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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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First coon (second one this morning)

I am in no way a trapper. I know how hard you guys work and the lengths you go to be good at the sport. I buy a fur license every year to hunt fox. This winter I decided I'd like a coon pelt to hang beside the fox in the den. I borrowed a live trap and gave it a shot. Last night I caught my coon. I covered the sides and top with big stones and logs so it would have to go into the hole to check out the smell instead of trying to pull it through the cage. A $1 can of sardines did the trick.

I actually orderd some dogproof traps last night because I was getting blanked on my live trap. I'll probably give them a try once they show up.
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careful, this sport can/ will lead to serious incurable addiction.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-10-2012, 07:19 PM
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congrats!! like was said, there might not be any turning back for you now! that feeling of walking upto a trapped critter is priceless...if it goes away look for my trapping supplies for sale...
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Keep in mind that you don't have to run 200 traps for 12hrs a day catching 1000's of animals to be a trapper.
Actually, you sound like a trapper to me! Good luck, and most of all, enjoy it!

I'll keep my money, guns, ammo, and health care; you can keep your change
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I've actually been checking out the hay set for fox. I may give that a shot. My friend has some traps he said I can borrow. My pap was a trapper and said he can help me to boil them and get it ready. Hopefully I can find some lure and try one or two sets close to my house.

Like I said, I'm not claiming to know what I'm doing. I have been watching this forum a while for some tips. I'm sure you'll be hearing some more from me in regards to asking for helpful tips.
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Check out the dirt hole and learn to make them. Ive caught all my coon and fox using this method. Congrats on the coon, was it a good size one?
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the hay set is a great set...simple to make..and takes the weather very well...where a set like a dirt hole, with the trap bedded in the dirt, can be a pain to keep working with rain, below freezing temps, snow, thawing during the day, freezing again at nite etc...the hay set will stay working through it without much help..except deep snows, or heavy ice conditions etc where most any trap wont fire..

effective and easy...its the set, and without foxtrapperwoman making the post about it, i very likely would not be a trapper!


good luck!!
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