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Mink = frustration #7105279
12/25/20 01:18 PM
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There is this culvert at my folks place, it separates a large marsh from medium sized stream. You would think it would be a mink massacre spot. But sadly no, I have had traps at or near this culvert for hundreds of days over the years and have never got one at it. They will come near but just bounce on past it. So since the snowstorm wed night one has gone through the culvert twice. I'm not trapping yet but this mink is really taunting me.


WHO MADE THIS MESS ALL OVER MY FLOOR THE MUDTRACKER WAS HERE HE HE HE
Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7105296
12/25/20 01:33 PM
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Make bottom edge sets. Find any open water at feeders or field tiles and make baited pocket sets there. If you can set snares follow the tracks and you should be able to find places where you can snare him at. Right where he goes around that cattail would be a good spot if he returns.


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7105348
12/25/20 02:15 PM
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Put the trap where his tracks are.

Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7105417
12/25/20 03:00 PM
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Waterville Minnesota
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It's pretty open, next time he'll come thru in another spot. Its frustrating trying to trap them in this spot. Best luck I've had is with baited conibear cubbies or live traps brushed in and baited. I've actually caught far more by accident in muskrat sets in this marsh and stream than I have in mink and coon sets.


WHO MADE THIS MESS ALL OVER MY FLOOR THE MUDTRACKER WAS HERE HE HE HE
Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7105513
12/25/20 04:33 PM
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Pennsylvania, 1B
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Ainít it fun! Just when you think you got them little stink missiles figured out....

Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7105596
12/25/20 05:56 PM
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A piece of stove pipe on his trail might do the trick.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7105910
12/25/20 10:05 PM
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Hard to tell from your picture but if the culvert is under the snow or if it is frozen at the water level leaving some culvert above ice level block it with snow leaving one tube type hole. Every mink will go thru this snow hole and into the culvert. Here we can only use snares above water level so I use a 2 quart pop bottle with both ends cut off to make a tunnel, my snare is placed in the middle and then snow packed all around to fill the culvert entrance. Can easily also be done with a conibear or foot trap. Super deadly set.

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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7106081
12/26/20 01:08 AM
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Bottom edge set... Try 1 with a carrot on a 110.


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7106319
12/26/20 10:24 AM
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Find the pinch points.


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7106359
12/26/20 10:42 AM
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That mink should be easy to get. Use some smelt and setup as a cuddy or edge of bottom to set your body grip. That over hanging grass under the bank or make a cave/hole using what you have in the picture.

If you could keep that water open you would set where ice and water meet with a body grip and some bait on either side of the trap.


Give me a fish, I will eat for a day. Teach me to fish, I will eat for a lifetime
Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7106533
12/26/20 01:49 PM
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Central Pennsylvania
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What Computer Hater said.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7117884
01/03/21 02:17 AM
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Here is the blind set I made

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It worked

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Two sets in this pic. One blind set just left of the coni box.


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7117939
01/03/21 06:42 AM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Good job, congratulations.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118146
01/03/21 10:19 AM
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Nice work Mudtracker!


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118241
01/03/21 11:32 AM
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Any weasel lure in that mink box ?


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118290
01/03/21 12:18 PM
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Just a handfull of dead minnows. I gotta dig thru the lure box and find something minky.


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118316
01/03/21 12:39 PM
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Nice catch, congrats!!

I like blind setting, once you learn it there's less to carry around, just traps.

Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118570
01/03/21 03:41 PM
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Connecting with blind set, after freeze up, in the snow mink is ridiculously satisfying to me.


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118585
01/03/21 03:50 PM
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Way to go.Congrats


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Re: Mink = frustration [Re: mudtracker] #7118626
01/03/21 04:34 PM
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Right on. Way to stick with it. I'd keep that one for yourself. Prices being what they are


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