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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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using mink boxes

I am thinking about using mink boxes next season, anyone use them?

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I have not but due plan to make half a doz during the summer.

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Never used a mink box in my life. Blind sets work better and faster for me.

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just to let you know its illegal to set any conibear out of the water in pa so if you are planning on using conibears set the boxs in shallow water and have the bait elevated in the back of the box also the trap must be 7 inches back into the box
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I was thinking about them due to the fact I can keep them operational easier in fowl weather with the trap out of the weather. Plus it will be easier to move. Our ground freezes solid in Nov which makes setting stakes a major job and I have to wait till spring to remove the stakes. So setting up some portable box sets is looking real good right now.

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just to let you know its illegal to set any conibear out of the water in pa so if you are planning on using conibears set the boxs in shallow water and have the bait elevated in the back of the box also the trap must be 7 inches back into the box
get your facts straight before you give advise.....its water way not water...and then its the high water mark...so if you have a dry strem bed you can legally set that with up to a 160 conni in that...as long as your within the high water mark....and as you stated 7 inches recessed when using a box/bucket/cubby
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I'm with walker on this on!!!
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sorry for the confusion by in the water i meant waterway and i undertand all the rules about setting in water ways but i know how difficult the game comission can be so i just set in the water to be safe just my preference
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So if i have a mink box, with a 120 recessed 7 inches inside the box, and the box is along a stream, that would be legal?

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Re: using mink boxes

How about using a box like is used for weasels, but use a slightly bigger box with a slightly bigger hole and a #11 instead of a #1? I'd chain it well though, have chain run out the side or something, hooked solid to a tree or cement block in case you catch a coon that stuck it's paw in there. And how about encouraging mice into the box months before season opens? Nearly every fallen birdhouse we have seems to turn into a mouse nest after a while. My cattle dog finds them and goes nuts.
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