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#12057511 - 05/27/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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This might sound funny, but watermelon or cantaloupe is the best. Especially if you are trying to get them to go into a live trap. Some are just too cautious. I have trapped coon all my life to relocate, or turn loose and train dogs. You can believe they will risk anything to get to the taste of watermelon or cantaloupe. If you just want to kill them use a coffee can set...find a stream, dig back into the bank so a coffee can will fit back in the hole, fill it with bait and set a 220 conibear trap in front of it. Make sure it is legal to use 220 kill traps on dry land in your state...it has been outlawed in a lot of places.

Edit; also, if you intend to relocate make sure it's legal to have them live in possession...many states have outlawed this too because of rabies. No sense solving one problem and creating another, like paying a usually big fine.

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#12060777 - 05/29/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: msinc]  
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I have found that marshmallows and /or canned cat food and a 220 conibear works great.


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#12064547 - 05/31/17 Re: Bait for trapping racoon [Re: gunswizard]  
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Conibears are probably not a good choice in a residential area,jmo

#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.

#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.

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#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.

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#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?

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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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