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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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NEED HELP WITH COONS

can someone give me some tips...i saw 5 coons together behind my house with the spotlight the other night....they are coming into a pile of rocks in the middle of a cut corn field and eating the corn that the farmer couldnt get with the combine. i put two little stick cubbies and a pocket set in the rocks and baited with my own bait made of ground up sardines and mackeral. you could fill up a five gallon bucket with coon scat but nothing is in my sets...i added some wildlife research hardcore coon lure to the sets and sprayed my "carp juice" on the others...what is going wrong that i cant catch these things...any other baits i could try/????????

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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

Maybe they live in the rocks and you scared them by putting sets in there house
If not maybe theres alot of corn and the coon are filling up on that
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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

Say "the heck with coon trapping, from now on I'm trapping fox". Make really nice dirthole sets with fox gland lure. Get ready to handle all the coons you can believe.

Seriously, dirtholes with fox gland lure seems to be deadly on coon.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 09:40 AM
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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

I agree with bob the biggest coons i caught this year i caught in fox and coyote sets and most was caught by the back leg on fox gland lure and red fox urine cavens bait seems to work very well really works in wet rainy weather
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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

Agree on the Caven's lures. Canine Force and Terminator work well. The only time I use pocket sets with any fish is when it's double duty for coons and mink. Everything else is dirtholes and flat sets that are set up for fox, coon, and yotes. Haven't touched a cubby set in years.
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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

I agree with the fox sets idea. I seem to catch just as many coons in my K9 sets as I do in sets with coon specific bait.
Another thing you could try is finding their trails where they enter the field and putting in a few blind sets. If they're really set on the corn they could just be ignoring your other baits.

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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

dirt holes are the ticket
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-24-2011, 03:52 PM
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Re: NEED HELP WITH COONS

If you think you spooked them, try finding the trails they're using to and from the corn/rocks and make a few blinds sets and see what happens. Or you could back off the corn/rocks and make your sets along the nearest treeline where you think they're coming from.

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