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Muskrat Lure, Muskrat Trapping, Under Ice Muskrat Trapping, Winter Muskrat Trapping -

By January usually most of Michigan’s lakes, swamps and ponds are frozen over.   The muskrat are still active under the ice all winter long.  Also mink are active under the ice as well as on land apparent by the tracks they leave in the snow.  Both mink and muskrat furs are very prime at this time of the year so you will be harvesting the furbearers at prime time.  The equipment and traps you will need to trap muskrat under the ice include: boards  6’ to 8’ long approx. 4” X 1” wide, number 1 long spring traps or number...

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Beaver Lure, Beaver Trapping, Mink Lure, Mink Trapping, Muskrat Lure, Muskrat Trapping, Otter Lure, Otter Trapping -

Sometimes in Michigan the only time we can trap muskrat, mink, raccoon, otter and beaver in open water that is not frozen is during the Month of November.  Please check the Michigan Hunting and Trapping rule book to see when your water trapping season opens in your zone, I believe all zones are open to water trapping by the end of November.  One can catch water animals after the lakes and rivers freeze however I’ve always enjoyed running a canoe or boat line prior to the deep winter freezes.  Of course in the last decade we have seen many a...

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