texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Erluce, farmin ag, Chente, The Man and his Brood, DJernigan
65796 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,369
bill oxner 57,558
stxranchman 55,222
SnakeWrangler 47,161
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics438,032
Posts6,356,421
Members65,796
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week #7599584 09/06/19 03:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,463
M
mikei Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,463
The DP traps just keep on trapping 'em. These two this morning are the 6th and 7th ones for the week; I may never get control of the population even with 8 DP traps working full time!
[Linked Image]
[Linked Image]

Last edited by mikei; 09/06/19 03:47 PM.
Re: DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week [Re: mikei] #7599799 09/06/19 08:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,881
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Jul 2014
Posts: 1,881
What you using for bait?


An unethical shot is one you take, that you know you shouldn't.
Re: DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week [Re: mikei] #7600057 09/07/19 01:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,463
M
mikei Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,463
For the traps I set close to my feeders, I use corn. For those I set away from the feeders, I use minimarshmellows. These latest two casualties were trapped by corn greed.

Last edited by mikei; 09/07/19 01:27 AM.
Re: DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week [Re: mikei] #7600151 09/07/19 03:32 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,701
S
Simple Searcher Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
S
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 7,701
Corn is great bait
Keep after them. When you start to get ahead, don't stop, they keep on coming.


[Linked Image]
"Man is still a hunter, still a simple searcher after meat..." Robert C. Ruark
Re: DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week [Re: mikei] #7600265 09/07/19 01:02 PM
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 203
W
Woj Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
W
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 203
I have 6 traps, I've put 2 on three different feeders wired to the legs of the feeder. I set them when I arrive at the ranch, and spring them and slide them up the legs of the feeder and hang from a bolt or wire when I leave. (doing this keeps them clean when it rains and out of the mud.). Since March, I've killed 88 with those 6 traps! While the rate of catching has diminished, it certainly has not stopped. I have cameras on all my feeders, and when I see one show up at a feeder where I don't have a trap, I simply take a pair from one feeder, and move it to the new feeder with action. Use corn 100% of the time as bait.

Re: DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week [Re: mikei] #7601875 09/09/19 12:52 PM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,463
M
mikei Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,463
Got two more over the weekend, and the game cams are showing a marked decrease in the visitations around the target feeder that was covered up. Haven't caught them all by any means, but appear to have put enough pressure on them for them to relocate. But no sign of them at my other feeders, so far, so I don't know where they've gone!.

Re: DP Trapped coon's numbers 6&7 for this week [Re: mikei] #7602503 09/09/19 11:23 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,222
S
stxranchman Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
Offline
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 55,222
You will keep the numbers in check if you do it year round. You will see a lot less of them in your trail cam pics after a year of trapping. I have trapped year round now for 7+ yrs and I do not see many coons in my TC pics now days. The only time a see a few is after a big rain and the creeks run into the river. The coons move up the creeks and trap them out when I see them. Last fall and into winter I did not trap for about 3 months and we had a lot of rain. In Jan I started trapping and caught a lot of coons. Last year I caught 27 coons and year to date today I caught 36 so far. In 2017 I caught 40 and 15 in 2016 and 22 in 2015.
If you keep after them you will keep the numbers in check. If your neighbors are trapping it helps a lot more. My neighbor trapped for a while and you can tell by the low numbers those years. The years he does not trap my numbers go up. I run about 5 taps right now.



Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3