- Jan 26, 2009
Sloppy Joe's seem to work pretty good for bait, so I've been told.
Only if my ex wife cooks em. Otherwise I would never waste a sloppy joe.Sloppy Joe's seem to work pretty good for bait, so I've been told.
You can always buy them on ebay. Amazon too i would bet. Since internet mail order i have quit burning gas hunting for what i need. You can get anything on ebayWhere do you guys buy these at? I’ve got a coon problem at my house. I’ve tried live traps and they always tear a hole in the side of them and get the bait out.
Heres a pretty good dealWhere do you guys buy these at? I’ve got a coon problem at my house. I’ve tried live traps and they always tear a hole in the side of them and get the bait out.
What size for coons?
Try Reese’s cups, break one in half place behind the pressure plate.Any recommendations on improving my success with a live trap?
Your right. I’ve had a possum foot left before. Had coons chew there arm off to get out to.Try Reese’s cups, break one in half place behind the pressure plate.
The new live traps require a bit of custom reinforcement. Reinforce the seams with hog rigs, rebar tie or zip ties.
Back the trap up against something like a building, wall, tree or log. Place a log on either side so they cant reach in from sides or rear. Can use cinder blocks if you dont mind packing them around.
Shoot in head before you open the door.
If you really want to get after them switch to dog proof and mini marsh mellow’s and a trap teak. Dont set trap to deep in hard dirt. This can cause the trap to stay in the ground vertical and they are able to break the bone in there leg and when you check in the morning there will just be a foot. This happens more with opossum’s than coons.
Blasphemy ^^^ Trade the bag of Reese's cups for the ole 3 step potion.Try Reese’s cups,
Works great and cats dont like them unlike marshmallows. 3 step is great also but he was asking for ways to improve his live trap performance. Down side to 3 step is worrying about game getting it.Blasphemy ^^^ Trade the bag of Reese's cups for the ole 3 step potion.
I put a Havahart in an old 32 gallon trash can, stake it or brace it with concrete blocks so it doesn't roll. The coon thinks its an old hollow log and has got to come in from the front to get the bait. Plus once he's in the trap he can't reach anything outside of the trap to tear up. I use marshmellos cause they are cheap but cat food or most anything will work.Any recommendations on improving my success with a live trap?
When I used live traps I would turn them loose and see if they could out run my 12 ga. They never did.idk why anybody set a live trap for coons.