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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Coon Sets?

I'm new to trapping and I was wondering if anybody could give me some tips on some land and water sets for coon!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 04:53 PM
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Re: Coon Sets?

What kind of traps are you starting with?
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 05:08 PM
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land i put marshmallows as bait and put it where they can see and smell
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Re: Coon Sets?

Pocket sets will pick up a bunch of coon along a stream. A 1.5 coilspring or number 11 double long spring are great traps for this set. It's a great set for mink as well.



The illustration shows the trap inside the pocket but I generally will make a set in front of the pocket with a step. I use the swivel on a coilspring as a drowner lock with a slide wire going to deeper water. It's a very efective set. If your using this set before mink season use a sweet bait or sweet smelling lure, once mink comes in it's time to use fish.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 09:46 PM
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Re: Coon Sets?

Make a perfect fox or coyote set. Something you would take a picture of and hang on a wall. You should draw every coon in the county.


On a serious note, dirtholes and flat sets work just fine. Make it showier though. I personally like dog proof traps though.
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I'm starting out with Duke 1 1/2 and I here they like peanut butter too!
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good bait is wet cat food sardiens are more expensive also sweet stuff maple surup honey apples exct.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 07:19 PM
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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.

Catches/goals
Coyotes-0/1
Greys-0/3
Reds-0/3
Cats-0/1
coon-0/10
beaver-0/1
possum-0/3
skunk-0/3
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-23-2012, 03:42 PM
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I run pipe sets, blind sets on the creeks and DP's on dry land.

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