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#375809 - 10/18/07 06:31 PM pvc pipes for coon
dove Offline
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 41
Loc: northern michigan
any one have any pics, are they effective?, i seen on tv how they set some they were in creeks and they set two traps for one pvc with drownders would u guys approach it like that?
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#375872 - 10/18/07 06:58 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: dove]
coonrunner259 Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 39
Loc: Michigan,Tawas city
Hey there Dove Sry i dont have any pics at the moment But i`ve used them for the first time the last 3 days and they are very affective..I only put one 1 trap either a #1 or #1 1/2..about 6-8 inches back from the pipe and either bait it with Sardines for a mix that i made with 7 oz vannila 7oz syrup and 8 oz mollases and they really come runnin the last 3 days i only set up 12 pvc sets just to try them out and i have 15 coons hangen in the garage as proof they work..haha..Ill try and get sum pics set up for ya within a few dayz
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#375876 - 10/18/07 06:59 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: coonrunner259]
ketchikan Offline
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Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1169
Loc: Midwest
check out mark stecks, Pipe Trapping by dakotalinesnares shows in detail how to use the elbow set(marks the creator) pipes consist of half of my water coon sets now

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#375888 - 10/18/07 07:05 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: coonrunner259]
frozentoes Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 435
Loc: Holmen, WI
I don't have any pics either, but I do use the pvc sets.
I use them both on dryland and water sets. When I use them on dryland, I use a piece of pvc about 12" long. Stick the pipe in the ground straight up and down. Add bait or lure of choice and stick a wad of grass or leaves in the top of the trap. For traps, I use a #1.5 coil and bed it about 6" back from the pipe.

For water sets, I stick the pipe in the side of the bank so the pipe hangs out over the water. Bait like above. I then put a trap so it is even with the end of the pipe or out just a little bit.

I have had okay luck, not as good as a pocket set in water sets.

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#375981 - 10/18/07 07:58 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: frozentoes]
ketchikan Offline
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Registered: 02/02/07
Posts: 1169
Loc: Midwest
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check out mark stecks, Pipe Trapping by dakotalinesnares shows in detail how to use the elbow set(marks the creator) pipes consist of half of my water coon sets now

you can buy his video from dusty houghes fur shed in minnesota im pretty sure, if your interested

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#376099 - 10/18/07 09:06 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: LT GREY]
threestud Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1215
Loc: perryville/missouri
ive seen the video well worth the money

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#376108 - 10/18/07 09:12 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: LT GREY]
Bob LaRue Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 565
Loc: Eastern N.C.
IMO the PVC does stick out very nice & makes the coon work it hard so with decent trap placement you got'em. Also it is very quick to put in.

But in the water you will miss alot of mink & on land you with miss alot of canines. I don't like it.
I would use smear & pocket sets in the water & double dirt holes on the land. That way you can pick up your other visiters.
But once agian it is very fast & effective on the coon.
My opinion on the PVC set.

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#376123 - 10/18/07 09:20 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: Bob LaRue]
SNIPERBBB Offline
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Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 2374
Loc: Rodney,Ohio
I havent had the chance to use them yet but Where I really see these sets come into play is around low, flat bank areas where pockets, trail and water's edge sets either cant be built or alot of fencing needs to be done.

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#376131 - 10/18/07 09:23 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: SNIPERBBB]
sd boy Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 637
Loc: south dakota
Another place the really work well is in a couple inches of water out from a sand bar.

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#376156 - 10/18/07 09:34 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: sd boy]
coonrunner259 Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 39
Loc: Michigan,Tawas city
Hey i was able to up load 1 photo of my first coon in the pvc pipe set from the other morning See the pipe knocked over in the water to the right I just use a 12"inch pvc pipe and stick it in on a little bit of a slant like / pointing toward the trap and bait it.Sum examples are in my post from earlyer i like to put them in streams and sandbars in the middle of rivers like the one in this pic..Hope i helped ya out a lil bit Good luck!
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#376211 - 10/18/07 10:06 PM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: SNIPERBBB]
The Beav Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2783
Loc: Wisconsin
http://thebeav.topcities.com/fall03/fall03.html#pvc

When i trap coon I trap coon i don't target fox or coyotes. And I sure don't want to catch mink when there worth very little. So yes the PVC set Is pretty coon specific.
I have caught some fox but It's not a fox set.
The coon really work the set so guiding Isn't so important.
I know lots of trappers shove the PVC Into the bank and place the trap under the lip of the pipe. I feel with this trap placement you miss lots of coon. The coon stands On It's hind feet with borh front feet on the pipe. The coons hind feet are quite a way's back when it stands.
Do I run 100s of theses sets,No but they do have their place on the coon line.
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#376533 - 10/19/07 06:51 AM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: TexA 68 & going]
k. miller Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
Posts: 6052
Loc: Greensburg, KS 3 blocks from t...
i like to use them on a steep bank where i can force the coon into the water. i bed my trap in the water with about 2" of water over it. i like to short stake in this situation. only about 6" of chain so the trap is still covered with water when it is fired. i have had zero coon do any chewing when the foot and trap is under water....i am no expert, but this has worked very well for me. as for the guiding i am just the opposite of the gentleman previous. i like to put a flat rock behind the trap which makes a kind of step down....i put the rock back far enough that the coon has to step into the water between the rock and the trap to get his nose in the pipe. i have had best luck with 1" and a half pipe.....i only leave about 8"of the pipe exposed....i put the bait in first, then a clump of grass stuffed pretty tightly into the pipe, then just a smear of lure on the outside of the pipe.....i would recommend experimenting until you come up with a variation you like... most sets are all about the trapper's confidence anyhow
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#376624 - 10/19/07 08:23 AM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: k. miller]
shortline 63 Offline
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Registered: 07/21/07
Posts: 1311
Loc: Northern Illinois
The Beav, he thanks for posting your web site homepage. I saveed it since it has some really nice pictures of sets and stuff. I am thinking abour making a skinner my self. Just not sure how to fit it in my garage yet. Anyway thanks, again.
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#376687 - 10/19/07 09:13 AM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: shortline 63]
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I have used them with good success in the water, but would like to learn how to use them effectively on land. i believe that they could be put in with some speed and effectiveness on land. what i am asking is the people who use them on land how do you set them up on land with the trap placement angle of pipe etc. pictures, along with some instuctions would be great. Also could a person get away with not covering the trap with loose dirt that would cause the coon to dig but rather bed the trap below ground and cover with say grass instead.

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#377810 - 10/20/07 09:47 AM Re: pvc pipes for coon [Re: ]
dove Offline
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Registered: 09/24/07
Posts: 41
Loc: northern michigan
thanks for the help fellers very well appreciated
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