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Muskrat and mink books #7301106
07/07/21 06:19 AM
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What books would y'all recommend for general muskrat and mink trapping?

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301109
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Dobbins mink book has some great sets.


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301139
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Ken Smythe's Bottom Edge book

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301155
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Mink Trapping by Don Powell is an excellent book.


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Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301157
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Oscar cronks muskrat book is a good one

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301172
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Muskrats and Marsh Management
Muskrats by Ricketts
Muskrat and Mink Trapping by Austin Passamonte

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301185
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I've got a shopping list started for the UP trapper's expo this Friday.

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301189
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The muskrat ,the trappers meal ticket by Nick Wyshinski was my trappers bible as a school boy trapper.Very,very good book.


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301208
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With all the info here and on youtube, will the books make much a difference? Honest question.


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301212
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Mink Mania by Phil Presjack influenced me a lot about 50 years ago. Not sure if it is still available. Geez has it really been that long????

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301231
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Anything from Jim Spencer…would be good for mink


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301234
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Those already mentioned are good. Rich Faler’s mink book is very complete and good.

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: Sprung & Rusty] #7301237
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Originally Posted by Sprung & Rusty
With all the info here and on youtube, will the books make much a difference? Honest question.


I like reading books far better than reading a computer. I do keep notes from this site. My internet at home sucks, so youtube is pretty much a no go.

Call me old fashioned.

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301271
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Gerald Schmidt has the best book and video out there and the numbers to back it up. There is way more to trapping numbers than setting a trap.

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301346
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No b.s,. Mink book = Mike Marsyada.

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301558
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Russ Carman and Red O'hearn-are must reads and I second Gerald Schmitt, Rich Faler, Jim Spencer books


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301683
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Thanks for all of the great suggestions. I'll head straight to the books tomorrow at the UP convention. I'll try my hardest to resist the shiny new traps, and the rusty old ones.

Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301685
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Nelson's water trapping, Bud Halls mink tales, Steve Grulkys art of mink trapping plus the above for a start


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301838
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Austin Passamonte has a combined mink/rat book that is good. So is one by Clyde Pidcock(sp?)
Faler, Powell, Dobbins are real good. If i had a choice of one book it would be Falers


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Re: Muskrat and mink books [Re: k snow] #7301987
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I have read some ones mention, does Gerald Schmitt have 2 mink books or 1? I have read 1, no bs lures has a book or was this something someone say about mayrsada? I's red o hearn a good mink book ?

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