Anybody trap raccoons

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Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 15th, 2017, 6:34 pm

I bought 3 duke coon cuffs. I’m fixin to trap me some coons. First time doing this. I’m gonna wait till deer season is over to start. I’ll only be doing it on weekends so I can check them.
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by soiltester » November 16th, 2017, 6:05 am

I use live traps :cheers:
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Post by hobbes » November 16th, 2017, 11:01 am

It's been years (like 30), but I haven't used those. We used foot holds,set in front of holes that we created at waters edge, usually a creek or spring, and set the trap in the water.

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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by taylorjones20 » November 16th, 2017, 1:18 pm

Those traps work great!

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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 16th, 2017, 6:17 pm

I just got done mixing up a bait. I put dog food syrup and vanilla flavoring in a jug. Gonna set tomar. I’m not waiting for deer season to end lol. I hate coons. Turkey nest raidin suckers.
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by GLS » November 16th, 2017, 6:28 pm

Marshmellows work, too.

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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 16th, 2017, 8:13 pm

GLS wrote:
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Marshmellows work, too.
Yep that’s what I here. The small ones. Thanks
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by Gar Commander » November 16th, 2017, 9:45 pm

Have used those traps for several years. They work, but the coons get smart to them very quick. I would bait them for a few nights without setting the traps so they get used to digging in them for the bait. Then, set them all one night and go get your coons. Catch rate will decrease significantly once they see their buds getting caught.

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Post by Waddle Whacker » November 16th, 2017, 9:46 pm

Yep....I use the same traps. They work great. Get a possum in em every once in a while, too. I mix up cat food and corn. I've also put sardines in em, along with corn. I don't think it much matters. It's all worked for me. Oh, just fill it up about half way :thumbup:
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 18th, 2017, 2:02 pm

I set the 3 traps last night after deer hunting. Went back this morning and caught 2.Had atrail cam attach to the one tree at 5 ft up and it was at bottom of tree this morning flipped towards the tree. Never would have thought that coon could get it that high since he had one front foot caught.
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by soiltester » November 18th, 2017, 5:54 pm

:shock: :o

Ya' sure didn't estimate what it could do :LMAO:

But, ya' got em' :thumbup: :cheers:
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Post by OLE RASPY » November 19th, 2017, 11:57 am

Wish I started sooner. It sure is fun. The anticipation of walkin back there wondering if I caught anything. I caught another one this morning.
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Post by soiltester » November 19th, 2017, 1:31 pm

I'm headed out to set one of my live traps and see what happens this week as I only had 1 coon pic. all last week :cheers:
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 19th, 2017, 1:57 pm

soiltester wrote:
November 19th, 2017, 1:31 pm
I'm headed out to set one of my live traps and see what happens this week as I only had 1 coon pic. all last week :cheers:
Hope you getem. 👍🏻
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Post by OLE RASPY » November 19th, 2017, 1:58 pm

Glad you only had one pic. Hell I have 12 in one trail cam pic. 😡
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by soiltester » November 19th, 2017, 2:44 pm

OLE RASPY wrote:
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Glad you only had one pic. Hell I have 12 in one trail cam pic. 😡
I use to :o
Caught 3 lil' ones in 1 trap this spring :LMAO:

Just ordered 1 trap and scent to try .. may have to use bait and change from current live trap bait of marshmellows, cat food & treats combo ?? :stir:
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 19th, 2017, 3:26 pm

I’ve been usin dog food in a apple juice jug. Full of dog food, maple syrup, and vanilla flavoring. Shake up good to make sure all is coated with the sweet stuff. Lol. I’m no expert though. Just giving this a try and it’s worked for 3 of them anyway.
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by soiltester » November 19th, 2017, 5:24 pm

Got the live trap set and cam is just off to the side ...... that way I can C if my bait still is workin', & had one roll around 2 years ago and tip the trap over and git' out , but run a stake in into it now to secure it :cheers:

I'll PM ya' later when this post isn't active ;)
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by OLE RASPY » November 19th, 2017, 9:09 pm

soiltester wrote:
November 19th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Got the live trap set and cam is just off to the side ...... that way I can C if my bait still is workin', & had one roll around 2 years ago and tip the trap over and git' out , but run a stake in into it now to secure it :cheers:

I'll PM ya' later when this post isn't active ;)
Well hopefully you will getem. 👍🏻
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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by Meleagris » November 20th, 2017, 8:52 am

They work great! Their death on raccoons and possums. Big marshmallows under the trigger, and on top are the tIcket. Very simple, but effective. Often both feet caught

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Re: Anybody trap raccoons

Post by tubecaller10 » November 20th, 2017, 8:58 pm

I love trapping coons. Easiest bait I have found and it works great.

catfish food/ slice up apples/ let the apples shrivel up and your bait is ready.

it is mess free, and the coons love the fishy/sweet taste.
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