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Old 10-14-2017, 02:45 PM
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Trapping looking for some diff ideas An pros an cons on diff sets wat guys prefer for trapping them An wat time of year would be most productive
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Old 10-14-2017, 07:22 PM
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Shakeyleg02 caught some last year.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:43 AM
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Coons are moving lots this time of yeara
, too bad they are of little value for the work involved .. a cubby set with conibears works good as well as snares of trails . The big problem is keeping away from birdhunters with dogs .. not worth catching a pooch .
Possibly the best time is midwinter when they resurface for mating season , mid Jan /Feb . With a little snow they are easy to target .
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:19 AM
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Dawgs are not a problem whatsoever! Just use the DP traps. They have taken America by storm. A little cat food in the trap, on a coon run or squirt a little fish juice on the ground near trap.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:29 AM
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Oh ok that’s wat I was thinking targeting em mid winter as we have no shortage of em up where I am in sask now that we re located to help keep ma on the farm since my ol man passed
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:53 PM
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The problem is they kinda go to sleep in mid winter. If we have a nice november, then pound em then. They do come out a little in the dead of winter, and when they do they are quite a stunning creation. But the coons are waaaaay more active in the fall and spring. You can get some real nice coon in the very late season. Some but not all, you will get a few scratch necks in the late. Late as in when the beavers start to roam.
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:02 AM
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Ok sounds good Marty I’ll probly try to target a few just to vary the catch from just yotes was thinking of trying the cubby set ryan5911 shows with the connibear n plastic tub seeing as hot tons of like square tubs at farm
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Old 10-17-2017, 07:21 AM
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Ok sounds good Marty I’ll probly try to target a few just to vary the catch from just yotes was thinking of trying the cubby set ryan5911 shows with the connibear n plastic tub seeing as hot tons of like square tubs at farm
work like a charm.. just ask shakeyleg
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:44 AM
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Yea I bet they do if I got. Few might even get one tanned to hang down stairs by pool table with the fox I got last year
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Old 10-17-2017, 06:04 PM
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Yea I bet they do if I got. Few might even get one tanned to hang down stairs by pool table with the fox I got last year
Yup I used bucket sets with 220 Conis in the front ..used a can of sardines wired to the top so mice don't help them selves ..stuck them on the river edge ..worked well

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Old 10-17-2017, 06:41 PM
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Yea eh that’s guessin same video I watched I gota cpl 220 so will hafta go set em out t the farm along creek an see wat happens
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When are coons prime in Alberta.
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:38 PM
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When are coons prime in Alberta.
I just happen to have the manual right here. Just before December to mid-February.

I'd be interested in buying a prime raccoon pelt if anyone traps one. No need for it to be tanned as I have a fur buyers license.
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