Trapping for neighbor

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by TX Fisherman, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    our neighbor had some pest racoons he gave me 10$ to trap them, but i cant keep pelt considering its after trapping season and im trapping it because its being a pest. i put a live trap out with about 30 craw dads (i caught the crawdads 2day) left it by there trash cans hope ill catch him, i can only use live traps because of neighbor hood cats, hope i catch soemthin
     
  2. LRTX1

    LRTX1 New Member

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    Coons will eat a lot of stuff. If the craws don't work try some old donuts or honey buns. I've had good luck on the sweets in the past. I haven't trapped coons in 15 years, brought back some memories.
     

  3. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    Sounds to me as though your own your way to being ADC. Good job and keep it up. I picked up another ADC job last week. I have to set for some beavers this week.
     
  4. gumripper

    gumripper New Member

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    i had the same problem with possums but i solved that problem with lead poison. works pretty good!
     
  5. savage308

    savage308 New Member

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    Bag corn will work for coons in live traps too. Cats/dogs won't bother eating it, saving it for the coons. I use a couple live traps around the hog traps when the coons become a problem.
     
  6. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    Whats the ADC? like an organazion of somesort?
     
  7. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    (ADC)Animal Damage Control. Just a better sounding way to say getting ride of problem animals in the neighborhood.
     
  8. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    I don't think you'll have any problem catching that coon with what you're doing and if you have trouble with the cats just put a shallow pan of water at the entrance to the trap, it'll keep the cats out, they don't like walking in water.
     
  9. cuttingout69

    cuttingout69 New Member

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    You've never seen my house then have you? My cat like to walk around the bath tub with it full of water, then slip in. I have never seen a house cat lover water as much as mine. That is a good trick that I did not know though. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Blue Duck

    Blue Duck New Member

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    You might want to try marshmellows for bait. Coons like them and cats pretty much leave them alone...... Good luck.
     
  11. yotepeeler

    yotepeeler New Member

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    Strawberry frosting gives off more scent and cats don't seem to be drawn to it . Marshmellows will add eye apeal too . Combined they oughta do the trick . Sometimes you may need to dig down under the treddle of your trap and set your bait there as some coons reach across the treddle and rob you .

    Yotepeeler
     
  12. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    If you have trouble with the neighborhood cats, then my best advice is to just keep trying. Eventually, you'll weed through the kitties and start catching the coons. A few small fish in the trap will catch coons easily, but cats like them too. The honey buns work exceptionally well for coons, I can't remember ever catching a cat on a honeybun... food for thought I guess.:big_smile:
     
  13. jbarnes17

    jbarnes17 New Member

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    relocate them to your trapping grounds.
     
  14. CoonX

    CoonX Member

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    Catch any coons yet???
     
  15. warcraft1975

    warcraft1975 New Member

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    i have considered adc work but i really dont want to mess with in town stuff if i could ever line up some big cattle ranches or something that would be cool