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Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Middletown, Pa.
Re: Your best location.....
My best location[s] are usually on the outside bend of a stream where a dry land den is up on the high side and an underwater 'escape hatch' below. Use an 120 sized body gripping trap wedged tight against the underwater hole using two stout sticks to keep swimming critters from knocking said trap over. If the stream is a good feed/hunt stream for mink you can expect every mink traveling that stream to run the tunnel from top to bottom. You only need one such set per stream. Such a set is good for from 2-4 mink a year plus a few 'rats and turtles if those are present. It is the most deadly water set I know. The stream should have aquatic life because you have got to give the mink a reason to take a icy bath and hunting is a good reason. Remember, never put a trap over the high, dry den opening as it is illegal in Pennsylvania, and even if it were legal would lead to too many 'junk' catches.
I trap mink because I don't know any better