Raccoon trapping

bueller

Moderator
Currently feeding them to the vultures.
 

356

5 year old buck +
Curious. What do people do with the dead ones?
Hummm…mine become bait for the coyote traps, but that leaves another question open for another thread.
 

goatman

5 year old buck +
Fertilizer for trees.
 

buckdeer1

5 year old buck +
We have a season so we can't get rid of the vermin this time of year,I need to get to work on a barrel trap that maybe can catch several
 

Teeder

5 year old buck +
Currently feeding them to the vultures.
We have alot of bald eagles around that help on cleanup duty too.
 

DrDirtNap

5 year old buck +
We have a season so we can't get rid of the vermin this time of year,I need to get to work on a barrel trap that maybe can catch several

What kind of barrel trap are you referring to? I’m interested in some
Type of Multi catch trap myself.


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Peeps

5 year old buck +
I’m gonna pick up some traps and give it a try. Are you using any lure squirted around the trap or just marshmallows/dog/cat food? I read some squirt fish oil around. And what are you dispatching them with? Was thinking I’d just bring a .22 and pop them in the head.
 

bueller

Moderator
I’m gonna pick up some traps and give it a try. Are you using any lure squirted around the trap or just marshmallows/dog/cat food? I read some squirt fish oil around. And what are you dispatching them with? Was thinking I’d just bring a .22 and pop them in the head.
So far I haven't used any lure, just baited traps set near known travel ways from trail cam pics. 10-4 on the .22. Envision an X between their ears and eyes and aim where the lines intersect. Solid points are said to leave less mess but I haven't tried them yet.
 

bueller

Moderator
Batting average going up. Went 3 for 5 Friday night and 3 for 5 Saturday night.
 

bjseiler

5 year old buck +
This morning I had the second time in my life where an animal took 5+ shots to the head but still kept moving, almost zombie like, when I went to pick it up………baby opossums in the pouch that I couldn’t see from the angle I was shooting. Mom was long dead but the babies moved the whole body from underneath.

I once had a .17 hm2 shell go off, but the bullet never left the case and I did not realize it. The opossum played dead. I went to pick it up and almost had an accident as it came back to life and snapped at me. From that day on I always smack the heck out of them with a big stick before I consider getting close.
 

BrushyPines

5 year old buck +
When I first started using DP traps, I used cat food and mini marshmallows and had average success. I started adding syrup to the bait mix and that has been a game changer for me. I do wash my traps after I am done trapping for the year just to make sure the stickiness is gone. I will never go back to using cage traps, DPs are the bee's knees!!
 

SwampCat

5 year old buck +
When I first started using DP traps, I used cat food and mini marshmallows and had average success. I started adding syrup to the bait mix and that has been a game changer for me. I do wash my traps after I am done trapping for the year just to make sure the stickiness is gone. I will never go back to using cage traps, DPs are the bee's knees!!
Not sure where you are located - but anything sweet, or meat - in my traps this time of year will immediately be covered with fireants. I can pretty much only use dry cat food and floating catfish food - and some fish oil or clam juice around the traps. My coons have definitely become dog proof trap shy. I catch them the first two nights after setting. I can still catch them in a dirt hole set or trail set - but that is more labor intensive. If I wait a month or two, then I can set again and catch a few more.
 
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