Strictly Trapping


No Profanity *** No Flaming *** No Advertising *** No Anti Trappers *** No Politics
No Non-Target Catches *** No Links to Anti-trapping Sites *** No Avoiding Profanity Filter


Home~Trap Talk~ADC Forum~Trap Shed~Wilderness Trapping~International Trappers

Auction Forum~Trapper Tips~Links~Gallery~Basic Sets~Convention Calendar~Chat~ Trap Collecting Forum

Trapper's Humor~Strictly Trapping~Fur Buyers Directory~Mugshots~Fur Sale Directory~Wildcrafting

Trapper's Tales~Words From The Past~Legends~Archives~Kids Forum~Lure Formulators Forum


~~~ Dobbins' Products Catalog ~~~


Trading Post
(Please support F&T Trading Post, our sponsor for the Trapping Only Forum)



TrappersPost
Please support our sponsors for the Strictly Trapping Page - Trappers Post



Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
Hop to:
#3593640 - 01/27/13 04:09 PM DP COON TRAPS !!
58lespaul Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 19
Loc: pgh.,pa usa
I know these are good for coon but at the cost of what 14 dollars a piece y not use footholds ?

Top
#3593654 - 01/27/13 04:15 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
LeviSS Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/12/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Central IL
If you buy a dozen Z-Traps it knocks the cost down to $11.66/trap. After I got them this year my coon catch went up considerably. You can put them wherever you want and the white really attracts them. I'm buying more next year.

You can't beat the versatility of the coils, but for coon only I'm going with DPs.

Top
#3593662 - 01/27/13 04:17 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
varmints1694918 Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/10/12
Posts: 4
Loc: South Eastern, PA 14 yrs old
They are used for places where it is more populated so if a dog wanders off and gets caught then your screwed. Thats why I use them because there is a nature trail just 50-75 yards away.
_________________________
12-13 season
2- raccoon
1- red fox
1- squirrel
1- deer
(It's hard to balance trapping when I have school and wrestling 13-18 hours each day)

Top
#3593663 - 01/27/13 04:17 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
58lespaul Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 19
Loc: pgh.,pa usa
Its still a trapping device so im assuming you still have to obey the 150 yard safety zone in Pa. !!!?

Top
#3593716 - 01/27/13 04:35 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
Mountaindog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/13/10
Posts: 0
Loc: South Central PA.
That 150 yard safety zone is for hunting, not trapping. I never read any such law under the trapping regulations.
I like the dog proofs cause they are simple to set. No holes to dig. Just bait punch them in the ground and go.
_________________________
Our houses are protected by the Good Lord and a gun, You might meet them both if you show up here not welcome son.....

Top
#3593741 - 01/27/13 04:43 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
58lespaul Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 19
Loc: pgh.,pa usa
Mountaindog you are ABSOLUTELY WRONG , THERE IS 150 YARD safety zone for trapping !!!

Top
#3593793 - 01/27/13 05:02 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
Mountaindog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/13/10
Posts: 0
Loc: South Central PA.
Then please tell me where it is in the regs. I only trap my own land so it's a mute point to me but I sure don't see it in the regulations anywhere.
_________________________
Our houses are protected by the Good Lord and a gun, You might meet them both if you show up here not welcome son.....

Top
#3593807 - 01/27/13 05:07 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
BigBob Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8018
Loc: St. Louis Co, Mo
Originally Posted By: 58lespaul
I know these are good for coon but at the cost of what 14 dollars a piece y not use footholds ?

DP stands for "DOG PROOF", Great for those area's where "FIFI" runs loose.
_________________________
Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!

Top
#3593813 - 01/27/13 05:09 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
Mountaindog Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/13/10
Posts: 0
Loc: South Central PA.
OK, I stand corrected. I found it under the safety zone regs. on page 16. Nothing is mentioned about it under the trapping laws.
My bad, should have read deeper. But since I own the land I trap I give myself permission to trap within 150 yards of my buildings.
_________________________
Our houses are protected by the Good Lord and a gun, You might meet them both if you show up here not welcome son.....

Top
#3593815 - 01/27/13 05:09 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
58lespaul Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/07/13
Posts: 19
Loc: pgh.,pa usa
page 16 paragraph 4 , dont get me wrong im on your side , a safety zone of 150 yards to set a DP or box trap , thats just ludicrous , and also in my Township there is a leash law so no one's dog should be roaming anyway ... I would like to see the PGC change it to 50 yards !!

Top
#3594128 - 01/27/13 06:56 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
ggrimm Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 1
Loc: SW Pa.
The safety zone is 150 yds. unless you have permission from the owner.

Top
#3594132 - 01/27/13 06:57 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
J_M Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 2
Loc: Minnesota
SPEED! No trap bed to work. Anchor, stuff in ground and leave.
_________________________
The pup

Top
#3594222 - 01/27/13 07:19 PM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
Hawks Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/06/12
Posts: 8
Loc: Eastern PA
T his was our first year using DP.s after using footholds for coon for 40 years. I have since bought another dozen and will get another dozen this summer. They allowed me to set at places I could have placed footholds before. Too many pets or not close enough to water to ensure I would not get the neighbors kitty. I found they are also really easy and fast to lay out a trap line and like the other guys stated, they catch coon. I did get possums in them, but no cats with the Duke Dps. I showed landowners the traps and they got me onto places I did not have permission to trap before.
_________________________
Do something worthwhile, take a kid trapping!
Boys & me so far this year
Coon 40
red fox 14
Coyote 1
possum 8
Muskrat 2
Skunks 4

Top
#3600588 - 01/30/13 07:31 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
powl22 Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 0
Loc: WV
I thought the same thing at first but went ahead and bought a dozen to try out and Ill never set another foothold for coons haha. They will be easiest set youll ever make and I will be surprised if you can stop yourself from only buying a dozen once you try them out.
_________________________
Opossum Pounders

Top
#3600642 - 01/30/13 08:01 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
SteveP Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 127
Loc: Saint Janky, MO
Have 6 doz of the dukes, best trap aroung IMHO. Set them super fast with a cable loop, catch coons in a hurry, hold onto them like a champ, and I've caught enough coons this year that I paid for all of them and made money still. Wouldn't mind having 5 or 6 more doz.

Steve

Top
#3600643 - 01/30/13 08:02 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
Tim trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/12
Posts: 20
Loc: Swampeast Missouri
They have their place and are simple but a good pocket set on a drounder is hard to beat. There are times I saw where coons would go on past a DP and end up getting caught in the pocket set. They are excellent with fluctuating water levels when the rains come.
Tim B

Top
#3600649 - 01/30/13 08:04 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
ggrimm Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/14/07
Posts: 1
Loc: SW Pa.
There is a great article on DP's by John Crawford in this months Trapper Predator Caller. He also just put out a DVD on DP's. He is a PA trapper. In PA when you join the Pa Trappers Assn. you get this monthly publication.

Top
#3600677 - 01/30/13 08:19 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
Dylan Phelps124 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/09/12
Posts: 30
Loc: Southern Illinois
I like the DP traps. I have two z traps. Just I'm not in it for the money, sure I like to pay for some of my gas but I just trap because its fun and I enjoy it. If you're looking for just catching lots of coons and making money then I would go with dp's but the only reason I don't have a bunch dp traps is because i feel like it takes the fun out of it. I mean its two completely different things to stab a dp in the ground and sprinkle some dog food in it and to find a good bank and dig a pocket set in it and put some fish in it and set a coil spring in front of it and setting a drowning pole down stream. They are good in some cases but just i'd rather set footholds. A lot people wouldn't agree with me but that's just my opinion.

Top
#3600776 - 01/30/13 09:01 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
SteveP Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/18/12
Posts: 127
Loc: Saint Janky, MO
When the river and all the ponds here froze up and you couldn't dig a pocket set with a jack hammer I was still connecting with coons on DP's. Baited with a sweet smelling and very strong scent they still came out in 15 degree nights to stick their hand in my traps.

Don't get me wrong they will never replace my water line for coons but when that tapers off the DP comes out and hit the ground running fast.

Steve

Top
#3600890 - 01/30/13 09:56 AM Re: DP COON TRAPS !! [Re: 58lespaul]
G-Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/17/11
Posts: 14
Loc: north west missouri
there fast easy to set no digging,i like them on dry land but i do use both.
_________________________
The more I do,The more I learn to love what I do. coyote(0)fox(0)coon(43)bobcat(0)badger(0)muskrat(o)beaver(0)opossum(2)mink(0)

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  Drifter, tmrschessie