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 Post subject: Bandit Busters?
PostPosted: 09 Sep 2007, 21:14 
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I'm thinking about buying half a dozen coon specific traps.

Of all of them out there, the Bandit Buster is the cheapest. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?

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Bill


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PostPosted: 09 Sep 2007, 21:22 
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i sure dont wish i could help. matter of fact i dont even own traps made just for coons.


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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2007, 20:27 
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thanks JJ.


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PostPosted: 10 Sep 2007, 21:40 
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They are banned now in Canada (ALL THAT AIHTS garbage )but the boys that did use them liked them allot. I like the fact they are specific to a species and you could trap handy to the village without worring about gettting someones stray pets. Oh well in the spirit of the Canadian government "Lets not let common sense and reason get in the way of making a decision"

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PostPosted: 11 Sep 2007, 07:26 
I use bandit busters and I've not had any foot damage whatsoever. Initial inspection may appear to have potential for foot damage, but practical use shows otherwise.


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PostPosted: 12 Sep 2007, 21:04 
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Thanks.

Sorry Canada is shooting itself in the foot. we're not far behind.

Lilbit, I think I'll but a half doz....has anyone here done a tutorial on using them?

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Bill


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PostPosted: 12 Sep 2007, 22:39 
I don't know if anyone has done a tutorial or not. I mean, they're pretty self explanatory. Find yourself a location for a good pocket set, either dry or wet. and dig a hole back about 6 inches and 2 inches in diameter. Try to hollow it out a little more in the back so the hole is 2 and a half to 3 inches. Baits do best on cotton balls or marshmallows. Take the bait and place it in the back of the hole. I like to take a 3 inch twig and shove it in there to hold it away from the trap so the animal has to reach past the pan to get to it. Then place your set bandit buster in, well staked, and I like to blend it in a little with slicking some mud up around the edges of the face.

Another set is straight down in the ground. Same premise. Dig a hole deeper than the length of the trap. Down in goes your marshmallow with raspberry jam or cotton ball with pie filling smeared on it, and then in goes the trap.

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I prefer fruit baits than have a skunk dig it up.


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PostPosted: 13 Sep 2007, 12:57 
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Wow! Good job witht he illustration.

And Thanks!

The Bandit Buster fits my budget at half the price of the others. Thanks for sharing the experience that helps me have confidence in them.

Later this fall I will share how I do.

Bill


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Where do you get Bandit Buster's?


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2007, 19:21 
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Just do a search on google for bandit busters. There are plenty of Trapper Supply Houses that carry them.

Bill


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2007, 16:19 
One good place that carries them at a good price is Minnesota Trapline Products www.minntrapprod.com


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2007, 20:11 
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LilBit,
I was searching through old posts, I read where you talked about attatching pvc pipe to the bandit busters. Can you elaborate on how to do that? (please)

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Bill


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2007, 09:17 
Sure. You take pvc that's big enough to stick your bandit buster into. I suggest taking one to home depot. Then, you have a couple of options. You take the pvc and hammer it into the ground. This creates a permanent hole that won't cave in, and you can leave it. If you decide to pull your bandit buster, you can still use it as a dirthole or a pocket set later on. Anyway, then you put your bait in the back, slide your bandit buster in, and then muddy up the edges to hold the bandit buster in place and voila. It saves on time if you don't want to carry a drill around.


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2007, 18:49 
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Thanks.

I had heard some concerns that the coon could reach his foot and chew out . I thought maybe you had attatched pvc permanently to enclose the trap and prevent the coon from doing that.

What you describe does sound like a time saver.

Thanks again,
Bill


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PostPosted: 20 Sep 2007, 18:52 
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As I read your original replies, I see that that has not been a problem (chew outs).

Thanks again.

Bill


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PostPosted: 21 Sep 2007, 08:16 
I use to have the same concerns you do BG, but I don't anymore. :)


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