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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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groundhog bait

I have a groundhog that keeps tearing up my yard. I want to try to catch it with a cage trap. What would be the best bait to lure it into trap. I don't want to kill it just relocate far away. Shooting is not an option where I am at.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 07:34 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

They like apples.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 07:45 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

Usually use a cantalope rind.
More odor.
Apples work too, as well as a cabbage leaf.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 09:46 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

apples work good for me, cut wedges for more smell!
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

why relocate and make it someone else's problem? turn it into trapping bait.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 06:28 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

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why relocate and make it someone else's problem? turn it into trapping bait.
Judging from Mathew's posts on HuntingPa I see no evidence of him being a trapper. I don't think he's in any need of fox-coyote bait. He simply wants to be rid of a ground hog.

Mathew, go the apple route. They seem to go for them.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: groundhog bait

I have done some trapping a few years ago but I can't seem to find the time needed to do it properly with work and a young boy. Would really like to trap on a consist basis but you known how things are. Any way thanks for the advice guys I will give the apples a try. Don't like cantaloupe but will watermelon work?

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 11:33 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

I like cantalope b/c the rind will hold its odor for a longer time.
Just ask the person in your grocery store's produce section for some scraps.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-14-2013, 01:16 AM
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Re: groundhog bait

Plums work great.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-16-2013, 01:56 PM
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Re: groundhog bait

Is it legal to relocate ?

Free "damaged" fruits/cabbage leaves from your grocer is what I use.

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