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Cecil
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« on: November 14, 2017, 09:07:08 PM »

I just noticed a male mink on one of my fish rearing ponds that has to be a good 2 feet in length. Literature says they never exceed 18 inches. And no its not a otter!  ;D

Will be taking him out soon as mink and fish are not a good combination.

Anyone know of mink longer than 18 inches? 
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 09:52:50 PM »

Could be a Escaped Ranch mink. I have a ranch down the road and catch a few monsters from time to time.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 09:54:55 PM »

Good grief Doug that is a monster. I'm not aware of a any mink ranches around me but he may have been feeding on all the trout he wanted.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 09:59:31 PM »

Cecil

I have caught them in white , Tan and Black.

 That one was eight and a half pounds and had talon marks in its back from a eagle.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 07:09:35 PM »

Well I bought a trapping license today. Dug a hole in the bank near where I saw him last and placed a trout in the back that didn't handle seining well and was developing fungal issues. Was barely alive so pretty fresh. The hole was barely below the waterline and I place a conibear in front of the trout just under the water.

The other trap was set under a pier where it meets the bank in the main pond and again dug a hole and placed the conibear in front of the hole just under he water.

Any market for a large wild American mink here?  Internet says $10.00 tops.

Wish me luck! I've had plenty of experience trapping muskrat from the ponds but this is my first mink set.
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