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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735361
01/19/20 08:02 AM
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Congrats Ack!! Can I ask how many coon you picked up in the process. Man, I hate when they ruin a good set location...lol

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735404
01/19/20 09:08 AM
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Excellent, congratulations!


Eh...wot?

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735408
01/19/20 09:12 AM
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Well done Ack!! Congrats!!

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735422
01/19/20 09:21 AM
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Congratulations. Wish you could get more from the buy for them this year.
Do you think trapping that many does much to boost muskrat numbers on your line?

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: MChewk] #6735627
01/19/20 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by MChewk
Congrats Ack!! Can I ask how many coon you picked up in the process. Man, I hate when they ruin a good set location...lol


Actually I have been working on modifying my sets to eliminate as many coon as possible.. This was my best year yet on the mink to coon ratio. Most years I am between 2 to 3 coon per mimk
This year I got it down to roughly 1.7 to 1.
I may have missed the coon totals by a couple but my records show 171 coon as incedentals.
Yes they absolutely mess up a "perfect" mink set. Really adds to the remake time plus bait loss and traps plugged up when the mink goes by.
Now if coon prices ever go back up, yes the spigot can be turned back on. If that ever happens, I might have to hire someone to skin for me.


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: gryhkl] #6735630
01/19/20 11:03 AM
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Originally Posted by gryhkl
Congratulations. Wish you could get more from the buy for them this year.
Do you think trapping that many does much to boost muskrat numbers on your line?



Yes I am seeing more rats AND the mink population goes up once you start taking them in numbers. All of mine like I said above come from roughly a 7 mile radius. It sure can't keep from helping the rat population Imo.


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735677
01/19/20 11:29 AM
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Outstanding work. Congratulations on hitting that goal.


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735698
01/19/20 11:43 AM
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Great job. Quite the accomplishment. Glad you got your goal


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735703
01/19/20 11:45 AM
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Congratulations! That is a lot of mink. I haven’t even seen so much as a set of tracks here in two years. Hopefully they make a comeback one of these years

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735781
01/19/20 12:43 PM
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Would love to buy those glands.
Rats too if anyone has any PM me.

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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735789
01/19/20 12:51 PM
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Great goal , and great thread.


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735821
01/19/20 01:16 PM
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WTG, always nice to meet your goal!

*The gun grabbers will win unless the Sportsmen start Voting.*


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735923
01/19/20 02:40 PM
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Contrats Ack!!!! Always like seeing all the mink you've posted over the years.


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735931
01/19/20 02:44 PM
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as a mink nut myself i feel you deserve a second pat on the back from me---GREAT JOB SIR.


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735933
01/19/20 02:45 PM
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That's awesome. What an accomplishment!!

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6735971
01/19/20 03:21 PM
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Thats a great accomplishment

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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6736077
01/19/20 04:32 PM
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Ackcellent!

Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6736331
01/19/20 07:28 PM
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Thanks guys. I still have a bunch in the freezer to out up. Once they are all done I will post a pic.

Tomahawker, that made my wife laugh.

Pcr2, yes mink are addicting!


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: ack] #6736351
01/19/20 07:48 PM
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Nice catch, congratulations!


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Re: Season goal accomplished! [Re: Ken Mclellan] #6736504
01/19/20 09:09 PM
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Very well done. That is a lot of travel even in good mink regions.

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