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 Post subject: best dog proof coon trap
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 19:59 
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I was looking at lil griz, coon cuffs and bandit busters. I don't know much about any of them. I am not a heavy trapper, just going to do some sets with my son and thought some of these would be a good addition. Any advise would help. Thanks Bobby


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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 20:08 
Lil' Griz -- Pro- Requires no setters though setters (Trap Tweeze) are available. Trigger design designed for a grab and pull, reducing non-target catches. Back is enclosed. Con- due to jaw and firing mechanism, must be set above ground. Average price: $20.95.

Coon Cuff-- Pro- Requires no setters. Can be set in ground and embankments as the mechanism is protected by a steel tube. Back is open for easy baiting. Con- Cannot be left exposed as back is open. Average price: $18.00

Bandit Buster-- Pro- Requires no setters. Inexpensive. Can be set in ground and embankments. Con- Must be careful when setting in ground as mechanism is exposed. Suggested to use with pvc. Cannot be left exposed. Average price: 10.00


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PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 20:46 
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I have the griz and like it. I use it in the barn. I take a handfull of hay and put it around it so it loks like a hole. never just laid or stuck it in the ground.

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 Post subject: coon traps
PostPosted: 30 Oct 2007, 21:19 
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Read an article in FFG this last week about making your own dog proof coon traps. The guy used 6" pvc cut in 6-8" pcs. and then bought pvc "dome caps". The caps he drilled with 1 1/2" holes in center and glued the dome cap onto the pvc, all of which is then placed over a 1 1/2 coil spring. Cheap and dog proof.

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In terms of making your own I've also heard of people digging a hole a little bit deeper and then putting plywood over it with a hole cut in it. Scrap plywood isn't too hard to come across for free. Just throw a 1.5 under in the ground and put the plywood over the trap. Just make sure you leave enough room for the trap to close without hitting the wood. Just some food for though.


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You can also cut the bottom off of 5 gallon bucket. Drill holes in bottom & set 1 1/2 under it. Later J.J.

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what a waste of a 5 gallon! but i guess if you have enough of them....good idea!

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Yep, make friends with a drywaller, you'll have more buckets than you'll
know what ta do with.


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mike foreman wrote:
Yep, make friends with a drywaller, you'll have more buckets than you'll
know what ta do with.


Or a restaurant owner... I usually have quite a few pickle buckets on hand.

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oh ya....my dads friend had a consession stand business at the norway speedway....we still have a ton of pickle buckets that we use in the christmas tree business....they come in handy!

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plastic bowls from the dollar store with a 1 1/2 hole read that some where set trap place bowl over top


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hey....i like that one!!

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