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#5764993 - 01/08/17 11:20 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
webfootwhacker Offline
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Registered: 08/05/08
Posts: 67
Loc: Northern Minnesota
I use rat traps in weasel boxes, for reds. Are grays fussy about trigger wires in a mink box type set up. I was thinking coni-pans might be the ticket. I may have to try and report back...

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#5765056 - 01/09/17 05:31 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
sgs Offline
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Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 710
Loc: NH
They don't seem to be bothered by the triggers. I have very good success with them.

You really do need to be careful about where you set them though. Conibears aren't for every job.

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#5765159 - 01/09/17 08:45 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 432
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
He uses raisins 4 red squirrels. He catches grays too. I think on peanut butter or something.
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#5765185 - 01/09/17 09:19 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
Wish we could use conibears here but for ADC work in Ga it has to be live catch and release/relocate

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#5765393 - 01/09/17 12:31 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 432
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
The abovementioned ideas for bait might still help u out. There's a squirrel lure on the market u could consider...like an ounce from a trapping supply house.


Edited by AJE (01/09/17 12:32 PM)
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#5765815 - 01/09/17 06:51 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
I make a peanut butter ball and roll it in black oil sunflower seeds.... That works too

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#5768587 - 01/11/17 06:44 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
Had a great conversation with Jim Comstock today...I decided to go with his traps first and give them a go. Thanks for all the replies and info.

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#5768639 - 01/11/17 07:19 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 432
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Good luck.

Speaking of squirrels, is it pretty rare 2 have a gray or fox squirrel b a nuisance chewer? Ive always thought it was just red squirrels that chew on houses, but this year I had a guy complaining that 2 fox squirrels were chewin on his wood deck.


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#5768878 - 01/11/17 09:32 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: AJE]
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Registered: 02/23/14
Posts: 3854
Loc: Louisiana
Originally Posted By: AJE
Good luck.

Speaking of squirrels, is it pretty rare 2 have a gray or fox squirrel b a nuisance chewer? Ive always thought it was just red squirrels that chew on houses, but this year I had a guy complaining that 2 fox squirrels were chewin on his wood deck.



Yes, gray and fox squirrels will both chew on houses with a vengeance if not taken care of.



Rodents=incisors that never stop growing. Ever. If a rodent doesn't want to have a ram's horn set of incisors, they're going to have to wear em down. If a part of a wood house were in reach of a beaver without being disturbed much, beavers would Probably chomp down on someone's house wink
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#5769018 - 01/12/17 04:17 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
All of our problems are from grey squirrels... excessive damage to exterior and even more to interior wiring. Don't know how to load photos or I could show ya.

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#5769220 - 01/12/17 09:05 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
hvtrapper Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 28
Loc: E. Iowa
Greys are the culprits in about 90% of the squirrel calls I handle, fox squirrels the other 10. No red squirrels in my immediate area and while I'm sure there are flyers around, I've never had a call for them.
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#5771199 - 01/13/17 09:05 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
No reds down here...very few fox squirrels around here they are considered trophies!

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#5771239 - 01/13/17 09:34 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 432
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
Too bad squirrel tails bring such little money.
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#5771671 - 01/14/17 12:06 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
Lol...yeah...mepps spinner baits will give ya store credit but that's about all

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#5776273 - 01/17/17 08:40 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
Moonpie Offline
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Registered: 01/01/17
Posts: 35
Loc: GEORGIA
It was Christmas in January this afternoon...big brown box at my office this afternoon wrapped in UPS stickers and my name all over it! Thanks Jim Comstock. I am excited and looking forward to putting these traps and nose cones to work!

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#5776933 - 01/18/17 11:40 AM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
hvtrapper Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 28
Loc: E. Iowa
Just put some of Jim's swing panel squirrel traps to work this morning.
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#5778900 - 01/19/17 10:28 PM Re: Best squirrel traps [Re: Moonpie]
AJE Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 432
Loc: WI - Wisconsin
If I get in a situation where I want 2 catch a red squirrel but not a fox or gray one, is there a certain hole size I could use on a wood box entrance that would let the reds in but keep the other squirrels out?


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