Small Game, Predator and Trapping From shooting squirrels in your backyard to calling coyotes in Arizona. This forum now contains trapping information.

trapping

Old 11-25-2008, 06:41 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 11
Default trapping

What is the best trap to use to catch coon
14dallu is offline  
Old 11-25-2008, 07:13 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
tkycaller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: pa.
Posts: 1,115
Default RE: trapping

More people are using the griz getters or coon cuffs. They will help to keep you from catching dogs and maybe cats. Lately the # 11 double long spring traps are popular also.
tkycaller is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 12:37 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location:
Posts: 8
Default RE: trapping

if you are looking for a cheap and affective way to catch coons go with the snares! if u can master them they work great.
kippchristen is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 09:39 AM
  #4  
Fork Horn
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: south Ark
Posts: 371
Default RE: trapping

#11 double longsprings are hard to beat. snares are more affordable, but more difficult to learn to use. coon cuffs are the best, but they are pricey.

for the average new trapper--go with the #11 DLS.
bigangrychicken is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 10:08 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 68
Default RE: trapping

Bucket set using a 3 gallon square bucket and a 220 connibear. Super easy and very effective
220DarylSwift is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 10:12 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 179
Default RE: trapping

Buckets and connibears. Hands down. If you got domestic animals that you don't want dead,Use DP traps and sets. The connibears don't freeze up is a big+. Make sure your allowed to use them and what size if you are.
11#s are worthless in the winter.They are a water trap more so than anything else. That long arm burried in dirt will slow it down.In winter on frozen ground,you would use more material to bed that trap to keep it from freezing than it's worth doing.
sammy_tat is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 10:14 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 179
Default RE: trapping

ORIGINAL: 220DarylSwift

Bucket set using a 3 gallon square bucket and a 220 connibear. Super easy and very effective
You ever use 160s? They crack hard and I have yet to see a live animal at a bucket set.
sammy_tat is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 10:25 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 68
Default RE: trapping

I don't use 160's as much as 220's but your right they work just as good. The 220's fit alittlebetter in the buckets I use. I too have never had a live animal at a bucket set.
220DarylSwift is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 11:25 AM
  #9  
Boone & Crockett
 
Lanse couche couche's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southwest Ohio
Posts: 10,277
Default RE: trapping

I love the #11 double long springs for water sets. For land sets, i prefer a well broken-in 1.5 coilspring. Never had much luck with conibears, but that is just me.
Lanse couche couche is offline  
Old 12-11-2008, 11:29 AM
  #10  
Fork Horn
 
Super G Force's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kansas
Posts: 282
Default RE: trapping

I just started trapping this year but I sure like the bucket sets a lot better than the leg hold. Quicker kill and a lot cleaner. I don't have to worry about something stealing my bait either.
Super G Force is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.