Check out our Duke Large Raccoon Trap that is on sale for 30% Off. This is our best selling cage trap and it is on sale until Saturday Feb 15.
Product Description: Animal traps provide a humane way to get rid of your problems with nuisance animals. This trap is built with the medium to large sized animal in mind like a raccoon. The trap is fully assembled and easy to bait and set. Size 32″x10″x12″ Weight 12lbs.
Today we will be featuring one our our local trappers Mike Midkiff. Mike has over 30 years experience trapping in south Alabama. After taking a break for a few years he has gotten back into trapping with the fur market at all time highs. Mike has a full time job so he generally runs a line close to home so he can get up early and check the line before work and at night does all his work in the fur shed.
Mike has been running his line for 3 weeks and I have posted his results below. Majority of the sets he has used has been dirt hole sets.
The Dog Proof Raccoon Trap is one of the best selling raccoon traps on the market and we decided to test out the Ztraps version and make a video for our customers. In this video we used all three color variations of the Ztrap. They come in White, Brown and Camouflage. We used 9 total traps ( 3 of each color ) at 3 separate locations.
We baited the traps with a mixture of corn, high protein dog food, marshmallows and Coon Catcher Lure. Traps were staked down with Berkshire Disposable stakes and attached to the cable with a quick link.
The traps were left out for 5 days and we caught 2 opossums and 3 raccoons. The three coons were caught on a brown, white and camo trap. Take a look at the video below at the 5:00 mark for raccoons caught.
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The MB-450-FOX version has all of the features of the 450-FH except lighter. 125 diameter American made music wire springs and 3 crunch proof swivels in the chain instead of two. The FOX version was built upon request from some of the nations top fox men. It is a #1 1/2 size trap but built to hold the meanest, nastiest coyote. Outside jaw spread is 5″ and inside jaw spread 4 3/8″. The 450 has 5/16 thick, smooth closed cast jaws. Features include a Paws-I-Trip Pan with night latched dog heavy levers, #2 American made chain, crunch proof swivels, and a 2 piece gusseted frame for strength and reliability.
Here is an article I found this morning by CBS New York. It details the growing problem by New York City residents that are dealing with a large population of raccoons. These resident raccoons are even to the point of intimating homeowners and trying to get in their homes. Raccoons pose a growing problem to people living in the city. There is not very much trapping in the city other than pest control companies. When you have that with amble supply of food then you have an increase in population.
The best way to remove a raccoon that is giving you problems is to use a Live Animal Trap. It is much cheaper than hiring a pest control company to remove the animal for you. They can charge up to $200 – $500 to remove the raccoon. Generally you will pay no more than $75 for a trap and all the bait you will need. This is much more cost effective and you can reuse the trap for years to come. Also a raccoon is not very hard to catch. This article states they used cat food and did not catch a single raccoon. If you use the right bait you should have no problem getting him in the trap.
Well after two nights of baiting our Duke Large Raccoon Trap we have caught our Coon. We used our Bandit Bait Raccoon Bait in our trap by taking a stick and dipping it in the bait. We used about 1/2 to 1 oz. of the lure on the stick. We have videoed the release of the coon showing an easy way to open the door without having to get your hand near the door when he runs out. We hope you enjoy the video !
Bandit Bait Product Description:
Fleming Traps Bandit Bait is a thick, highly concentrated paste bait made from the coon’s favorite foods and ingredients. This tantalizing bait is irresistible all season long. This sweet smelling bait lasts for weeks at a set.
Bandit Bait is used by Fur Trappers and by government and private Animal Damage Control Specialists nationwide. This bait works great in cage traps, dirt hole and pocket sets. 6 oz. Jar.
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.
We have many people that are looking for the instructions on the body grip traps so I have posted the instructions below. When setting a 220 body trap or a 330 body trap we recommend the use of a safety grip and a set tool. These traps can be dangerous is not handled properly. Let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the instructions for the 110 Body Grip Trap.
Here is the instructions for the 120 & 160 Body Grip Trap.
Here is the instructions for the 220 & 330 Body Grip Trap.
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Coil Spring Traps are manufactured of steel components and powered by a set of compact coil springs. Duke #1.75 Coil Spring Leg Trap is designed to trap bobcat, coyote, raccoon, fox, mink and nutra sized animals.
The Off Set Jaw is designed to reduce the injuries to the animals foot or leg. Off Set Jaw traps work well where there might be pets roaming around. This way if a non target animal is caught they can be release with little or no foot or pad damage. These jaws also allow for a continued circulation of blood flow to the foot so the animal doesn’t feel numb and continued pulling at the trap. Jaw Spread 5.25”