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Old 11-22-2005, 06:43 PM
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I have been using sardines in my live traps and getting nothing but oposum's and last night a stray cat. What do you guy's recomend for a coon set.
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:22 PM
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ive caught quiet a few off cooked bacon
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Old 11-22-2005, 07:31 PM
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I use marshmellows. They love it. I also use blended up fish.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:36 PM
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I use blue gill guts or the whole thing if they are small
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:52 PM
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A buddy of mine once used a honey bun. We set the trap one evening and the next morning there he was. Give it a try.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:26 AM
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I use the sardines like you, but I add cat food(fish flavor) and saltine crackers,(the crackers makes the food go father)I use the sardines in oil.
I catch some cats and possums, but mostly coons.
I have taken enough to pay mine and my dads hunt club dues.I have found that when you catch 3 or 4 possumes then you start getting coons.
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:14 PM
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Try this one:
Duffer's Coon Trap

or this one:
Padded Coon Trap

Bait them with the Coon Cream also available at this site , or just insert a small piece of strongly scented fruit into the trap . You'll catch far less possums and no cats or skunks .
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:46 PM
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The very best coon bait is JACK MAC. IT is caned fish. I traped for the state of MO. jack mac is the cheep,last long time,and very very strong smelling.

You will most allways get some bicatch but the jack mac will help a ton.

The only thing I know of for just coons is a visuall bait.Coons hunt off sight more than most animals and a good ear of dried corn will get coons.
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Old 11-25-2005, 06:01 AM
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thanks for the advice! I have caught 3 possums and a cat at this set in 5 days so maybe the coons will start finding the baits. I know there are some coons around the barns I have the coon set's at'they just havn't showed yet.
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Old 11-25-2005, 06:10 PM
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fruit will reduce your non target animals, also coons like shinny stuff like foil
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