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#6015166 - 10/02/17 10:47 PM Chipmunks?
Thumb Catcher Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 282
Loc: Northern Ky
Is it me or is it a difficult time of year to catch Chipmunks?
Tried Sunflower seeds which never leave me down, to many acorns for them to feed on is my guess?

Any tips/ suggestions using Safeguard traps just can't get them to commit

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#6015207 - 10/03/17 01:22 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 2328
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
A milkjug full of water is hard to beat.

Another option is a 2.5" round body grip trap.


Edited by AJE (10/03/17 01:23 AM)
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#6015211 - 10/03/17 02:26 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
DezertTrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/30/17
Posts: 503
Loc: Desert Southwest-CA
Try chicken scratch, whole dry feed corn, and raisins.

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#6015218 - 10/03/17 03:55 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 978
Loc: Massachusetts
5x5's have always worked well with just a little bait smeared on the pan. Never found it difficult to trap Chipmunks in any particular time of year with good bait/lure. Don't buy into there's plenty of acorns and other Foods out there. If you put something in front of them that entices and appeals to their stomachs, they will go into that cage.
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#6015307 - 10/03/17 07:35 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
Michigan Trappin Offline
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Registered: 05/20/14
Posts: 3335
Loc: Southwest Michigan
Peanuts and peanutbutter on a rat trap. Put it in. Weasel box or you'll get birds too. Or just under something where birds won't go
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#6015313 - 10/03/17 07:44 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
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Registered: 10/19/14
Posts: 978
Loc: Massachusetts
That's all they do is clog up rat traps on my farm jobs.
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#6015329 - 10/03/17 08:00 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: AJE]
Uwe Offline
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Registered: 11/10/16
Posts: 150
Loc: Wisconsin, USA
AJE, how does the milkjug with water work?

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#6015519 - 10/03/17 11:52 AM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Uwe]
Thumb Catcher Offline
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Registered: 12/27/06
Posts: 282
Loc: Northern Ky
Dezerttrapper thank you for your suggestion, time for something different.
The people have no children and have two dogs which they treat as if there children. Any trap other than a live trap is out, period.
a Weasel type Box with a little zero or no#1 in it is what I use but not on this job.
Found a fellow jackets nest while inspecting and I couldn't even put seven dust on it, so will give the cracked corn a try and hole corn which I have plenty of and a small box of raisins thats a new one on me, but makes sense. Thank you
Thanks for the replies
acorns so thick you could use a shovel to scoop them up.

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#6015559 - 10/03/17 12:30 PM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Uwe]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 2328
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Uwe
AJE, how does the milkjug with water work?
Find the chipmunks hole in the ground. Fill a milk jug with water. Pour the water down the hole. The plan would be that the chipmunk or striped gopher would try to get out of it's ground hole to avoid drowning. It literally comes popping out of the hole so quick, going into the empty milk jug. Then put the cap on the milk jug.
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#6015599 - 10/03/17 01:15 PM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: AJE]
Uwe Offline
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Registered: 11/10/16
Posts: 150
Loc: Wisconsin, USA
Haha, I will have to try that!

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#6015761 - 10/03/17 05:03 PM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
DezertTrapper Offline
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Registered: 08/30/17
Posts: 503
Loc: Desert Southwest-CA
Originally Posted By: Thumb Catcher
Dezerttrapper thank you for your suggestion, time for something different.
The people have no children and have two dogs which they treat as if there children. Any trap other than a live trap is out, period.
a Weasel type Box with a little zero or no#1 in it is what I use but not on this job.
Found a fellow jackets nest while inspecting and I couldn't even put seven dust on it, so will give the cracked corn a try and hole corn which I have plenty of and a small box of raisins thats a new one on me, but makes sense. Thank you
Thanks for the replies
acorns so thick you could use a shovel to scoop them up.


You're most welcome. I don't know what it is about raisins, but sometimes--whoa! Works more often than it doesn't/ Sometimes fresh grapes do too. I like using them out here because they don't dehydrate too fast. Sometimes they want that moisture and a grape is a perfect, sweet little package of moisture. I squish a few and leave the rest whole. I've also had them go after cheap, greasy dried dog food in occasion. Weird little critters they are, good luck!

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#6016562 - 10/04/17 03:19 PM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: AJE]
Tweed Offline
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Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 1859
Loc: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: AJE
Originally Posted By: Uwe
AJE, how does the milkjug with water work?
Find the chipmunks hole in the ground. Fill a milk jug with water. Pour the water down the hole. The plan would be that the chipmunk or striped gopher would try to get out of it's ground hole to avoid drowning. It literally comes popping out of the hole so quick, going into the empty milk jug. Then put the cap on the milk jug.


If you have or can find a video that you have to post that!

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#6016601 - 10/04/17 04:00 PM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Thumb Catcher]
Uwe Offline
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Registered: 11/10/16
Posts: 150
Loc: Wisconsin, USA

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#6026123 - 10/14/17 10:43 PM Re: Chipmunks? [Re: Uwe]
Scully Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 7
Loc: California :-(
That is one of the craziest things I've seen . I would have never believed it if I hadn't seen it.

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