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    Raccoon trap

    I am wanting to get rid of a few raccoons that are eating up all of my corn. The problem is that I have a few dogs running around the place (not mine) and dont want to risk catching one of those in a foot trap.

    I know that I can get a havahart trap but are there any other options?
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    Re: Raccoon trap

    I think that box trap will be your best bet to avoid injuring any dogs. find one the right size,and they do work quite well.
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    Re: Raccoon trap

    give'm lead poison....22 sounds about right
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    Re: Raccoon trap

    I did a little more looking and found coon cuffs. They look like a cheap, dog proof trap that will probably work well for my location.

    This is one of my spots to give the trap a try.



    This is my new spot that I need to get some coons out of and deer into. I had other pictures with up to 9 coons in it but deleted them. I just pulled this picture off of my camera tonight. I had already pulled my card about 30 minutes earlier and had pictures of the coons coming back to the corn within ten minutes of me leaving.

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    Re: Raccoon trap

    Your gonna have one heck of a time gettin rid of all those critters.Cause they keep bringin more to the party.You can get some with the live trap,but you won,t even put a dent in there picnic.What you are gonna have to do is ambush em. They are creatures of habit and will not be late for the party.Unload a s/gun on em and take out as many as you can.After a couple successful search and destroy missions the ones left will head for the hills and won,t be back for a while.Then after a while,the coons will do a little recon and will slowly sneak back in.Look at it on the bright side.It can be a load of fun.

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    Re: Raccoon trap

    We use the box trap. Its actually a good way to sharpen your pistol skills. Open the trap and say, "Pull". You have to let the skunks get out there a little farther though just to be safe, but the coons tend to take off at a dead run sometimes and that's more sporting. Possums are generally no fun at all. Have to practically throw them from the trap sometimes.

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    Re: Raccoon trap

    I use the live traps. Part of my job. Once you trap them you better just shoot them Because they won't get caught in one again! Hostess cherry pies make great coon bait. At least in the city. I usually eat half before I give to the coons.
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    Re: Raccoon trap

    Peanut butter works great too.
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    Re: Raccoon trap

    Twinkies are the best. and cheap too. Wish we had that many coons around here, would be a shorter walk to the dogs when they tree.
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    Re: Raccoon trap

    I remember a time when prime coon pelts would fetch 30-35+ dollars a pop.


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