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#6958793 - 11/13/17 04:30 PM Not exactly "hunting"
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I am getting game camera pics of raccoons by the dozens at feeders and stock tanks, so I decided to set a few traps so I could thin the herd a bit. In two days I got 4 of the buggers, and they all came for the mini-marsh mellows I baited the traps with. Four down, forty, at least, to go!




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#6958816 - 11/13/17 04:47 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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I sympathize with you. I gotta start thinning the little rascals out around here too. They show up every night and get their selfies made on the game cameras while gorging themselves on my corn. I don't mind them getting a snack now and then but when they start damaging my feeders and solar panels, it's time to do something.


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#6959442 - 11/14/17 01:33 AM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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Good work!

Hate those corn theiving, feeder breaking bastages... cheers up rifle
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#6959868 - 11/14/17 10:46 AM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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What kind of trap is that? I've not seen one like that before.
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#6959997 - 11/14/17 12:18 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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I use the same kind. They are Duke Dogproof Traps, or similar design. They work great.
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#6960045 - 11/14/17 12:53 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: tth_40]
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Good work!

Hate those corn theiving, feeder breaking bastages... cheers up rifle

I hate ring tailed rats....
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#6960172 - 11/14/17 02:21 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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Wish I could use dog proof traps on Ft Hood.
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#6960231 - 11/14/17 02:53 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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I hate ring tailed rats....


How do you feel about raccoons? grin


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#6960236 - 11/14/17 02:57 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: bar-d]
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I use the same kind. They are Duke Dogproof Traps, or similar design. They work great.
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to check into those. I've got Texas persimmons on my place and man do those trees attract the coons.
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#6960631 - 11/14/17 07:42 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: Sirrah243]
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Originally Posted By: bar-d
I use the same kind. They are Duke Dogproof Traps, or similar design. They work great.
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to check into those. I've got Texas persimmons on my place and man do those trees attract the coons.


Set a few dog proof traps around the Texas persimmons, bait them with mini marshmellows, and make sure to set the traps far enough apart that the coons can't reach each other as they try to escape the foot hold. They'll wrap around and around each other and the trap anchors and pull themselves out, even if it costs them a foot in the process. Sounds like you have a target rich environment, so best of luck and let us know how it goes. Another thing they'll do if the traps are too close, is to get one foot in each of two traps!



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#6960680 - 11/14/17 08:27 PM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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#6961197 - 11/15/17 09:31 AM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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Same here. If they full up all of the traps set more. A couple weeks ago on one of our properties we had 8 set between 3 feeders and had every trap with a coon in it the next morning.
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#6961211 - 11/15/17 09:43 AM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: mikei]
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I'll have to switch to the mini marshmallows. I've tried peanut butter but that does not work very well.
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#6961228 - 11/15/17 09:56 AM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: Hunter-Steve]
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I'll have to switch to the mini marshmallows. I've tried peanut butter but that does not work very well.

Mini marshmallows and syrup, deer corn, a few pieces of cat food, floating catfish food. All of those have worked well for me.
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#6961245 - 11/15/17 10:04 AM Re: Not exactly "hunting" [Re: Aggieman775]
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Originally Posted By: Hunter-Steve
I'll have to switch to the mini marshmallows. I've tried peanut butter but that does not work very well.

Mini marshmallows and syrup, deer corn, a few pieces of cat food, floating catfish food. All of those have worked well for me.

Since I have a bunch of barn cats running around here and buy cat food in 50 lb sacks, I just bait mine with the dry cat food. Has worked well for me.
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