Re: Coon Sets?
When I trapped many years ago, the set that produced the most coon for me was to find a tree that made a backstop high enough so the coon couldn't get the trap from the non trap side and break 1 or 2 eggs down over the tree about 6 or 8 inches high (kind of smear them into the tree) and add Carman's Racoon #1. I always used atleast a 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 trap.. This set is not only deadly for coons, but also grey fox.
I am going to trap again after many years not doing so and this will be a set I will use alot. When I was a kid an old timer told me about this set and he was also known to use honey or molasses instead of lure. If money is tight, use some pancake syrup.. I know it sounds crazy, but this set worked well for me.