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Old 01-03-2021, 09:57 PM   #1
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Happy New Year! 2020 sucked but hopefully deer season turned it around for you! It certainly helped mine.

Aight folks ...we had 2017 with 1781 coons, 2018 with 860, 2019 w/ 791 and 2020 w/ 1369 meeting their demise. Thatís 4,801 confirmed food bills paid!.....


Bring on a bountiful 2021 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, protein and/or marshmallows....


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Old 01-04-2021, 08:46 AM   #2
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I have got to get my dukes dp traps out & clean them for another go around. Thanks for the reminder.


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Old 01-04-2021, 08:49 AM   #3
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I was hoping to be out west this past weekend to thump some coons before turkey lay eggs this spring so I could start this off with some numbers....but things didn't work out. Got several projects this spring out there this year so I'm going to be making a bunch of trips. Beware bandits!..
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Old 01-04-2021, 10:10 AM   #4
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Yes sir, I had real good luck with my dog proofs last year.

I dribbled the same corn/protein mix I was putting in my deer feeders into them. Worked great.


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Old 01-04-2021, 12:52 PM   #5
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#1 Duke’s with banana flavor Little Debbie.
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Old 01-04-2021, 12:59 PM   #6
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#1 Dukeís with banana flavor Little Debbie.



And we're off!! Nice!
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Old 01-04-2021, 02:10 PM   #7
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Trapped my first one ever this weekend with a dukes trap. Put some wet protein pellet and some buck jam together. They are killing our protein feeders right now.

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Old 01-04-2021, 02:48 PM   #8
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trapped my first coon this weekend in dg trap using mini marshmallows. am trapping around my corn feeder protein feeder. After this one will they continue to come to traps or will I have to pick up and move on? there are about 6 big fats that hang around there obviously cause of the food source.
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Old 01-04-2021, 03:00 PM   #9
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I've left them alone for the last year or two. Personal issues taking up time and not feeding protein.

That's changed and protein is going out next week along with the dukes on any overnight trip this year.

Hope to add to next week along with a yote or two.

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Old 01-04-2021, 03:37 PM   #10
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Got one on Jan. 2, 2021 Dukes and DG cat food.

I believe that is Number 4 for 2021.
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:20 PM   #11
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Got one this morning on duke with cat food.

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Old 01-05-2021, 05:25 PM   #12
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#6,7,8,9, Saturday #10 Sunday A.M.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:12 PM   #13
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#11 today. Regular small marshmallows
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:54 PM   #14
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careful with the cat food... catching skunks stinks.

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Old 01-05-2021, 07:56 PM   #15
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They eat turkey eggs too! I wish I could catch them more consistently.
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Old 01-07-2021, 10:15 AM   #16
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Bought 6 Bridger dp traps Wednesday 1/6 and set 2 out on each of 3 corn feeders. This morning, I had 5 coon in the 6 sets. I set 4 with dog food as bait and got 3 coons and 2 with small marshmallows and got 2. Guess that makes 16 for the total.
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Old 01-07-2021, 11:50 AM   #17
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Old 01-07-2021, 09:23 PM   #18
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Got 3 this morning on 4 DP traps. Put out another 4 for tomorrow.

Brings it up to 20

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Old 01-07-2021, 10:35 PM   #20
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Old 01-07-2021, 10:47 PM   #21
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:32 PM   #22
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Old 01-08-2021, 09:35 PM   #23
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:05 PM   #24
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:22 PM   #25
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Got this one with both hands in the cookie jar on Jan 2

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Old 01-09-2021, 02:33 PM   #26
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Got 36 and 37 on dukes.
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Old 01-09-2021, 03:43 PM   #27
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38 this morning on dog food. Bridger dp.
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Old 01-09-2021, 04:24 PM   #28
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7 more on Duke CC W/MM for bait =45
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Old 01-10-2021, 08:33 AM   #29
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Dog proofs and marshmallows working like a champ.
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Old 01-10-2021, 03:15 PM   #30
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+9 Makes it 55...... Dukes DP traps with oatmeal pies hit the jackpot, every trap had a coon... 410 with turkey choke to the noggin


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Old 01-11-2021, 06:52 PM   #31
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1 today. Duke trap
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:47 AM   #32
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A greedy #57. Backyard is paying off right now.

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Old 01-12-2021, 09:44 AM   #33
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:20 PM   #34
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:27 PM   #35
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2 yesterday and 1 day before

#61 + whatever roughneck266 ends up with
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Old 01-16-2021, 01:44 PM   #36
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+9 that Roughneck266 posted for me =#70...... The oatmeal pies are worth thier weight in coons everytime we use that all 9 traps are loaded
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Old 01-16-2021, 02:52 PM   #37
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Caught a mud coon a few days ago. Duke's and persimmon corn.
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Old 01-16-2021, 05:49 PM   #38
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#72 from a few days ago.
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:02 PM   #39
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Hey Smart, do Mississippi coons count or just Texas coons? They’re all related right?
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:05 PM   #40
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Yup...this is for TBH coons..
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Old 01-16-2021, 06:13 PM   #41
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This is a thread i can get behind!
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Old 01-16-2021, 08:17 PM   #42
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Yup...this is for TBH coons..
Ok, I donít remember how many we killed last year, but me and a buddy are getting ready to thin the herd around here next month after deer season ends.
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Took 13 off of this feeder starting late summer. Already had a pic with 4 in it. Went ahead and set a DP by protein feeder too
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Old 01-18-2021, 04:06 AM   #44
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Happy New Year! 2020 sucked but hopefully deer season turned it around for you! It certainly helped mine.

Aight folks ...we had 2017 with 1781 coons, 2018 with 860, 2019 w/ 791 and 2020 w/ 1369 meeting their demise. Thatís 4,801 confirmed food bills paid!.....


Bring on a bountiful 2021 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, protein and/or marshmallows....


Good luck!

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Not sure why i didn't add my coons here in 2020.
I'll post em up this year.

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Old 01-18-2021, 07:28 AM   #45
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So im ready to tackle our coon problem. We have several feeders that have 6-7 around them. Im guessing the Dukes coon trap is the best way to go. I woudnt mind catching a coyote as a by catch too but guessing they wont take the coon bait.

Do we have a consensus on what the best bait is? I see anything from corn/protein, marshmellows to cat foot.

Thanks for the tips
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:32 AM   #46
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#74. No pic but he was caught in a snare.
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Old 01-18-2021, 07:50 AM   #47
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7 confirmed kills, lost 2 due to the wire holding the trap breaking and another 1 chewed his leg off. That brings the count up to 81. Using Duke traps baited with sardines.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:13 AM   #48
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#82 over the weekend. Rifle over the feeder. Setting muchos coon cuffs soon.
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Old 01-18-2021, 08:18 AM   #49
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So im ready to tackle our coon problem. We have several feeders that have 6-7 around them. Im guessing the Dukes coon trap is the best way to go. I woudnt mind catching a coyote as a by catch too but guessing they wont take the coon bait.

Do we have a consensus on what the best bait is? I see anything from corn/protein, marshmellows to cat foot.

Thanks for the tips

The best bait is whatever catches your coons that day. Tops are corn, protein, marshmallows, and dry cat food. Some use sardines or dog food too. They are there for corn or protein daily.... so itís easy to get and fill each trip .. plus in the summer the ants donít get to it or it doesnít melt during the day like marshmallows. You can drive up to the pen, look and drive away if there arenít coons in them. Marshmallows are dang good as well. It puts a sweet smell in the air and itís something different. Weíve caught a lot of coons on small marshmallows w/ corn or protein mixed or a single large marshmallow. In the spring and summer, the marshmallows do get attacked by ants during the day and they melt in the heat. So do sardines. That combo makes a mess. We usually set traps right before dark, and check them the next morning. In the summer, with traps not hit, with marshmallows, we take them out and spring the trap to be set again that evening. With straight corn and protein you just drive up and drive away... or if you have a Covert cell cam set them in front if it and never have to drive down until you get a customer. The protein and corn is definitely easier, cleaner and very effective if you donít have feed laying around everywhere. Try em all and see what your coons prefer.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:12 AM   #50
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Thanks Jason I knew youíd have good info

I saw a guy using dry cat food and squirted some fish oil on it. That seem like it would be great bait.

I think Iíll start off of for traps 2 at each feeder location and go from there.
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