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    I'm guessing mice are stealing your bait.
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    I use peanut butter on about a 1/3 slice of bread. I position it so thy have to step on the paddle to get it. It’s part of my relocation program. It’s a known fact that all coons and ground hogs have a lead deficiency. I enrich there system with a lead boost. Sometimes I trap them first then give the injection. Then relocate them. The ground hogs undermined my barn and caused a leak in my pond. I don’t have any mercy on them.
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    Don't know what is getting the bait, but I don't use DP traps. I have excellent success with foot hold traps with dirt hole sets and a narrow path into bait. Got one yesterday with both front feet at once. Still haven't figured out how that happened.
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    Use peanut butter on bread as suggested above. They cannot resist. Make sure the trap is staked down. I had to reinforce the door on my trap as two nights in a row something got in AND out by bending the rods. I live in town and had the problem of coons using my back yard as a latrine. I caught cats, dillos, and possums with cat food and tuna but only caught coons with PB&J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunscrewguy View Post
    Kind'a like the dregs of our society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maineiac View Post
    Excepting Sardines smell better than liberals and dregs. Taste better too!
    My dogs tell me dregs are quite stringy and loaded with gristle.
    They say Liberals are too foul to even contemplate eating one.
    So it's a good thing there is a lot of swamp nearby.
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    If there are no dogs or cats in the area I would set up a 5 gallon bucket with notches cut to hold the springs on a Connibear 220 trap. Lay the bucket on its side with the 220 in the mouth with the triggers bent into a "T" shape and the trigger at the bottom. Stake it down and bait the bucket with peanut butter or an open can of sardines. By the time the coon's head has passed through the Connibear and his body trips the trigger it is too late for him, but it is non selective and any thing that sticks their head in there is toast. Use discretion!!
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    Marshmallows and sardines did the trick, sort of.... 2 coons and 3 skunks.lol
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