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#5648544 - 03/12/15 02:54 PM Best coon removal method?
friocountyhunts Offline
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I have used the live traps with some success over the years and have recently been reading about Dukes dog proof coon traps. Does anyone have any experience with these? Is there a better method or piece of gear to use? I like the ol Spotlight and 10/22 but want something more effective. All coons in the traps will be vaccinated with some lead so no worries on trying to release. Unless a buddy leaves his truck unlocked......
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#5648567 - 03/12/15 03:09 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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Dukes! I drive a stake into the ground that is attached to the trap. U can use marshmallows, dog or cat food, corn, protein pellets, sardines, syrup, fish oil...I've nailed them with all of the above. Buy the half dozen or dozen pack from Dukes and set them around the feeders you have problems with. You WILL catch em!
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#5648568 - 03/12/15 03:10 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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About the biggest argument you will have is on bait. Marshmallows, fish, peanut butter, etc. I think most people like this style trap, cheap, effective, and easy to use in populated areas.
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#5648569 - 03/12/15 03:10 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Dukes dog proof coon traps up

corn or marshmallow inside.

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#5648581 - 03/12/15 03:21 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
cabosandinh Offline
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the hand trap mentioned works really well
I killed 7 coons last weekend with those

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#5648588 - 03/12/15 03:29 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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I use Dukes dog proof traps also. I bait mine with dry cat food.
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#5648599 - 03/12/15 03:37 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Thanks for the info. Best place to buy duke dp traps?
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#5648609 - 03/12/15 03:45 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: cabosandinh]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
the hand trap mentioned works really well
I killed 7 coons last weekend with those


Nice! Does it matter if you set the traps within eyesight of each other? Not sure if there is coon language to signal don't touch that!
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#5648640 - 03/12/15 04:12 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Worth buying. I tied one to a tree the other night though, and the trap was gone the next day. Coon chewed through the wire. I'm using a chain now grin

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#5648989 - 03/12/15 08:10 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: shea.mcphail]
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You can trap with relative success. I like the dog proof traps (be sure and buy the setting tool also), but I also use a #3 Victor at the base of feeder legs. My Coons have stopped going into 'live traps' altogether. I have video of Coons jumping onto the feeder legs from about 2' out in order to avoid the Victors (even though hidden).

The dog proof traps work pretty well...because they take advantage of the Coon's natural tendency to 'reach in' and explore for possible food sources.

Recently, I've had to invest in a .17 HMR and Scope in order to 'snipe' them while I am out hog hunting at night over dedicated hog stands. Use everything at your disposal. I don't mind a few Coons feeding on the corn, but I've had numbers as high as 8-10 at one time before. Not good!


Edited by flintknapper (03/12/15 08:18 PM)
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#5649093 - 03/12/15 09:22 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
friocountyhunts Offline
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Thanks flintknapper. I just so happen to have a new .17 hmr savage and scope and Wicked Lights! Coons have cut down my success on live traps big time. It was rocking pretty damn good for a while though. I have not seen the #3 victor traps yet.


Now for the last question.
WHERE IS THE BEST/CHEAPEST PLACE TO PURCHASE TRAPS????
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#5649261 - 03/12/15 11:14 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Z traps. Okie cable and trap supply
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#5649284 - 03/12/15 11:35 PM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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Originally Posted By: friocountyhunts
Originally Posted By: cabosandinh
the hand trap mentioned works really well
I killed 7 coons last weekend with those


Nice! Does it matter if you set the traps within eyesight of each other? Not sure if there is coon language to signal don't touch that!


I had them 3 ft apart it didn't bother them

I bait w tuna and Poured extra juice in the tube

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#5649323 - 03/13/15 12:32 AM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
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#5649394 - 03/13/15 07:13 AM Re: Best coon removal method? [Re: friocountyhunts]
texas2 Offline
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We set two to a feeder and many times catch a coon in each one. Sometimes tho, the greedy coon will have a hand in each one!

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