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#6255944 - 06/07/18 09:50 PM Banana coon bait
HOG TRAPPER Offline
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Does anyone add anything to banana bait looking for a good summer coon bait thanks

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#6256037 - 06/08/18 05:28 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Loc: Northern Illinois
Yes I add a few drops of vanilla extract to mine but put the whole works in a cheap container and suspend it....the ants love it.

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#6256447 - 06/08/18 06:47 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Loc: Central NC
I add cherry or grape Jello powder....just enough to smell.

Or just use Blackies Fur King......my wife likes the smell so much, she "wants" to put some on toast...lol.
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#6256706 - 06/09/18 07:47 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
jabNE Offline
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Dried banana chips work great in summer and fall.
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#6256880 - 06/09/18 02:07 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Thanks for the help

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#6257660 - 06/10/18 08:50 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Originally Posted By: HOG TRAPPER
Does anyone add anything to banana bait looking for a good summer coon bait thanks


I don't use a banana bait for raccoons, but for summertime trapping raccoons aren't picky. Sweet paste will get their attention, virtually any combination of fruit or fruit oils. I wouldn't overthink making a raccoon bait especially for ADC raccoons. Best part of trapping summertime raccoons, is that you already know they are there.
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#6257805 - 06/11/18 07:40 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Loc: Monroeville NJ
My Banana bait is only Banana. Banana works year round and is my second best selling bait I have for both ADC work and Fur trapping. I sold a lot of Banana bait at the PA convention to fur boys, and DP trappers buy it like it is going out of style. My wife caught 14 groundhogs in the 4 days I was gone at the pa convention and used banana bait. Banana will catch all year Coon, Grey fox, skunk, squirrels Ground hogs as long as they are moving, I have caught muskrats and even beaver using banana baits. and deer like them I have been using banana baits in fur and ADC for close to 30 years now.
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#6258141 - 06/11/18 05:02 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Loc: SW Pa
Our Peaches and Cream bait is like that Jonesie. Every furbearer eats peaches if they find them. It is attractive to just about everything.

Bananas and banana oil is one of those universal odors that gets a lot of attention from all wildlife.

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#6258193 - 06/11/18 07:11 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
danny clifton Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: williamsburg ks
paw paws taste like sweet bananas to me. make a wonderful crème pie. every critter im aware of except bobcats eats them and not certain about bobcats.
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#6258436 - 06/12/18 07:54 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
thskeer Offline
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Loc: Virginia
Jonesie. Do you have and feral feline issues with banana based baits? Is that why the DP guys like them? I don't use cages very often and can relese them there, but DP's change things.

Tom

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#6258464 - 06/12/18 08:48 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: thskeer]
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Originally Posted By: thskeer
Jonesie. Do you have and feral feline issues with banana based baits?

Tom


IME cats don't go to sweets, and I often used Blackies Fur King or the recipe I post above to avoid cats but get furbearers.
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#6258627 - 06/12/18 03:06 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
thskeer Offline
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Loc: Virginia
Thanks John. that is the info I was looking for. Too many cats around some areas to risk the normal DP bait of cat food with fish oil!

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#6258976 - 06/13/18 06:58 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: thskeer]
Jonesie Offline
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Loc: Monroeville NJ
Originally Posted By: thskeer
Jonesie. Do you have and feral feline issues with banana based baits? Is that why the DP guys like them? I don't use cages very often and can relese them there, but DP's change things.

Tom


No cats do not seem to get caught in DP's with banana or sweet base baits or lures. I guess there could be some exceptions, because I have caught feral cats in cages using banana and other sweet baits. I do not think it was the bait that got them in the cage, but maybe curiosity and also I think they may be attracted to the rodent smells that the mice and chipmunks leave in the cages as they steal the sweet and banana baits or go for those lures.
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#6259572 - 06/14/18 04:37 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Will add...at times a cage that has caught another animal perhaps a rabbit, squirrel, groundhog etc. and is NOT CLEANED PROPERLY is the attractant for feral cats.

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#6260899 - 06/16/18 07:49 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Originally Posted By: HOG TRAPPER
Does anyone add anything to banana bait looking for a good summer coon bait thanks


We all know it isn't hard to make a bait and lure that will take animals...agreed? JMO, the most overlooked element is the reasoning for the animal to hit that bait. I know a lot of people who make their baits and go off of their own sense of smell, but still buy commercial bait and lure. JMO that is a negative, and don't make sense. That step where you're using your sense of smell comes after you have made the odor the animals have told you they "like" or are attracted to by testing ingredients in the field that is attracting them by physical signs. Then try to duplicate the odor and even then there may be slight variations in odor, due to where you got the ingredients on the first run. Just because it smells good to you or someone else is having great success doesn't necessarily mean its going to hammer home catches for you. I carry multiple bait and lure on my adc line due to the fact they are geared for the time of year that I find work best. Some work great in the heat and don't attract ants and flies, cold weather etc.

Knowing why you're adding something to a bait or lure will benefit you more than just tossing some oils into a base, and it will also save you money because you DO NOT need to lace up bait and lure with a ton of oils to have an effective attractant, all that verbal judo is BS. Sounds and looks good on a forum page but not necessary. On the flip side, if you do throw something together and its a hit out in the field, take the time to find out the (what and why) factor for that attraction. When positive sets run dry, you will find that diets will play a big role and put more money/fur into your traps on the summer line. That is how you find a "good summer bait".
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#6261168 - 06/16/18 06:31 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Registered: 12/15/13
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Loc: Southern OKLAHOMA
I made a banana, glycerin bait that is doing ok right now i am testing in live traps i figure thats the best way thanks for all replies i get over whelmed this is my first summer trapping and a have to catch i appreciate all input

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#6261360 - 06/17/18 05:00 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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OUTSTANDING! Just a tip, take it or leave it. When it comes to coon bait I find a nice sticky smear able paste that you can smear in or on an object in the trap if needed is hard to beat. The coons will lick the cage clean if its a good bait.



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#6261827 - 06/17/18 07:58 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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'Coons WILL lick a garbage can clean that has bbq sauce in/on/or otherwise, gotta have a lot of smoky molasses bbq sauce on chicken bones, ribs, garbage, any good chow with bbq sauce smeared will bring the whole family of'Coons, they'll be after faster than a bloodhound after a criminal! LOL, they don't howl, just chatter all night long, them 'Coon will take metal and all, cardboard barrels the'll eat the cardboard, these days plastic barrels are open seasons, do not have to jar any of it, just expose it to them 'Coon! Viola! Coon Crazy!
You Got 'Coon! in your pocket/shed/truck bed/over your shoulder everywhere! It's the molasses that has the neurotransmitter in it! grin


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#6261913 - 06/17/18 09:51 PM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: HOG TRAPPER]
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Loc: Southern OKLAHOMA
That looks good

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#6261979 - 06/18/18 03:00 AM Re: Banana coon bait [Re: lureintheanimal]
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Loc: Mass
Originally Posted By: lureintheanimal
'Coons WILL lick a garbage can clean that has bbq sauce in/on/or otherwise, gotta have a lot of smoky molasses bbq sauce on chicken bones, ribs, garbage, any good chow with bbq sauce smeared will bring the whole family of'Coons, they'll be after faster than a bloodhound after a criminal! LOL, they don't howl, just chatter all night long, them 'Coon will take metal and all, cardboard barrels the'll eat the cardboard, these days plastic barrels are open seasons, do not have to jar any of it, just expose it to them 'Coon! Viola! Coon Crazy!
You Got 'Coon! in your pocket/shed/truck bed/over your shoulder everywhere! It's the molasses that has the neurotransmitter in it! grin


lmao, lemme tink f0 a min. open jar...dip a stick hang or smear in cage...move on... Or mess around with bbq and chicken bones or whatever else you got going. lol

What if I bury the bait with salted sand, will it improve? sleep
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