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« on: October 20, 2014, 12:35:40 PM »

  I just bought 20 120 Belisles to try and catch a mink this year (buying traps is like crack )

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1) What is your favorite mink set?
2) Saw some pvc pipe sets where a 110/120 size conibear was inserted in each end.... Opinions?
3) Saw some box sets made also.
4) Will any conibear holder work with these traps or can you recommend the right ones?

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 Tight chains and prime fur.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 03:23:31 PM »

I am no mink expert- but try that bottom edge set.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 05:48:33 PM »

I'm no expert either but I like the bottom edge set with foot holds at tight pinch points. Using coni's.....come off the water alittle and look for small trails. Same with thick vegetation feeder streams or drainage ditches it's easy to find little trails. Come at it from the sides though you do to want to give them another trail option. I tried to get a coni to stay in a pipe with not much luck. It wants to kick away from the pipe but a news paper tube takes a 110 pretty slick.
1 small piece of steel and a 55 gallon drum of patience will most often put them on a stretcher
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 06:32:57 PM »

1 1/2 coils blind set in water , 110/120's in dry trails , quick and easy !!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2014, 06:34:11 PM »

Keep in mind that mink doesn't like to get his/her feet wet.  Create a tight spot if one is not available.  Small twigs put in a sandy bank will force it go where you want it.  Also, a small (pencil sized) stepping stick placed just outside of the jaws works great at a blind set.  Don't be discouraged if you don't connect the first couple of nights.  From what I understand, it may take a mink a week to make it's rounds.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2014, 06:36:04 PM »

Nutriarat Slayer, would you say no more than 1/2 of water over the trap?
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2014, 08:50:40 PM »

Yea 1/2 inch under water is good but definitely not more than a inch , mink have short legs any more than an inch they have to swim and go over your trap . A mink is by no means trap shy have caught them with the trap setting dry around pipes and under cut banks . Mind you this is how I set mine to each his/her own .
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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2019, 05:41:47 AM »

My favorite sets are pinch points on dry trails near drainage intersections.  Trails along drainages are good.  Trails along drainages where 2 or more intersect can be goldmines.


Iím a fan of metal stabilizers, but you can certainly use wooden stakes or rods to stabilize. I like my BGs for mink to be an inch or two off of the ground. 



Footholds bedded where mink enter and leave the water are killers. 



Top and bottom edges are both great sets too
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