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Surprising how a persons take on things can change with a ittle proper involvement. You might lose your bounty trapping, but you may make a lifetime trapper. Way to go.....

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I'd rather have the trapper for life ...plenty of other earless[or was that tailess] coon's in other people's garbage can's.... :wink:

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my cornfield friend brought me another coon this morning....a sow...

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How many little ones does a coon average in a season.


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I'm no expert, but it seems to be four.

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seem's to be four here too..up here the coon's rut in the hardest part of the winter...mid.dec till end jan. depending on the weather and how good the coon's can move to find ,mate's also has a lot to do with litter size ..good weather bigger litter's bad weather smaller litter's...

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Here is a picture of one of the litters of four that my "captive" coons bore. Oddly enough , I took them from their mom early on and finished raising them on bottles......of the four, two were very gentle and two were extremely wild.

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nice pic.'s .....I never could get them to breed..I had dozen's as pet's as a kid....it rained all night here and all morning too..I guess I'll go out in the shop and mess with some trap's

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Looks like i'm going to have to get serious here!! Not sure where thier all comeing from but they sure like the cat food!

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Suckers gave me the slip and made off with my bait to boot :x :oops: , Went back tonight and set a second trap, I'm not sure but I think the coon on top the trap is pulling the marshmellows through the trap, or as Chief said could be reaching over the trigger and swipeing them that way.


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If they are stealing the bait by reaching over the trigger it 's not hard to make the back of the trap a foot or so longer..or start attaching the bait down in the back.I had a small wire cricket cage .I would put my bait in the cricket cage then wire it to the back of the trap.that made the coon's work for it.he would then make the mistake and step on the trigger..another thing I found out after you catch a coon or have him in the cage and miss him ,chance's of catching him again is almost nill....The sow coon's I turn loose in my wood's I put a cheap reflective dog collar on them so when i tree them with the hound's I don't shoot the sow's out..which really help's when they are pregant...I'v turned dozen's loose with the collar's on and never recaught one...I'v tree'd them several time's with the hound's but never got them to go back in the cage...kind'a like pinching the toe's on a yote it's hard to get him to fall for that trick again.one time I also wired a piece of a limb about the size of chicken's egg [around]across the trigger at the very front and the entire width of the trigger.coon's seem to have no problem walking in and putting their front feet on the wood [limb] and tripping the trap...Great pic.'s by the way.....

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Great pictures of the dog feed bandits. :lol: I have found that by mounting a can with a half lid facing the entry of the trap the coons have too much difficulty in reaching around to get the bait and come over the trigger.

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Nice...I wired my to the bottom of the cage ..but I will try one wired to the back....

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3rd one down,3 to go!!

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This one was not happy about being in the trap, the boys kept thier distance with this one :D I threw a little change up on them this time, I covered the trap with a blanket, also notice the 1x4 in the trap, I placed this on top of the trigger pointing at the door so the coon had to walk the " plank" to get the bait, looks like it worked ok!


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Way to go IT2! That should help out on the loss of pet food for your neighbor.

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:shock: What did that coon weigh. he looks pretty big in the pics.


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Hound, looks can be decieving, this coon only weighed about 10-12 pounds. He is putting on a good show though, he kept growling an lunging at whoever got close, the look on the boys face the first time he did it was a roit.


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now that you told me it looks smaller :lol: in that first pick it looks bigger i guess because your kids are back from the cage and it makes it look bigger in comparison


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