Trapping Raccoons

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by TxShooter, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. TxShooter

    TxShooter Active Member

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    I have two raccoons hunting my chickens in their coop at night, digging, trying to rip through the chicken wire.

    I have a small animal trap but so far nothing, won't go in it.

    I also have cats so I'm limited there as well.

    What is the most efficient way to trap them?
     
  2. snakedog

    snakedog Urban Spaceman

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    Havahart traps seem to be the standard among critter-getters. Live traps, so your cats should be safe. Raccoons can be bigger than you think, might try a bigger trap.

    http://www.havahart.com/

    Then there's coondogs if you don't mind missing some sleep. ;)
     

  3. TxShooter

    TxShooter Active Member

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    I have that style trap but they aren't taking it.

    Anyone know how to construct leg traps?
     
  4. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    Mornin TXS,
    I use these, and they work. I have caught 3 so far.
    1, 2.
    I still have more tho, 1 ,, 2.
     
  5. snakedog

    snakedog Urban Spaceman

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    I can't believe how expensive Havaharts are now. Up to $120 for the XL trap they recommend for large raccoons.
     
  6. TxShooter

    TxShooter Active Member

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    What do you bait them with?
     
  7. hobbles

    hobbles Junior Member

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    Well. I was feedin corn to the deer and they keep eatin it all, so I tried the corn in the bowl in the trap,, and it worked. Good luck.
     
  8. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Any updates? I'm waiting to hear of a success story.
     
  9. ronbonzo

    ronbonzo New Member

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    Peanut butter! Works every time.
     
  10. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I just spoke with him, he caught it!

    Waiting for him to post some pics.