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#3279058 - 08/17/12 08:58 PM what's your best all around Bait
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 10
Loc: south east michigan
I would say wild apples
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#3279353 - 08/18/12 01:05 AM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
You're almost out of peanut butter. Okay, I just gotta ask, what's the difference between wild apples and tame apples?

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#3279370 - 08/18/12 01:23 AM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 10
Loc: south east michigan
That's simple Paul animals like that tarty taste . Just like sweet corn they like it a week before its ripe . Crab apple very bitter to us but animals just love them . Wild apples are free and a dozen can be used per trap . Store bought that's 4 bucks these days . Wild apples are native food that is natural for them to feed on . That's my guess . It's free and works good . Good for pine squirrels , woodchucks,coon ,possum, rats, deer ,bear, coyote, fox skunks . Put a pile of wild apples out and a pile of domestic type and which is gone first
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#3279531 - 08/18/12 07:13 AM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
330-Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: Minnesota


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" Black Walnut Bait "...sometimes hard to get, but always worth the wait!

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#3279560 - 08/18/12 07:46 AM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
ritrapper Offline
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Registered: 06/25/11
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Loc: rhode island
there's always a bag of marshmallows on the truck!
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#3280071 - 08/18/12 04:17 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
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Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
What idiot asked this question? Oh, sorry Pesky, actually it was a pretty good question.

That answer lies in where you are located and what your target animal's favorite food is.

Armadillo: I have no idea but from what I've read, drift fencing would be their favorite bait.

Beaver: The water is so low here that we haven't got one single beaver call this year. Where do they go?

Chipmunks: I don't care what you feed them, just get 'em caught. My favorite sized animule!

Feral Cats: Well how about cat food? Must taste like lobster after all those crappy songbirds!

Fox: They're a canine. Cheap dog food for the mutts; Science Diet for the purebreds.

Muskrat: A #120 Conibear. ( They seem to be attracted to the inverted V shaped triggers )

Opossum: Everything that I have mentioned in this entire post.

Pigeons: Pigeon food. ( If you ever find something better, let me know )

Raccoons: If you find something edible ( or inedible ) that raccoons are not attracted to, PM me. We'll make a fortune.

Skunk: According to my customers they like anything that is not intended for them. ( Man, I love skunks )

Squirrels: Sometimes you feel a nut; Sometimes you don't. ( Unless, of course, you're a squirrel )

Woodchucks; This year it seems to be trying to run through a Comstock without getting caught. Good Luck with that!

This covers most of my expertise, feel free to add your own.

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#3280113 - 08/18/12 05:02 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 126
Loc: New York
Pesky, I use a lot of apples also. Good on coon, woodchuck, possum, etc. Good for eye appeal. Also like bananas....Especially on skunks and coon. They give off good smell as they ripen and I always have some at the house that are getting too ripe fo me. But, I usually have 3 or 4 smells and or edibles in the cage. I Use a bait stick with a good paste of some kind in most sets along with apples or bananas. Then a good shot of my magic juice. Smorgesboard setting is my style. Cheese popcorn and mini marshmellows are good dropped through the pans on my williams traps.

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#3280152 - 08/18/12 05:29 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
trapper4hire Offline
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Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Dayton, OH
I agree with pesky its hard to beat wild apples especially for groundhogs.
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#3280882 - 08/19/12 09:38 AM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
DaveK
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Paul...that is a perfect little ditty for WCT.

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#3281816 - 08/19/12 08:36 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
Pesky, NO, NO NO, it's MICHIGAN Apples, didn't those advertisers teach you anything ? laugh

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#3281821 - 08/19/12 08:37 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16092
Loc: Central Ohio
...or Wild Michigan Apples, yeah, that's it, oh yeah...Wild Michigan !!!

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#3281825 - 08/19/12 08:38 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: 330-Trapper]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
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Loc: Central Ohio
Originally Posted By: 330-Trapper


LT Grey's
" Black Walnut Bait "...sometimes hard to get, but always worth the wait!



...on a WILD MICHIGAN Apple !

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#3282141 - 08/19/12 11:30 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 10
Loc: south east michigan
It will be hard to find any Michigan apples in stores because there's no crop . We had that heat wave in march for weeks so the trees bloomed and then it snowed and killed the blooms
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#3282779 - 08/20/12 03:31 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
Jonesie Offline
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Registered: 08/08/07
Posts: 292
Loc: Monroeville NJ
No moes and persimmon lure,


Edited by Jonesie (08/20/12 03:31 PM)
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#3282855 - 08/20/12 04:21 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
wiggler Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 1673
Loc: West, Mi
we have a few apples up here in western michigan, but 90% are gone. gonna cost a pretty penny for apples this fall.
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#3282940 - 08/20/12 05:23 PM Re: what's your best all around Bait [Re: Peskycritter]
Mike Flick Offline
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Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 4
Loc: 1st civ. Div. Wood County Wi.
I've used beaver castor for everything from K9 to coons to wood chucks, with really good success!
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