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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.

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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?
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Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 02:30:55 PM »
Big hunk of beaver.

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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!!!

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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??

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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

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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

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Re: Mink and bobcat?
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 12:34:45 AM »
Bobcats eat mink. I would just keep using it.
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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:


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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. 

 

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