I caught my first mink for the year a couple of days ago. I was pretty excited and forgot to take a picture, but I wanted to post an observation. In the past, I've used Duke 110's and I've had good results. Last year I caught 9 mink using Duke 110's. Of the 9 mink caught, only two were dead at check time, and none were behind the head catches. At the recommendation of Ryan S Schaefer, I bought a dozen BMI 110's. He said that the trigger is top notch. No misses and good clean catches. The mink I caught this year was a perfect behind the head catch/dispatch. Might just be a just a coincidence, it's only one catch, but I'm impressed.
When I got my Duke and Bridger traps, I locked the trigger yokes in a vise and lightly tapped them with a hammer. It makes the trigger fire much sooner, and it’ll fire when bumped from the sides as well. Much, much better trigger that way, but using vise grip pliers would be quicker and easier...
If you like a 110 sized trap, BMI magnum 110s are as good as it gets.
I prefer a 160 sized trap, but 110s are very popular mink traps for good reason.
Last Edit: Jan 24, 2019 17:08:55 GMT -5 by aixsponsa
If you can either quickly or quietly switch out shells, you can bring home almost anything. --JA