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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2480722
05/10/18 07:38 AM
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Another coon in the trap this morning..........14 coons and 4 possum total


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2481524
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Another coon this morning.........15 coons and 4 possums total


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2482995
05/13/18 09:42 PM
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Cleaned a bunch of crabs today so I ground up some guts, gills and shell pieces. Also ground some fish pellets to dry it up a bit. Then added about an ounce of castor based lure and some fish oil. Also added some sodium benzoate as a preservative. Hope to try it out soon.


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2483080
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That mix oughta work good. We had a crawfish boil the other day and I was thinking that the shells of the crawfish might work well too.


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2483114
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Snagged one more coon this morning......16 coons and 4 possums total.


I'd love to be able to see a density map of the coons and possums around me to see what effect I'm having. I don't know whether I'd be disappointed or really happy.


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2483842
05/15/18 10:21 AM
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Had one coon this AM. Traps will be taken up Friday


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: deadeye48] #2483939
05/15/18 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by deadeye48
Had one coon this AM. Traps will be taken up Friday


Do you think you've just got them trapped out already???

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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2484030
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Yes. I knocked a good dent in them between deer and turkey season. Gonna try for some summer yotes starting next week


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2485932
05/18/18 07:53 AM
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Got another coon this morning. It's amazing at how consistently they keep coming. We've been catching "another coon" about every 3-4 days since early March.

Total 17 coons and 4 possums

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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2486128
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Took all DP's up the morning. Had 2 that had been robbed over night by mice. The sponges were shredded inside the traps and the corn center was eaten.


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2489025
05/22/18 10:31 AM
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I’ve heard a square sponge with some bacon grease on it will clog a yotes stomach and kill it as well. No idea if this is true.

Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2498992
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The power of the sponge……….. grin

My traps have been under water for days now with all the rain. I’ve really just been waiting on it to dry up so I can retrieve them and call it off for a while…..I checked them this morning though and I’ll be danged if a coon didn’t trip one that was half submerged in water…….

Total 18 coons and 4 possums...….

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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2551263
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Update...……..The trapping efforts are finally paying off. This is the biggest group of turkeys that I've seen here on the home front in twelve years...…It's usually only one or two here and there......I've also got what seems like an endless supply of racoon in the area due to the location. I think knocking them back may have helped.

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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2551670
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Looks good. I'm experiencing similar results this year and have also seen more turkeys traveling than in recent years. Looks like we may have had a good hatch this year.


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Re: A Better Bait [Re: CNC] #2551679
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It’s very promising but I’m not gonna draw any hard conclusions from it just yet. It’s very possible that it’s just coincidental. In another 2-3 years though….if I see a substantial change in the turkey population around me then I’ll have to assume it’s a result of my trapping efforts.


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