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Trapping coons in fire ants. #8373156 09/03/21 12:49 AM
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While trapping the 5+ coons wearing out a feeder, I ran into a problem with fire ants. I'm in a creek bottom and the ground is covered with them.. With the traditional DP traps the bait was getting covered with fire ants. Nothing was touching those traps.. So I changed to soup can traps and loosely hung them just off the ground so the ants can't easily get to them, but can easily pulled down by a coon.. Two Coons down, three to go. [Linked Image]
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Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373167 09/03/21 01:04 AM
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What is a soup can trap?

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373194 09/03/21 01:19 AM
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I hate those suckers almost as bad as possums

What does Canterbury call em?
Trash pandas? taz

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373204 09/03/21 01:24 AM
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I should have also added that IMO everybody in Texas
that has deer feeders should be trapping coons, maybe
2 traps per feeder at least.
All we're doing now is raising new generations of well
fed coons and crows

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Whack n stack] #8373211 09/03/21 01:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Whack n stack
What is a soup can trap?


Those are the brand of DP traps he's using that use
a soup can for the outside housing

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373215 09/03/21 01:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Whack n stack
What is a soup can trap?


It's a different type of dog proof trap.

https://www.nwtrappers.com/product-page/soupcan-coonin-dog-proof-trap

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373231 09/03/21 01:36 AM
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Mine are actually Chef Boyardee Ravioli can traps. No coon can resist. food

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373255 09/03/21 01:49 AM
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Good work.

I got 4 off of one feeder last weekend in Duke traps. Game cam shows two more to go.

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Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373270 09/03/21 02:02 AM
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Use corn, ants are attracted to wet foods. I use cat food after a freeze.

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373790 09/03/21 05:03 PM
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Never heard of the soup can trap, pretty neat

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8373917 09/03/21 07:37 PM
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I had gang set this feeder. I did use corn in some of the dukes, but the soup cans with dry dog food got the coons first. The dukes went untouched except for one set with dog food in shallow water in the creek near the stand. All coons on camera have been taken out plus one. And two bonus possums in a conibear bucket set with empty cheeto bag for bait. Mission accomplished for now.

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coons are as bad as hogs for repopulating


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Originally Posted by maximum
I should have also added that IMO everybody in Texas
that has deer feeders should be trapping coons, maybe
2 traps per feeder at least.
All we're doing now is raising new generations of well
fed coons and crows


This is pretty much gospel! Coons are way out of balance and even if you don't like corn buzzards(turkey) coons are reaking havoc on turkey populations. I took out over 2 dozen last season. Time to start putting a hurt on them again.

Re: Trapping coons in fire ants. [Re: Sniper John] #8402275 09/30/21 01:21 PM
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When I start seeing gangs on cams at feeders, I will trap hard for several weeks to thin down. Not possible to get them all, but earlier this year we thinned about 20 from the area around one feeder. And yes, it is getting to be time to do start back up.


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