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#6495856 - 10/14/16 08:18 PM Dog Proof Coon Traps
cos Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
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Loc: east texas
Thinking of buying a few Dog Proof Coon Traps, any body use them with good results. I'm getting the next stocking of Turkey on my place next year and need to work on the varmints.

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#6495859 - 10/14/16 08:19 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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I have used them for 4 yrs now and hardly ever see a coon on TC. I leave mine out year round and if I do see tracks or get one on a pic, I bait them all. I set one at every feeder and every water trough.
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#6495960 - 10/14/16 09:41 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
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Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Arizona
Hey! I just bought two of these today.
Where I hunt I was asked while there deer hunting to get rid of anything that is a chicken eater.
I have done some live trapping. What would be recommended for bait? I have been reading to use marshmallows. Anything better?

Mark

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#6495977 - 10/14/16 09:50 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
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Registered: 11/17/10
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Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
They work great but get the good ones that have a stake to stake the tube in the ground that way the coons. Ant flip it over and get the bait out instead they have to reach in and pull which sets off the trap
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#6495978 - 10/14/16 09:51 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
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Registered: 08/27/08
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I used them last year and they worked great

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#6496026 - 10/14/16 10:42 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4778
Loc: Germany
I recommend the Z-Traps with their two-way trigger (push-pull) versus the Duke's one-way trigger (pull). Priced just as well, if not better than, the Dukes.
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#6496186 - 10/15/16 07:47 AM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: MClark]
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Registered: 01/25/10
Posts: 2069
Loc: Mckinney, TX
Originally Posted By: MClark
Hey! I just bought two of these today.
Where I hunt I was asked while there deer hunting to get rid of anything that is a chicken eater.
I have done some live trapping. What would be recommended for bait? I have been reading to use marshmallows. Anything better?

Mark


Marshmallows are great but have recently had more success with dried cat food.. if you get the big marsh mellows, shove one down on the lever so they have to pull up..

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#6496284 - 10/15/16 09:22 AM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: Stevarino]
MClark Online   content
Woodsman

Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 115
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: Stevarino
Originally Posted By: MClark
Hey! I just bought two of these today.
Where I hunt I was asked while there deer hunting to get rid of anything that is a chicken eater.
I have done some live trapping. What would be recommended for bait? I have been reading to use marshmallows. Anything better?

Mark


Marshmallows are great but have recently had more success with dried cat food.. if you get the big marsh mellows, shove one down on the lever so they have to pull up..


I have both cat food and marshmallows in the pantry. The wife buys three kinds of dry cat food, I will pick the stinkiest.
Thanks,

Mark

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#6496522 - 10/15/16 01:08 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: stxranchman]
CenTex Online   content
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Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 574
Loc: Waco
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I have used them for 4 yrs now and hardly ever see a coon on TC. I leave mine out year round and if I do see tracks or get one on a pic, I bait them all. I set one at every feeder and every water trough.

Do you leave them set during deer season? What if you cannot check the traps everyday? Will the trapped or dead, rotting coon keep the deer away? I don't catch many because I only set them when I am there outside of the season which isn't much. I'm afraid to set them during the season because I don't want a trapped coon spooking the deer. Any advice?

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#6496571 - 10/15/16 02:08 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: CenTex]
stxranchman Offline
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
Originally Posted By: CenTex
Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I have used them for 4 yrs now and hardly ever see a coon on TC. I leave mine out year round and if I do see tracks or get one on a pic, I bait them all. I set one at every feeder and every water trough.

Do you leave them set during deer season? What if you cannot check the traps everyday? Will the trapped or dead, rotting coon keep the deer away? I don't catch many because I only set them when I am there outside of the season which isn't much. I'm afraid to set them during the season because I don't want a trapped coon spooking the deer. Any advice?

I live on my place and hunt just about everyday or check things daily in the offseason. I do leave the traps at the feeders but just don't set/bait them till I see coon tracks or see one in a TC pic. If I am hunting a particular buck I do not set/bait that trap at that feeder. I made that mistake a couple of years ago when I had my target buck coming to the feeder only to the handcuffed masked bandit start beating his cuff on a feeder leg. Needless to say that mature buck did not tolerate that noise. I have the coon population worked down now to where I might only get a pic or two every 3 months or so. When I do get one on TC I can usually bait the trap at water trough and catch just a well as at the feeder. 2.5 yrs of trapping really hard cleaned out most of them for now.
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#6496576 - 10/15/16 02:16 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: stxranchman]
therock Online   content
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 797
Loc: Southwest TX
I have used them for several years now and have had great results. Only problem is fire ants eating the bait sometimes. Corn or protein pellets stop this.

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#6496591 - 10/15/16 02:31 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: therock]
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Registered: 10/28/15
Posts: 580
Loc: Laredo, TX
Originally Posted By: therock
I have used them for several years now and have had great results. Only problem is fire ants eating the bait sometimes. Corn or protein pellets stop this.

I have been catching a few coons every week with mine. They're dukes and have the pull-only trigger, but I prefer it because you can set them light and not worry about any cats or mice setting them off if they push the trigger.

x2 on using something other than the marshmallows if you have ants out at your place. The ants will clean out the marshmallows in a day and you'll end up with an empty trap. I use some cheap catfood from TSC and they go nuts over it. Catches possums and skunks too, in case you need to get rid of some of those too. Get yourself some cross-stake fittings so that you can double them up and keep anything from running off with it. I caught a possum a few nights ago and a coyote got a hold of it about an hour later, left nothing but the hand but he didn't take the trap.

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#6496629 - 10/15/16 03:28 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
cos Offline
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Registered: 05/09/10
Posts: 664
Loc: east texas
Thanks guys, I think I will order a few of them and get some cat food to bait with.

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#6496728 - 10/15/16 04:35 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 903
Cheap honey buns worked the best for me, the kind you in a box.

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#6496747 - 10/15/16 04:46 PM Re: Dog Proof Coon Traps [Re: cos]
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Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52092
I have used corn, milo, Acco Golden Nuggets, fish flavored cat food, dog food, piece of aluminum foil, cotton ball spray with fish attractant scent, sardines, potted meat, deer protein pellets, marshmallows, or combinations of these and change baits all the time. When I have ant problems I bait later in the evening. Rats pack off the corn, milo, etc from time to time also.
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