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I bought 3, 120's before i knew they could not be used on land in a mink box, now I am trying to figure out how to use them, any help would be appreciated. I am think they may be too big for bottom edge sets. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
 

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you can use mink boxes on dry land...just have to be within the water coarse..so if you have a creek with high banks you have to stay within that creek channel below the top edge of the bank...
not the greatest pic but i think you get the idea...

 

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Im sure that if you have time you can make the mink boxes and you can still you those 120s. Build a little cave with rocks on the stream and put some bait in the back and the trap at the entrance
 

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I prefer a 120 in my "underwater pocket" set. I like the dual springs so I can push stakes down through the spring eyes to stabilize the trap in case a mink swims into the side of the trap.

They also work very well in the old #10 tomato can set as popularized by BK of Wisconsin.
 

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beaver boy said:
You can use a #120 coni on land as the jaw spread on a #120 is only 4 1/2", water or no water.
absolutly NOT

regulations :
traps:
setting traps #4) it is unlawful to set a body-gripping trap outside a watercourse,waterway,marsh,pond or dam.
 

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it is unlawful to set a body-gripping trap outside a watercourse,waterway,marsh,pond or dam.
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does that include rat traps in weasle boxes...
 

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longear said:
it is unlawful to set a body-gripping trap outside a watercourse,waterway,marsh,pond or dam.
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does that include rat traps in weasle boxes...
Technically, yes.
 

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longear said:
it is unlawful to set a body-gripping trap outside a watercourse,waterway,marsh,pond or dam.
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does that include rat traps in weasle boxes...
yes that means weasel boxes with rat traps also.... i already asked a WCO ....if its your property then you can but if its someone elses property then you CANT. they concider a rat trap a body-gripper
 

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I thought as long as the jaw spread didnt exceed a certain size and the cubby was the right dimension it was legal this year? 7" back from the opening sounds right for the cubby. I could be wrong on this
 

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rambo you are right the opening of the artificial cubby can not exceed 50 square inches and the trigger has to be 7" back,,,,,longear was talking plain old rat traps not muskrat traps and either way a body-gripping trap can NOT be place out-side a watercourse doesnt matter what size it is.
 

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think about this... a foothold in a weasel box is a body gripper for weasels.
 

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i hear ya longear but its still concidered a foothold its not classified as a body-gripper
 

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trapped71 said:
i hear ya longear but its still concidered a foothold its not classified as a body-gripper
heres another one for ya......i can set a duke DP and right beside i can set a #4 duke for coons but i cant set a alcatraz DP because it has too big of a opening....lol
 

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walkercoonhunter said:
trapped71 said:
i hear ya longear but its still concidered a foothold its not classified as a body-gripper
heres another one for ya......i can set a duke DP and right beside i can set a #4 duke for coons but i cant set a alcatraz DP because it has too big of a opening....lol
yeeeeeaaaahhh i've never seen an alcatraz DP so your probably right. i agree with alot of you guys,,, dont get me wrong some of our laws s*ck-butt ,,,but we all have to abide by them
 
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