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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Bait solutions

Anyone have any info or experiences with any of the bait solutions on the market? Last few years been playing around making my own bait and having a lot of fun with it! This season was thinking about trying one of the bait solutions, either dobbins, Dunlap, or locklear's! With very low prices for fur I need to save were I can cause no matter what price of fur is I will always trap for love and passion for the sport!!
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 06:22 AM
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I use Dobbins. Follow directions and you'll be fine.
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I use Dobbins also. I course grind beaver, taint in lightly ( 10 days @ 50 degrees ) and mix in solution. You get sodium benzonite to mix when you buy the solution. I make 6 wide mouth pints a year.

I make mine in late winter, so I donít have to deal with flies contaminating the mix.
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I'm trying for the first time this year Locklear's solution.
It to me has a little BBQ smell to it.
I used ground and cut up turkey meat from the gobbler I got this spring after I took the breast meat for myself and a road killed bird I got last fall. I didn't taint, just ground up and chunked and added glycol and benzonate with the solution.
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Thanks guys. Think I'm gonna give dobbins a try this season! I go through way to much bait with not much return on fur to be buying commercial bait anymore! Made some homemade bait last year and had good results so figure I'd keeping experimenting this season!
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would carp or other "garbage" fish work for anything besides coon ?


would it be legal for you fellas to make bait from fresh small road killed critters ?


i dont trap, just had a few thoughts. i used rabbit urine while calling coyotes one time and i killed one.

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would carp or other "garbage" fish work for anything besides coon ?


would it be legal for you fellas to make bait from fresh small road killed critters ?


i dont trap, just had a few thoughts. i used rabbit urine while calling coyotes one time and i killed one.

1. Any fish based bait could also catch a mink. I’d prefer a chunk of tainted muskrat for mink over fish.

2. I don’t think it’s legal to pick up roadkill other than deer, and furbearers that are in season ( must have furtaker license...excludes bobcat, otter and fisher ). Deer picked up are for your consumption. Get a permit in 24 hours from PGC.
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I've used Dobbins, Jameson's and Locklear's. Actually have a bunch of each mixed up still.
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I used to shoot wood chucks in the summer and cut them up and put them in glass jars and bury them. Dig them up in the fall and use as bait. I don't remember if I caught anything or not.
It was a long time ago when I trapped.
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I've used Dobbins, Jameson's and Locklear's. Actually have a bunch of each mixed up still.

i've used Jamesons, all it did was make me happy and tired. the 18 year old stuff gets pretty expensive
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