have walked up to a location thinking I had a live mink in the set only to realize it was an un-caught mink feeding on a trapped mink.

Re: Mink bait [Re: chrissk] #6482537
03/06/19 10:45 AM
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I have never seen where a mink fed on a captured mink but I have seen instances where they killed them.


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Re: Mink bait [Re: star flakes] #6515219
04/11/19 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by star flakes
Mink do not eat mink. They will in territory respond to gland scents.


They may not eat it, but I have caught a good many mink, using a mink carcass as a bait !

Fresh oily fish is hard to beat. Muskrat and beaver have worked well too.

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