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Old 12-04-2011, 09:47 PM
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Default best bait for conibear bucket traps

my son and hubby are trapping coons with 220 conibears set in buckets. What's the best bait to use?
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:20 AM
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Marshmellows will work as will fish. Best luck!
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:24 AM
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Someone else has told us marshmallows too. Gonna gave to give it a try. They've been using canned mackerel and have had fair luck. Thanks
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:26 AM
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Tried the marshmallows and haven't caught a thing. set the buckets with some cheap fishy cat food and caught a grey n white cat. I don't know where he came from but that's not what I was after.
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:29 PM
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Well things have picked up a little. We're catching one coon a day. I guess its better than nothing. My son sure loves to go do it even if all we catch is a opossum.Got a new e caller coming for Christmas so hopefully we can call some out and he can try shooting some coons too.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:14 AM
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I love trapping. This is only my second year trying my hand at it and its addicting. The one problem I have is that is conflicts with deer season. I am still deerless with only this weekend left.

I had a small trap line out for a few weeks. I'm not trying to catch a truckload, just a few of my target species so I am able to learn the proper fur trade techniques. This year I caught two muskrats, a mink, and a beaver. The beaver was quite a load and weighed in at 52 pounds. I caought them all in traps set specifically for the species caught. Weasel/Ermine are on my list for the winter.

I took a big mink that I caught last year to the taxidermist and just got it back last week. Its amazing looking!

Good luck with your outdoor pursuits!
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