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Mink???
« on: January 01, 2021, 01:30:13 PM »
This is my first time trying to post a photo. So hope it works. Don't mind the date on the photo it's wrong. So I put up some pre bates and this showed up in the photos... I have never seen a mink before and just wanted to make sure it's a mink and not a marten or Fisher. I am a little surprised at how big it looks in the picture. I did think mink where this big.

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 01:44:34 PM »
another photo

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2021, 03:31:37 PM »
Yep

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2021, 03:40:12 PM »
Thank you. I was just surprised how big it looks next to the beaver. I have never seen one before. :) Can't wait to get a trap out for him... It's him and a small grinner that have been going at that beaver. So going to sent a couple of traps. hmmm Koro attempt. I have another beaver up and it's got a bob cat hitting it. :). I am excited. Thanks guys.

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2021, 03:48:12 PM »
Set a couple koro traps catch the grinner and the mink And toss that grinner  in the River

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2021, 05:41:05 PM »
If it were me I would set a cage for him.  There’s too many raptors in that type of environment and I have had every mink in my koros eaten by birds.  Once you catch him keep running the trap as the smell of the first mink will bring in more.  When I get a big one like that usually the catches afterwards all end up being large males but that said my experience with this is a little further into the spring.

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2021, 07:13:33 PM »
Congrats on the mink photos and welcome to trapping. If the mink won’t go in a cage after beaver meat then try some muskrat meat. Good luck

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2021, 08:24:37 PM »
On using a cage trap for a mink. I have a few cheap cage traps but they are a small mesh wire and pan type trap. I have a few of Bruce's traps and LOVE them. I am thinking I don't want to use one of Bruce's traps for a mink, his are 2" sq so that a spotted stinker can get out. lol so far I have just been just using his because I don't want to get a stinker in a cage. BUT I am guessing a mink can get out of one of his traps though that 2" mesh. Is that the case? Should I use a harbor fraught or tractor supply type pan cage, for a mink? If I do that, I am thinking a stinker in a cage is in my future (knowing my luck). I am thinking of setting the cheap store traps for the mink and griner and putting Bruce's out where I have photos of bobcats, and beaver/otter sets. Fingers crossed I don't have a stinker in the cage. Didn't get one on cam... sooo hmmm Thanks guys. Still new at this. It would be my first of any of these mink, griner, bobcat.... stinker....

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2021, 10:02:41 PM »
Mink can get through an 1 1/4" hole. Civets I assume about the same. I have seen them in 1x2 and they can get their head but not their shoulders through.
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Re: Mink???
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2021, 11:37:11 PM »
Wow THANK you Bruce. I didn't know they could get though that small of a hole. Dam... have to check the traps when I set for them. You just saved me some trouble and confusion. Thanks :)

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Re: Mink???
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2021, 11:18:52 AM »
Big mink probably need a little bigger hole but I have seen a measured 1 1/4 hole with mink fur on it.
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