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#5942749 - 09/23/15 12:23 PM Multi trap for coons
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Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
I just got on a lease near Eastland and I hand threw out some corn for one night to see what the camera's might catch. Lot's of coons. 5 in one photo alone. Anyone know of a muti trap that works where I can catch several at a time.
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#5942761 - 09/23/15 12:28 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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Yeah, a 12 gauge, 3" mags and BB's.

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#5942825 - 09/23/15 01:04 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
Yeah, a 12 gauge, 3" mags and BB's.


This or 3-4 dukes traps.

A family of coons in the same trap, would sure test it's strength!
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#5942835 - 09/23/15 01:12 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Western]
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Originally Posted By: Western
Originally Posted By: fouzman
Yeah, a 12 gauge, 3" mags and BB's.


This or 3-4 dukes traps.

A family of coons in the same trap, would sure test it's strength!


I agree with several Dukes traps.
And if you have seen 4-5 coons, you probably have a dozen or more
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#5942840 - 09/23/15 01:16 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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we used 4-5 live traps set directly under the feeder side by side alternating opening direction, the next morning, we had 4-5 coons (one in each trap, but occasionally we would catch 2 young ones in a trap). The deer seems a little bit skid-dish but would eventually come on in to feed around the outside of the traps. After the morning hunt, we would dispense of the coons and reset the traps. Do that a couple or three days and it will definitely reduce your coon issue.
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#5942888 - 09/23/15 01:44 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
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I vote putting out several Dukes traps.


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (09/23/15 01:44 PM)
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#5942941 - 09/23/15 02:30 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
I vote putting out several Dukes traps.


+1
I've had both the Dukes and Z-trap.
Basically the same thing but I like the Z-trap a little better

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#5942962 - 09/23/15 02:49 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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Thank you all for the information. I've got one trap, I guess I will go buy a couple more and see what i can catch.
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#5942997 - 09/23/15 03:11 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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We used "coon cuffs" at our lease in Tom Green Co and trapped just under 300 last year. Hard to believe I know but the LO was running the traps during the week when we weren't there.

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#5943035 - 09/23/15 03:43 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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I had never heard of coon cuffs, thanks, that another option for me to explore.
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#5943049 - 09/23/15 03:47 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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I believe coon cuffs are more or less the same as the duke traps, I think you need a good weapon mounted light, a ruger 10/22, and cooler full of adult beverages
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#5943068 - 09/23/15 03:58 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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I set 4 dukes at a time about 8 ft apart and fill all 4 most nights I trap, at least for the first few nights then it slows down a lot...
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#5943078 - 09/23/15 04:10 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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Oh, and the best bait that we found to use were marshmellows.

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#5943164 - 09/23/15 05:03 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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Yep. Mini marshmallows seem to work best for me as well. They pass up the corn for the sweetness I guess.

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#5943218 - 09/23/15 05:30 PM Re: Multi trap for coons [Re: Mr. T.]
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In my live traps I was told to use by a GW the jumbo size marshmallows as they look like turkey eggs to the coons. It worked for me.
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