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#21

It is my only tool. They only come on my property in pairs, so as long as two traps are baited I’m good to go. I am their problem- they haven’t been mine for years. I’ve killed over 30 in a single season on my 3 acres so I’m pretty sure my pressure is relatively high. One year I used baffles and let them hang, pretty soon I must have had 20 living here- I swear there were many more females than males- so they must have been Muslim. I finally decided to kill them all because they were damaging any nursery trees trees that had fruit. Too much work to pick them all clean. That year a mother tried to attack me when I approached a trap with her cub inside. Glad my aim with my pellet gun was true or I would have had to club her.

Animal lovers would hate my killing ways, but we’ve eliminated their predators and they are now scavengers of human waste and over populate the land far beyond natural numbers.


#22

I’ve mentioned it in another thread, but I’ll say it again. As long as you’re willing to destroy the trapped raccoon, google “dog proof raccoon trap”. Raccoons can’t flip or defeat these and their built in curiosity is their demise. This trap is soooooo effective against raccoons and raccoons only. By design they must pull up on the trigger with their hand like paw that other animals can’t do. I’ve trapped momma and offspring in the same night right next to each other. My record was 21 raccoons in 21 days until the frequency lulled. The traps are cheap, don’t need to be waxed or died and are very raccoon effective. Opossums are another problem, but live traps usually weed them out.

Bleeding heart animal sympathizers would hate me too. I love watching animals as long as they are not destroying my hard work.


#23

I’m not cruel enough to use a paw trap if I can trap an animal any other way. I’ve occasionally used them for woodchucks, but even them I can usually coax into a live trap. However, a high powered pellet rifle is too expensive for some people- with a paw trap you could use a shovel to dispatch a coon.

Spring operated live traps are not that expensive, and the animal can’t escape by flipping it over. I use the type with a latched extra door that allows the safe release of unintended captures and the easy dumping of coon and possum corpses. Marshmallows in a plastic bag, staked with a spike in the back of the trap with a couple leading in never fails.


#24

The raccoon only traps hold with a heavy wire pulled against the inside of the pipe. No sharp edges and I don’t think it’s painful or cruel. I’m not into cruelty either and I dispatch them at first light with a high powered pellet gun or a heavy pipe. I use live traps as well, which are great for opossums, but the raccoons often roll them or manage to pull the bait from the back by reaching through the cage. I hadn’t thought of staking the cage but that is a good tip that I’ll use. Thank you.

I have a spring operated box trap that was bent up and rolled that I can show you that was defeated. It took a little work to get it bent back into shape to be usable again. It was that event that lead me to using the dog proof raccoon traps. To each his own, or different strokes, as the sayings go.


#25

Good, I wasn’t sure how it worked. They don’t like being confined to a cage either so there is no kind way to trap and kill an animal. Trap and release is often crueler still, as animals are said to usually starve when relocated. The fact is that death is a cruelty from which none of us escape and the deaths we impose on our vermin are usually much kinder than what nature imposes on them eventually.


#26

My small squirrel HaveAHart trap was bent up by a squirrel sympathizer using the tire on their car. I couldn’t undo the damage to get it to work. Now I place traps away from where cars can get to.
I also think I will use a dull green spray paint to somewhat camoulflage my squirrelinator so as not to draw attention to it by said squirrel sympathizers.

Good idea. Thanks @alan


#27

I do agree. But netting is for birds. I have found (watching a game camera) that it can discourage some deer. Raccoons laugh at it. They ate through netting to decimate my blackberries. The lower their population, the better chance of you getting to eat your fruit.


#28

Netting works well on birds, it discourages squirrels but they always look for a way inside - and sometimes trap themselves - BWAHAHAHA

I will admit that I don’t take much trouble to release trapped fruit-pecking birds, which always seem to be the overabundant species


#29

I just wanted to update this thread. American nettings has a sale on their bird netting right now. It was mentioned in the Discount Codes thread. 15% off. Shipping is fairly flat rate, so bigger orders aren’t too much more in shipping.


#30

I just bought a 30x100 for 15% off. Shipping was $21.27 which was
the amount of the discount. The discount paid for the shipping.


#31

I too placed an order for one 1515 and one 3030. Between the nets and the tube trap I’m hoping to eat my first peach off the tree after 6 years!