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#6164544 - 02/01/16 11:05 AM What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps?
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
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Seems to be a lot of rats this year and they tend to steal the bait if I use dog food. What have you had good luck with?
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#6164562 - 02/01/16 11:19 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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pbj


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#6164583 - 02/01/16 11:34 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
Chief Joe Offline
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Try mustard!
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#6165522 - 02/01/16 09:21 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
Txcatman1 Offline
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Put an egg on top of your trap and that will stop
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#6165543 - 02/01/16 09:37 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
txvarminter Offline
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Marshmallows
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My opinion is go with the fatties!

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#6165894 - 02/02/16 08:41 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: txvarminter]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Originally Posted By: txvarminter
Marshmallows

Also have some luck adding a fruit flavored food additive, almond extract, vanilla, ect tra, just a drop or two is what I have used. I like the mini marshmallows, easier to work with
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#6165917 - 02/02/16 08:53 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
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Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Marshmallows with a little syrup
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#6167341 - 02/03/16 06:28 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
texas2 Offline
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Registered: 02/23/11
Posts: 109
Fruit Loops, miniature marshmallows and dry fishy smelling cat food. Works like a champ.

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#6167843 - 02/03/16 11:26 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
lms Offline
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Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 147
Loc: Blooming Grove TX
Fish oil and syrup

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#6172112 - 02/06/16 01:24 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
TigerCobra Offline
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Registered: 07/27/11
Posts: 374
Loc: Ft.worth
we always use old sticky halloween candy like tootsie rolls so they stick to the inside and have a strong scent.

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#6172237 - 02/06/16 04:36 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
drycreek3189 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/15
Posts: 102
Loc: Troup, Texas
Dry cat food with a small amount of fish oil premixed and shaken up. Not enough fish oil to make it mushy.


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#6173870 - 02/07/16 11:16 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
Fez Offline
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Registered: 07/17/11
Posts: 67
Loc: Lake Jackson area
Canned sardines in water or oil. It works like a charm, but it is probably more expensive than other alternatives. Also, I use Z-Traps with the little Z-Cap, so that might have something to do with leaving out the rats... but ants are bad sometimes due to the protein smirk
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#6173902 - 02/08/16 12:12 AM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Marshmallow . Gets them every time
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#6175293 - 02/08/16 09:07 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
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Registered: 01/05/11
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Loc: Livingston,TX
I have had the best luck with hal sullivans dp bait sugar berries, holds up well in the rain as well.
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#6175312 - 02/08/16 09:21 PM Re: What's your favorite bait for dog proof coon traps? [Re: westtexaswatkins]
BadLander Offline
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Corn sprayed with vanilla,
cant beat it!
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