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Ok so Friday night was the first time I have ever ran any traps and came out with 2 coons and a possum but ended up losing four of my traps. I am
Using duke dog proof coon traps. I didn't tie them to a tree but I staked them down with a stake that's over 2 feet long and beat them in with a hammer. Even when we picked them up some of them had to pry out with the claw of the hammer. My question is really can a trapped coon dig a trap out that deep? I really don't think I misplaced four traps but I guess anything is possible. Do you guys tie them all to trees?

Also trying to do some home tanning so if anyone has any hints I will take those also
 

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First time to run traps

Ok so Friday night was the first time I have ever ran any traps and came out with 2 coons and a possum but ended up losing four of my traps. I am
Using duke dog proof coon traps. I didn't tie them to a tree but I staked them down with a stake that's over 2 feet long and beat them in with a hammer. Even when we picked them up some of them had to pry out with the claw of the hammer. My question is really can a trapped coon dig a trap out that deep? I really don't think I misplaced four traps but I guess anything is possible. Do you guys tie them all to trees?

Also trying to do some home tanning so if anyone has any hints I will take those also
You need to put this in a new thread, maybe two, one about the first time to run traps & one on tanning.

Don't try to steal the Pretty Cat Thread!!
 
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