Here is a good instructional video for someone looking to trap a raccoon using a cage trap. This raccoon we caught was living in our attic of our utility house. He was coming down the stairs and eating our cat food. I feel like he must have been doing it for some time since our cat was lying next to the trap when we found him.
We recommend trapping any raccoon that stays around your home and relocating him. Raccoons can carry rabies and be very aggressive toward people and their pets. The trap we used was a Duke Heavy Duty Cage Trap. We baited the trap with our Coon Catcher Lure and placed the lure on a stick of wood behind the trap pan.
After 2 nights we caught our raccoon. We then relocated him to a pasture with a stream. When releasing the raccoon we used the release feature on the Duke Heavy Duty Trap. All you have to do is roll the trap over and the door automatically comes open. This way you do not have to get your hands close to the door and risk being clawed by the animal.
Here is a great picture of a coon caught in a Duke Dog Proof Raccoon Trap. This coon was caught by Ty Woodall using our Coon Catcher Lure. If you notice in the picture the DP Coon Trap is rusted. Many people are used to dying and waxing their other traps and always ask us if they need to do it with the dog proof traps. Our response is you can but it is not necessary with a raccoon. As you can see with this coon he did not care about the rust on the trap !
Customer Pictures: Our customers are welcome to send us any pictures they might have of catches using our Fleming Traps Lures. We will post them on our Facebook Page and Blog with your permission of course.
Fleming Traps now has all the lures that you will need this trapping season available and we are adding new lures everyday. We currently have lures from Dobbins, Pete Rickard, Kaatz Brothers and our very own line of lures. Please take time to look around our site for competitive prices on lures and urines. You can never have too many types of lures during season. Here is a list of the new Fleming Traps Lures available and their prices.