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It’s that time of the year where I start my heavy trapping of predators from my place. Deer season is over and trapping season is in full swing. I focus on racoons mainly as they are horrible on nesting turkeys which nesting season will start soon. We also call-in coyotes and bobcats during the off season trying to eliminate as many as we can to help out our fawn recruitment. If you have turkeys on your place, I highly recommend trapping racoons to help the turkeys out. It also keeps you in the woods during a great time of the year. I use DP coon traps and I bait with marshmallows; racoons can’t resist a marshmallow.
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Nice catches there looks like you need a bigger pig trap there. I usually start trapping in November and end when the trapping season is over with except for pigs we trap them year-round.
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   BlueShamu
Been trapping them nutria in our neighborhood retention ponds. They been burrowing up into the edges of the pond. Takes me back to another time in my life!
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Thanks for the tip!
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   LETUMGROW
Another weekend of trapping racoons. Had some neat trail-cam pics of a coyote circling one of the racoons caught in my trap, he made several rounds but decided to leave it alone. Had another racoon get caught by both sets. Never seen this before!
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   BlueShamu
That’s hilarious! I almost spit water on my iPad looking at that double set coon!

I picked up a 33 lbs. beaver in one of my sets, yesterday.
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   LETUMGROW
BlueShamu, Very neat. You using body trap or leg hold trap?
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   BlueShamu
Letumgrow…using leg holds….like the one up on the photo of the nutria. Got 3 beaver dens across the pond from us. I busted up two of them. Put a trap inside one den and two outside the other den. One of the outside traps was placed on a slide where they been coming/going off the bank. It was tripped the other day…I can see it from the house. So, go across to investigate. No hair, no nothing…just tripped. Other one was still set and that den was still opened up. Walked over to the other one, that beaver was in the trap, outside of the den, now. But, she had pulled limbs and mud all over the opening and had it all packed down good…back leg still in the trap! LOL So, I still have to go dig out the other end of my chain, one day. I didn’t reset that one, yet.
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Nice beaver there I caught on in a 330 the other day weighed in at 45 to 50 pounds. I caught a coyote last night.
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