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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2013, 08:34 
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We had a "January thaw" for about 3+ days last month and because I was trapping a farmstead with cats I tried a combo of grape jelly, marshmellow, and anise oil for a sweet bait. Well, no luck but we might have a warm week here again and thought perhaps one more try at the farm. Perhaps I should try a lure with some "breeding scent" in it as I believe isn't Feb. the month of "love" for coons (although perhaps not this early around here). Any suggestions would be appreciate...

P.S. remember "warm" around here in early Feb. is above freezing during the day.

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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2013, 10:29 
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I think the concoction you used was pretty good. Have you thought about using a fish oil or shell fish oil around the set but not in it? I think that fishy smell would draw them in a little better. I saw the forecast and I also saw next week looks to be nice. Saw a few highs in the mid 20's. Think I may put a couple coon sets out as well. I am wondering how the fur is right now? Have you ever caught one this time of year? I caught some last year right before the season closed at the end of Feb and they were crap. No fat, thin leather, and just about impossible to flesh. I am hoping they are still good right now.

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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2013, 13:03 
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Fish94 may know about late seasn coons in the the Dakotas and Minnesota but early Feb. may be still decent. But later Feb., such as you said, things start going down hill fast. I know I was up at a country buyer's place in late Feb. either last year or 2011 and he was about to pull the plug on buying any more fresh caught coon then...

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PostPosted: 01 Feb 2013, 13:27 
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I caught a dozen or so before this last storm all big really nice boars out patrolling I suppose but they looked really good yet anyway. I would also try the shell fish oil or fish oil with something sweet and check out those culverts comming out of creeks or sloughs they have been good to me lately

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