collapse

Author Topic: Mink and bobcat?  (Read 395 times)

Offline Bullytrout

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 32
  • Location: Skagit
  • Groups: Cca
Mink and bobcat?
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:49:20 PM »
I have a bobcat trap that has caught three male mink and now reeks of mink. Anyone have thoughts on how bobcat will respond to this? I had planned on pulling this trap the next time it needs a change of Bait  but if it keeps kicking out mink (fur is fur) I might just leave it But if the chances of catching a bobcat in this trap are diminished by the smell I might pull it anyway.

Offline lewy

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 2030
  • Location: buckley
  • IBEW RMEF NRA
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 01:33:37 PM »
Not sure about ur question but curious what you have in there for bait?
Go hawks

Offline Bullytrout

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 32
  • Location: Skagit
  • Groups: Cca
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 02:30:55 PM »
Big hunk of beaver.

Offline trapperguy22

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2008
  • Posts: 394
  • Location: napavine wa.
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2018, 03:21:23 PM »
I would leave it and keep catching mink, and if you catch a cat you found a new cat lure!!!

Offline wags

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 180
  • Location: Puyallup/Wrangell
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2018, 03:48:55 PM »
Bobcats don't seem to mind spotted skunk smell at all, in fact I think it's probably a good lure for them, I would imagine that mink would be just as good.
I'm curious about your cat/mink set, what kind of location is the trap in, any other particulars??

Offline Bullytrout

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 32
  • Location: Skagit
  • Groups: Cca
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 06:29:17 PM »
The set is on a trail that follows a free stone creek.  The trail is 5-10í from the bank in a flatish area between the creek and a steep slope (70 deg.) up to the county road.  I have seen cats crossing the road at this spot . The area Is forested And not grassy.  Iíll take some pictures and post them so you can see the area

Offline JakeLand

  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 1747
  • Location: SULTAN
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 06:33:02 PM »
The mink smell will help I believe! A cat will steal any meal they can and a " mink kill " is a easy meal

Offline bear hunter

  • BEAR HUNTER
  • WA State Trappers Association
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 1792
  • Location: Marysville, Washington
  • Union SheetMetal Worker 66- welder fab/WCO TRAPPER
    • Danny A Alvarez
  • Groups: WCW, RMEF, DU, BassMasters, WSTA, and Union Sportsmen's Alliaance
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 12:34:45 AM »
Bobcats eat mink. I would just keep using it.
Boar looking for Sow to hunt with. LOL

Offline Trapper John

  • Business Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2012
  • Posts: 786
  • Location: Monroe, WA
  • Groups: WSTA, NTA, FTA, NRA
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 07:56:30 PM »

IMO
Bobcats hunt with their eyes more than their nose.
I have used gray squirrels and mink for bobcat bait and have had them turn it down.
Coyotes on the other hand, love mink for bait.  I use to use it all of the time in dirt holes for coyotes.
And I have caught a feeeeeeeew coyotes in my days.

Keep your mink carcasses and use it for crabbing this summer.  Great crab bait.
JC   :twocents:


Offline Bullytrout

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Pilgrim
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2017
  • Posts: 32
  • Location: Skagit
  • Groups: Cca
Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 09:23:23 PM »
Wags
This is a picture of the set taken from the road. I zoomed in when taking the picture, the road is probably 35í above the creek. 

 

* Recent Topics

Let's see your custom handguns! by PolarBear
[Yesterday at 11:58:50 PM]


Keegan wilder benefit 3d shoot. by sled
[Yesterday at 11:16:51 PM]


2005 cummins, what to look for by addicted
[Yesterday at 10:49:09 PM]


Any feed back on leupold vx-3i lrp 8.5-25x50mm? by Magnum_Willys
[Yesterday at 10:36:48 PM]


Dog torn ACL's by DoubleJ
[Yesterday at 10:17:06 PM]


New to WA by Birdguy
[Yesterday at 10:12:52 PM]


6.5 Grendel to 1050 yards by Biggerhammer
[Yesterday at 10:10:27 PM]


WTS Carbide dies 9mm 41mag 357mag 454 casull by Reidus
[Yesterday at 10:05:11 PM]


I donít know why I am surprised by JimmyHoffa
[Yesterday at 09:53:34 PM]


COYOTE MADNESS 10 SIGN-UPS..... by Emptyhanded
[Yesterday at 09:22:16 PM]


2018 Youth Hunt Dates??? by bobcat
[Yesterday at 09:21:03 PM]


AR15 Accessories by 300winmag
[Yesterday at 09:07:42 PM]


Your favorite go too weapon for coyote hunting by 257WTBY
[Yesterday at 09:05:13 PM]


Happy Valentines Day by Turdle
[Yesterday at 08:37:38 PM]


Books by Hot Lunch
[Yesterday at 08:30:15 PM]


Fish and Game hat by Turdle
[Yesterday at 08:28:32 PM]


.204 or 22-250? by CAMPMEAT
[Yesterday at 08:22:00 PM]


Blacktail archery ? by JasonG
[Yesterday at 08:20:30 PM]


2 swim through traps $150 by klikboom
[Yesterday at 08:17:03 PM]


Rayonier permits? by Wetwoodshunter
[Yesterday at 08:11:52 PM]