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Old 05-09-2021, 10:26 PM   #1
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Default Bait for Coon trapping with Duke's traps?????

What is the best bait to catch the coons?

Marshmellows????
Sardins????
etc???
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:32 PM   #2
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Peanut butter crackers
Marshmallows



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Old 05-09-2021, 10:32 PM   #3
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Moon pie
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:33 PM   #4
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Almost anything works. Marshmallows, corn, protein, cat food, dog food, corn, sardines, moon pies, corn. Did I mention corn?
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:38 PM   #5
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Mini marshmallows
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Old 05-09-2021, 10:40 PM   #6
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Cat food has worked great for me. A couple on the ground around the trap and a few inside.


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Old 05-09-2021, 11:02 PM   #7
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Corn or dry dog/cat food. No sense in getting your traps full of muck using fish or sticky stuff.
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:03 PM   #8
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Sardines
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:26 PM   #9
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What kinda trap?

If its a steel trap I like hanging a ball of aluminum foil above it with sardines in it.

I do the same for box traps but not hanging.

Trapping coons for black folk, picking vegetables, and picking up returnable soda bottles kept me in ammo and firearms when I was a kid.
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Old 05-09-2021, 11:31 PM   #10
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Another vote for the small marshmallows


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Old 05-09-2021, 11:44 PM   #11
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Small marshmallows with vanilla in a Dukes dogproof...especially after the vanilla corn pile disappears.
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Old 05-10-2021, 04:40 AM   #12
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Default Bait for Coon trapping with Duke's traps?????

Marshmallows in the cooler months. Corn or protein(whatever is in your pen that they are there for in the first place) in all months because it doesnít melt or get nasty.
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Old 05-10-2021, 05:46 AM   #13
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Tuna fish
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Old 05-10-2021, 05:49 AM   #14
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Trash or an ice chest full of camping food. Those seem to really attract them....just kidding. I catch them in my Duke tube traps with regular old genaric brand cat food...
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:16 AM   #15
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Bacon flavored dog treats from the dollar store.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:48 AM   #16
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Corn works great and few other animals bother it ..ie neighbors cats,..

if you don't have to worry about cats all stuff above works fine
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:10 AM   #17
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Corn. Only thing that doesn't make a mess with heat or moisture.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:18 AM   #18
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Cheapest dry cat food you can find with some fish oil on it
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:26 AM   #19
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I've tried several things and caught coons on all of them but always come back to using corn. Its just too easy and not worth the mess of cleaning out your traps from the fish, marshmallows, etc. Ants don't bother the corn either.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:27 AM   #20
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Cheapest little bag of cat or dog food works great for me.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:12 AM   #21
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Corn if tapping around a feeder.

All the rest mention will only draw fire ants in E/SE Texas
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:12 AM   #22
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Moon pie
I would never waste a delicacy like this on a coon.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:13 AM   #23
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I have had luck with marshmallows.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:14 AM   #24
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I would never waste a delicacy like this on a coon.
Nope. No way!!
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:26 AM   #25
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Cheapest little bag of cat works great for me.
This is what we use. We also spot light them at night once in while. You would be surprised how many you can stack up spot lighting them. We are going to do it this weekend. Im gonna try my thermal on my 17HMR as well and see if we can get them that way.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:31 AM   #26
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do not use marshamellows in the heat. Its a mess

And use ant poison around the trap base
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:38 AM   #27
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The best bait is floating fish food pellets that people feed their stock ponds with. It smells like cat food, but it doesn't degrade when it gets wet. It's been working great for me, and I just dump out the old bait rather than having to scrape it out with a stick.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:47 AM   #28
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I have good luck with cheetos
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:57 AM   #29
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When I first started trapping coons I used corn & dry cat food mixed together with a few drops of fish oil poured on and caught a bunch. After running out of fish oil I continued to use corn & cat food and still caught a bunch. although I continue to use corn & cat food mixed together with good success. There have been times that I have forgotten my coon bait when at camp when running traps and rebaited with straight corn out the feeder and had similar success. I have tried marshmallows and they worked but in the summer they get gooey.

I like corn & cat food because it is easy and convenient and works but I think just about anything would work as others are having success with many different baits.
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Old 05-11-2021, 09:49 AM   #30
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I use cat food and a touch of fish oil poured on top.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:08 AM   #31
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We use ours around the feeder and just use corn. Most mornings and some evenings during the fall we have a coon caught.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:18 AM   #32
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I use can tuna in the winter and corn soaked in Red PowerAde in the summer... to keep the dang fire ants from eating it all up before the coons show.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:26 AM   #33
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pellet pond fish food.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:29 AM   #34
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pellet pond fish food.
If you don't like scraping marshmellows and soggy cat food out of your traps, this is your bait.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:30 AM   #35
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My boys always use Golden Nuggets and catch the heck out of them. A bag lasts them for next to forever.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:58 AM   #36
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I use honey roasted peanuts
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:05 PM   #37
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you catfood & sardine guys have obviously never caught a skunk or you wouldn't still be using catfood & sardines.

and you moon pie guys have obviously never put a moon pie in the microwave for about 12 seconds or you wouldn't be wasting them on coons.

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Old 05-11-2021, 01:51 PM   #38
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Are you using dog proof traps?
If so, its hard to beat Reuwsaats Annihilator trigger bait..
No mess, smells great, reusable.. works like a charm.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:56 PM   #39
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Dry cat or dog food isn't a mess for us. We don't leave them set when we aren't there and we trip and dump them before we leave.
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Old 05-11-2021, 02:18 PM   #40
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I’ve always used corn and had the best luck.
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Old 05-11-2021, 02:21 PM   #41
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I use dry cat food
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Old 05-11-2021, 02:26 PM   #42
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you catfood & sardine guys have obviously never caught a skunk or you wouldn't still be using catfood & sardines.
My buddy did catch a skunk in one one time. It was hilarious to see him on the cell cam dressed like it was a nuclear fallout. LOL...He was not happy but I thought it was dam funny because I was not there.

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Dry cat or dog food isn't a mess for us. We don't leave them set when we aren't there and we trip and dump them before we leave.
We do the same.
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:14 PM   #43
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We've had two skunks and a ring tail cat in them. I released the ring tail.

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Old 05-11-2021, 04:01 PM   #44
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for live traps i use corn. just pour it in through the top. a lot of it falls through the bottom. they go in there after it. super easy, no mess.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:50 PM   #45
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Halloween candy CORN & cat food work best for me.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:53 PM   #46
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Corn has always worked for me.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:01 PM   #47
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I catch young ones on corn or cat food, it's the older ones that give me fits.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:06 PM   #48
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Marshmallows bring in the fire ants way too much for me. Corn is what we use.
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Old 05-11-2021, 05:26 PM   #49
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I guess we are pretty fortunate out west as we donít have any issues with fire ants and the marshmallows. Donít have many at all. I can understand wanting to avoid those suckers. We do have the big red ants but they must not do marshmallows. The mid-day sun is about all that messes with the MMS except coons.


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Old 05-11-2021, 07:36 PM   #50
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little debby swiss rolls. they fit perfectly in the traps, and they're also delicious. I'm a fat guy that likes snacks, so it works out great.
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