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DP and Golf ball #6659643
11/07/19 12:32 PM
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What do you use to attach your golf balls to your DPís? Wire, cable? Or do you just set on top and donít worry about losing it? I just drilled a hole in two dozen and wanted opinions. Thanks


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6659649
11/07/19 12:36 PM
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I just set it on top. Trap must be straight though. I have seen guys buy the caps folks sell and tie them off. I have also used Styrofoam cups but they get messy and leave trash behind. I almost always find the golfball. I only use them if i have a mice problem though. I don't use a lot.


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6659659
11/07/19 12:49 PM
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on some nuisance coon this summer , the summers theme was rain and more rain and coon problems , a lot of chickens lost this summer , I used Gatorade bottles with the bottoms cut off , they stay on in the wind fairly well , you can see the bait and trap just walking past no need to touch it to check and the orange cap makes them easy to spot.

they also stack decently

some coon chew them up , some don't but it doesn't leave little pieces all over like Styrofoam cups

just an idea to try


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6659669
11/07/19 01:06 PM
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I use golf balls just because I have hundreds of them.. Not sure there much good for keeping rain out? Maybe some? I use them more for mice and like strike indicators.. I can drive down the edge of a corn field and if the ball is still on top trap just drive by.. I do know squirrels and even deer will knock some off.. Most the time I find the ball in the catch circle or just outside of it. I loose some no idea where they hide sometimes? Do have a couple really chewed up ones too..Have used several colors and can't say that I think that makes a difference with catch. Some colors do make my ability to see the trap better in certain locations. But for the most part I just grab a ball out of the bucket.

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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6659675
11/07/19 01:13 PM
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You can attach them with cable, I have done that and do not have to look for them

Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6659944
11/07/19 08:22 PM
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I screw a wood dowell to the ball. About an inch is all you need. Stays on better and is easier on the hands from setting lots of traps.
just

Last edited by AKAjust; 11/07/19 08:23 PM.
Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660003
11/07/19 09:30 PM
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I cable mine.


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660006
11/07/19 09:34 PM
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I just set it on top. It's always nearby the catch circle when resetting but we have buckets of them so if I do lose one no biggy.
I like bright colors like neon yellow or pink, easier to find after a catch with snow.
Jim


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: AKAjust] #6660007
11/07/19 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by AKAjust
I screw a wood dowell to the ball. About an inch is all you need. Stays on better and is easier on the hands from setting lots of traps.
just

I like that idea for both reasons!

Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660338
11/08/19 09:56 AM
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I just put a small flat rock on mine. It keeps the mice out, the coon have no problem flipping the rock off and I can put lure on the rock. Plus I think it sheds the rain better than the golf ball.


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660924
11/09/19 03:07 AM
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If using along h20 I try to cable them, otherwise I just set a ball on top. I generally use white golf balls though I do have other colors.
Some use a styro cup but to me that's just asking for a mess.
You can cable those fancy coon caps with a steel fishing leader if trapping near h20.

Last edited by AJE; 11/09/19 03:10 AM.

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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660937
11/09/19 04:55 AM
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Bio degradable coffee cups is what I use just when it looks like wet weather coming. You used to be able to get them at Sams. I havenít bought any for a long time but bought several on the initial purchase. They stack good will last the whole season and if the coon does tear them up the degrade on their own.

Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660949
11/09/19 05:30 AM
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I tried to drill a few one year. Not all golf balls have the same inside and some are pressurized liquid that made quite a splatter on my garage wall, arm, and drill when I hit the center so watch your eyes and be careful when drilling them.
I had several others though that drilled fine. When I attached them with cable to say the chain the coon can really do a number on the cable over time and will.chew up a ball..so I switched to just setting a ball on top and that has kept most of my golf balls reusable year after year. We do have quite a few in buckets though so if I lose one no biggy.
Jim


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6660990
11/09/19 07:09 AM
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Thanks for the replies. More to keep the mice out. I drilled around 36 and never hit one with liquid.


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Re: DP and Golf ball [Re: Kevin Stake] #6661023
11/09/19 08:03 AM
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Just thinking, I have about 50 DP and do use golf balls, I also have old arthritic hands. So today I am going to try to screw a short 1 inch dowel to a ball, say 1 inch. Thinking I could preset and bait, insert dowel and allow trap to pinch and hold dowel, ball and bait in place. Takes small effort to press spring to finish setting. Golf ball will stay on top better, smear some stuff on ball sprinkle stuff around and move on. Maybe a poor idea but I am carrying balls now and if I could make setting pre baited trap easier....On reset I could just rotate trap with fresh one.


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