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Old 07-08-2018, 10:58 PM
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Never posted here but have a raccoon in the yard to catch. Whatís the best bait to put in the live trap? Something that wonít catch cats in area if possible
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:00 PM
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I like eggs and Marshmallows.
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Old 07-08-2018, 11:04 PM
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Second the eggs but prepare for a skunk or 2 as well .

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Old 07-08-2018, 11:33 PM
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I ordered a couple of racoon traps off the net......can't catch anything else because the 'coon has to stick his paw into a piece of pipe (reaching in for the bait)

they don't even look like traps, but you won't be releasing them unharmed.
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:09 AM
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K I figured eggs. Not sure how many here but caught one in the garbage. Wondering if it has kits or a few more of them. Maybe keep the trap going for awhile and see how many?
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Old 07-09-2018, 12:32 AM
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Where you live? Just wondering if they finally getting established in urban centers. If they are they aren't going any where fast. Live in east central alberta and just the odd little family but we always said if they get into the city they would breed like flies.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:41 AM
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Dog proof coon traps or coon cuffs will catch skunks to. Iíve caught lots of em. If your using a live trap elevate it off the ground to keep the skunks out. They donít climb well. Marshmallows, cheap dog food, eggs, work good. I like to use the dog food with smoker drippings mixed in it. They love it.

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Old 07-09-2018, 12:07 PM
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Where you live? Just wondering if they finally getting established in urban centers. If they are they aren't going any where fast. Live in east central alberta and just the odd little family but we always said if they get into the city they would breed like flies.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:28 PM
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They love strawberry marshmallows
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:52 PM
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We have alwayed used sardines. The eggs you speak of do you just put them in raw with shell on? Or break them open ?
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Old 07-09-2018, 08:17 PM
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We have alwayed used sardines. The eggs you speak of do you just put them in raw with shell on? Or break them open ?
Pretty sure eggs are put in whole. They eat bird eggs so eggs are an attractant I think
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:18 PM
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Do eggs even give off much scent to attract them if they are unbroken?
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:15 PM
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With eggs and sardines you will also catch skunks and cats. If you do want skunks you can hard boil the eggs and the set them aside till they get stinky.
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:26 AM
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This one came from just north of Edmonton by the Sturgeon River this spring. Was raiding the cat food. Male, don't know if it's large cause it's our first one.
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Old 08-04-2018, 10:28 PM
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I use suet and marshmellows and this is what i do for a living
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:09 AM
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What is suet ?
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:26 AM
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What is suet ?
The hard white fat from cattle, sheep and other animals.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:54 PM
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A person can buy small blocks of suet at bird feed stores. It is hung up for birds. Woodpeckers, nuthatches, chickadees, jays, and starlings all like suet.

For the raccoon trap an egg trap is effective and no other animal will get caught.

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Old 08-07-2018, 05:32 PM
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Whats wrong with catching feral cats, they do a lot of damage to wildlife.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:21 PM
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Thereís a small amount of bycatch with the DP traps, just no dawgs. Thatís what the D stands for... Dawg. Dawg Proof trap!

Apparently the odd kitty will get caught, but if you use the plastic caps, then you shouldnít have any non targets, and keeps the rain and mice out.

So for the OP, git yerself some pink marshmallows. For the coon producer, DP traps all the way... oh wait, snares are awesome too!
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