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JD
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Trapping Tools

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AKNative, Fungi, and any other trappers on here,

If you guys do a lot of hole sets, you might take a look at a tool called the Groundhog 3 in 1 tool.
I've never used one, but it looks useful.
Wouldn't be hard to make your own.

https://youtu.be/8lo-Os-hyJQ
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Re: Trapping Tools

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Wish we could run steel traps in Florida.

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Yes, I"ve never understood that. Snares are allowed in Florida, but not steel leg holds.
A snare is more lethal, and also more likely to catch non-targeted critters.

The coon population around here is way too high. They are everywhere.
Junior's dad used to set a box trap in his orange grove to thin down the coons.
He caught over a 100 coons with that trap, and it never slowed down.
More just moved into the area.

These dog proof soup can traps would catch well.
http://www.soupcancoonin.com/

I used a similar concept growing up in the Ozarks.
We were poor, so I tried to limit what few steel traps I had to fox sets.
For coons I would find a crossing log on the river and drill a hole into the log with a bit & brace, then drive nails at an angle around the perimeter of the hole until the nail tips stuck through the sidewall of the hole. Bait the hole with a small amount of sardines as an attractant, but the sardines is not what catches the coon. Place a shiny object down in the hole such as a pop tab or piece of aluminum foil. A coon is curious and will reach into any hole in search of food, and they are attracted to shiny objects. Once they put their paw down in the hole and grab the object they will not let go of it, and cannot pull their paw back out because it is balled up.
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Re: Trapping Tools

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I see those for sale in the trapping catalogues. Early in our winter I've failed a couple times to bed a trap because I couldn't dig the frozen ground, may have to make myself one.
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Re: Trapping Tools

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I have a pile of them around me, especially when I start dumping corn out for the deer. 6-7 coons in one picture.

I use a have a heart live trap and catch them for a guy at work who eats them.

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