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Old 04-30-2020, 01:06 PM   #151
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Old 05-02-2020, 07:12 AM   #152
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376 - Dukes trap and protein.


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Old 05-02-2020, 07:17 AM   #153
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Shot 2 with the pellet gun raiding my bird feeder . One died under the deck...bad!

Also, that guy asking about live traps. Caught one last night apparently in a live trap, Door was bent up, coon crap in the trap and he was gone. Tough buggers.
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Old 05-02-2020, 07:32 AM   #154
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Boys and I killed 8 last weekend with Dukes and marshmallows.
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Old 05-02-2020, 09:10 AM   #155
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Old 05-02-2020, 02:52 PM   #156
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:23 AM   #157
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Caught another one on my back deck, that's 4 out there in the last couple weeks.
They can't stay away from the bird feeder, must be the sunflower seeds.
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Old 05-03-2020, 07:59 AM   #158
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Finally Popped a couple a few weeks back at my garbage can one morning when pulling out to go to work. Keep it on the down low, I live in the city limits of a small rural community. The left wingers would have a crap if they new.....cC
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Old 05-03-2020, 06:15 PM   #159
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Old 05-03-2020, 08:44 PM   #160
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392 and 393 this am. Along with a opossum
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Old 05-03-2020, 11:24 PM   #161
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Couple questions. Are yall actually able to get rid of them for a while or do two show up for every one that dies? Just got a dozen traps but no desire for the extra work if it doesn't make an actual difference. Will I burn more in gas and 22 ammo than I'll save in corn?

Can I attach my traps to trees and just leave them between settings without them getting messed up?

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Old 05-04-2020, 12:02 AM   #162
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[quote=toledo;14848546]Couple questions. Are yall actually able to get rid of them for a while or do two show up for every one that dies?


We have killed 378 since 5/2015 on 4100 acres. Instead of having 12-15 show up at the pens we have 1-3. I mean they are gonna make more if you donít get em all but we have seen a huge reduction in numbers. Feeder repairs and episodes have definitely gone down. Only corn they eat is what is left over from deer.

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Just got a dozen traps but no desire for the extra work if it doesn't make an actual difference.
Probably should have asked that before you bought them.. 12 traps is a solid investment. You should knock them back though.

Itís sure not extra work for us. Itís **** fun. Those traps hunt while we eat, drink and sleep. Set them on work weekends and as we are topping off feeders. Check them in the mornings. Hunting while you sleep is just something we do that adds another dimension to the lease. They are hard on turkeys eggs so we have a little more motivation than just corn. Kids love it.


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Will I burn more in gas and 22 ammo than I'll save in corn?
I live 5 hours away. The 34 traps have paid for themselves 10 fold in not showing up to empty feeders on a hunting weekend because coons have drained them ruining your whole weekend. .... and then there is the usually dynamite turkey populations it has helped bolster .

But if you are figuring the cost of 22 bullets in your budget I donít know what to tell you about cost savings to corn in trying to decide whether you should do it or not, maybe itís not for you. Youíre already $140 plus in the hole with 12 traps Iíd imagine. ...

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Can I attach my traps to trees and just leave them between settings without them getting messed up?
You can but they are steel and will and do rust. Best to make them easy to remove with an ez link and pull them in. We put them out and bait them when filling feeders/water etc and check them Sat and Sun morning. They get pulled as we check them on Sun.

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Old 05-04-2020, 09:16 AM   #163
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We have about 50 traps and 2000 acres, we went from having 8-12 raccoons at our protein feeders to 1-3 (whenever we see 3 it's time to set the traps again). We set out double the amount of traps for the numbers of raccoons we see (aka 2 raccoons 4 traps) so we can hopefully catch all that we can the first night before they know what's going on.

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Old 05-06-2020, 02:01 PM   #164
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Do yall usually only catch one per spot? Set out 2-3 each at five different feeders that all have plenty of coons. Got one at each one. Assume they scare the others off?
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:52 PM   #165
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I have 9 that just came in the mail, headed to the lease tonight to set them out.
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:08 PM   #166
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+3 in Tilden, TX on corn/protein mix

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Old 05-06-2020, 05:27 PM   #167
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Couple questions. Are yall actually able to get rid of them for a while or do two show up for every one that dies? Just got a dozen traps but no desire for the extra work if it doesn't make an actual difference. Will I burn more in gas and 22 ammo than I'll save in corn?

Can I attach my traps to trees and just leave them between settings without them getting messed up?
I have been trapping them for 3 years now on our place and I think think the body count is at 74 and each year the number has gone down. I did install eliminator plates on all feeders as well but our corn consumption and feeder issues both have dropped off.

Empty feeders and feeder problems is why I started doing it but now I like catching the little thievin' $!%&*#!. Not only does it add a little something to my experience, i had always wanted a lever action .22 magnum and this was just the excuse I needed. I call it a win/win/win.
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Old 05-08-2020, 10:57 PM   #168
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398 one with the Jeep in the way and then this one, nothing in traps the last 2 nights


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Old 05-10-2020, 09:23 AM   #169
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399, still nothing in the traps but shot another one.


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Old 05-11-2020, 09:21 AM   #170
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Shot one with the thermal
Two more in traps that accidentally were left set from last weekend
None in any of my sets this weekend (only one night)

My subtotal is now 16 for the season
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Old 05-11-2020, 08:04 PM   #171
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404 both in a trap and both daughters smoked them with there ARs 556 3 and 9 years old.



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Old 05-14-2020, 11:16 AM   #172
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Do yall move up on bait? Traps have stopped catching but still a few hold outs on camera. Thinking of mushing some sardines down in the traps. Been using dog and cat food.
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Old 05-14-2020, 04:40 PM   #173
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Do yall move up on bait? Traps have stopped catching but still a few hold outs on camera. Thinking of mushing some sardines down in the traps. Been using dog and cat food.

Set four and killed 3 last time at the lease, Used moonpie and a couple pieces of corn.


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Old 05-14-2020, 06:50 PM   #174
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408. Another on dukes and cat food
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Old 05-17-2020, 10:11 PM   #175
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Well got 5 on protein pellets and some sweet smell in life I got from Amazon
2 more on marshmallows

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Old 05-18-2020, 01:54 PM   #176
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Iíve trapped 29 in the dukes this off season at our lease in San Angelo. Just catchin this thread. Keep hammering


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Old 05-19-2020, 01:06 AM   #177
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Also wondering how many of yíall just end up with chewed off paws in yalls duke traps? I think Iíve had at least 4-5 of them. Dang coons just knawed their arm smooth off. Guess one less paw to scoop protein


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Old 05-19-2020, 01:32 AM   #178
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Trapped and killed 5 this past weekend using dukes and cat food
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Old 05-19-2020, 05:54 AM   #179
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Caught 3 in town on a trapping job. and 1 nasty opossum. They are so ugly.
Dukes and Z traps. These people have like 20 some cats so have to deal with that, using more marshmallows for these.
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Old 05-19-2020, 02:36 PM   #180
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2 More today, youngens'. Caught them with dogproof and grabbed them by the scruff of the neck and put them in livetraps for my buddy.
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Old 05-20-2020, 02:59 PM   #181
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:40 AM   #182
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Got 1 Sunday with a dukes and cat food and one last night in a live trap with table scraps for bait. 459
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:13 PM   #183
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I haven't seen much coon sign in the usual places, lately. That's good, because the turkeys will be nesting soon if not already. Quail will be nesting soon, too.
We don't feed a whole lot here, so that is in a big draw for them.
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:12 PM   #184
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Caught two in traps on marshmallows and protein. Shot one going up to set the traps!

26 for my subtotal
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:24 PM   #185
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4 more in dukes with marshmallows.

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Old 06-02-2020, 03:29 PM   #186
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Two more in the back yard in the last two nights--

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Old 06-02-2020, 05:21 PM   #187
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Killed 16 last 10 days, Dukes with cat food

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Old 06-03-2020, 11:55 PM   #188
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What kind of cat food?


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Old 06-04-2020, 10:40 AM   #189
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I use whatever dry cat food I can find. It all works.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:54 AM   #190
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488. I've caught 4 this year, dukes and cat food/marshmallows
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:56 AM   #191
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Couple questions. Are yall actually able to get rid of them for a while or do two show up for every one that dies? Just got a dozen traps but no desire for the extra work if it doesn't make an actual difference. Will I burn more in gas and 22 ammo than I'll save in corn?

Can I attach my traps to trees and just leave them between settings without them getting messed up?
Man I caught 16 my first couple of weekends having them out last year and it really hurt the population. Noticeable decline in numbers on camera. Worth every penny to me
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Old 06-04-2020, 01:21 PM   #192
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Awesome will give it a try! Think they have figured out my moonpies or Iíve just killed majority of them


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Old 06-05-2020, 11:51 AM   #193
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:34 AM   #194
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491....2 caught and whacked this past work weekend. Only ran 6 traps one night due to time constraints of a full work weekend but 33% ainít too bad!. Caught on corn.
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Old 06-08-2020, 07:36 AM   #195
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492. Caught one more. Cat food for bait
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:19 PM   #196
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493--

Once again in the back yard, Duke's and corn
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Old 06-14-2020, 03:00 PM   #197
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:38 PM   #198
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9 more Dukes with dry cat food and menhaden oil

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Old 06-16-2020, 12:11 PM   #199
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And, another in the yard last night--Dukes and corn

Math correction-- I was 493, plus 11 from TXhoghunter makes 504 plus9 from Gladesgator equals 513 plus my most recent last night equals 514

Someone can back me up but I am pretty sure it is 514 now

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Old 06-18-2020, 01:26 PM   #200
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another one Sunday morning. Corn, DP. This makes 7 from the same spot this year!
---sorry, forgot to report it in.

515 (?)
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