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coon bait

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by , Posted to on 02/23/2006 6:50 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2005
Location: ND
What do guys use for bait in your live traps for coons when it is cold outside.
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by on 02/23/2006 7:12 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2004
Location: SC
Small perch , smelt , sardines etc etc and put in a 55 gal drum with one end out , they cant swipe the bait then
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by on 02/23/2006 7:15 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/03/2002
Location: ND
Try couple large smelts that puts out good scents for them coons to come in, Anything that gives out fish scents! Thats my thoughts about how raccoon lives!!

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by on 02/23/2006 7:27 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/21/2001
Location: ND
Wet cat food with a little anise oil will do the trick. We used that all the time with leg holds.
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by on 02/23/2006 8:46 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/12/2003
Location: ND
Dried dog or cat food. They are like thieves. Should bring them right in.....

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by on 02/23/2006 9:18 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/09/2005
Location: ND

I like the dried kibble also. Wad it up with peanut butter, and mush it into the top corner of the cage trap. Yes, they will monkey around with it from the outside a little, but they will rush inside to get at it easier, and when you get to the cage trap, they'll have that 'got milk?' look on their face....
I don't think the type of bait is so huge an issue in winter - the biggest thing for me is having the traps at the right locations when the weather breaks and the coon are out for 1 maybe 2 evenings....they'll eat anything easy, and dried, oily dog food gives off lots of scent when cold. Lots of coon in reeds right now.... good luck.
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by on 02/23/2006 9:32 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/27/2004
Location: ND
deere_9600, how does that work with the 55 gallon barrel, we've been having trouble with some coons stealing bait, but we think hes so big that by the time he gets to the bait his butt is still hanging out of the trap and he can just back out.
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by on 02/23/2006 11:21 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2004
Location: SC
Put the livetrap in the open end of the 55, trip hole out of course, with the smelt on the back side of the trip .Ive caught 15 this way , 3 times I caught 2 at a time.Wonder why no sweet corn in ma's garden lol
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by on 02/24/2006 09:53 AM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2001
Location: ND
Camoman, I think your problem might be more the size of the cage trap you are using. How big is it? I use 15 x 15 x 36 inch traps. I have caught everything from a huge 38# sow coon, two large adults at a time, one large female and all 4 of her litter at the same time in the same trap, (I have pictures), large beavers, adult fox (twice), coon numbers are getting out of hand with the low fur prices and high gas prices. I caught 48 IN MY BARN this past year. As for bait all i used was dry cat food and marshmallows. Also caught 3 stinkers in the barn, one just 3 days ago, will be weeks before it airs out in there.
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by on 02/24/2006 12:13 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/27/2005
Location: ND
If none of the other suggestions work try hotdogs. Heck who knows works for northern. ;)
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by on 02/24/2006 4:51 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2004
Location: SC
one way
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by on 02/24/2006 4:55 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/13/2004
Location: SC
Sorry for the early post , anyways, one way to solve the skunk spraying you and trap and all things around you , is to use my favorite 55 gallon barrel with a live trap, and say you get a skunk, carefully tip it on end , and take a garden hose and fill it with water and drown em. Beats shooting in trap and smellin like fox lure.
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by on 02/24/2006 7:05 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/14/2005
Location: ND
Ive got a great number of coons making their way to my barns often. They are eating catfood like crazy. One sow is a brute. I would like to get her pelt. What is the best way to "dispatch" a coon in a trap, without hurting the hide?
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by on 02/24/2006 11:12 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/15/2005
Location: ND
a .22 right to the base of the head makes just a little pin hole. we always use cat food. had two raccoons chew through the metal on two different traps and peel it away so they could crawl out.
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