Backyard trapping

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by cedar creek, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. cedar creek

    cedar creek 10 pointer

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    I’m on a mission to get coons and possums around farm, trying to get turkey populations back up, been using snap foot traps and live traps, got 3 coons and one big buck possum, he was a hoss, using turkey guts from kills as bait, any help be appreciated, trying snares but no luck yet, foot traps been productive.
     
  2. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 8 pointer

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    I been trapping coons and opossums here the last month or two. So far have caught 10 coons, 3 opossums, and 6 house cats. Guy told me to try grape jelly and I quit catching cats and been getting coons pretty regular. Spread the jelly on a piece of bread or put it in a small bottle (old pill bottle) or jar so they have to mess around with it. The grape jelly works really well in the live traps
     
  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Get you a couple of dog proof traps for coons
     
  4. slickhead slayer

    slickhead slayer 12 pointer

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    The dog proof traps are great for coons. I like using canned mackerel in them .
     
  5. peaker

    peaker Fawn

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    Dog proofs are the way to go and I catch a lot with marshmallows. Coons will eat about anything you want to put out though.
     
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  6. JR in KY

    JR in KY 12 pointer

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  7. ABLongbow

    ABLongbow Fawn

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    I use the dog proof Coon traps with a little sweet feed in them works great for coons
     

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