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#2743974 - Sat Aug 11 2012 04:28 PM Mink Boxes
MossCreekMonster Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 14 2011
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Loc: Snyder County, PA
How many of you guys use mink boxes? If you do what traps do you use in them. I want to get in to mink trapping alot this year and am new to it. If you guys having any pics of sets or stories you would like to share that would be great. Thanks.

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#2743995 - Sat Aug 11 2012 05:02 PM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: MossCreekMonster]
dietsch Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 12 2010
Posts: 2670
Loc: north east
i use to use boxes before the new conibear box law. mine were 7 inches squared wide and about 14 inches long. never had great luck with them. used them primarily in the weeds aroung a swamp edge.do better with blind sets

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#2744012 - Sat Aug 11 2012 05:40 PM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: MossCreekMonster]
MossCreekMonster Offline
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Loc: Snyder County, PA
What do you mean by "blind set"?

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#2744048 - Sat Aug 11 2012 06:35 PM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: MossCreekMonster]
OldMink Offline
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Registered: Thu Nov 08 2001
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Loc: Middletown, Pa.
Originally Posted By: MossCreekMonster
What do you mean by "blind set"?


Simply set the trap where you know or think the mink will pass. Use no bait or lure.
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#2744242 - Sat Aug 11 2012 10:41 PM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: MossCreekMonster]
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Registered: Sun Jan 15 2012
Posts: 857
Loc: SouthCentral PA
This a good post because I want to get after mink this year. Oldmink can you explain a pocket set I hear a ton of guys talk about it but I don't know what it is

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#2744391 - Sun Aug 12 2012 01:12 AM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: NoMojo]
OldMink Offline
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A pocket set is simply a hole, similar to a muskrat den, dug at the waterline with a bait pinned in the back to laid on a dry shelf left in the rear of the pocket. A foothold trap guards the opening. Ideally a pocket should be approximately 2 feet deep and eight inches in diameter.
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#2744421 - Sun Aug 12 2012 01:48 AM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: OldMink]
dietsch Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Tue Jan 12 2010
Posts: 2670
Loc: north east
and if terrain permits yo can make a smaller or larger hole. put a foothold in the entrance under an inch or two of water. set will work for anything interested in what you have in the hole.

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#2744734 - Sun Aug 12 2012 04:56 PM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: MossCreekMonster]
MossCreekMonster Offline
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Registered: Fri Oct 14 2011
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Loc: Snyder County, PA
Thank you very much guys.

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#2745365 - Mon Aug 13 2012 03:22 AM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: MossCreekMonster]
PA Waterfowler Offline
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Loc: Cumberland/Franklin Line
I use mink boxes, but there are plenty of better ways to catch mink. The trap I use for them is a 120 body gripper(conibear). It is the same size as a 110, except with 2 springs for extra killing power.

One of my favorite mink sets is a variation of the double dirt hole set that is used on land for fox/coyote. This requires a higher bank, at least 1-2 foot.

Punch one hole in the bank just high enough for a mink to stand on its tip toes to see in it, approx 2-3 inches wide. Punch in another hole 12-14 inches away from your first hole, 3-4 inches higher than the water's surface. Put a fish in one hole and a mink lure in the other. Both holes should be around 8-12 inches deep.

Put your trap in the middle of the two holes. The idea is that the mink will see both holes, and check both of them, and when he's going from the first one to the second one you will get him. Having one hole higher than the other one will make his feet shuffle aound your trap longer.

You can also put traps on either side of the holes in addition to the one in the middle, to get him if you missed him in the middle, or this is good if you have multiple mink in the area, and the middle trap already has a mink in it.

I have plenty of more sets for mink that I can share if you want me to.

PA Waterfowler

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#2745722 - Mon Aug 13 2012 05:04 PM Re: Mink Boxes [Re: dietsch]
flyguy Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 07 2006
Posts: 696
Loc: up north in pa..
Originally Posted By: dietsch
i use to use boxes before the new conibear box law. mine were 7 inches squared wide and about 14 inches long. never had great luck with them. used them primarily in the weeds aroung a swamp edge.do better with blind sets

Why can't you use them with the new conibear laws?

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