HELP!!!!! i know this doesn't have a lot to do with retrievers but since they are killing my training birds I need help!!!!!
I am having a problem and I need some imput. I have many pens with pheasants and ducks and i am having a heck of a time with mink. i raise about 8000 pheasant and about 3000 ducks.
Last year I lost 1000 pheasants and 200 ducks with mink and this year they are just starting. I have lost 50 pheasant in the past two nights. So this year I replaced all the insulators on my pens with 2" one and not 4" insulators and I have three strand around each pen. I have three pens, one is 350 by 150, one is 180 by 100 and one is 150 by 150. I also put a 2'X3' piece of chicken wire on top of each post around the pens.
In addition I have many, many traps set around the outside of the pens, with an arrangement of lures and bait. I also have cleaned up any posts or junk laying around to keep them from living there. I live 1 mile from a small river and they are coming from there. Two of my good friends are trapping there during the season. Just to let you know the game wardens have been there and they also told me it is a mink, and they also said that weasels are not in the area that I live.
I am at the point where I don't know what else tto do??!!!???? Any suggesttions?? My only next move is TNT and blowing everything sky high!!!!!! If you have any tricks or anything please let me know.