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#12065593 - 06/01/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Grape jelly, marshmellows, fruits/mellons and sweets will not attract dogs or cats.

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#12127490 - 07/04/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Cheapest dog/cat food with small morsels, mix with grape or cherry coolaid mix, some cheap sugar, anise oil, mini-marshallows, and peanuts if they're cheap. Sprinkle it all with high-fructose corn syrup and mix it up.

Deadly, kinda like a party mix for raccoons.

Oh yeah, of course, cobs of fresh sweet corn cut up into pieces, if it's available.

#12127906 - 07/04/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Large marsh mallows with a smear of plumb loco will tear them up.

#12135412 - 07/08/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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I have heard that a wadded up piece of aluminum foil works well. Curiosity kills em.

#12136926 - 07/09/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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The peanut butter, honey and molasses mix was like coon nip, I had three coon in as many nights. I hung the peanut butter mix from the top of the trap far enough back that the coon couldn't avoid stepping on the pedal, a trail of dry dog food lured them right in.

#12143072 - 07/12/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Buy one or two Duke coon traps and bait them with small marshmellows.


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#12143993 - 07/13/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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They like anise and naturally black licorice. You can use anise oil for bait, and put some on a rag up on a branch to get the odor distributed.

#12147341 - 07/15/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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I use dog proof traps and dry cat food. Have also used trail mix, with nuts and M&M's, and marshmellows. I do not "relocate".

#12154310 - 07/18/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Deer meat scraps, trout heads and an egg put in a glass bottle and buried for a month or two, deadly in a dirt hole set....


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#12161538 - 07/22/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Peanut butter, honey and molasses worked like a charm. Three coons in successive nights, made a trail of dogfood to entice them into the trap.

#12174422 - 07/28/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: akjeff]  
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Originally Posted by akjeff
Sardines work pretty well. When I trapped raccoons, I used to make a bait out of lightly tainted chunks of carp, mixed with honey, and a little beaver castor. Drove 'em nuts! Used a similar mix for fox, but instead of carp, used groundhog and/or feral cat.

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Where do you find carp taint?

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#12174423 - 07/28/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: JamesJr]  
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Originally Posted by JamesJr
I use dog proof traps and dry cat food. Have also used trail mix, with nuts and M&M's, and marshmellows. I do not "relocate".


I have relocated many critters... usually the utilized variable is on the "Z" axis... you know, the one registering depth...


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#12175803 - 07/29/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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I don't know if it would work as well on a dry land live trap, but when I trapped corn, especially sweet corn, caught a 'coon every single time I used it in a water set.

Raccoons respond well to "eye bait".

My neighbor was a long time 'coon trapper and 'coon hunter. He used to use a Juicy Fruit gum wrapper in the back of a foot on 4 inch clay tile jammed into the bank for water sets. Cheap, no stink and it even worked on a mink or two.


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#12175873 - 07/29/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Originally Posted by Sitka deer
Originally Posted by akjeff
Sardines work pretty well. When I trapped raccoons, I used to make a bait out of lightly tainted chunks of carp, mixed with honey, and a little beaver castor. Drove 'em nuts! Used a similar mix for fox, but instead of carp, used groundhog and/or feral cat.

Jeff


Where do you find carp taint?

wink


Between the pelvic anal fins. smile

#12185957 - 08/03/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: Jim_Conrad]  
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Dry cat food works the best for me.


Me too. I put it in a small can like tuna or wet cat food comes in.

I agree with the advice about staking down the trap and also put it against a wall with a heavy bucket on the other side if it is on a concrete floor. The trap that I have the best results with is a Tru-Catch. They are really heavy duty and have a pretty much foolproof release system. .

#12243548 - 08/31/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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He probably meant " 'taint carp".


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#12243643 - 08/31/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: akjeff]  
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Originally Posted by akjeff
Originally Posted by Sitka deer
Originally Posted by akjeff
Sardines work pretty well. When I trapped raccoons, I used to make a bait out of lightly tainted chunks of carp, mixed with honey, and a little beaver castor. Drove 'em nuts! Used a similar mix for fox, but instead of carp, used groundhog and/or feral cat.

Jeff


Where do you find carp taint?

wink


Between the pelvic anal fins. smile




Also, colloquially referred to as carp choat.

#12245694 - 09/01/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Hawbackers Wildcat works pretty well.....I can't keep the bastards out of my Cat sets.


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#12250839 - 09/04/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: las]  
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I take a mason jar lid , turn it upside down and wire it down in the middle of the cage.Otherwise they will reach in from the outside. I put peanut butter and grape jelly mix in the lid for their last meal.

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