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#6622414 - 01/08/17 12:30 PM 2017 coon count
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Maybe we can get the MODs to make this a sticky.

I've killed 9 so far in 2017 here are a few pics.





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#6622484 - 01/08/17 01:31 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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2nd from left looks like a big boar...

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#6622530 - 01/08/17 01:56 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: Ronnie Oneal]
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Originally Posted By: Ronnie Oneal
2nd from left looks like a big boar...
Yep actually the 2 on the left are both pretty descent sized boars.
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#6622559 - 01/08/17 02:11 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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They are fun to hunt with thermals right now. No leaves, they stick out like sore thumb!
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#6623846 - 01/09/17 11:01 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
I gotta do something about the coons on my place. Never trapped. Are these the snare type traps that they stick their paw in and get hung up?

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#6623860 - 01/09/17 11:06 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Originally Posted By: onlysmith&wesson
I gotta do something about the coons on my place. Never trapped. Are these the snare type traps that they stick their paw in and get hung up?
Its a tube with a small lever in it. You bait it and they stick their paws in the tube and grab that lever and it sets the trap off. Literally takes no skill just set the traps and secure the cables and check the next day. I use dry cat for and a little fish oil. There are multiple brands but I use Dukes dog proof traps.
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#6625355 - 01/10/17 05:48 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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Thanks

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#6657444 - 02/01/17 01:40 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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Number 10 this yr
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#6658620 - 02/02/17 10:39 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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You caught a foot also. Not sure if it counts as a whole. 0.2 maybe?
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#6658659 - 02/02/17 11:09 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: aggiehunter03]
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Originally Posted By: aggiehunter03
You caught a foot also. Not sure if it counts as a whole. 0.2 maybe?
.25 since I got 1 of 4 feet roflmao
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#6659899 - 02/03/17 07:37 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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Just ordered 6 Dukes. My first ones can't wait to start catching them chicken killers!

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#6661350 - 02/04/17 09:28 AM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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Another one that makes 11

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#6661611 - 02/04/17 01:40 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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That look says it all. Ooops, I messed up.
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#6661871 - 02/04/17 06:08 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: SapperTitan]
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Registered: 09/01/14
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Loc: Floresville, TX
I've done pretty good so far this year in the war on raccoons. This is raccoon #6 for the year, fresh from this morning. A young boar, he was plenty pissed when I walked up on him too (he kept trying to attack my pet cats who had tagged along with me for the trap check, until I gave him .22 reasons why that was a bad idea).


Of course, I'd probably hate to see his Daddy, who I'm pretty sure is who did this number to my Pied Piper trap a couple of weeks ago. He's "the one who got away", and would have been raccoon #7, had he not escaped during the night.

Because of my live trap getting ruined (I eventually got it replaced free of charge), I ended up getting a couple of Z-Traps from the local feed store, and now I much prefer them to the live traps these days.
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#6661893 - 02/04/17 06:29 PM Re: 2017 coon count [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 09/01/14
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These traps are not true snare traps, but rather are classified as "dog-proof" traps, as a dog is not able to stick its paw down into the bait that is placed inside the tube. Because I live in what is technically a subdivision, we have pet dogs running all over the place from the neighbors' houses, so I can't afford to use a traditional spring trap and risk potentially catching one of the neighbor's dogs. That leaves either using live traps or the "dog-proof" traps. After a large raccoon ruined my live trap (see my post below), I declared my revenge on the raccoons, and bought a couple of the "dog-proof" traps, along with some lengths of chain to secure them to trees. I used cat food to fill the bottom of the trap, and sprinkled a little vanilla extract in the tube to get their attention with smell. Boy, did they work! The first 3 nights I used these traps I caught 3 raccoons, and now the only time I use the live traps is if I need to catch something else, like a fox, possum, etc. The spring on these traps is very strong, so you will need to buy a setting tool, but they are relatively cheap. There are two major manufacturers of "dog-proof" traps: Duke traps and Z-Traps. Either one is good and will do the job. I just happened to buy the Z-Traps because that is what the feed store had in stock. However, it's by far the best $15 I have ever spent to catch raccoons.
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