On this location The "Y" stick takes the hump out of the Mink and keeps him from Jumping over the trap .After the picture was taken the trap was covered with buck wheat hulls.
This is my mink magnet . This spot accounts for Mink, Coon and Muskrat when I found this spot 15 years ago it was only about 4 inches in diameter. It has been "flossed" with a lot of fur to reach this size.there is two traps one in the hole and he other on the approch the chain 12 feet long lets the critters drown and the one in the hole has a slide cable to deep water.
This crossing log has Three sets on it. The snow told me that it is important to put something across the top of the trap or the Mink will hop over the top.It is hard to see in the photoes but all the body grippers have either monofilament or wire between the trigger wires.
In this location I leave this opening all year long. When I arrive I just clean out the debris and in goes the 110. This set connected 5 times this year. (the Leaf in the rear was removed before leaving)
This crossing log was put here by me. It is set on a small mountain stream. only 6" deep but the water is fast and gives them a place to cross and keep their feet dry. even with the ice this trap scored 3 times this season.