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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2006, 22:42 
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I wanted to make a decent post for my first one so here goes...

Actually they are for coons but if set in early season expect possums too....

220 bucket sets...

View one shows it set in a typical location...
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See how I run the chain up and stake through it and the bucket, this keeps the trap there with the catch and stabilizes the bucket so when the coons climb on it it won't flip.

View two shows a side view of the set...
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You can see how deep the slots are cut in the sides. I also drill a hole in the top and bottom for the stake and several in the bottom to allow the scent out of the bucket. I also try to prop the front of the bucket up 2-4" so the coons can see in easier.

Good luck on your possum line. :lol:

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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2006, 22:52 
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A sure-fire possum set. I love it!

I like the tip about propping the front of the bucket up. Do you use other bait for 'coons other than fish products?

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PostPosted: 31 Aug 2006, 23:15 
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I'd use a rat carcuss if I got one handy besides fish. When it gets really cold I'll use a few drops of a LDC fox lure in there with the bait. The coons noses don't seem as keen in the colder weather.

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PostPosted: 01 Sep 2006, 20:42 
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That bucket set is about the only coon set I use but in Wisconsin if we use a 220 the opening has to be restricted to no more than 49 square inches I think. I use the same set but with a 160.


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PostPosted: 02 Sep 2006, 13:06 
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nice pic ADC

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adc. you all ways make me laugh, nice grinner by the way :roll:


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