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#6172416 - 02/06/16 08:31 PM Trapping squirrels
Normanpig Offline
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Registered: 08/29/11
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Loc: Dallas area
Magical question: What will squirrels eat that birds will not?
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#6172466 - 02/06/16 09:14 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
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Loc: texas
Nothin, try pecans
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#6172486 - 02/06/16 09:31 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
ratdog Offline


Registered: 03/03/09
Posts: 140
Loc: Van Alstyne, tx
I use black oil sunflower seeds. Always put the trap on the picnic table, sprinkle the seeds all around and inside. Even though the birds love the seeds, I have caught many squirrels, never caught a bird.

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#6172489 - 02/06/16 09:32 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
Normanpig Offline
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Good call. I haven't tryed that yet.
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#6172523 - 02/06/16 10:03 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
Normanpig Offline
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I caught my 4th bird today.... Not one squirrel so far. I have tryed deer corn, peanut butter, and peanuts in the shell. So far
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#6173197 - 02/07/16 04:14 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Fairfield, TX
Wipe peanut butter on the trunk of a tree about 4' above the ground on the side facing a good shooting spot then grab the pellet gun and hammer away....
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#6173624 - 02/07/16 08:30 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
Hen-Killer Offline
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Registered: 11/18/15
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Loc: Corsicana
Pecans or peanuts
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#6174213 - 02/08/16 09:50 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: SnakeWrangler]
oldoak2000 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/07
Posts: 2134
Loc: Valley View, TX
Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Wipe peanut butter on the trunk of a tree about 4' above the ground on the side facing a good shooting spot then grab the pellet gun and hammer away....


x2 up

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#6174276 - 02/08/16 10:35 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
BOLT GUY Offline
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Registered: 02/17/11
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Loc: North of Wylie
I've been using shell on roasted peanuts. Caught 13 so far in the past month and half. Have caught a couple of birds, just reset trap and try again.
Also have a Large Rat trap screwed to the tree baited with peanut butter, only get one every so often on this one.

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#6175261 - 02/08/16 08:40 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
Black Duck Dog Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
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be sure it is crunchy peanut butter

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#6178656 - 02/11/16 01:26 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
Txcatman1 Offline
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Registered: 10/02/13
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Loc: S texas
I'll buy any black rock squirells frozen whole if anyone traps or shoots any
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#6183358 - 02/14/16 05:40 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
Normanpig Offline
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Left it empty for 7ish days. Set the trap with pennuts in the shell. 30 minutes later I got bird #5..... Sux
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#6183555 - 02/14/16 07:56 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
lms Offline
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Registered: 11/27/15
Posts: 168
Loc: Blooming Grove TX
use peanut butter on the bottom of the trap pan, squirrels can smell it.

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#6183733 - 02/14/16 09:55 PM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
bodydub Offline
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Registered: 11/12/13
Posts: 215
Loc: VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER.......
My dad uses pecans and honey bunches of oats.............


Edited by bodydub (02/14/16 09:55 PM)

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#6183823 - 02/15/16 03:27 AM Re: Trapping squirrels [Re: Normanpig]
blackcoal Offline
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Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 7922
Loc: 60 Mi North of DFW

Since what you are trying isn't working maybe change your technique, try catching just birds and maybe the squirrels will be attracted.... Hope you get some and post what worked.
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