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Homemade Coon Bait Recipes

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by SouthernBlood, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. SouthernBlood

    SouthernBlood G&G Newbie

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    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.


     
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  2. Mooseman684

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    Canned Cat food...My mom cant keep the coons away from the stuff...
    Friskies Brand salmon or Mixed flavor !
    True story,
    Rich
     
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    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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  4. toolman

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    they love deer corn around here.
     
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    +1 I've used it with excellet sucess.
     
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  6. jimkim

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    Get a tin of sardines in hotsauce. Nice flag.
     
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  7. Gopher3604x4

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    We just set the trap next to the chicken pin.
     
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    the one really good trapper i know uses canned cat food, and marshmellows to bait the traps
     
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  9. ShawnF

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    I usually use a mix of anise oil and fish oil on a cotton ball.
     
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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.
     
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    Ive caught on a piece of aluminum hanging from the top of a cage trap
     
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    well here in MD I use tunafish in oil and dog food put it in a pantyhoes and have fun!
     
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    Tin foil over the plate works well on the possums.
     
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    We always used Vanilla wafers, marshmellows, or lightbread. Also soured corn is great. Those sardines and cat food is expencive!
     
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    A honeybun will also work well.
     
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    i do alot of spearfishing for carp and just chop it up and use that
     
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    Buffalo (fish) trimmings work good hear. Locate as many persimmon tree's along and close to country roads and you'll find coon's and possoms eatting the ripe persimmons.
    Spotlight them and shoot.
     
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    FISH HEADS or any thing like oysters or clams.
     
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    I've had good luck with dry cat food.
     
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    Here is Wisconsin, they love anything sweet. My moms been havein some trouble with them coming closer and closer to the house. I used just marshmallows. But I LOVE to use my concoction of marshmallows, syrup, 1 cup o water, and cherry kool-aid. Try that. It also works for catfish.
     
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