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Other Activities => Trapping => Topic started by: Grizzlybuiltcontracting on November 09, 2020, 09:48:53 PM

Title: Mink
Post by: Grizzlybuiltcontracting on November 09, 2020, 09:48:53 PM
Anyone use koro traps for mink? Was it effective? How did it go? Any pointers or tips for someone new to mink trapping?
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: Norman89 on November 09, 2020, 10:21:33 PM
If you read back  through the threads from last year quite a few guys have been doing pretty well with the koros with skunk and marten and a few guys were trying for mink not sure if anybody connected but they won't have an issue dispatching a mink those little traps are rowdy  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: DishBogget on November 10, 2020, 11:33:43 AM
I never set any for mink last year but I believe they’d do the job.


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Title: Re: Mink
Post by: JakeLand on November 10, 2020, 02:23:14 PM
Build boxes and brush them in or dig a cut out in the bank of the stream or slough and pretty much a pocket set
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: JakeLand on November 10, 2020, 02:27:39 PM
They work on marten so I know they will work on mink
Muskrat or duck would be your best bait
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: LDennis24 on November 10, 2020, 03:07:11 PM
Did you guys see they are calling for almost all the mink in Denmark to be culled for fear of Coronavirus!

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/denmark-drops-plans-for-mass-mink-cull-after-covid-mutation-fears
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: JakeLand on November 10, 2020, 03:11:22 PM
Yep hopefully it makes wild mink and others price to go up !!
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: Humptulips on November 10, 2020, 08:17:29 PM
They work on marten so I know they will work on mink
Muskrat or duck would be your best bait
I am not so sure they are going to work on mink. Mink are a lot tougher then marten so I do not think you can draw conclusions from any success marten trapping.
I do not know anyone who has caught a mink in one. The only way we will find out is with a little experimentation. I hope we will hear the results of anyone trying for mink.
My suggestion: I would set the traps where if they prove to be not lethal the mink would drown. Mink sets typically go near water anyway so turning it into a drowning set if the mink remains alive should be easy enough.
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: Norman89 on November 10, 2020, 08:51:21 PM
Little miniature drowner rod would be very easy to make. Trap itself may be heavy enough if staked off in deeper water to act as drowner
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: Cougartail on November 10, 2020, 09:47:10 PM
I'll be setting a few land sets tomorrow. Hopefully I'll have an answer in a few days.
Title: Re: Mink
Post by: JakeLand on November 10, 2020, 10:15:36 PM
Marten are bigger and tougher then mink
It’ll take care of a wild mink no problem