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Best coon set...blue bucket? #6258117
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How well does the blue bucket set work for coon? Asking for a friend...

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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258121
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NO good It's a mink set.


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258123
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Beav! Don't tell anyone!

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258127
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Had to lock it up the coon poop was getting so deep! whistle


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258132
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Originally Posted By: Hutchy
How well does the blue bucket set work for coon? Asking for a friend...


My go to set..

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258147
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Some fella was selling blue buckets at the PTA rondy last week. He was selling lots of buckets, more than Lowe's.

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258175
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What about a blue barrel set? Would I catch a barrel full of mink or coon? What about a blue pipe?




Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258282
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I hung one off the ground and caught a flying squirrel.

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258419
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Newt who let that set out!!!!!!!!


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258426
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I heard from a girl, who read on the net, that Lirpa Loof invented the set.

Bet I know who was selling them at PTA.
He's been flooding the market for years but the set still produces.
That's why the coon, possum, and mink market are so low.
Good thing the set does not work on our high quality coyotes.





Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258433
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The original blue bucket with instructional dvd sold at the PTA auction over the weekend. I'm really upset I had to leave early...

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258434
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I believe raccoons, like nearly all mammals, cannot differentiate color. If that is true, what is the attraction to blue? Does it reflect ultra violet light? Just wondering.

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Ole] #6258441
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Originally Posted By: Ole
I believe raccoons, like nearly all mammals, cannot differentiate color. If that is true, what is the attraction to blue? Does it reflect ultra violet light? Just wondering.


They don't see black and white but are "color blind". They can still detect some colors such as blue. The buckets probably have UV brighteners which can make them almost glow in the dark to animals.


Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258447
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If I were a raccoon I would WANT to stick my head in the blue bucket...I could not help myself.



I'm just happy to be here! Today I'm as young as I'll ever be and and older than I've ever been before!
Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258451
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i use the blue bucket set when i wanna catch mink and exclude coon.like trying to catch a mountain lion in a dogproof.you gentleman need to look outside the box,remember how many people thought Ken Smythe was crazy???????????BATMAN out


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258458
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Mine are beige (dirty white) or black and work well.
BUT, they are SQUARE 4 gallons I get from Lowes or Ace Hardware from when they get chain.
Square are easier to stabilize too.
Some drill holes in bottom (end) for odors to flow but I cut a window bout 2"x4" and pop rivet 1/4" rat wire (hardware cloth) over it.
I do drill a hole TO SUSPEND THE BAIT...this keeps mice from stealing it.

The most important aspect is A ROOF, or set the trap 8-10" back to keep dogs out.
I drill holes for a quick attach roof that overhangs bout 10-12".

Since coon travel as family units I'll set 1-2 buckets, 3-4 DP's and maybe a couple pocket and/or blind sets with footholds where sign is present.


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Jonesie] #6258510
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Originally Posted By: Jonesie
Newt who let that set out!!!!!!!!


I DID NOT.
I thought we WERE friends. Guess I was wrong


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258528
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Lirpa Loof sells those DVDs online somewhere. You might try minktrapping.com for a copy of the video

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6258978
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Newt I remember a guy you had helping you 1 year who we talked up the blue bucket set
so much he ordered a bunch of new one right there. do you remember who it was?
hint young buck
tom


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Tweed] #6258984
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Originally Posted By: Tweed
Originally Posted By: Ole
I believe raccoons, like nearly all mammals, cannot differentiate color. If that is true, what is the attraction to blue? Does it reflect ultra violet light? Just wondering.


They don't see black and white but are "color blind". They can still detect some colors such as blue. The buckets probably have UV brighteners which can make them almost glow in the dark to animals.




I believe that deer also see a difference in Blue.
So until Mr. coon and speak clearly we'll just keep trying to determine what his favorite color is

Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: The Beav] #6259047
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
NO good It's a mink set.


X2


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259130
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From the responses I see no one really knows how to make the blue bucket set for mink.


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: The Beav] #6259140
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
From the responses I see no one really knows how to make the blue bucket set for mink.




Oh yes they do.


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259148
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The lion originated It.

But I can tell you this trapper John hasn't a clue on how to use It as a mink set.LOl


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259153
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I know nutink. grin

Nittany and Co, could jump on the paid instruction band wagon with the BBS.

Or the demo circuit, or both.





Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259162
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EAT YOUR HEARTS OUT.i've got the video.thinkin it will catch coon is absurd.everyone knows coon don't swim underwater. whistle


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259177
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Underwater??


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259180
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Think He meant scent underwater.





Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: The Beav] #6259190
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Originally Posted By: The Beav
But I can tell you this trapper John hasn't a clue on how to use It as a mink set.LOl


This thread is about COON bucket sets. Mink should be discussed on another thread.

What kind of thread highjacking jerk do you think I am?


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259253
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Your right LOL

This Is the way the set Is suppose to be made for mink.

First you need to look for suitable water depths. If the bucket sits to high out of the water then the mink can't get up on top. So If the water Is to shallow you need to place a rock or a chunk of sod or a limb near the bucket so the mink can get on top.
You have to be careful of any current that may wash the bucket away.

Then you place some dirt on top of the bucket. Then add some dry dog food to the top of the bucket. What happens Is the birds fly down and eat the dog food and when doing so knock some off In the water. This In turn draws In crayfish and minnows to feed on the dog food. The mink then will hunt from the top of the bucket. So water depth Is very important when making this set.
You could just dump the dog food In the water and not have any bird problems. But that's the way It was explained to me.

You will probably have to add more dirt after awhile so you can get your trap bedded. And stop adding dog food so the birds won't set off your trap.

As you can see the original Blue Bucket Set was not Intended for trapping coon.
So using the Blue bucket terminology with coon sets Is probably some type of copyright Infringement.


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: TRAPPER TOM] #6259258
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Originally Posted By: TRAPPER TOM
Newt I remember a guy you had helping you 1 year who we talked up the blue bucket set
so much he ordered a bunch of new one right there. do you remember who it was?
hint young buck
tom


His name is Dave

It was in NC too.


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259377
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Ten years ago I had a blue Chevy Z71 that was a real possum killer. Even added a few groundhogs during daylight hours.

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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Hutchy] #6259478
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Did you swerve to get them?


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: pcr2] #6259558
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Originally Posted By: pcr2
.everyone knows coon don't swim underwater. whistle



Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: oneoldboot] #6259598
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Originally Posted By: oneoldboot
Originally Posted By: pcr2
.everyone knows coon don't swim underwater. whistle




laugh


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Re: Best coon set...blue bucket? [Re: Newt] #6259772
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YOU got it but it was in pa the same place the rock got glued to your van hood!!!
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