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Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released #7718293
11/15/22 01:19 PM
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Here in Ohio, Van Wert County, holy molly. Ack, your gonna be busy lol.

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I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718295
11/15/22 01:21 PM
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Wow. I hope whoever did that is charged under full penalty of the law.

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718306
11/15/22 01:39 PM
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I definitely see Ack smiling ear to ear!!

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718307
11/15/22 01:40 PM
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That's a lot of mink. I know nothing about mink. I wonder how many wild mink are in Ohio--for reference?


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718309
11/15/22 01:41 PM
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I wonder if the mink huggers calculated how much food those mink will find in the wild after being fed every day.


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718315
11/15/22 01:48 PM
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I predict there will be lots of road kill mink in that area.

As a general rule, ranch raised mink are not able to survive in the wild. They are used to being fed on a regular schedule and not having to hunt for their food.


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Gary Benson] #7718316
11/15/22 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
I wonder if the mink huggers calculated how much food those mink will find in the wild after being fed every day.

I already read an article on it. I wouldn't want to have chickens too close to that farm. Or maybe I would. I'd probably catch more mink than I ever thought possible.

Any trappers out that way looking into hitting hard? I know I would. I could see Cathyrn's other half Jerry securing permission and going right at it!


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718318
11/15/22 01:52 PM
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Years ago that happened in my area. They were everywhere bumming food and hit on the road. Not a favor to the mink!


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718340
11/15/22 02:28 PM
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Over the years I've caught 15 ranch mink on my trap lines. So some of them can make a living In the wild.


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718355
11/15/22 02:49 PM
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Is it true ranch mink have no white patch on throat area ?

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: The Beav] #7718359
11/15/22 03:01 PM
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England and Ireland are crawling with them. Every last one of them M. vison. Nothing to do with the indigenous species of mainland Europe.

Now, taking a wild stab, right off the top of my head? I'd guestimate that mink farming probably started, proper, in the UK around ... I dunno. 1930's / 40's? Could even have been as late as the fifties that it would have become worthy of the title an 'Industry'.

Again, just tugging my beard and gazing at the wall. But, I knew what was probably one of the Last of the British Mink Farmers. And He was getting out and retiring. That would have been, what? Early eighties?

I believe it's all been banned completely, maybe as far back as twenty years ago. Something like that.

Still absolutely no shortage of them, on either island.

No idea what I'm trying to say by all that. Been a hectic week and I'm just relaxing, at last. Delighted to find a thread I can actually add something to ~ no matter how tenuous! laugh

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718364
11/15/22 03:05 PM
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Being a suspicious mind, I wonder if any of these things are ever inside jobs/insurance fraud? I'm certainly not accusing anyone, just wondering if a mink ranch was losing money say due to a terrible fur market and rising costs associated with production, if this would be one of those desperate measures to get out from under it, and certainly plenty of scapegoats out there to blame....

... I got to quit watching so many crime dramas. frown

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718366
11/15/22 03:07 PM
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Someone explain to me, why are mink let loose like this at times ?

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Sharon] #7718369
11/15/22 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Sharon
Someone explain to me, why are mink let loose like this at times ?


Around here it was typically anti's letting them "free"

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: k snow] #7718380
11/15/22 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by k snow
Originally Posted by Sharon
Someone explain to me, why are mink let loose like this at times ?


Around here it was typically anti's letting them "free"

Yes, with no thought to there well being in the wild and the damages all around. Plus Jayme could be right to, who knows as of now. I don't know why k snow but when I your "free" comment it reminded me of the great WKRP turkey drop. That made me giggle! grin


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718382
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Idiots with a cause they know nothing about.

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718389
11/15/22 03:40 PM
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Thanks, I was wondering.

I would hope, if it was ranch financial troubles, that they would sell off their inventory , and get the most they could before they went out of business.

Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718392
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With numbers like that maybe even I could manage to catch one.

Meh... Probably not.

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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Catch22] #7718440
11/15/22 05:15 PM
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Alf was spray painted on the wall.
Called in a snowplow to clear roadkill.
Hunting them like rabbits.
About an hour away from me.
They had fish nets trying to catch them.


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Re: Just seen where 25 to 40K mink were released [Re: Mike in A-town] #7718449
11/15/22 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in A-town
With numbers like that maybe even I could manage to catch one.

Meh... Probably not.

Mike


Do y'all have them up in the northeast part of the state?


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