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Old 01-09-2019, 12:09 PM   #1
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Happy New Year!

Aight folks 2017 was a success with 1781 coons taken and 2018 was a little slower with 860 meeting their demise. But... but... that is 2,641 confirmed food bills paid!.....


So lets see if we can ramp that number back up and surpass the 2018 number in 2019! ....Again we want this to serve as some motivation for helping saving those turkey and quail eggs as well as those feeder timers and solar panels..

Most of us already have our traps but in case some folks don't, I'm going to repost the pics I did last year in case somebody wants to jump into the fun. If you don't have any coon cuffs/dogproof traps, here is your motivation to go get a set or two or 10... Gun kills qualify too. Hell let's add TBHer vehicle kills as well because a dead coon is a dead coon....but don't do anything stupid trying to get one with your BF Goodrich.

When you get one or some, post your number and add it to the current running total.

Also if you don't mind, list how you got them... ie, trap type, bait used, or weapon if hunting them ....or of course vehicle kill. Listing will hopefully help some folks get and idea if they are new to it and want to start up.

We'll get after them hot and heavy this March and April and on any of our trips out west on lease work trips this summer using Duke dogproofs corn and/or marshmallows....


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Old 01-09-2019, 12:19 PM   #2
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I had a "first" back in November. I still have one feeder with a spin tech on it, and apparently they've figured it out. Feeder quit working, wouldn't spin. I brought another battery out the next time, no dice. Bought a NEW battery (tested it), put it in....no dice.

I got to monkeying with the spin tech and it wouldn't turn by hand. Upon further inspection, the little *******s had messed with it so much trying to get corn out that they wrapped enough coon hair around the motor shaft that it WOULD....NOT....TURN! Took me 20 minutes with a leatherman to get it to spin again.

I guess I need to get my traps cleaned and oiled...
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:58 PM   #3
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Caught a big boar at the house on the 3rd peanut butter corn and Duke's. Oldest son dispatched with his Heritage.
Got a young greedy double hander on the 4th. Youngest son dispatched with his Heritage.
I went hog hunting at the lease Friday night. Coonzilla ate a little corn, then a round from the .243.

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Old 01-13-2019, 06:39 PM   #4
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Duke's and peanut butter corn.
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Old 01-13-2019, 07:12 PM   #5
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Got these two corn bandits under my feeder, lined them up and let the 308 rip through them 2fer

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Old 01-13-2019, 07:29 PM   #6
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Got these two corn bandits under my feeder, lined them up and let the 308 rip through them 2fer

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Good shooting......so...


So 4 plus 2 equals...??..
Oh hear let me get that for you.....6..
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:01 AM   #7
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Got it started with 2 this weekend. Dukes and corn. 8 total
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:31 PM   #8
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Called in a 3 legged one this evening. Probably 25 pounds or so. Busted him with the .223.....that makes 9.
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:40 PM   #9
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Add two for me. Only took one picture though. 11 total
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:42 PM   #10
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Have taken 13 the last 3 nights with Dukes, using marshmallow with a squirt of menhaden oil.

Total 22
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:21 PM   #11
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I have trapped with Dukes and others. Baited with juice and called and hunted with dogs and calls. Absolutely nothing works like deterrence. CoonHoods are it, you cannot be there 24/7 so take the food away! Slinkies, PVC, grease, etc are useless! Once you take away the food they leave! That simple

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Old 01-20-2019, 07:08 AM   #12
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I have trapped with Dukes and others. Baited with juice and called and hunted with dogs and calls. Absolutely nothing works like deterrence. CoonHoods are it, you cannot be there 24/7 so take the food away! Slinkies, PVC, grease, etc are useless! Once you take away the food they leave! That simple


So how do I put a Coonhood on my corn feeders??

Thanks for the infomercial but many of us arenít running free choice protein. ....
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:21 AM   #13
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So how do I put a Coonhood on my corn feeders??

Thanks for the infomercial but many of us arenít running free choice protein. ....
Awesome, Smart
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:57 PM   #14
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I have trapped with Dukes and others. Baited with juice and called and hunted with dogs and calls. Absolutely nothing works like deterrence. CoonHoods are it, you cannot be there 24/7 so take the food away! Slinkies, PVC, grease, etc are useless! Once you take away the food they leave! That simple

Really Appreciate the post! And to the gentleman that Noted many donít feed free choice, CoonHoods can work on the chutes of many different timed feeders as well. If you think a deer is smart enough to show up at a certain time but coons Arenít your kidding yourself.
Thanks again Darton!
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:07 PM   #15
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Really Appreciate the post! And to the gentleman that Noted many don’t feed free choice, CoonHoods can work on the chutes of many different timed feeders as well. If you think a deer is smart enough to show up at a certain time but coons Aren’t your kidding yourself.
Thanks again Darton!



Pretty sure most of the corn slingers here are without chutes....

If you think you are talking to a group of folks who don't know how coons work then you're kidding yourself......hell some of us trap away from feeders.


If I was to feed free choice protein I would consider your product...

signed the gentleman..


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Old 01-20-2019, 03:43 PM   #16
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One more last night with Dukes, marshmallow and menhaden oil.

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:51 PM   #17
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Nice works gents. We're off to a good start. We will hit them hard in late Feb.
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:01 PM   #18
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I'm going old school this spring. With the extremely wet and mild year I've only had coons at the feeder a few times. One of the only benefits of a wet year. We still have a few acorns hitting the ground it's been crazy.

I plan on going heavy with the dukes real soon along tradition routes such as creeks, tanks and fence crossing where trails are heavy.

Just cause I'm not seeing them don't mean they're not around. If not thinned every year they'll be that much worse come October.

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Old 01-20-2019, 04:12 PM   #19
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I’ve shot three out this year so far to my hounds that treed them. 26
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Old 01-20-2019, 04:36 PM   #20
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1 in a leg hold trap



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Old 01-20-2019, 05:02 PM   #21
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Got a young one in a dukes with corn. That's 28

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Old 01-20-2019, 06:14 PM   #22
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I guess I need to get me some traps looks fun.

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Old 01-20-2019, 06:18 PM   #23
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Got one in a Duke's dogproof trap with ham scraps (fat) two nights ago.

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Old 01-24-2019, 02:45 PM   #24
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Four last night with Duke's baited with marshmallow and menhaden oil

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Old 01-27-2019, 10:38 PM   #25
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2 w/ .308

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Old 01-31-2019, 08:42 PM   #26
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Duke's and peanut butter corn. Got my youngest son's first bow set up today. He finished him off with the 6th shot he's ever shot from it (4 at the bow shop).
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Old 02-03-2019, 06:21 PM   #27
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I trapped 5 this last week!

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Old 02-03-2019, 09:11 PM   #28
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The dog caught one in the back yard the other night, by the time I got out there the coon could barely lift itís head. I put it out of its misery with a .22 to the head. I guess that counts, right?! 😆

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Old 02-03-2019, 10:04 PM   #29
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12 so far this year on our place!

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:46 PM   #30
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Dukes baited with marshmallow and menhaden oil accounted for 4 more.

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:38 PM   #31
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Niiiice start fellas. Hope to get in 2 night of trapping on the 23 weekend myself. Lotta growing kits or whatever the hell they call their babies showing up on camera. Time to start knocking them all back again.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:28 AM   #32
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:28 PM   #33
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Not sure why they get in the traps better during/after a rain. Haven't changed, or added corn in almost a month. Traps are checked daily though. Got another on Duke's and old peanut butter corn, playing in the mud.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:30 PM   #34
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Muskles you win the award for consistency is the nappiest coon category with your mud coons..
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:34 PM   #35
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Muskles you win the award for consistency is the nappiest coon category with your mud coons..
Lol. My traps are pretty close to the creek. Plus, with all the rain lately, they make mud wallows before I get to them after work. They're definitely gnarly looking.

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Old 02-13-2019, 07:40 AM   #36
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They gave me the slip this weekend. I had 10 traps set and not one coon. Maybe I've got the dumb ones cleaned out.
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Old 02-16-2019, 10:46 PM   #37
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#60 comes from these knuckleheads. Our first from a Dukeís trap. BOONER COON! Been pounding my protein for years. Not any more!
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:34 AM   #38
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Got 3 so far this year. One on corn and two on marshmellows.

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Old 02-17-2019, 10:18 AM   #39
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#64. 2 days in a row for the twins.
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:20 AM   #40
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That's a big ol coon!
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Old 02-17-2019, 11:29 AM   #41
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That's a big ol coon!
Wishíd I had scales with me. They were both heavy as hell!
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:30 AM   #42
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Got 4 last night with dukes and marshmallows.

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Old 02-18-2019, 07:41 PM   #43
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Got 2 last night that puts us at 70.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:57 PM   #44
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Marshmallow got him
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Old 02-19-2019, 11:27 AM   #45
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4 this weekend

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Old 02-19-2019, 11:42 AM   #46
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I'll throw in the 11 (so far) that have been stealing corn from my hog traps.


There will be more, and I'll try to remember to put 'em in here.
No pics, coon cuffs, used some plain corn, added some cat food when they got slow,
fed 'em a .22 in the end.

+11=85

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Old 02-19-2019, 12:01 PM   #47
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Caught him yesterday morning. All i had was fruit loops to put in there.

That totals 4 this yr


85+4= 89

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Old 02-19-2019, 01:45 PM   #48
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Caught another in a Duke's trap in the backyard a couple of nights ago. That's 90. Go 2 more visiting so there'll be more to add to the count.
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Old 02-22-2019, 01:14 PM   #49
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Got one on Thursday!

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Old 02-22-2019, 01:23 PM   #50
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didn't know this thread existed till now.
Anyway, we caught 1 last month, marshmallow, with Duke's DP trap. New at this, just trying to find time to check them often.

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