Coon control at the bait pile

Discussion in 'Habitat Management' started by danster, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    What do you guys do for coons? They are eating me out of house and home on the corn pile.
    I've trapped some in the past but don't like to go in my plot everyday to check traps. I know I don't have as many as some of you but I have a sea of coons on my baitpile and something's gotta give.
  2. quackandmild

    quackandmild Well-Known Member

    It got to the point where I was feeding 5 or 6 coons and a couple opossums every single night all night long so I just quit putting corn out. It's not near as bad using just nut grub, I've also been known to shoot them with my bow just to thin the numbers when given the opportunity.

  3. curdog1

    curdog1 Well-Known Member

    I have a 1 dog, raccoon removal operation going if your close enuf and need help.
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  4. arkrem870

    arkrem870 Well-Known Member

    Get a 1/2 doz dog proof traps. Put a cotton ball under the trigger and fill the rest of the way with dry cat food. You can prob catch all of them in two nights
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  5. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    Try this. You will get some of them. Unfortunately, coons are not like hogs. When I kill a hog and leave the carcass laying nearby - the other hogs kind of get the idea and thin down. I think coons look at one of their own dead brothers as more food left for them.
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  6. hawgpharm

    hawgpharm Well-Known Member

    I usually live trap them and release them in curdog's yard.
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  7. turkman

    turkman Well-Known Member

  8. b8hickman

    b8hickman Well-Known Member

    fly bait and some fruity flavored soda and they wont make it far so I am told.
  9. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    Well, so far I've taken out two coons and one possum. Looks like the coons have gotten the message and are staying off my bait pile.
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  10. armyguy

    armyguy Well-Known Member

    Set your traps away from the feeders/piles. Look For the trails coming to them and set a few on each trail.
  11. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    Current score is 5 coons and 2 possums after six nites of trapping.
  12. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    Up to six coons.
  13. JasonS

    JasonS Well-Known Member

    Bs! You and that lap dog Roxy have been slipping around on my place and haven't caught crap! I still have to set out traps to catch coons? Maybe you are just over there chasing my heifers???
  14. curdog1

    curdog1 Well-Known Member

    Ol roxy is digging in the trash pile while I’m drinking the whisky in your shop.
  15. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    7 coons as of this morning. Will they ever stop coming?
  16. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    Up to 8 coons as of now. Four of these have been out of the same trap, right on a trail coming into my foodplot.
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  17. Kinglake

    Kinglake Well-Known Member

    Anyone know somewhere in Central Arkansas you can get Ztraps? Need them asap, so don't want to have to order.
  18. danster

    danster Well-Known Member

    Kinglake if you have an Atwoods nearby they probably sell them. Our local store just recently started selling them.
  19. OuachitaMtnMan

    OuachitaMtnMan Well-Known Member

    Nice Dan! You were on the mother load. Never wonder why we dont have more turkeys or quail because you could go almost anywhere and have the same results.
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  20. SwampCat

    SwampCat Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    They wont stop coming altogether - but they will slow way down. I killed/trapped 18 coons near my sweetcorn patch last year when it got ripe. The last couole nights I made a round, they were hard to find and damage had about stopped at that point.

    I would love to trap around my feeders about the middle of april - middle of may. You could really do some good with the coons with not much effort and a turkey hen just might raise a nest before they started filtering back in.