I set my first Duke coon traps last night......

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  1. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    My dad bought me 2 of those Duke coon foot holders last Christmas (2019) and I had never used them before. My son and I set them last night around the edge of our pond hoping to get rid of a coon or two. Well, I just checked them and they work lol. I caught a poor old opossum. Now my question is, should I kill him and throw him away? If I let him go, he'll probably be right back in it tonight lol. Or can you even take a chance to grab him and free him or just pop him? What do I do boys???
     
  2. Semp

    Semp 10 pointer

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    If you are talking about a dog proof trap, the possum probably has a broke leg. Send him to possum heaven.
     
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  3. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Got to shoot him. He eats turkey eggs also
     
  4. rockhousehunter

    rockhousehunter 10 pointer

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    Yeah its the dog proof one, thanks.
     
  5. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Shoot it. You will save Turkey eggs plus maybe somebodies chickens.
     
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  6. hoene

    hoene 10 pointer

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  7. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    Put down every nest predator you catch. Your Turkeys will thank you. ;)
     
  8. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    Possum is the worst, I'd soon to see empty traps,. Feed it to the turtles and crawfish lol. You can hang an old CD above the trap like 4 ft. It will draw Coons in and bait gets them in the trap
     
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  9. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    You sound like my dad. POOR OLD POSSUM. LOL.
    HE feeds them at night on his deck. He said possum gotta eat to. I shootem in the head. Told him he needs to get some DP’s. He’s gettin soft hearted. Lol
     
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  10. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    Damn nest raiders. I’ve helped my little farm in last 4 years by trapping coons and possums. got 11 longbeards on camera couple weeks ago. It works.
     
  11. BuckNest

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    I stopped killing them after I read that one possum eats upwards of 3000 ticks a week.
     
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  12. OLE RASPY

    OLE RASPY 12 pointer

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    Well that’s pretty funny cause I caught one other day that had 7 ticks on it that I could find and counted. :eek:
     
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  13. Trapper Delk

    Trapper Delk 12 pointer

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    That was his snack,
     
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  14. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Just roll over in bed and snatch a big fat tick and go back to sleep!:p
     
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