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Has anyone else used duke dp traps? I have one but havent had much luck with it. Any advice?

from Buckmaster909 on 12.18.12

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from charlie elk wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I bought a set of these traps for a farmer friend who had a coon problem in and around his buildings. He baits them with a few kernels of dry dog food.
He loves these traps and no longer has a coon problem.
later,
charlie

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

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Since you've had luck with 'coons using Hawbaker's lures, have you considered putting some lure on a cotton ball, and placing that under the trigger?

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Try squirting some lines of fish oil around the trap in several different directions, and then putting either one large or several small marshmallows under the trigger. I would be surprised if that doesn't do the trick.

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from JM wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Try putting some honey/maple syrup/lure on top of the bait and around the outside of the trap or just put some of the lure on the ground around the trap to attract them.
-We have always had luck setting a large marshmallow covered in maple syrup right on top of the trap with the smaller marshmallows on the inside.
-We do not have persimmon trees where I trap, so I do not know about using it as bait.

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from Buckmaster909 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I've used cat food with no luck. But would persimmons work? I've used pocket sets with hawbaker's coon lure and honey and caught coons with that. How could I apply this combo to the DP trap?

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from JM wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I actually bait them completely full and lay some bait on the ground around it....let the coons eat there way down until they accidentally pull up on the trigger.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

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PS...

Have you been baiting it according to instructions? For DPs, the bait usually goes UNDER the trigger...if you are trying to catch 'coons.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Hi...

No, I haven't used Duke traps yet.

I'm not sure that I understand your question...is there actually something physically wrong with the traps? Have animals been getting out of them?

If you could be more explicit...

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from JM wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

How are you using them/what bait have you been using? I can give you some alternate locations/baits if you eliminate whats hasn't been working for you.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Hi...

PS...

Have you been baiting it according to instructions? For DPs, the bait usually goes UNDER the trigger...if you are trying to catch 'coons.

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from Buckmaster909 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I've used cat food with no luck. But would persimmons work? I've used pocket sets with hawbaker's coon lure and honey and caught coons with that. How could I apply this combo to the DP trap?

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from JM wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

How are you using them/what bait have you been using? I can give you some alternate locations/baits if you eliminate whats hasn't been working for you.

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Hi...

No, I haven't used Duke traps yet.

I'm not sure that I understand your question...is there actually something physically wrong with the traps? Have animals been getting out of them?

If you could be more explicit...

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from JM wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I actually bait them completely full and lay some bait on the ground around it....let the coons eat there way down until they accidentally pull up on the trigger.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Try squirting some lines of fish oil around the trap in several different directions, and then putting either one large or several small marshmallows under the trigger. I would be surprised if that doesn't do the trick.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Hi...

Since you've had luck with 'coons using Hawbaker's lures, have you considered putting some lure on a cotton ball, and placing that under the trigger?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from charlie elk wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

I bought a set of these traps for a farmer friend who had a coon problem in and around his buildings. He baits them with a few kernels of dry dog food.
He loves these traps and no longer has a coon problem.
later,
charlie

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from JM wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Try putting some honey/maple syrup/lure on top of the bait and around the outside of the trap or just put some of the lure on the ground around the trap to attract them.
-We have always had luck setting a large marshmallow covered in maple syrup right on top of the trap with the smaller marshmallows on the inside.
-We do not have persimmon trees where I trap, so I do not know about using it as bait.

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