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Old 01-05-2020, 04:00 PM   #1
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Happy New Year! Hope your 2019 year and season was a good one!

Aight folks ...we had 2017 with 1781 coons, 2018 with 860 and 2019 791 meeting their demise. Thatís 3,432 confirmed food bills paid!.....


Bring on a bountiful 2020 for helping save 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 01-05-2020, 04:18 PM   #2
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Iíll start off the count with 4, caught with the dukes traps, baited with cream cheese and chives crackers topped with protein pellets. Here is a pic with 3 of the 4.



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Old 01-05-2020, 05:45 PM   #3
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Iíll start off the count with 4, caught with the dukes traps, baited with cream cheese and chives crackers topped with protein pellets. Here is a pic with 3 of the 4.



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Heckuva start to the new year! Niiiiice!
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Way to go! Whack dem trash pandas!


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Buddy says this is Coon Carnage :-)
I was thinking a buck was getting anthers caught. This is by first time heading this issue......

Last weekend I fixed this same issue.
And put a new 6V solar panel on. Refilled with 200# corn.

Saturday I decided to drive by it and it was r up again. The was the 4th time.

Replaced battery, solar panel added Foreverlast Varmint Cage and filled. I just thought maybe we should have only added 2 bags of corn...

I'll be back out in 2 week's our maybe next weekend. Might bring me a Dukes......

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Not sure why pictures sideways....


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Old 01-05-2020, 06:58 PM   #7
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I had 4 this weekend myself in the Dukes traps.


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8 + 2 is 10.

2 last night on dukes. THWANK.
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:20 PM   #9
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I've already caught 5 in live catch traps, this year.
They all subsequently succumbed to .22 caliber induced brain seizures, shortly thereafter.

That makes a 2020 total of 15, to date.
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Old 01-21-2020, 04:43 PM   #10
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New count is 20.

Got 2 more this morning plus I had caught 3 others since Jan 1.
All in Duke's with just corn. Then shot while dancing with a Ruger SR22.

Gotta remember to start getting pics....
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:20 PM   #11
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Thx for the new thread, didn't know there was one until I scanned back over 2019.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:04 PM   #12
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Caught one in a hog snare today.
Every time I upload a pic lately it says upload failed....not sure why.
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Old 01-22-2020, 09:02 PM   #13
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I got a double during the day today for my first of the year. I usually catch them at night, but the traps were empty when I left this morning. When I came back I had two.
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Trail cameras show at least 6 big fat ones at one of my feeders. One of them is "the spinner" who climbs the feeder ladder and sticks his arm/hand through my coon cage somehow. I have now caught 3 of the bastages but am not sure if I have caught the spinner yet or not. Those 3 have gone on to coon heaven. Thanks Jack for the use of your coon cuffs. To be continued.....
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Got two this morning while driving my morning bus route. They don’t jar the bus as much as pigs or deer
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Got two this morning while driving my morning bus route. They donít jar the bus as much as pigs or deer


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Called in a big raccoon and shot it right before dark this evening.

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Old 01-24-2020, 09:09 AM   #18
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They must be attracted to my yelladog!

Typically only hit deer and hogs and a couple coons. Seems I am getting them early this year.
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Started seeing a few on camera, so I decided to start running traps again this past Wednesday. No luck until I checked them yesterday. Found a tripped trap with only a foot. I've had a few of these over the years and figured there was a 3 legged coon running around... until I checked the camera. Caught another last night. Both on Dukes with peanut butter corn.
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Started seeing a few on camera, so I decided to start running traps again this past Wednesday. No luck until I checked them yesterday. Found a tripped trap with only a foot. I've had a few of these over the years and figured there was a 3 legged coon running around... until I checked the camera. Caught another last night. Both on Dukes with peanut butter corn.

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Wow!!! Thatís a great capture. Ever the opportunists
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the pic I wanted wouldn't load, go figure. Caught 2 last night on Duke's and tuna/corn. The corn alone wasn't working on them so added the tuna under the corn and wallah ... were totally eating ALL my corn under my feeder.
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Caught 3 more at home .......37 TOTAL
Note to self: Do not leave your game camera attached to the same tree as your coon trap...dang they are destructive! Found my game camera 3' away half destroyed, door open covered inside and out with wet sand stuffed in every slot and hole.
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Good grief, coons are stupid.

I havenít put any corn in that dukes trap since I stopped filling the pipe feeder and went to the 700lb Gamewinner back in September. Thereís no way there was any corn left in that thing and he wasnít there about a week ago
Dumb*** got too curious.

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I was out tinkering with my truck Monday afternoon. I heard my cousins son yelling and their dog barking so I grabbed the pistol and rode the side by side in the woods behind their house. The dog had bayed a coon. The coon had charged my cousin and his son and they managed to hit the coon with a bat. They went to their house and the son came back with a high powered pellet gun, but couldn't kill it. By the time I got there, my cousin was on his way back with a 9mm to finish it off. Their dog took a good whipping.

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I was out tinkering with my truck Monday afternoon. I heard my cousins son yelling and their dog barking so I grabbed the pistol and rode the side by side in the woods behind their house. The dog had bayed a coon. The coon had charged my cousin and his son and they managed to hit the coon with a bat. They went to their house and the son came back with a high powered pellet gun, but couldn't kill it. By the time I got there, my cousin was on his way back with a 9mm to finish it off. Their dog took a good whipping.

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2 more today. Dukes with corn.

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47, caught 2 more this morning.

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Caught 4 sat night including a triple at this waterholeís feedpen. Other pens werenít as successful. Gonna get after em again 2/29 weekend.



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52, in a roadside DP, cat food and fish oil.
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Got one Sunday morning with Dukes and corn.
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54 got one with the Grendel Friday night.
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56 with a young walker gyp
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Caught another yesterday. Dukes with corn, then he played in the mud until we found him.

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Caught another yesterday. Dukes with corn, then he played in the mud until we found him.

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Hahahahaha......Muskles in the lead for the ugliest coon of the year so far..
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......2 more caught on corn. 13 traps, 7 different feedpens, 2 coons. Either the fog kept them at bay, we have put a mega dent in them finally or we suck..


Hitting them hard again 2/29....this time for 2-3 nights.
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Can someone help me with the setup and where you are buying? Looks like there is some extra chain and such added.
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Can someone help me with the setup and where you are buying? Looks like there is some extra chain and such added.

Pics at the top tell most of the story. How many do you need?

Dukes DogProof traps. Ebay and Amazon are the best prices Ive found lately.

We add 1' of chain and an EZlink (or two) to connect them to feeder legs, feedpen tposts, etc. We have found if we add more than a foot they can move around too freely and sometimes get up in your feeder or solar panel. 1' is perfect. We've had them cut bailing wire and even untie it so we went with the chain. Plus its a PITA to do and undo every time.



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Stick with the Dukes. I made the mistake of buying Flemmings dog proof self-setting traps. Most of them worked before they got a little seasoned, then none of them did. When I called them about some of the new ones being impossible to set, they told me to take a file to them. I'm sorry, but, when I buy a self-setting trap, I expect to be able to set it without the use of a file.
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Looks like a coyote got to the trap before I did.

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Personally I don't care for Dukes traps. I am usually targeting coons, opossums, skunks etc... so I use Z Traps which are triggered by pushing or pulling the trigger. Dukes only go off if a coon reaches in and pulls up or back on the trigger mechanism.
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Personally I don't care for Dukes traps. I am usually targeting coons, opossums, skunks etc... so I use Z Traps which are triggered by pushing or pulling the trigger. Dukes only go off if a coon reaches in and pulls up or back on the trigger mechanism.


I love em... and they are dang sure effective even with the one way trigger.

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Give him another day and he might have been able to chew off every branch to slip that chain over the trunk..
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Old 02-22-2020, 12:53 AM   #48
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Attaboy Danny!

Give him another day and he might have been able to chew off every branch to slip that chain over the trunk..
He sure tried to climb his way to freedom.
He was so tangled around that limb that he couldn't even do his tasmanian devil dance as I approached.
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Just started my trapping season last night and caught all 4 on the first set! But my deer are hungry and don’t know what to do.

I’ve got 17 traps out so maybe more at other feeders.
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I have caught 12 in the last 2 weeks.

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