live trapping coon

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live trapping coon

Postby pistol » Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:07 pm

I'm catching more skunks than coons. I think I finally got the bait and lures down but what else do you guys do to help catch more coon. Do you cover you traps or leave them exposed? Right now its 35-50 degrees out so what's some cold weather tips. Thanks
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Re: live trapping coon

Postby bowtech36 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm

Elevate your trap a few inches 4-6
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Re: live trapping coon

Postby Dale T » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:12 pm

I've been told that skunks won't climb to get into a trap.
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Re: live trapping coon

Postby hunter22 » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:45 pm

I only use marshmallows and the only thing I have ever caught is coon.
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Re: live trapping coon

Postby twilli » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:46 am

traps should be covered at all times. Mix some antifreeze with your dirt and use that to cover the trap. Any trap supply place should have antifreeze to mix in with your dirt. Waxed traps also help and you can also use buck wheat hulls. Make sure you are using pan covers.
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Re: live trapping coon

Postby Machias » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:17 am

I have caught lots of skunks on marshmellows. Elevate your trap, keeps the skunks out. ;)
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Re: live trapping coon

Postby Henefer-hound-hunter » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:46 am

Only way I have found to keep skunks out of live traps is to elevate them, cause a skunk will eat any kind of bait. I put my live traps up on a small bale of hay when I'm trapping on the farm and it works good:) another trick I've figured out for live trapping coons in cold weather is use hard cat food cause even when it freezes it still has quite a bit of smell to it. Hope this helps

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