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Old 09-19-2020, 11:02 AM   #1
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They were cleaning me out so I added a cage but They are persistent suckers!
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:07 AM   #2
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Duke coon traps. They work great. Throw a marshmallow and some tuna in thr bottom

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Old 09-19-2020, 11:08 AM   #3
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Dog proof traps are awesome in the area your feeder. Put a big dent in them quick.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:22 AM   #4
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Golden marlin ......
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:36 AM   #5
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Put Slinkys on the legs if you can find them. No more coons climbing the feeder.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:46 AM   #6
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Put Slinkys on the legs if you can find them. No more coons climbing the feeder.
X2.........it works .........
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:50 AM   #7
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Yep, the duke dp traps are the way to go. Slinky is ok but they are still around to eat the corn the feeder slings. I want them gone.
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Old 09-19-2020, 11:55 AM   #8
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Put Slinkys on the legs if you can find them. No more coons climbing the feeder.
I'd like to watch that
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:12 PM   #9
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Have you seen or heard about Coon stopper?

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Old 09-19-2020, 12:14 PM   #10
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I'd like to watch that
I wish I had my GoPro the 1st night I put slinkys on my feeder legs. Coon started up the leg latched onto the slinky and zoom to the ground it went and all of the coons hauled arse. The noise I guess. I still get some that come in but none try to climb the feeder legs.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:49 PM   #11
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Have you seen or heard about Coon stopper?

The Coon Stopper - YouTube
Our coons used them as a ladder. Had some blood on them but was still getting to the protein and corn.
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Old 09-19-2020, 01:55 PM   #12
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I put out golden marlin 3 yrs ago havent seen a coon since
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:01 PM   #13
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Our coons used them as a ladder. Had some blood on them but was still getting to the protein and corn.
Yep. Several people on this board refer to them as Coon Steps in fact.
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:40 PM   #14
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:50 PM   #15
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The EPA-approved labels for Golden Malrin Fly Killer state that it is “for use around the outside of food processing areas.” In particular, the labeling warns that: “It is illegal to use this product with the intention to kill raccoons, skunks, opossums, coyotes, wolves, dogs, cats, or any other non-target species.”
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:37 PM   #16
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How do you attach them to the legs?
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:37 PM   #17
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I’ve heard greasing the legs with a lot of vasoline will help. But you do need to reapply every few weeks.
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:48 PM   #18
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Choot em!!
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:09 PM   #19
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Dukes foot traps for fun and results.

Golden marlin for results. Well i guess its kinda fun too.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:14 PM   #20
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I use coon cuffs like others mentioned here, but if you catch one or two, they soon learn to avoid the trap. I caught one at each of my feeders a month ago and have set them for about 5-7 more nights since then with no luck. I am overrun with coins as well. They are smart.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:24 PM   #21
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"It's their job."
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:27 PM   #22
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:29 PM   #23
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We have some big uns.
Whats in that Golden Marlin stuff that kills coons and a lot of other critters but doesn't kill deer?
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:44 PM   #24
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I place them on my protein spouts with liquid nails or subfloor adhesive. Self tapping screws on legs.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:49 PM   #25
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Whats in that Golden Marlin stuff that kills coons and a lot of other critters but doesn't kill deer?
Golden Malrin will kill everything. Thatís why you arenít supposed to use it for pest control. It will kill the coons before they can crawl away from the feeder. It will kill the bobcat/coyote/buzzard that comes and eats the dead coon...itís highly effective. And very illegal to use for this purpose. Golden Malrin mixed with a sprite or something on a tray or plate is very deadly. Again, illegal
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:50 PM   #26
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Smoked raccoon is dang tasty too
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:59 PM   #27
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Golden Malrin will kill everything. Thatís why you arenít supposed to use it for pest control. It will kill the coons before they can crawl away from the feeder. It will kill the bobcat/coyote/buzzard that comes and eats the dead coon...itís highly effective. And very illegal to use for this purpose. Golden Malrin mixed with a sprite or something on a tray or plate is very deadly. Again, illegal
It will also kill your deer. I haves seen it happen on two different ranches.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:19 PM   #28
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Golden Malrin will kill everything. Thatís why you arenít supposed to use it for pest control. It will kill the coons before they can crawl away from the feeder. It will kill the bobcat/coyote/buzzard that comes and eats the dead coon...itís highly effective. And very illegal to use for this purpose. Golden Malrin mixed with a sprite or something on a tray or plate is very deadly. Again, illegal
Ok thanks. Heard of it for awhile now but never knew anything about it.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:35 PM   #29
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Golden Marlin kinda like the Marlin Golden 39a better lots more fun
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:51 PM   #30
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Dukes dog proof traps will get them gone.


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Old 09-19-2020, 09:07 PM   #31
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I’ve put it off too long but I finally ordered some traps. I am flat sick of every morning checking my Spypoint app and seeing the same thing. The “gang of seven” coons - one hanging upside down on the protein feeder raking goodies to his buddies below. I am looking forward to walking up in the morning and looking them in the eye with my Ruger Mark II in hand.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:14 PM   #32
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:14 PM   #33
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I guess dukes work good during the season if your gonna be out there every couple a days to clean up the mess.
Do the ones caught in the traps bother the deer coming in and out?
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:19 AM   #34
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Old 09-20-2020, 09:33 AM   #35
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I use some little plastic plates. Cut a tight hole in the center a little small than the legs and slide it up half way are more then I would duck tape around the top and bottom. No Coon problem.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:36 PM   #36
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Duke’s dog proof traps will thin them out in a hurry.
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Old 09-20-2020, 02:03 PM   #37
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Old 09-20-2020, 05:40 PM   #38
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Best thing I have found is eliminator plates combined with the cage guards like what you added. With a focus of feeding heavy in the mornings. The dukes traps work great but as said, some of them will wise up to it. And, in my experience, a new crew of replacements will take up the slack within a couple weeks. Maybe not as many but Ive come to realize you cant ever get rid of them.

The deer seem to be somewhat bothered by the live coons in the traps. We have decided not to trap during season so we dont spook the deer or have to make extra trips in to our spots to remove the coons.

If one dies in the trap, the ensuing buzzards will definitely keep the deer ran off.
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:14 PM   #39
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Best thing I have found is eliminator plates combined with the cage guards like what you added. With a focus of feeding heavy in the mornings. The dukes traps work great but as said, some of them will wise up to it. And, in my experience, a new crew of replacements will take up the slack within a couple weeks. Maybe not as many but Ive come to realize you cant ever get rid of them.

The deer seem to be somewhat bothered by the live coons in the traps. We have decided not to trap during season so we don't spook the deer or have to make extra trips in to our spots to remove the coons.

If one dies in the trap, the ensuing buzzards will definitely keep the deer ran off.
I would say this is pretty accurate. Where we used to live, I could kill coons daily; all year long, for years. Never ran out of coons. I am finding the same thing with squirrels. I have killed so many squirrels since the spring of 2019, I lost track. I have killed a lot of them, and there are always many of them around. I have concluded with both the coons and squirrels, that when you do kill some in the area, others move in from somewhere else. There is no end to them.

I also agree with not trying to trap them during the season, at least not around the feeders.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:02 PM   #41
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I would say this is pretty accurate. Where we used to live, I could kill coons daily; all year long, for years. Never ran out of coons. I am finding the same thing with squirrels. I have killed so many squirrels since the spring of 2019, I lost track. I have killed a lot of them, and there are always many of them around. I have concluded with both the coons and squirrels, that when you do kill some in the area, others move in from somewhere else. There is no end to them.

I also agree with not trying to trap them during the season, at least not around the feeders.

Why not.....that is not going to ruin your hunting.


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Old 09-20-2020, 08:05 PM   #42
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I use coon cuffs like others mentioned here, but if you catch one or two, they soon learn to avoid the trap. I caught one at each of my feeders a month ago and have set them for about 5-7 more nights since then with no luck. I am overrun with coins as well. They are smart.



We are at 407 coons caught with Dukes traps on my lease since May 2015. You are giving them too much credit.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:07 PM   #43
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:14 PM   #44
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Just got 3 Dukes and got 2 the first 2 nights we tried it with catfood. Will save some $.
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:27 PM   #45
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Old 09-20-2020, 08:44 PM   #46
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X 2, good stuff
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Old 03-10-2021, 06:47 PM   #47
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Anyone else have experience first hand of deer eating this?
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Best thing I have found is eliminator plates combined with the cage guards like what you added. With a focus of feeding heavy in the mornings. The dukes traps work great but as said, some of them will wise up to it. And, in my experience, a new crew of replacements will take up the slack within a couple weeks. Maybe not as many but Ive come to realize you cant ever get rid of them.

The deer seem to be somewhat bothered by the live coons in the traps. We have decided not to trap during season so we dont spook the deer or have to make extra trips in to our spots to remove the coons.

If one dies in the trap, the ensuing buzzards will definitely keep the deer ran off.
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I would say this is pretty accurate. Where we used to live, I could kill coons daily; all year long, for years. Never ran out of coons. I am finding the same thing with squirrels. I have killed so many squirrels since the spring of 2019, I lost track. I have killed a lot of them, and there are always many of them around. I have concluded with both the coons and squirrels, that when you do kill some in the area, others move in from somewhere else. There is no end to them.

I also agree with not trying to trap them during the season, at least not around the feeders.

...yea, they really bother the deer bein' in traps near the feeders...


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Like Smart, I have a LOT of experience with coons n Dukes... First year I used them, I caught over 125 coons just during the season when I was at the ranch... As much as I hate coons, I could not bring myself to go off and leave the traps set to catch coons and have them starve in the traps...


I've tried everything under the sun for bait... I started with the coon bait that came with my traps that I got a deal on at www.pcsoutdoors.com by buying a dozen... It worked great. Then I tried marshmallows... They worked but because of the sugar and them melting a bit if not taken right away, the ants got pretty bad then nothing would mess with them and they gooed up my traps... Since I didn't want to catch possums, I never tried sardines or tunafish... I used the el-cheapo dried cat food and it worked about as well as the commercial coon bait. However after I put up feed pens to keep the javelina out, I found the absolute best thing to bait with is corn. Heck, that's what they're after anyway... After a while I had to switch back to dried cat food because the turkeys found that they could scratch the traps up and get the corn out. If you are in an area where hogs/javelina cannot get to your traps and you are not overrun with turkeys, corn is absolutely the best bait you can use... I ultimately bought 2 dozen Duke's and for a while ever how many traps I put out, that's how many coons I'd have in them the next morning... The second year, I got me a pellet gun so after my morning hunt I'd just shoot the coons in the traps from my bow stand and then go get 'em and add them to the "pile"... I shot a few with my bow from the stand, but broke a couple high-dollar arras so I quit doing that... Only so much fun you can have with 'em I guess...


On and one last thing, it's golden Malrin NOT MARLIN... and if you get caught using it in the manner discussed here, you'll be in some serious trouble with the feds... And I heard tell that Big Red sody water is their favorite...



Someone also tole me that coons love to eat monkey chow (like range cubes for feeding monkeys), but they can't digest them and it takes care of them too...
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Old 03-10-2021, 07:44 PM   #49
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Very interesting
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Old 03-10-2021, 07:48 PM   #50
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If you have a coon cage wire it to a solar powered fence charger and drive an 8' ground rod all the way in. Just be sure to turn it off before you touch it.
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