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Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

Anyone use these for mink? was going to make some big pans up.
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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

If you feel you need the larger target area, go for it.

I have never been a fan of large pans. Careful trap placement will score more mink than trap modifications.

What ever you decide, good luck.

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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

Old mink do u get bad catches with bigger pans?
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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

No, not at all. I just do not need a large pan to catch mink. Good trap placement is the secret.

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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

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No, not at all. I just do not need a large pan to catch mink. Good trap placement is the secret.
while i agree to the above statement one can not predict any animal 100% of the time...so larger pans cover more of those "what if" situations when dealing with animals...

i personally think people get the larger pans and think they can relax on thier guiding or totaly forget about it...and that is what gets most in trouble..even tho you have bigger pans you still have to guide that foot or animal over the pans...
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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

I think he has more secrets to mink trapping
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-02-2013, 03:37 AM
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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

If I have dirty #2's, I'll use them on the water line.

I never changed a pan for mink. The majority of my water line traps are 1-1.5 long springs.(As well as various sized of coni's) The pans on the 1's are pretty small, about a 1 inch diameter.

A #2 coil pan is already more than double the size of a #1 LS pan.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-08-2013, 03:33 PM
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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

I experimented with some Barker pans years ago. I am talking about using them on 1 1/2 coils. I might have set up about 2 dozen that way. In my lifetime I may have toed 5 pr 6 mink. The common ground I noticed was every single mink toed was in a 1 1/2 coil with a Barker mink pan. In my opinion the pan is too close to the jaws and the mink apparently stepped on the edge of the Barker pan which in turn toed the mink. I removed all of the Barker pans.




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Re: Bridger 2 reg. jaw for mink.

IMO the pan on the Bridger 2 is too small...even for fox. If you put a #3 Bridger pan on a #2 you probably have around the same distance between the jaw and the pan as a 1.5 coil. I bet a lot of guys would use Bridger 2s for mink if they weren't so expensive.
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