Racoon Bait

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by SED, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the best bait to put in a live trap to catch racoons?
     
  2. homesteadmomma

    homesteadmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sardines, tuna, and dog or cat food have worked out well for us.
     
  3. SweetieBirds

    SweetieBirds Out Of The Brooder

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    Try grape jelly by itself or on bread. They cannot resist!
     
  4. Kelebek

    Kelebek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just trapped a coon last night - I put eggs, leading in, dry cat food and marshmellows also leading in - then UNDER the trap all the way inside - i put canned cat food. Worked like a charm ;-)

    The first couple nights - I had a can of tuna - it reached in and pulled the can all the way up to the switch and would eat it without setting off the trap - but dumping it out under the cage - they really have to get in there and get into it to get the food - wala!

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  5. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 on the marshmallows. The professional trapper my MIL hired uses those for racoons.
     
  6. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put peanut butter on a piece of bread and put it in the back of the trap. Also if the coon is a little to big for the trap(you will know this by the trap being closed and no coon inside meaning it could not close enough to lock so it just backed out) I will put a rock on the opened door for a little extra weight.
     
  7. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    marshmallows for eye appeal and molasses for the smell I have never caught cats with this combo
     
  8. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Marshmallows!
     
  9. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everybody! Gonna try some of these this weekend!
     
  10. bryan99705

    bryan99705 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would suggest jelly, marshmallows, veggies or fruit so you don't waste your time with catching the neighbor's cat. Be sure to stake down the trap so they can't flip it over
     

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