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#5902194 - 08/29/15 08:51 AM Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps?
fbchunter Offline
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Registered: 08/24/10
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Loc: Richmond,Texas
Anyone use em? I ordered 6 and they should be at the post office waiting. What bait should i use around my feeder to catch them corn thieves?

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#5902228 - 08/29/15 09:11 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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I use Z-Traps which are almost the same thing except they have a two-way trigger (push and pull) instead of the single-way trigger on the Duke. The only thing I ever used was corn. That's what they're at your feeder for, so give them what they want.

But make sure you secure that trap very well. grin

Good luck. Scooter would be proud. up
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#5902231 - 08/29/15 09:15 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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ALOT of people use them. They work great. Bait with corn, it's what they keep coming to eat. Maybe some anchovies. Usually just one on top of the corn. Make sure you tie to a tree, I use 100lb wire fishing leader and a couple crimps
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#5902268 - 08/29/15 09:40 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: rickym]
MoTex Offline
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Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 294
Loc: Allen Texas
I've used both and they work great. Use corn, the ants won't be a problem during warm weather. I hope you ordered the set tool, makes it a lot easier to set them.

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#5902302 - 08/29/15 10:08 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
aeb Offline
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Registered: 06/06/10
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Loc: West Texas
Stuff a marshmallow inside and then add peanut butter. Works like a champ.

A screwdriver handle is a perfect fit for the inside diameter of the trap. Step on the trap, insert the handle and set. Easy and simple.
Make sure you stake it down good.
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#5902360 - 08/29/15 10:42 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
RedRaider13 Offline
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Registered: 12/09/14
Posts: 101
Loc: North Texas
I have had a lot of success with them, I put the cheapest dog food you can find in the can and spray some fish oil around the trap. get you some cable and some crimps to tie them of to a tree or fence post and your good to go!

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#5902367 - 08/29/15 10:45 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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All kinds of stuff works as bait but as stated above, the corn is easiest and Dont attract the ants.

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#5902376 - 08/29/15 10:50 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
fbchunter Offline
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Thanks fellas. I dont post much but am on here daily and enough to know RAB would be grateful lol

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#5902380 - 08/29/15 10:52 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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I prefer the Z trap, it has a push pull trigger but also comes powder coated. They are worth the money in corn and destruction alone but usually I skin the coons and get $5-8 more back per coon.
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#5902403 - 08/29/15 11:12 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
I have used marshmallows and corn, or dry dog food with/without a few drops of vanilla flavoring.

I use the extra scent since I have to set where I think the coons are coming from and trees can sometimes be a bit far off. When I get time to mess with it, I will make some stake kits for mine similar to cross staking a yote trap, then I can set anywhere around my feeder I need too.
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#5902418 - 08/29/15 11:19 AM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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Duke traps helped me remove about 15 coons between April and September last year.
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#5902600 - 08/29/15 01:35 PM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
fbchunter Offline
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Sounds good guys. The Duke traps I have ordered are powdercoated as well. They were supposed to come in but didnt so I guess I will be waiting until monday


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#5903069 - 08/29/15 07:24 PM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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Registered: 12/23/12
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I tie them off to the feeder they are robbing or to a t-post with baling wire doubled up. I learned the hard way. Those buggers are stronger than you think. I have only ever used mini marshmallows and they work great. I think they prefer them over the corn, so if there is plenty of corn around, they will definitely check out the trap. BTW - I hate coons, almost as much as hogs and rattlesnakes.

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#5903368 - 08/29/15 10:13 PM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
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The Duke's work good since that is all I have tried. I use corn, deer protein, sardines, milo, marshmallows, cotton ball soaked in sardine oil, tin foil, fish attractant scent, etc for bait. I caught 26 the first year in 6 months, then 69 the next year and 26 last year. I think I am up to close to 20 this year so far. I do not see many in my TC pics and when I do I usually catch soon after I do.
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#5903389 - 08/29/15 10:29 PM Re: Anyone use Duke dog proof coon traps? [Re: fbchunter]
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You are a good Man FCBHunter...
I wish you Mucho Success up

Anchor them down good, had to chase a few down or climb a Tree to get to one bang

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