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#7197990 - 06/14/18 06:37 PM opossum traps
General Guts Offline
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Registered: 08/05/12
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Loc: Dallas
Are the live traps worth $30.00? I'm in town so no guns ... the darn thing is eating my maters ... realmad
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#7198018 - 06/14/18 07:06 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
shea.mcphail Offline
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Registered: 11/27/14
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Loc: Mesquite/Canton
I have the Havahart 1084 Easy Set One Door Cage Trap. Used it in the backyard and attic. Caught raccoons and opossums. Been worth it to me since I canít shoot in the city.

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#7198050 - 06/14/18 07:35 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
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City animal control probably has traps they can come out and set, might call them to see.
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#7198058 - 06/14/18 07:43 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
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#7198095 - 06/14/18 08:17 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
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I have caught them in Duke Dog Proof traps also.
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#7198119 - 06/14/18 08:43 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Archery...... confused2


bang
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#7198121 - 06/14/18 08:44 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: shea.mcphail]
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Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
I have the Havahart 1084 Easy Set One Door Cage Trap. Used it in the backyard and attic. Caught raccoons and opossums. Been worth it to me since I canít shoot in the city.


Bait?
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#7198133 - 06/14/18 08:57 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
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Originally Posted By: General Guts
Originally Posted By: shea.mcphail
I have the Havahart 1084 Easy Set One Door Cage Trap. Used it in the backyard and attic. Caught raccoons and opossums. Been worth it to me since I canít shoot in the city.


Bait?

Tomato confused2
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#7198134 - 06/14/18 08:59 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
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I've caught most of mine in town in a Have-A-Hart trap using the cheapest, nastiest smelling canned cat food I can find at the Dollar Store. If they're eating your 'maters, toss a 'mater core or two in with the cat food.

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#7198169 - 06/14/18 09:50 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: stxranchman]
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Registered: 12/16/11
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
City animal control probably has traps they can come out and set, might call them to see.

True^^^
They set and monitor the traps and ask that you call if one is caught.

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#7198227 - 06/15/18 04:13 AM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
mustanger Offline
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I've had a lot of success with just ordinary farm store box traps baited with dry cat food. The stinkier the better. They can't resist it. I use a water bottle cut down to make a cup and install that full of cat food in the back of the trap. It's wise to stake the trap with long rods poked through top to bottom. A couple of these will keep the rambunctious ones from turning trap over on it's side and escaping.

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#7198243 - 06/15/18 05:26 AM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
RattlesnakeDan Offline
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Registered: 12/23/17
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Loc: San Antonio
Best way to catch those rascals is with meat, like chicken. They are so light footed they will often go in a live trap, eat your bait and leave w/o setting it off, so if you use one set the trigger very light! I prefer Dukes style dog proof with some dry catfood topped with some leftover chicken scraps.
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#7198589 - 06/15/18 11:58 AM Re: opossum traps [Re: RattlesnakeDan]
colt45 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RattlesnakeDan
Best way to catch those rascals is with meat, like chicken. They are so light footed they will often go in a live trap, eat your bait and leave w/o setting it off, so if you use one set the trigger very light! I prefer Dukes style dog proof with some dry catfood topped with some leftover chicken scraps.
and you don't spoil the meat
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#7198951 - 06/15/18 06:13 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
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#7199015 - 06/15/18 07:34 PM Re: opossum traps [Re: General Guts]
Jimbo1 Offline
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Registered: 09/25/12
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Loc: Grand Prairie/ Moran, TX
Catch them all the time in the backyard with the Havehart live traps. We use bones and scraps. Take them to the lake a few miles away and let them go.

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