coon trapping season is startin up here soon and i was wonderin wut yalls favorite homemade coon bait recipes are. here in nebraska i get pretty good luck on sardines or basically anything fishy. my favorite recipe would have to be a can of sardines mixed in with some cream corn and some honey and mix it up. so lets have some fun and hear everyones recipes.
I never have trapped for the hides because they ain't worth too much here. My grandpa used to back when I was a kid though. I used to trap'em live to help train my dogs. I would always release them later in a area I coon hunted. I used mackeral,sardines,maple syrup,tuna,marshmallows ,peanut butter.
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Sweet baits when you only want to attract coon, cheap pancake syrup works. You can also use your old scented plastic fish worms. You can wire a plastic crayfish to the pan, and set the trap so the coon has to reach in to get the bait. Most times a coon will work it till he trips the trap. There was just a good article in fur fish and game about useing pvc pipe to catch racoons. A short piece of four inch pipe, a rounded cap, and a no. 1 coils spring. looked pretty good, might have to try it. It is just about pet proof, for those areas where your bait might draw the wrong kind of attention.