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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2018, 08:16:00 PM »
Jakeland,
that is about 4 feet high, I thought coyotes when I first saw it but I found bobcat tracks and two different sizes of cat scat. we were just wondering if anyone else every had them scratch it up that much.

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2018, 08:23:07 PM »
Yes definitely!!! I hang my baits like 8-10 feet up and they shred the trees up
 Cage time !!!!

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2018, 08:30:20 PM »
JackLand
thanks for the info. I will try hanging them higher from now on. I set a cage at this spot today, we will see what happens.

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #33 on: January 17, 2018, 08:35:04 PM »
I'm feeling you'll get a cat or 2 !! When I hang baits I use a gutter spike ( so I can pull it out easily for the bait) and I use a screw in treestand pegs to get up high it's super easy that way and just unscrew them when the bait is hung
Good luck !!!

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2018, 08:43:15 PM »
Now if I can figure out how to catch mink like you guys  :bash:

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2018, 09:00:32 PM »
JackLand,
We had a hard time with mink at first, then we went very simple. Small cage 7x7x24 up to 8x8x24. set at the waters edge with either 1/2 muskrat or a leg of beaver. that's it and the location gets better after catch the first one. we also cover the trap with grass or leaves. inlets and outlets to ponds, any small creek road culverts and bridges. our best spot is a 20 foot long 1 foot wide ditch between two ponds we set the trap at the mouth of the second pond. We catch a lot of mink at that location both ponds have cattails and rats. We tried fish for bait at first but it did not work for us, also people say if the bait is stinky throw it out, that is not my experience if it has some stink it seems to work better for us.

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2018, 10:42:49 PM »
JackLand,
We had a hard time with mink at first, then we went very simple. Small cage 7x7x24 up to 8x8x24. set at the waters edge with either 1/2 muskrat or a leg of beaver. that's it and the location gets better after catch the first one. we also cover the trap with grass or leaves. inlets and outlets to ponds, any small creek road culverts and bridges. our best spot is a 20 foot long 1 foot wide ditch between two ponds we set the trap at the mouth of the second pond. We catch a lot of mink at that location both ponds have cattails and rats. We tried fish for bait at first but it did not work for us, also people say if the bait is stinky throw it out, that is not my experience if it has some stink it seems to work better for us.
Well I'm going to give it a swing I'll just use some of my marten cages ! Thanks for the tips  :tup:

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #37 on: January 24, 2018, 06:53:46 PM »
A mink and an otter.
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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #38 on: January 24, 2018, 07:10:56 PM »
Nice !! The only trapping I'm doing right now is a nuisance beaver job

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2018, 01:42:04 PM »
Rat mink beaver
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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2018, 05:34:34 PM »
Good catch. Thanks for the mink trapping tips.

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2018, 09:27:08 PM »
Have you ever used duck for mink bait with success?

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2018, 07:27:45 AM »
I have tried duck with no success. I am going to try beaver meat with duck feathers on the ground as an attractant

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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2018, 02:26:59 PM »
Beaver and a rat.
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Re: Trapperguy22 and Bigshooter's 2017-18 season
« Reply #44 on: February 13, 2018, 07:29:57 AM »
Thanks for posting the mink tips. Who makes a good mink cage? Pan or coni trigger?
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 01:41:33 PM by lewy »
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