There's a few there Scott or at least a bluish tinge. I do a lot of scouting but not necessarily pre-season work. I have developed a lot of private permission and have trapped some of the locations for over 15 years, I intimately know how the coon move through these properties. 3-8 sets, with a variety of baits and lures, usually cover a travel zone between denning and feeding. As a for instance, and I'm not exaggerating, I have one wide creek with permission on both sides that is surrounded by heavy timber. I have 6-8 sets each side of the creek (two different properties with permission). This one general location (the creek) accounted for 32 coons of the 125 I've caught so far. Man I wish I had a 100 of these locations. LOL.
jdpaint most of my sets are cage traps or little griz. I tried using some of the the "new regulation" modified buckets but didn't have much success. My preferred method would be to set conibear trail sets but I have had to switch up methods with the new regs. Early to mid-season bait is marshmallows and Treeberry or Corn Dog paste bait by Alan Huot and Stef Forget's Pro Coon or Night Owl's Cold Roller. Mid-season on I mix in Blackie's Blend Fatal Attraction (shellfish bait) and Boar's Delight gland lure.
Been spending some time in the shed the last couple days, and I really miss my coons.........regret not trapping some this year. And not just 'cause the prices sound real good on 'em.........but because I like the greasy little dudes.
Hayzer912: Anybody selling any skulls? Looking for Red/Gray Fox, Coon, Coyote Thanks!
Feb 3, 2019 8:23:42 GMT -5
cheitzman: I have a blog called howtotrapraccoon.wordpress.com If you have time check it out and if you like it please follow me on my blog. Thanks.
Feb 25, 2019 11:55:08 GMT -5
trapperjack: Anybody having problems logging into NYS Trappers website? All I get is tech difficulties displayed for last 2 weeks.
Aug 13, 2019 20:33:27 GMT -5
greenedream222: Had an awesome (first) time at the NYS Trappers Convention. So much to see, *touch* and take in. Met a lot of cool people - big THANK YOU to everyone who makes it as awesome as it is!! Very cool. Wish I could go back over tomorrow! Excited for next year!!!
Aug 30, 2019 21:37:21 GMT -5
fastmari: DOES IT HAV TO HAV BOTTOM JAW ATTACHED? I hav a local Grey skull; young, possibly female. Totally clean,& a lot of th Skeleton/legs, et But I always extract teeth4 myself. OK, so can u tell me what you require in Fox skull when you ask4 "skull" thnx
Nov 3, 2019 3:19:14 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Hi there, does anybody know where to upload from such printable template to stretch and dry a beaver fur ?
Nov 20, 2019 18:42:01 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Still looking for somebody ( mentor ?) residing and trapping 2 -2.5 hours driving distance from Brooklyn for acquaintance and a master class on a field. Brand new trapper and the pattern of success is completely unpredictable. 16 traps set and no one beave
Jan 14, 2020 18:45:57 GMT -5
kizi100: Anybody like listening to the Goose Couple?
Apr 13, 2020 2:56:32 GMT -5
herm: As long as Cuomo keeps getting on tv every day at noon and the tv stations are willing to broadcast his daily briefinthis state will never get unlocked
Apr 20, 2020 19:56:28 GMT -5
piterparker: Hello world. How are you ?
May 21, 2020 13:47:05 GMT -5
brooklynbeaver: Paw holding beaver trap modification. Have to talk and listen those experienced trappers if I did it right. My last season experience pushed me to make such modification.
Jun 8, 2020 11:24:53 GMT -5
Olde Trapper: no response available...
Aug 21, 2020 9:58:25 GMT -5
erict: Nothing surprises me during an election year!
Sept 10, 2020 7:03:21 GMT -5
edaggy: any one know of a fur buyer near delweare county NY that will buy not fleshed tanned stretched.
Mar 4, 2021 17:06:55 GMT -5