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#425362 - 11/22/07 05:03 PM Raccoon - Pic's of raccoon sets
Home made Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 406
Loc: Lebanon, Kansas
So far I have been snaring trails and water sets. But I haven't been connecting. Next week I am putting out PVC's and dirt hole set. Does any one have any pictures of these sets: trap placment, bait, things like that. Also if you have pic's of coyote and cats sets that would be great!
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#425459 - 11/22/07 05:58 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: Home made]
k9. Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3740
Loc: Brooklyn, Iowa 45 years old st...
I take very few coon trapping pictures as I worry about carrying the digital camera when rolling hard after coon. My hands are always muddy and wet, etc, so I have taken no good coon set photos.

Coon can be taken in big numbers with very simple sets, and frankly most people make more work out of it than they need to. Trap placement in water sets is not rocket science either. Just keep in mind he is likely going to be using his front feet constantly at your set, and any loose trap or chain that he can get ahold of will likely result in a flipped trap.

Most of my sets are slap sets and with the verticle structure of the bank or bridge piling in deep water I get hind foot catches, shallower water I catch them both ways.

Most trappers put more thought to the set type, rather than the coon itself, which is why they are unsuccessful. Read sign at the location and set accordingly, or you may not be on the coon. A simple slap set placed where the coon are will outdo a fancy pocket where the coon aren't any day of the week.
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#425463 - 11/22/07 06:03 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
Nick C
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 Originally Posted By: k9.


Coon can be taken in big numbers with very simple sets, and frankly most people make more work out of it than they need to.


Found that out this past season!

k9 taught me the ropes of water trapping coon.

Find where the coon enters the water, take a smelly/sticky bait, smear on vertical bank, set trap under it, collect coon next day

I always thought there was more to it.

My biggest obstacle was convincing myself that water trapping coon isn't hard, as making simple things complicated, often handicaps one self.

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#425464 - 11/22/07 06:03 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
frozentoes Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 432
Loc: Holmen, WI
I wish I could figure these river coon out. The sign is there and I think I am putting them in the right places, but I have only caught 6 coon so far on the water line.
My best set has been setting traps next to a vertical bank that has trails coming from land into shallower water. I squirt a trail of fish oil from the bank to the water and also add a few guides to make them walk between the bank and the sticks. I have caught 2 sets of doubles doing this, but for some reason I can't get it to work consistantly.

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#425466 - 11/22/07 06:05 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: Home made]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
no pics but some real good info on sets i thought of myself...
1. Find a nice tree where ya think a coon will pass by or travels by often

2. Find some stciks and lay on the tree pointing outwards and make a 2 walls one on each side of the tree

3. Take a #1 1/2 or whatever ya use to trap ur coons with and set it about 3 in. away from the base of the tree and bed it in.

4. Next take some P-nutbutter and maplesyrup mix it in a sandwich bag and take it and smear it on the base of the tree infront of where ur trap is set

5. Steple the traps chain to the tree...be sure to have extra swivel points on it or ull have a wringout like i did

I have caught a coon on it before so far this year and had a wringout

Another set i thought of myself is a well idk the name havent made one yet for it...lol

1. Grab ur #1 1/2,stake,trowel,and scent killer and head on down to ur creek/stream

2. Find a spot where coon will travel on the waterline thing

3. Make a bed for ur trap and take sticks and lay on the ground up to the top of the bank to form a tunnel type thing

4. Take ur finger and about 2-3 in. infront of the trap poke a hole in soil then take some crawdads or minnows and break them up and stick them in the hole stake trap and use scent killer if neccisary and ull have a coon in the mornin...it is also good for mink too!!!

Hope this helps,
Luke
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#425468 - 11/22/07 06:08 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: redneck_cowboy]
Nick C
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 Originally Posted By: redneck_cowboy
no pics but some real good info on sets i thought of myself...
1. Find a nice tree where ya think a coon will pass by or travels by often

2. Find some stciks and lay on the tree pointing outwards and make a 2 walls one on each side of the tree

3. Take a #1 1/2 or whatever ya use to trap ur coons with and set it about 3 in. away from the base of the tree and bed it in.

4. Next take some P-nutbutter and maplesyrup mix it in a sandwich bag and take it and smear it on the base of the tree infront of where ur trap is set

5. Steple the traps chain to the tree...be sure to have extra swivel points on it or ull have a wringout like i did

I have caught a coon on it before so far this year and had a wringout

Another set i thought of myself is a well idk the name havent made one yet for it...lol

1. Grab ur #1 1/2,stake,trowel,and scent killer and head on down to ur creek/stream

2. Find a spot where coon will travel on the waterline thing

3. Make a bed for ur trap and take sticks and lay on the ground up to the top of the bank to form a tunnel type thing

4. Take ur finger and about 2-3 in. infront of the trap poke a hole in soil then take some crawdads or minnows and break them up and stick them in the hole stake trap and use scent killer if neccisary and ull have a coon in the mornin...it is also good for mink too!!!

Hope this helps,
Luke


Please Refer to my post about complicating simple things. \:\)

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#425472 - 11/22/07 06:10 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: frozentoes]
k9. Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3740
Loc: Brooklyn, Iowa 45 years old st...
I am not a river expert like Dave P is, but I do know every river bank usually has a travelway up top that needs a dry land set. A snare or 220 on that high bank run. If I was hitting a river big I would set every waterway coming into the river with multiple sets. I would also set up any beaver or deer trails I saw coming down to the river, if coon sign was also evident, one side or the other so your trap is not being snapped off. I would also be aware of any brush piles or other places on the banks aboveme that would hold numbers of coon and look for locations there.

If a big enough river that permission is not needed on the bank, I would get out at every location and also set a high bank trail set for those travelling there, that might not get down in the water.

How'd I do Dave?
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#425473 - 11/22/07 06:11 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
k9. Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3740
Loc: Brooklyn, Iowa 45 years old st...
No offense redneck but you are thinking way too hard about this.
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#425475 - 11/22/07 06:15 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
naaa.....i think its very simple ok ill sum it up...find a tree lay some sticks out tgro in a trap and hope for a coon....i like to be specific....i dont think hard....its impossible for me...i have nothing to use for thinking \:\)
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#425479 - 11/22/07 06:17 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: redneck_cowboy]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
o yeh....i alrady started typin the post before u posted that...lol..it took me while
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#425481 - 11/22/07 06:19 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
CedarRivrTrappr Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1595
Loc: St. Ansgar, Iowa
 Originally Posted By: k9.
No offense redneck but you are thinking way too hard about this.


I agree.
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#425484 - 11/22/07 06:21 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: CedarRivrTrappr]
Nick C
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Here's a fast/easy/effective coon set.

You can see where I slapped the bait on the concrete culvert wall. Set trap under it.

Only got to trap this location for 4 days, and it had a coon every day. Who knows how long I would of kept that streak going.


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#425488 - 11/22/07 06:27 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: ]
k9. Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3740
Loc: Brooklyn, Iowa 45 years old st...
Bait looks familiar.
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#425490 - 11/22/07 06:30 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
k9. Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3740
Loc: Brooklyn, Iowa 45 years old st...
Redneck while you are trying to find that perfect tree scenario you are driving by a lot of coons. Find the coons and make the set, don't try to find the set and make the coons. I agree if you find such a situation and want to you should take advantage of it. But getting on the coons is the key, and adapt to what you have to work with at the site. All you have to do is give him a reason to stop at your trap, and then he is yours.
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#425525 - 11/22/07 07:04 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: k9.]
Lunch with monk Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 135
Loc: Tarentum Pa.
A simple set that has caught me hundreds of coons through the years is the old tin foil on the pan set. Wrap foil on the pan of a number 11 longspring or 1 coil and set it in the ripples in about 2 to 6 inches of water. This works best if the current keeps silt from covering the foil. Put some fish oil on the bank and some lure over trap. I use this set at log crossings. Dribble coon lure down side of log and set trap in water below.
When I make my land dirt holes for coon I make it like a fox dirthole but I make a big dirt pattern in front of set. I think this gives the coon more dirt to run his hands through before he gets to the trap and keeps him from flipping the trap. Also all that dirt is added eye appeal.
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#425595 - 11/22/07 07:55 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: Lunch with monk]
kylevandyke Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1296
Loc: Michigan 19 yrs old
The tinfoil trick is golden for me!! My most favorite and one of my most productive coon sets!! Get em by the front feet EVERYTIME!!
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#425610 - 11/22/07 08:04 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: kylevandyke]
redneck_cowboy Offline
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Registered: 07/12/07
Posts: 7531
Loc: Scott County, Virginia
I still dont see what is so confusion about what i said...it might look like alot but realy its not...IMO
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#425641 - 11/22/07 08:26 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: redneck_cowboy]
CoonTrapperD Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 196
Loc: Central Nebraska
Have you guys really had that much luck with the tin foil trick? I have tried it several times before without ANY success. Maybe I'm doing something wrong... idk. Redneck I think what they are trying to say is that when you are lookin for the perfect tree you are also walking past other areas that could be set with different kinds of sets that are easy also and catch more coons doing it. You have to put your traps where the coons are.. you can't put the coons where your traps are (unfortunately). I am also pretty new to trapping, but one thing I can tell you is that you just have to adapt and set where they are..

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#425649 - 11/22/07 08:30 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: CoonTrapperD]
fishdaddy Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 4671
Loc: southern W.Va.40 yrs old
just bed traps in trails and go no bait no lure .ive caught a few coon like that when i traped where they were coon.
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#425656 - 11/22/07 08:37 PM Re: Pic's of raccoon sets [Re: redneck_cowboy]
garett Offline
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 2472
Loc: Louisiana
i trap a liitle creek and i look at it all the time and i never see any trails i just see tracks were they walk the whole creek any ideas on how to locate a good set location
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