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Decenting for coon

Ok here is the deal. I had DPs out all last week with no catch and there is coon sign here. I changed bait to a makeral and bacon grease combo with fish oil squirted around the set and still nothing. These are new traps I didn't degrease as I was told it wasn't needed. Should I boil these off and try and reset at a later date. If I leave my fish bacon combo out will it spoil and coon won't eat it.
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i bought six new dp coon daggers this year an didnt boil them an didnt dye them an i have cuaght my biggest coon to date a week ago, and lost one. by lost i mean it almost broke my 3/32 aircraft cable i used to attach it to a tree an it some how got the clip unscrewed and took the trap. i was not happy to say the least the traps were like 13 bucks a piece but i was more angry about losing the coon i such for a couple hundred yard hoping it got tangled up somewhere nothing. i tightened all the clips on my other traps for extra measure this one must of just been lose. i just put a dry cat food in my dps just enough to come to the trigger no sense in filling it up and feeding the coon then i misted the trap with fish oil and sprayed the area around down with some more fish oil, when rain is comin i put cheap coffee cups i got from the office over them to keep the food from gettin soaked. that is when i got my 3 coons in one day i guess its a really good visual attractant. just leave them out only one of my sets was on signs and that was the smallest i cuaght i placed them where i know coon move through often even without sign. mine were out for about 3 days before i got three in one night and havent had any in them snice im waiting until saturday to move them and reset when i start for rat. good luck

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this is why i use 1/8" cable on mine.

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Catching coon in a dp is about as easy as it gets. Put something they will eat below the trigger and set on sign and its a done deal. No need to prep a dp trap
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miller that is why I stopped using any clips. I attach my cables right to the j-hook.

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i have j hooks that is where i use the heavy duty clips bigger then the ones on my fox sets and even the little one hold my wieght it must of just been loose i usally have to use pliers to loosen them. i like the clips becuase if i cant get a tree where i want the set or if theres only one tree an i wanna set a double i can clip on my stakes an drive them in

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I haven't used these traps enough to have much faith in them, unless they are right on a coon trail. They work good for me when that is the case, using a fish paste bait under the trigger or piece of fish speared on the trigger. I went to the trouble to dye and wax them this year, but the first coon shines them right back up anyway.
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That's what has me stumped coons are cake work to catch and I can't seem to hook up on any. It's messing with me
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Try using a marshmallow or something else under the trigger, I have been using sheeps wool it holds the lure smell better. I also put a fish oil trail to my trap. Hope this helps.
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