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Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7806262
02/24/23 01:34 PM
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Wish cat food worked in tbe wild

Re: Dogproofs [Re: coondagger2] #7806279
02/24/23 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Not being rude, but I havenít found a ďcoon baitĒ on the market thatís worth the money. I wish there was something that performs better than what Iím using, but when theyíll hit cat food or peanuts equal to or more than commercial stuff, itís just not worth it to me

X2!

That hasn't been my experience, but you've got to go with what you have confidence in and what works for you.

Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7806344
02/24/23 04:18 PM
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That's right trapdog. If it works for you then by no means should you change


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7806554
02/24/23 09:04 PM
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Some places that I trap raccoons, I need to catch as close to every last one of them as possible. A lot of times they come by my sets traveling from the dining room, heading to their living room, already stuffed and are finicky.
I offer them diced apples, topped with squeeze grape jam, and squirt a mixture of imitation vanilla and honey, with a little anise oil around the set. It has been proven to be my best shot at catching the overstuffed ones. Who passes up desert after stuffing themselves with Thanksgiving dinner?
Now I'm thinking about trying some pecan pie in my DPs. smile

Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7806662
02/25/23 12:14 AM
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I had a guy one time set up an experiment in about as controlled environment as you can get. He had trail through the center of long old hog building. The raccoons were walking right through it to get from dens to feeding areas. He placed 8 DPs 4 on each side of the trail and baited every other one with my bait and the others with another popular bait choice. The first night he had 4 coons on my bait and one on the other. Further continuous days results were similar to the results of the first night. Over 85% of the coons he caught were on my bait. I didn't even know he was doing the experiment but I was happy with his results. The coons passed several opportunities to get the other bait to get to mine.

After using DPs for close to 2 decades now I am very confident in saying the bait choices do make a difference. It's not about the ones you catch, its about the ones you don't.


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Re: Dogproofs [Re: ~ADC~] #7806678
02/25/23 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by ~ADC~
I had a guy one time set up an experiment in about as controlled environment as you can get. He had trail through the center of long old hog building. The raccoons were walking right through it to get from dens to feeding areas. He placed 8 DPs 4 on each side of the trail and baited every other one with my bait and the others with another popular bait choice. The first night he had 4 coons on my bait and one on the other. Further continuous days results were similar to the results of the first night. Over 85% of the coons he caught were on my bait. I didn't even know he was doing the experiment but I was happy with his results. The coons passed several opportunities to get the other bait to get to mine.

After using DPs for close to 2 decades now I am very confident in saying the bait choices do make a difference. It's not about the ones you catch, its about the ones you don't.


That's interesting, do you have multiple baits and where do I find them?

Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7806736
02/25/23 07:42 AM
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As much as it pains me to compliment him, ADC's baits are very good.
(Note: I am not a paid spokesman. ADC is WAY too cheap for something like that.)

Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7807443
02/25/23 10:58 PM
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I've heard about guys staking or chaining off to a tree/post or whatever and then just laying the trap down instead of sticking it into the ground. Any studies done on which is better ?

Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7807463
02/25/23 11:28 PM
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I've used a lot of DPs but I've never laid one on the ground. I think they have to be more effective stuck in the ground where they can be seen and smelled.

Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7807534
02/26/23 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by TheYouthTrapper
Originally Posted by ~ADC~
I had a guy one time set up an experiment in about as controlled environment as you can get. He had trail through the center of long old hog building. The raccoons were walking right through it to get from dens to feeding areas. He placed 8 DPs 4 on each side of the trail and baited every other one with my bait and the others with another popular bait choice. The first night he had 4 coons on my bait and one on the other. Further continuous days results were similar to the results of the first night. Over 85% of the coons he caught were on my bait. I didn't even know he was doing the experiment but I was happy with his results. The coons passed several opportunities to get the other bait to get to mine.

After using DPs for close to 2 decades now I am very confident in saying the bait choices do make a difference. It's not about the ones you catch, its about the ones you don't.


That's interesting, do you have multiple baits and where do I find them?


Actually they are in the for sale section on www.iowatrapperstalk.com, that is what I have left. I'm contemplating not making anymore until the markets return, but I'm not sure some folks will let me. lol


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Re: Dogproofs [Re: trapdog1] #7807535
02/26/23 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by trapdog1
As much as it pains me to compliment him, ADC's baits are very good.
(Note: I am not a paid spokesman. ADC is WAY too cheap for something like that.)

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Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7807953
02/26/23 05:53 PM
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I was thinking about this thread this weekend so I setup a little experiment of my own here. Each February for the last weekend of trapping season I break out the dog proofs and trap the farm we turkey hunt for coons. Itís not a huge farm, about 150 acres.

Friday I set out a dozen dog proofs and a dozen 220ís. All set on good coon trails, but this is the third year Iíve trapped them heavy and theyíre starting to thin out a little.

I am confident with the conibears that Iím killing pretty much any coon walking down that trail. Above it has been argued that by only using cat food and good fish oil I am missing coons

In two checks Iíve caught 16. 6 in 220ís and 10 in dog proofs. I fail to see how I am missing coons

Sure is nice catching them in 220ís though, theyíre dry and clean and no gun required


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Re: Dogproofs [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7808069
02/26/23 08:21 PM
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Unless you run cameras or set your 220s or footholds inbetween the DP's on the trail, how would you know if you had misses?

Re: Dogproofs [Re: SNIPERBBB] #7808071
02/26/23 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SNIPERBBB
Unless you run cameras or set your 220s or footholds inbetween the DP's on the trail, how would you know if you had misses?

No way to know, I was just using the 220ís as a control for how many coon I should be expecting to catch with a dozen traps. Never said it was perfect science grin


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