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Racoon bait #7674903 11/28/19 06:50 PM
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I want to trap a racoon or two,live trap. I used sardines and caught a skunk.What bait can I use that coons like but skunks don't? Thanks.


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Always use marshmallows. Not sure anything will be a sure fire way to avoid a skunk.

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Corn works for me.

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When our chickens were getting killed I baited my trap with the cheapest can of tuna fish made

I caught them almost every night

But in the end they still cleaned me out of chickens bang

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I use dry cat food or dry catfish food. Both work.


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Peanut butter cookies.

Re: Racoon bait [Re: Flatcreek] #7674967 11/28/19 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Flatcreek
Corn works for me.

Corn is good coon bait if that is all you are trying to trap

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Anything a coon will eat, so will a skunk. Vanilla wafers work about as good as anything

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Reese's Peanut Butter Cups


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Marshmallows is like crack to a raccoon.

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Vanilla wafers

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Dry cat food and marshmallows. Doesn't take much in the trap. I'm feeding 6 of them now at my feeder. Damm Coons.

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Consider putting a feed timer mechanism in there with some loose wires. They seem to be attracted to stuff like that.

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Are you trying to catch coons at a feeder?
If so, use corn, it is what they came there for.


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There were 5 to 10 coons raiding my protein feeder every night so I put out a dog proof trap on each feeder leg. I can't remember the brand. Probably would have had 4 at one time but 2 traps were tied together by a cable and in the struggle one was loosed. There was this one greedy coon that had both paws caught. They left my feeder alone and started on my neighbors chickens so I let him use the traps. I think he had 5 in one night. I baited them with the protein from the feeder. My neighbor cracked an egg into a ziplock bag as bait. Baked raccoon isn't half bad. grin

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Consider putting a feed timer mechanism in there with some loose wires. They seem to be attracted to stuff like that.

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Originally Posted by Hudbone
Consider putting a feed timer mechanism in there with some loose wires. They seem to be attracted to stuff like that.


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Originally Posted by hook_n_line
There were 5 to 10 coons raiding my protein feeder every night so I put out a dog proof trap on each feeder leg. I can't remember the brand. Probably would have had 4 at one time but 2 traps were tied together by a cable and in the struggle one was loosed. There was this one greedy coon that had both paws caught. They left my feeder alone and started on my neighbors chickens so I let him use the traps. I think he had 5 in one night. I baited them with the protein from the feeder. My neighbor cracked an egg into a ziplock bag as bait. Baked raccoon isn't half bad. grin

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There were 5 to 10 coons raiding my protein feeder every night so I put out a dog proof trap on each feeder leg. I can't remember the brand. Probably would have had 4 at one time but 2 traps were tied together by a cable and in the struggle one was loosed. There was this one greedy coon that had both paws caught. They left my feeder alone and started on my neighbors chickens so I let him use the traps. I think he had 5 in one night. I baited them with the protein from the feeder. My neighbor cracked an egg into a ziplock bag as bait. Baked raccoon isn't half bad. grin

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I have used honey buns, pop tarts, deer corn, herseys kisses, cliff bars and Gatorade protein bars.

Honestly I like pieces of honey buns myself.


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Thanks for all the suggestions everyone. I used loose wires and a spinning mechanism to bait the trap as suggested, plus I went for the coup de gras and put a solar panel in there. I snuck up to the trap this morning and there was a line of racoons, waiting to get in the trap.


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Possibly try mango, chutney, and burnt hair. Seems to work for this guy.

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Dry dog food + gummy bears....had half a dozen in a night

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Originally Posted by David7912
Marshmallows is like crack to a raccoon.

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