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#2982315 - Tue Mar 05 2013 03:54 PM What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!!
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Looking around on other sites i see this to be a huge debate about the best coon trap , in your opinion what is your favorite and why ?

I like the 1 1/2 coil and bought some used DUKES 1 1/2 coil with Double Jaws and find this to be one of the best coon traps in My Opinion !!!! I also replaced all my springs with 1 1/2 Music Wire and they are strong and ready for next season !!!

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#2982318 - Tue Mar 05 2013 03:56 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Also read on Sullivans site that alot of guys over there think the # 2 Double Long Spring is a poor coon trap and i totally DISAGREE with this statement , i love this as a coon trap and it works great !!!

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#2982327 - Tue Mar 05 2013 04:05 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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ummmmm duke DP
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#2982366 - Tue Mar 05 2013 04:49 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Z trap work great for me

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#2982367 - Tue Mar 05 2013 04:51 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Z trap work great for me.


Edited by Callmaker60 (Tue Mar 05 2013 04:52 PM)
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#2982444 - Tue Mar 05 2013 05:50 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: Callmaker60]
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#220 at a good bucket set

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#2982464 - Tue Mar 05 2013 05:59 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: mauser06]
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Originally Posted By: mauser06
#220 at a good bucket set


lol lol
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#2982703 - Tue Mar 05 2013 09:18 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: skube]
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Dp, your choice what kind.

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#2982859 - Wed Mar 06 2013 03:46 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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I should of said excluding dog proofs , what are the other traps you run on your line for coon , Mauser06 i also like a bucket but with a 160 in it !!

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#2982960 - Wed Mar 06 2013 08:09 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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I like # 11's , always had too many loses in 1 1/2 coils

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#2982981 - Wed Mar 06 2013 08:29 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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after d/ps #1 coils
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#2983052 - Wed Mar 06 2013 10:01 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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It's all based on opinion. There is no cut and dry "best" trap. For anything.
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#2983076 - Wed Mar 06 2013 10:20 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: Adam]
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Ive caught more coon in live traps than anything else

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#2983078 - Wed Mar 06 2013 10:21 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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It's all based on opinion. There is no cut and dry "best" trap. For anything...Amen.
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#2983163 - Wed Mar 06 2013 12:02 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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usually its a good pocket set for mink or a nice dirthole for fox hase the best coon in it! the trap is secondary!
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#2983191 - Wed Mar 06 2013 12:21 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: mauser06]
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Originally Posted By: mauser06
#220 at a good bucket set


tired that aint legal is it ? from what i understood you cant set conibears unless there halfway underwater???

but i use duke 1 1/2 coil spring and some duke 1 1/2 longspring mostly for coon never had any problems with dukes
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#2983223 - Wed Mar 06 2013 01:03 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: backstrapgihad38]
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im greedy but i would like to see us be able to have as many choices as possible for catching coons...snares,coni's,DP's,footholds,etc.....and yes i would use all these methods if they were available....

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#2983390 - Wed Mar 06 2013 03:56 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: backstrapgihad38]
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220s are illegal to use in PA on land...160s are allowed in special bucket sets...read your rule book under "artifical cubby" i think it is...

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#2983484 - Wed Mar 06 2013 05:47 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Of the near 3,000 coon i've put up over the past 3 years 90% have been caught in grizz style dp's the other 10% stumbled into k9 sets. So roughly 2,700 coon over three years running a 1% loss in a trap that can be baited and set at home. Can be placed on location in seconds with cable. When set properly is absolutly weather proof. When done right can be checked at 60mph going down the road. And is the most specie specific trap ever built. Barring the fact you like being nipple deep in mud and water digging a pocket or lugging around coni boxes you spent all summer building. Why on God's green earth would you set any other kind of trap for coon?
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#2983615 - Wed Mar 06 2013 08:01 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: FEEB]
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Originally Posted By: FEEB
Of the near 3,000 coon i've put up over the past 3 years 90% have been caught in grizz style dp's the other 10% stumbled into k9 sets. So roughly 2,700 coon over three years running a 1% loss in a trap that can be baited and set at home. Can be placed on location in seconds with cable. When set properly is absolutly weather proof. When done right can be checked at 60mph going down the road. And is the most specie specific trap ever built. Barring the fact you like being nipple deep in mud and water digging a pocket or lugging around coni boxes you spent all summer building. Why on God's green earth would you set any other kind of trap for coon?


That is the SINGLE best reply I've ever seen. I'll second that.
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#2983627 - Wed Mar 06 2013 08:10 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: FEEB]
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Originally Posted By: FEEB
Of the near 3,000 coon i've put up over the past 3 years 90% have been caught in grizz style dp's the other 10% stumbled into k9 sets. So roughly 2,700 coon over three years running a 1% loss in a trap that can be baited and set at home. Can be placed on location in seconds with cable. When set properly is absolutly weather proof. When done right can be checked at 60mph going down the road. And is the most specie specific trap ever built. Barring the fact you like being nipple deep in mud and water digging a pocket or lugging around coni boxes you spent all summer building. Why on God's green earth would you set any other kind of trap for coon?


3000 in 3 years, got any pics ?
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#2983669 - Wed Mar 06 2013 08:45 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: skube]
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Originally Posted By: skube
Originally Posted By: FEEB
Of the near 3,000 coon i've put up over the past 3 years 90% have been caught in grizz style dp's the other 10% stumbled into k9 sets. So roughly 2,700 coon over three years running a 1% loss in a trap that can be baited and set at home. Can be placed on location in seconds with cable. When set properly is absolutly weather proof. When done right can be checked at 60mph going down the road. And is the most specie specific trap ever built. Barring the fact you like being nipple deep in mud and water digging a pocket or lugging around coni boxes you spent all summer building. Why on God's green earth would you set any other kind of trap for coon?


3000 in 3 years, got any pics ?
pics would be good .

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#2983694 - Wed Mar 06 2013 09:10 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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#2983810 - Thu Mar 07 2013 04:51 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Never said I caught them all. I get between 100/200 a year. I flesh for a couple guys. One of them catches more coon on a good day than most guys catch a year. Wasn't trying to pump myself up. Was trying to prove a point. The numbers are real. No I don't have any pics of the piles of coon I fleshed for other guys. Say what you will, don't really care if you believe me or not.
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#2984038 - Thu Mar 07 2013 10:44 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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I dont think 1000 coon in a season in PA is far fetched at all...youd need to run a long line and have lots of permission...but with our milder winters now, i see no reason why it couldnt be done here in western PA...

Id never dream over 1000 red fox would be possible just looking at areas i have trapped/hunted...but it is..year after year...

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#2984043 - Thu Mar 07 2013 10:45 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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1000 coons are possible.
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#2984057 - Thu Mar 07 2013 11:04 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: FEEB]
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Originally Posted By: FEEB
Never said I caught them all. I get between 100/200 a year. I flesh for a couple guys. One of them catches more coon on a good day than most guys catch a year. Wasn't trying to pump myself up. Was trying to prove a point. The numbers are real. No I don't have any pics of the piles of coon I fleshed for other guys. Say what you will, don't really care if you believe me or not.

Easy FEEB,
No one ever said they didn't beleive you. I just never saw that many coon in a pile. Lighten up some.
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#2984950 - Fri Mar 08 2013 09:59 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Dave3 how exactly did you have alot of losses in your 1 1/2 coils ?

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#2985406 - Fri Mar 08 2013 08:23 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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I can't tell you why there were loses, only that it happened more than I liked. It's not because 1 1/2 coils are not strong enough to hold coons, but I've always kept pretty good notes on things, and there were weeks when it would be 10%. Not talking about snapped traps, I would only mark it as a lost animal if there was a disturbance (catch circle) of some kind. I switched to using all Sleepy Creek 11's in 1993 and since then I've had 4 lost coons out of what I would guess were 3 or 4 thousand held in those 20 seasons. I think if you can get a foot centered in an 11, no matter what time I check, it'll be there.

One theory I have on the coils, is that coons fight the trap and may get their back feet on the levers while pulling up on the front foot, releasing themselves ???

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#2985617 - Sat Mar 09 2013 07:47 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: dave3]
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Dave3, you hit the nail on the head.

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#2986068 - Sat Mar 09 2013 07:06 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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I do in fact believe there is a best coon trap out there , and it is my belief that the Duke 1 1/2 coil Double jaw is probably the best coon trap out there right now

That being said i also think that the dog proofs are also a good choice , followed by 160's in a bucket ..

This is my opinion and ive used quite alot of diffenent traps over the years...

I used to like the # 1 coil but the catch area is to small for my liking ...

Oh i almost forgot about the # 2 double long spring love this trap for coon also ..

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#2986302 - Sat Mar 09 2013 10:53 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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Originally Posted By: gibsonlespaul
I do in fact believe there is a best coon trap out there , and it is my belief that the Duke 1 1/2 coil Double jaw is probably the best coon trap out there right now


lol, you just made a topic about getting new Duke 1 1/2 double jaws for the first time, and that you can't wait to catch coons in them. You proclaim it as the best coon trap without ever even catching one raccoon in them.

That right there is some priceless internet information grin

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#2986832 - Sun Mar 10 2013 08:18 PM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: gibsonlespaul]
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What would make your double jaw that much better then a regular 1 1/2???I run most 1 1/2 for coons and put them all on drags which have cut my losses alot.Decided to buy some DP's for this season to try out.But, i still can't see how a double jaw is that much better of a trap.I guess if you stake your coon sets solid that extra jaw surface would help but they are no stronger.I know you can't be worried about chew outs and have a #2 longspring listed as a favorite trap of yours.I'm with Walker and think snares should be permitted
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#2987163 - Mon Mar 11 2013 10:20 AM Re: What is the best coon trap ????!!!!!! [Re: Rain Man]
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Originally Posted By: Rain Man
Originally Posted By: gibsonlespaul
I do in fact believe there is a best coon trap out there , and it is my belief that the Duke 1 1/2 coil Double jaw is probably the best coon trap out there right now


lol, you just made a topic about getting new Duke 1 1/2 double jaws for the first time, and that you can't wait to catch coons in them. You proclaim it as the best coon trap without ever even catching one raccoon in them.

That right there is some priceless internet information grin


Exactly.

Anyways...lots of people have their own OPINION as to what the best trap is. However, you are not going to get EVERYONE to agree on 1 particular trap for an animal.
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