Still have a mink problem

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by critters, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been 3-4 weeks and I still have a mink problem. Since his initial slaughter of way too many guinea in one night I have set up several steel traps and he springs them sometime but I can't catch him. I have put a caged rooster in the barn where he made his previous kills and he returns 4 out of 5 nights avoiding springing the traps. What else can I do to get this guy?? I've put poison laced nuts out... Nothing... Any ideas???
     
  2. RichnSteph

    RichnSteph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    edited.... I just realized how stupid that question was.

    Try a live trap instead of the jawed type.
     
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  3. Naser

    Naser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    May be try fresh fish as bait. and cover the traps with compost or straw or something similar. wash the traps and put disposable gloves when you are setting the traps
    If you can put poison in fresh fish you will have a better chance
     
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  4. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Chicken Obsessed

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    Mink can be tricky to trap - even for experienced trappers. I would strongly discourage the use of poison. There is too much chance of killing an unintended target.
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Get a couple of live traps and put them in proximity to the rooster so that they have to enter the box traps to try to get at the rooster.
     
  6. jerryse

    jerryse Overrun With Chickens

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    mink like to check out tunnels . A 110 conibear at each end of a pipe or box tunnel with bait in the middle of tunnel . Check out utube videos on mink trapping .
     
  7. acl68025

    acl68025 Out Of The Brooder

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    Per my husbands advice: a 6-8 inch round section of PVC pipe, use fresh fish or chicken inside for bait, 110 conabare trap at each end. He said he's caught many mink this way. He's looking for a picture of the set up as we speak
     
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    acl68025 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]. This picture uses a coffee can, but it's the same idea. Hope this helps
     
  9. patvetzal

    patvetzal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Or just build a "trap box" out of some six inch wide boards or plywood...if using Conibear traps I wouldn't even worry about washing them in the coop. There is enough of your scent around anyway.
     
  10. Cold Canadian

    Cold Canadian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Per my husbands advice: a 6-8 inch round section of PVC pipe, use fresh fish or chicken inside for bait, 110 conabare trap at each end. He said he's caught many mink this way. He's looking for a picture of the set up as we speak

    If I can add to this .......put the trap . tube in a area of interest for the critter , plus I use sardines out of a can . I will say it looks a bit big for a weasel ?? a pine martin maybe ?
     

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