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#6169358 - 02/25/18 12:01 AM Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs?
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Registered: 11/19/10
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Loc: Rochester, MN
Jonesie suggests stiff fiberfill beneath the trigger. I tried that in the 2017 season and I never had the fiberfill pulled out like I had with wool or polyfill. I get the sense though that a pelletized bait isnít necessary. Rather, just squirting a lure or liquid bait onto the fiberfill might be all thatís needed. Later in the season, I used paste bait on the fiberfill with very good results.

Your thoughts are welcome.
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#6169448 - 02/25/18 06:57 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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I carry a half gallon milk jug of our homemade pelleted dry DP bait in truck. Easy to use, pour, etc. And I can put some in a small sandwich baggy or two in our trapping bucket so we always have some available for remakes.
I always use a good loud coon or other lure in conjunction with the bait at sets. Don't know which is better it's just what we have been doing and it works very well for us.
Jim
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#6169455 - 02/25/18 07:05 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: jabNE]
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Originally Posted By: jabNE

I always use a good loud coon or other lure in conjunction with the bait at sets. Don't know which is better it's just what we have been doing and it works very well for us.
Jim

What do you mean by a loud coon lure?
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#6169457 - 02/25/18 07:08 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Originally Posted By: Teacher
Jonesie suggests stiff fiberfill beneath the trigger.


Is stiff fiberfill stuff used in pillows?
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#6169464 - 02/25/18 07:19 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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You know something with a good odor that reached out on those warm foggy knights when they are really moving. There are a lot of good coon lures on market today.
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#6169520 - 02/25/18 08:05 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Teacher I've used a piece of sponge that fits tight in the bottom of the dp. No bait/food used whatsoever. Just a good squirt of fish oil is all it took. Produced well.

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#6169800 - 02/25/18 10:54 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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I buy my fiberfill from Joanne Fabrics. They have polyfil, which is soft and used under trap pans. Then they have fiberfill, which comes in various thicknesses and stiffness.

Okay, to answer your question, yes, it is used in seat cushions and it comes in 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch and so on. The rolls are 30 or 36 inches wide and you can by it by the running foot. An 18-inch x 36-Inch piece provides enough DP pieces to fill 12 dozen DPs with plenty left over.

About using sponge. As I recall, and Iíve only read this once in all the years Iíve been on Tman, one dog somewhere got a sponge out of a DP, ate it and died. Iím fuzzy on the details. However, whenever anybody mentions ďspongesĒ with DPs, there is a chorus of trappers who write ďDONíT DO IT because itíll kill dogsĒ. To the best of my knowledge, eating fiberfill wonít kill anything.
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#6169827 - 02/25/18 11:16 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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If you rough up your DP trigger a bit and use raw wool It will just about be Impossible to pull out.
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#6169927 - 02/25/18 12:34 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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I've heard that also about sponge but in my experience the only thing that has been able to remove sponge without getting caught is a mouse/rat. When they do they don't even eat it. If one is careful not to use something that is desirable to eat yet smells good as is the case with fish oil there should be no worries. Poly-fill would work too. Although if a dog ate that I don't see it being to great for the dog either.

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#6170336 - 02/25/18 07:23 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Registered: 05/11/15
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Loc: MN
I use a marshmallow and dry,fish based cat food. Next year I am using a fish based bait...one that is sweet and one that has shell fish oil added. Ground dry cat food serves as a binder. There are some other "secret" ingredients, but it is based on a Last a Bro recipe

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#6170337 - 02/25/18 07:24 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Loc: MN
Should be Kaatz

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#6170387 - 02/25/18 07:49 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Loc: Central NC
not really, a dab of lure on the lip and a marshmallow under the trigger is all it takes
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#6170926 - 02/26/18 09:40 AM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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I like to take my jerky shooter and fill the whole DP with a bacon grease concoction.
This Is water proof mice won't clean It out and coon love It.
But If I decide to trap some coon this year I'm going to try some of those scent impregnated rubber fishing lures. I can see the biggest problem Is going to be able to get It on the trigger.
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#6171059 - 02/26/18 12:04 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Loc: E central Il
Long needle nose pliers worked pretty good for us Beav !

The unsented ones will absorb sent pretty good when closed up in a ziplock bag !

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#6171075 - 02/26/18 12:18 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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I have had great success with ADC's Raccoon Trail Mix, I don't need to change up often but when I do my ADC's Shellfish Payback works terrific in DP's.
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#6171429 - 02/26/18 06:54 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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I really like Beav's idea of the bacon grease in the jerky shooter. But I think I will try buying empty caulking gun tubes and fill with the bacon grease and use a regular caulking gun...I think it should work good.

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#6171446 - 02/26/18 07:05 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
dustytinner Offline
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Loc: SE Minnesota
Where can you buy empty caulk tubes?
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#6171528 - 02/26/18 07:56 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
scheide Offline
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Registered: 02/09/11
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Loc: nebraska
All kinds of them on ebay.

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#6172343 - 02/27/18 04:21 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: Teacher]
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Registered: 08/14/12
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Loc: SE Minn
U-line has tubes also.

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#6172364 - 02/27/18 04:49 PM Re: Is there even a need for pelletized bait in DPs? [Re: scheide]
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Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: scheide
I really like Beav's idea of the bacon grease in the jerky shooter. But I think I will try buying empty caulking gun tubes and fill with the bacon grease and use a regular caulking gun...I think it should work good.




Thar is a great idea, Thank you


I can see myself buying some empty caulk tubes in the near future....



I think that would work really well for castor



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