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What's the best live trap you have used #7894967 07/09/20 01:21 AM
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Had 5 coons on the back porch last night,that's about 4 to many ! What's the best trap y'all have used ? I can't shoot them cause I live inside the city limits but the last one I caught which was huge tore out thru my tractor supply trap.

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7895020 07/09/20 02:12 AM
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Get a dog proof trap and a baseball bat. No shooting involved.

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7896056 07/10/20 12:31 AM
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Sterling Grizz DP Trap is the original Lil Grizz and is the best.


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Dukes dog free have been the best coon traps I've found....and I've used them a lot !

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7896264 07/10/20 11:22 AM
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Another vote for the DP traps and the ball bat. Silent and deadly.

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: mikei] #7896310 07/10/20 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Old Stony
Dukes dog free have been the best coon traps I've found....and I've used them a lot !

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Another vote for the DP traps and the ball bat. Silent and deadly.


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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7896384 07/10/20 02:20 PM
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Dukes are good. My primary target has been the squirrels that decimate my pecans, so been running three live traps continuously. Here's one day/overnight catch recently. You'd think I lived in the country, not in town Ft Worth--

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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7898022 07/12/20 11:55 AM
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Thanks for the advise I beefed up my traps by adding some stiff reinforcement wire around the sides caught 3 this morning.

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7898527 07/12/20 10:53 PM
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The DP’s are hard to beat

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: Dennis in Ft Worth] #7898710 07/13/20 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Dennis in Ft Worth
Dukes are good. My primary target has been the squirrels that decimate my pecans, so been running three live traps continuously. Here's one day/overnight catch recently. You'd think I lived in the country, not in town Ft Worth--

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Yep, we have 2 live traps in the back yard (burbs) and are constantly catching possums, rats, and cats. No squirrel yet but my wife would be overjoyed if we caught one...or a dozen! Damn things play heck with her garden.


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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7904095 07/17/20 06:56 PM
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If u r going to use dog proof traps. Then go with z traps. I run up to 8 dz dog proof traps in trapping season duke , little grizz, diablo . I run mostly dukes. But have a dz or so of grizz and z traps too. The z trap has push triggers. I will be changing some more over to push to also. I have looked and looked the live traps over. 98% of the live traps r frameless. Freedom brand makes a frame trap. On them if wire gets bad replace it. I got sick of looking them over. So I bought a good wire welder started making my own. For coons I make 12x12x36. For Bobcats 18x10x36 or 20x10x36. I have at the most in each trap less than 40.00 each. Try to buy a bobcat live trap for 40.00. Hope by time season gets here to have 12 bobcat live traps made too use. Just making mine in my spare time. I use 1/4 smooth rod to make the frame and trigger. Make your own u can build like u want and its fun.

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7911663 07/24/20 04:49 PM
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post more pics of what you catch - I miss trapping

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7911731 07/24/20 05:22 PM
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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7913433 07/26/20 07:30 AM
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I have a bunch of trapping pictures. Just dont know how to post them. Coons, bobcat, coyotes, fox, beaver, otters, muskrats, oppsums, skunks.

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Not my best pic, but you can tell what this is...

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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: mikei] #7914114 07/26/20 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mikei
Another vote for the DP traps and the ball bat. Silent and deadly.


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I am welding up a 20x12x 36 for Bobcats. Try my hand at live trapping a bobcat.

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Use peanut butter for bait. I had one coon pull a 9MM on me and tell me "Put the peanut butter down and step back."

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Use peanut butter for bait. I had one coon pull a 9MM on me and tell me "Put the peanut butter down and step back."

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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: varmit_master] #7921314 08/02/20 07:35 PM
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I am welding up a 20x12x 36 for Bobcats. Try my hand at live trapping a bobcat.


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Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7925311 08/05/20 11:50 PM
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Caught 2 using canned peaches this past weekend

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I've tried a lot of different baits for coons, but have found the easiest and best bait I have found is plain old cheap fish flavored dry cat food. I have had marshmallows melted down inside the Duke's traps and things like that, but the dry cat food is not a problem.

Re: What's the best live trap you have used [Re: David7912] #7946575 08/23/20 01:22 AM
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Another vote for the DPs. Turn the captive into a non living entity, wrap it up tight in a black plastic trash bag and chuck it in a dumpster somewhere.

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