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#5997613 - 09/13/17 12:54 AM Coon trapping question
Alexman1986 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/24/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Indiana
I noticed that in Indiana there is no regulations on how many coons can trap. With some animals there is a limit but not with coons. I'm just curious to know if I could trap too many. Like if I trapped in a 2 mile radius all throughout the season and trapped 100 would that actually make a dent in the numbers of them or would there still be a lot left to trap? It seems like it wouldn't be wise to totally eliminate them altogether. Anyone know about this?

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#5997619 - 09/13/17 02:01 AM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
DezertTrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/30/17
Posts: 461
Loc: Desert Southwest-CA
Hi Alexman,

Coons are smart critters. There's really no way to tell how many there are, or how many you should trap. Maybe just concentrate on trapping those who get too close to your home, if you're concerned about depleting the local population? Some coons can be real troublemakers, while others, not so much. I deal with naughty coons...(ADC) and don't bother with the others.

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#5997644 - 09/13/17 04:32 AM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6889
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
You'll always have coon. If you took every coon off your property, coon from outside will filter back in.

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#5997645 - 09/13/17 04:34 AM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
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Registered: 08/25/13
Posts: 3031
Loc: Hickman, Nebraska
I've trapped the same properties for many years, and can count on good coon catches at each place consistently. As long as there is food, water, and dens there will be coon on those properties.
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#5997646 - 09/13/17 04:34 AM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
Sshaffer Offline
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Registered: 05/06/17
Posts: 104
Loc: West Virginia
You won't eliminate the coon. Others will filter in. Trap as much as you want

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#5998213 - 09/13/17 07:32 PM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
Alexman1986 Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/24/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Indiana
Thanks everyone!

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#5998270 - 09/13/17 08:07 PM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
2 TRAPS Offline
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Registered: 11/10/13
Posts: 3678
Loc: Bland Virginia
Trap the prime mature coon. Let the kits, smalls and females go. We do that on coon, fox, and bobcat, sometimes female mink. We notice it helps produce more fur in the future years. Fur farming


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#5998482 - 09/13/17 10:50 PM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: 2 TRAPS]
eastwood44mag Offline
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Registered: 11/09/16
Posts: 424
Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: 2 TRAPS
Trap the prime mature coon. Let the kits, smalls and females go. We do that on coon, fox, and bobcat, sometimes female mink. We notice it helps produce more fur in the future years. Fur farming


How do you tell sex on a coon when it's live? I can't get close enough to see the works until it's in my gambrel.

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#5998497 - 09/13/17 11:17 PM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
Alexman1986 Offline
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Registered: 08/24/17
Posts: 23
Loc: Indiana
I use DP traps. I don't think it would be safe to let the females or kits out of that do you?i figured if I went up that close and tried to get its arm out of the trap he'd try to bite me. Right or no?

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#5998510 - 09/13/17 11:59 PM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
don Wolf Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7174
Loc: evansville Indiana age70
I sent you a pm.

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#5998566 - 09/14/17 06:18 AM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: eastwood44mag]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 6889
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
Originally Posted By: eastwood44mag
Originally Posted By: 2 TRAPS
Trap the prime mature coon. Let the kits, smalls and females go. We do that on coon, fox, and bobcat, sometimes female mink. We notice it helps produce more fur in the future years. Fur farming


How do you tell sex on a coon when it's live? I can't get close enough to see the works until it's in my gambrel.


Look at its butt...boar coon have a nasty looking sphincter.

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#5998584 - 09/14/17 07:10 AM Re: Coon trapping question [Re: Alexman1986]
danny clifton Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 9592
Loc: williamsburg ks
Animals that are good breeders with big litters like coyotes, rats and coons you don't need to worry much.
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