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Escapee raccoon #8343383 08/06/21 06:52 PM
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I put out some dog proof coon traps the other night, and baited them with marshmallows. I chained them up, but was one short of screw together steel couplers for the chains. For the other one I had a big spring closure loop, and that’s the one where I caught a coon. I went out back and found him in the trap. Didn’t feel like shooting him right then (3 am). At 7 am he was gone, and took the trap with him. Dang coon must have solved the spring closure problem. Impressive…and irritating.

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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8343404 08/06/21 07:10 PM
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Maybe you and sa hunter can form a support group.

Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8343687 08/07/21 12:05 AM
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I tried marshmallows in my Dukes, but the ants wore them out. Switched to cheap dry cat food and that works much better. I fill the tube about 2/3rds. I worry about loosing one of my traps, but thankfully have not yet. I'll be setting mine tomorrow, noticed on game cams I got 4 at one feeder that spend way too much time there.


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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8343690 08/07/21 12:07 AM
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9 years ago I bought 12 Duke DP traps. I now only have 3 left. All were secured by a chain and wire or chain a quick link to a tree, a post, a ground anchor or pipe feeder leg inside a feed pen. A few the coon broke the wire. One he pulled the "S" hook off the swivel at a water trough with a trail cam set on the trough. Picture before when trap was there and then after when trap was gone. No coon or any animal...just a missing trap. The others were tied securely to a hog trap with a doubled up piece of 14 gauge tie wire. I think either a hog or coyote found the coon in the trap and ripped the trapped off the hog trap. Took the coon and the trap.


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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8343699 08/07/21 12:09 AM
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Keep mine attached to eye bolts on the feeder legs.

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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: Stompy] #8343725 08/07/21 12:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Stompy
I tried marshmallows in my Dukes, but the ants wore them out. Switched to cheap dry cat food and that works much better. I fill the tube about 2/3rds. I worry about loosing one of my traps, but thankfully have not yet. I'll be setting mine tomorrow, noticed on game cams I got 4 at one feeder that spend way too much time there.

Cheap store brand "Fruit Loops" have been working for me. Took out 7 of the little rascal's last weekend.

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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: Jimbo1] #8343771 08/07/21 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Stompy
I tried marshmallows in my Dukes, but the ants wore them out. Switched to cheap dry cat food and that works much better. I fill the tube about 2/3rds. I worry about loosing one of my traps, but thankfully have not yet. I'll be setting mine tomorrow, noticed on game cams I got 4 at one feeder that spend way too much time there.

Cheap store brand "Fruit Loops" have been working for me. Took out 7 of the little rascal's last weekend.

I switched to a cotton ball sprayed with either fish attractant spray or Pam cooking spray. Both work but fireants can still eat a cottonball over period of time. But cotton ball works well if you keep it below the trigger. It will last depending the amount of fireants or till the coon destroys it. Fireants are heck on just about any bait form IME.


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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8345832 08/09/21 01:55 PM
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Put your dog on his trail. As stirred up as he is, should be leaving lots of scent.
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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8348340 08/11/21 08:39 PM
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Same feed that was in the protein feeder. All are trapped and one had both paws hungup.

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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: flintknapper] #8348467 08/11/21 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by flintknapper
Keep mine attached to eye bolts on the feeder legs.

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We do similar and have good success. Have had a few twist their paw off after they run around the pole a few times and basically make that swivel feature in the trap useless. Still catch way more than we lose.

Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: Jimbo1] #8348480 08/11/21 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimbo1
Cheap store brand "Fruit Loops" have been working for me.


Thanks for the tip! up


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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8352703 08/16/21 12:04 AM
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JMHO- every type and size of trap I have gets at least
1 MB Crunch Proof swivel, and some get 2
Cheap insurance IMO

Crazy animals can do an alligator death roll and
make hash out of a good trap
Advice given to me years back from a few old experienced
trappers for the same price they charged me back then

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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8352731 08/16/21 12:23 AM
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I had one this weekend bend the heck out of the hog panel it was attached to. Strong little buggers. Only got 4 and a possum this weekend. Strong Sat evening rain probably didn't help.


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Re: Escapee raccoon [Re: 603Country] #8353353 08/16/21 05:01 PM
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Nice catch hook n line

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Nice catch hook n line


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