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Tube Traps for Mink #6719528
01/07/20 02:19 PM
01/07/20 02:19 PM
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Pennsylvania, 1B
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Have any of you guys used these successfully for mink?


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Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6719556
01/07/20 02:57 PM
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I have never used one for mink, but you know those mink they have to stick there nose in everything. JMO


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Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: Getting There] #6719574
01/07/20 03:15 PM
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Ray; I was given one to try out ....? Naah. Didn't like it. Very pricey, to start with, as I remember. No way I'd be buying a dozen of them shocked

Best place to use them, round here, would be shoved into an existent pipe along a stream. But, those pipes, which the creatures are used to, are plastic. Overall, I found the trap a bit 'steely', they being after all 100% steel.

Setting wasn't the finest, I seem to recall. Maybe the power of the spring, working against the delicacy of set I'd have preferred?

Dunno. All things considered? I just found myself thinking: " What does this expensive, steel pipe bring to the table, when compared to a bunch of home made snares? "

Last time I remember seeing it? It was rotting out beneath my hedge. Slung there. Since slung away.

Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: Pest's Dad] #6719943
01/07/20 07:01 PM
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Iíve got a few of them, I never cared for em. I donít remember catching anything in them.

Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6719951
01/07/20 07:05 PM
01/07/20 07:05 PM
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Central, SD
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Got a few barn rats in them give them a shot.

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Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6720031
01/07/20 07:33 PM
01/07/20 07:33 PM
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Minnesota
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You'll catch some...not a lot though


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Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6720060
01/07/20 07:48 PM
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Why buy an expensive tube when a simple, cheap and easy to construct will work much better. Keep it simple. No bait or lure is used. Placed in small feeder streams it will take any rat or mink travelling the stream as it seems they cannot pass up exploring the tunnel. They also make good small stream snowmobile bridge abutments while at the same time targeting mink and rats.
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Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6720066
01/07/20 07:51 PM
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Nice boxs^^^


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Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6720580
01/08/20 03:24 AM
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the WCS tube trap... we are stuck with having to use this kind thing over hear.. i mean yeh their ok, just.

best place for them ive found is on fence tops in gardens for squirrles! but mink, ive found them best under a pile of old logs, sticks,rocks..or a over hanging bank. no bait in either to keep the otters out,
hard to set fine, £45 each and pretty heavy.

yet again its just a trap to tick boxes not a trap to put critters to bed

Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6720597
01/08/20 05:20 AM
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I have one somewhere, I tried it years ago and first night got a muskrat. When I went to reset the spring had borke so that was it for the tube trap, anything else will work better and cheaper.

Re: Tube Traps for Mink [Re: PaRay] #6720652
01/08/20 07:07 AM
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The tube trap was originally designed just for mink but proved to be a better squirrel trap.

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