Dukes Dog proof raccoon trap

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by patman75, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just picked up 6 dukes dog proof raccoon trap for chicken protection and for raccoon population control in the winter to help the baby turkeys/eggs where I hunt. Raccoon don't stand a chance this year. [​IMG]

    Here is what they are. http://www.fntpost.com/Products/Dog+Proof+Coon+Traps/Duke+DP+Coon+Trap

    Cheaper than a live trap and there will be no relocation when using these traps.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Cool trap, seen them a while back,my dogs take care of the coons here but these would be great if they did not do their job.
    You got alot of coons in your area?
     
  3. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I catch 4 per year around the coop, my nieghbor catches 10+, his coops are not very secure. Tracks all over the place where I hunt and I have found multiple dens.
     
  4. mazojoe

    mazojoe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bait suggestion for these traps...Large marshmellow behind the trigger and one just set on top. Chickens will obviously eat the top marshmellow if allowed to free range around it.

    Now a word to the wise...its is called a "dog proof" because a dog can't stick its paw into the trap, but DO NOT use peanut butter or something a dog may want to lick out. It has happened where a dog has been caught by the tongue.

    Stake heavy, wire can break, make sure there isnt anything within 4 feet of the trap or it will be ruined.

    Great trap works well!
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    poly fill and a syrupy bait/lure has been working better then marshmallows for me right now the last week I have been using a "gland/gall lure" for coon and have caught 4 the last coupla days they have more mating on their mind this time of the year then food
     
  6. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked one up earlier this year, but never caught anything on it. I am sold one them however. I plan on picking up at least a dozen of these at the trappers convention in Evart this year.

    Patman, are you a member of michigan-sportsman.com? Your screen name sounds familar? What do you do with your coons? Are you skinning and selling the pelts?
     
  7. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yep, I am the same. Raccoons caught around the chicken coop out of season end up in a hole next to a fruit tree. I'm hoping to find a trapper this winter who will take any raccoons I catch this winter on my hunting property. I would give them away for free, I really don't want to or need to skin them or sell the pelts.
     
  8. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The other night a raccoon turned on my water spicket trying to climb up on top of the garbage cans. I thought it was trying to flood me out for not being able to get to my chickens [​IMG]. Lucky I was not sleeping yet. Put out the Dukes last night and caught it. Went with big marshmellow on the bottom, few small ones with 1/2 a sardine in the middle and another big marshmellow on top. These traps are so easy to use.
     
  9. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Found raccoon poop around the coop yesterday so I put out 3 traps last night and this morning I have caught 3 raccoons. So much easier than a live trap.
     
  10. MIRooster

    MIRooster New Egg

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    Good to hear they are working out so well for you!
     

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