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    Exclamation LIVE TRAP PLANS for RACCOONS/Animals

    [B]I am looking to build a few live traps for raccoons and other animals. I was wondering if anyone has any plans, ideas, advice, instructions, pictures, etc.
    Please post or email me.
    Thanks For Your Help and Time!!
    TROP
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    Lightbulb Risky business!

    I was thinking of looking into something like that so solve my garbage getting attacked problem.The danger for me is that it's not always the raccoon...sometimes it's the skunk.With my luck,i think you can all guess how this would backfire
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    Cool

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    .22 hornet has always worked for me
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    Or if you are worried about clean up get a .220 swift. Won't be enough left to to soak up in a sponge
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    I can't get the fool things to go into a trap...not even with a chicken quarter in it. I just started using a .22 air rifle a year and a half ago and its worked better than any trap. 50 kills and counting.
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    Are you guys saying with all the smarts you have collectively....killing is the only answer?
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    Its called animal management. What do you think the county animal control officers do with them?? They shoot them. Life outside the city is a tad different than most cityfolk think. I have lost 14 cats to coons in the last year and a half. Coons are very destructive pests and are treated as such. I tried trapping them for 6 months. It just doesn't work. They adapt too quickly. This way works.
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    Default Best trap...

    Quote Originally Posted by TROP View Post
    [B]I am looking to build a few live traps for raccoons and other animals. I was wondering if anyone has any plans, ideas, advice, instructions, pictures, etc.
    Please post or email me.
    Thanks For Your Help and Time!!
    TROP
    jstropea@yahoo.com
    [/B
    Best live trap I have found is very easy to make. .17 hmr varmit round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDA52 View Post
    Its called animal management. What do you think the county animal control officers do with them?? They shoot them. Life outside the city is a tad different than most cityfolk think. I have lost 14 cats to coons in the last year and a half. Coons are very destructive pests and are treated as such. I tried trapping them for 6 months. It just doesn't work. They adapt too quickly. This way works.
    Here in Ohio the majority of the raccoon population is rabid anyway. In a way it is a more humane end for them than dying from rabies. The state has tried to control the rabies in the coons but last I've heard it wasn't working. I'm not much one on killing anything but in my opinion with the coons sometimes there isn't much of a choice. I have the same problems with the coons in the trash but have gone out several mornings while it is still dark only to see a skunk running away from the trash cans as well.

    I found a cure for losing cats to coons, it's pretty simple I don't let my cats out of the house and they don't seem to want to go out either. My oldest cat is 10 now and still very healthy, sometimes a tad slow but otherwise still in good health.

    I'm sure by the time you add up your materials and time you'd save money by buying a "Havahart" live trap at your local agricultural supply house. TSC carries them in my area as well as some of the sporting shops.
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