Mink species measure about 30–50 cm (12–20 inches) in length, not including a 13–23-cm tail, and weigh 2 kg (4.5 pounds) or less; females are smaller. Like weasels, mink have short legs, a long, thick neck, and a broad head with short, rounded ears. The coat is deep, rich brown and sometimes has white markings on the throat, chest, and underparts. The pelage consists of a dense, soft underfur overlaid with dark and glossy guard hairs.
The mink spends a lot of its time in the water hunting for food. It is a good swimmer and can dive as deep as 16 feet. Like the skunk, the mink sprays intruders with a foul-smelling liquid. Unlike the skunk, the mink can’t aim its spray! When the mink is happy, it makes a purring sound like a cat. The mink is very territorial and males will fight other minks that invade their territory. The mink marks its territory with scent.
The mink lives in forested areas that are near rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and marshes.
This nimble predator has an active nightlife, feeding on small birds, rodents and small river and lake inhabitants: fish, crustaceans, frogs, etc. The remnants of uneaten prey are dragged off to their burrows and actively stockpiles of food for the winter.
In order for the hunter to feel comfortable, care must be taken that the clothing is warm, but light and not chilling. Shoes must be waterproof, because a lot of time will have to spend near the water. It is advisable to take a cape with you.
For trapping, you need a durable and roomy backpack for traps. If you plan to shoot with a gun, then it is better to choose a double-barreled gun. The most commonly used number is 3 or 4 fractions.
In order for a mink hunt to succeed, it is necessary to thoroughly prepare all equipment and troubleshoot and troubleshoot.
Methods of hunting permitted for use:
- hunt with the hounds
- hunt with a gun
Mink fur is practical, highly durable and elegant. An important feature is also in the softness and silkiness, while the length of the undercoat and the bristle pile remains the same.