SALT SET—The other day I heard a gentleman mention the “salt set” for mink. If possible, please tell me what kind of a set that is.
This method is given in our book Mink Trapping. Make a flat bag or sack of oil-cloth and put in it about five pounds of salt. The bag should be of such size that the salt will not fill it entirely. Sew the bag shut and make a lot of awl holes in one side. Now select a place at the edge of the stream— the inside of a curve is heat—and make a hole through the ice. Scoop out a place in the bed of the stream under the hole and put the sack of salt in it, and flatten it out, making a hollow on top for the trap. which must set under water. Place stones around the sack to keep the mud from covering it and closing the small holes. The salt keeps the hole from freezing shut and the mink is almost sure to use this hole to enter the water.
Harding, A.R.. 3001 Questions and Answers. Columbus, Oh: A.R. Harding, 1913.
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