• Advertisement

Duke dog proof traps

Coil spring, dp, snare or waterset, you do it, let's talk about it.

Duke dog proof traps

Postby JCDEERMAN » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:37 am

Anyone use them? I just bought a dozen of them for trapping coons, opossums and whatever else invades turkey nests I can catch. I’ve heard dog food, fruit loops, marshmallows work well for bait.

Any other type bait they can’t resist?

For those who have these traps, have you been pleased with their effectiveness?

Thanks in advance!
JCDEERMAN
14 Point
 
Posts: 8859
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: NASHVILLE, TN

Advertisement

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby TnHoss » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:42 pm

I use Z traps but the Dukes should be just as good. I use dry cat food with a big marshmallow stuffed in the top to keep rain out.
TnHoss
4 Point
 
Posts: 188
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:00 pm
Location: Tennessee

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby CATCHDAWG » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:05 pm

Mine are Bridgers, same difference. I use them a lot and they work great. I put a little cat food in, just enough to cover the trigger with a couple drops of Caven’s Moonshine lure on the lip of the trap, put a golf ball on top and your good to go. I hope you got a setting tool, it makes life much better!
Instagram:plantationoutdoors
CATCHDAWG
12 Point
 
Posts: 5778
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:00 pm
Location: Bradley co. TN

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby ADR » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:13 pm

CATCHDAWG wrote:Mine are Bridgers, same difference. I use them a lot and they work great. I put a little cat food in, just enough to cover the trigger with a couple drops of Caven’s Moonshine lure on the lip of the trap, put a golf ball on top and your good to go. I hope you got a setting tool, it makes life much better!


Just curious, what is the purpose of the golf ball?
ADR
6 Point
 
Posts: 889
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:20 pm
Location: Middle Tennessee

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby CATCHDAWG » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:26 pm

ADR wrote:
CATCHDAWG wrote:Mine are Bridgers, same difference. I use them a lot and they work great. I put a little cat food in, just enough to cover the trigger with a couple drops of Caven’s Moonshine lure on the lip of the trap, put a golf ball on top and your good to go. I hope you got a setting tool, it makes life much better!


Just curious, what is the purpose of the golf ball?

The golf ball prevents mice/birds from getting into the trap and rain to a degree. Plus it’s a great visual attractant.
Instagram:plantationoutdoors
CATCHDAWG
12 Point
 
Posts: 5778
Joined: Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:00 pm
Location: Bradley co. TN

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby ADR » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:28 pm

CATCHDAWG wrote:
ADR wrote:
CATCHDAWG wrote:Mine are Bridgers, same difference. I use them a lot and they work great. I put a little cat food in, just enough to cover the trigger with a couple drops of Caven’s Moonshine lure on the lip of the trap, put a golf ball on top and your good to go. I hope you got a setting tool, it makes life much better!


Just curious, what is the purpose of the golf ball?

The golf ball prevents mice/birds from getting into the trap and rain to a degree. Plus it’s a great visual attractant.


Thank you, I had no idea
ADR
6 Point
 
Posts: 889
Joined: Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:20 pm
Location: Middle Tennessee

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby Bobyote » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:56 pm

They work great, I like a little coon lure on a stick. Also like a trail of mini marshmallows to it.
Bobyote
4 Point
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:08 pm

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby Bobyote » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:58 pm

Stick the stick with lure in the ground near the dp
Bobyote
4 Point
 
Posts: 113
Joined: Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:08 pm

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby JCDEERMAN » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:34 pm

Good thinking on the golf balls. I’ve heard of folks putting a solo cup upside down on them. Thanks guys...I’ll let y’all know how it all works out
JCDEERMAN
14 Point
 
Posts: 8859
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: NASHVILLE, TN

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby Andy S. » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:45 pm

According to my buddy/coworker, they work too good. :)

Image

Image
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.
User avatar
Andy S.
16 Point
 
Posts: 16988
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 1999 12:00 pm
Location: Atoka, TN

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby Hardwoodmaterials » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:52 pm

I use the Duke DP traps around chicken pens and they work great on coon and possums. If you catch something you want to release you can let it go with the help of a piece of plywood. Here is a video showing how its done but you can use a much smaller piece depending on what your releasing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0LPX-AeKNk
Hardwoodmaterials
8 Point
 
Posts: 1938
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:26 pm
Location: Hohenwald,Tn

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby TX300mag » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:06 pm

They work great. Marshmallows are my bait of choice.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
TX300mag
16 Point
 
Posts: 12267
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 1:00 pm
Location: Crosby, TX

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby AllOutdoors » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:53 am

TX300mag wrote:They work great. Marshmallows are my bait of choice.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
^^^ This. A marshmallow is all you need for coons.

Sent from my SM-G892A using Tapatalk
User avatar
AllOutdoors
14 Point
 
Posts: 7684
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:29 pm
Location: Tennessee

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby Andy S. » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:11 am

AllOutdoors wrote:
TX300mag wrote:They work great. Marshmallows are my bait of choice.
^^^ This. A marshmallow is all you need for coons.
Guaranteed. That is all I use in my live traps when targeting coons. I think they can smell them from a mile away. Cheap bait that can be bought at about any dollar store.
Andy S.

If I had saved all the money I spent on hunting, I'd spend it on hunting.
User avatar
Andy S.
16 Point
 
Posts: 16988
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 1999 12:00 pm
Location: Atoka, TN

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby JCDEERMAN » Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:56 am

Thanks guys! Good to hear. I’ll let y’all know. I hate it when I see more coons and opossums on camera than deer or turkeys
JCDEERMAN
14 Point
 
Posts: 8859
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: NASHVILLE, TN

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby Shanman » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:12 am

Mini Marshmallows is all I use. One tip for you that I believe is very important......make sure there is nothing within reach for the coon to grab ahold of, like tree roots on creek bank or small sapling in the woods. If a big boar can get leverage sometimes they can pull out of a weaker trap. If you are feeding your deer and the coon are coming in, don't just set 1 trap, set 3 or 4 about 15' apart. Hope you thin them egg eaters out!
Shanman
6 Point
 
Posts: 672
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:21 pm
Location: Loudon Co., Tn

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby JCDEERMAN » Mon Jul 29, 2019 4:21 pm

Shanman wrote:Mini Marshmallows is all I use. One tip for you that I believe is very important......make sure there is nothing within reach for the coon to grab ahold of, like tree roots on creek bank or small sapling in the woods. If a big boar can get leverage sometimes they can pull out of a weaker trap. If you are feeding your deer and the coon are coming in, don't just set 1 trap, set 3 or 4 about 15' apart. Hope you thin them egg eaters out!


Good tip! Didn’t think about them getting leverage on something. I’ll make sure to put them where they can’t grab onto anything. Thanks, Shanman
JCDEERMAN
14 Point
 
Posts: 8859
Joined: Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:02 pm
Location: NASHVILLE, TN

Duke dog proof traps

Postby TX300mag » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:55 am

Shanman wrote:Mini Marshmallows is all I use. One tip for you that I believe is very important......make sure there is nothing within reach for the coon to grab ahold of, like tree roots on creek bank or small sapling in the woods. If a big boar can get leverage sometimes they can pull out of a weaker trap. If you are feeding your deer and the coon are coming in, don't just set 1 trap, set 3 or 4 about 15' apart. Hope you thin them egg eaters out!


Good point!

Don’t forget to cable it to something SOLID, too. I learned that the hard way when one got away with a trap.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
User avatar
TX300mag
16 Point
 
Posts: 12267
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 1:00 pm
Location: Crosby, TX

Re: Duke dog proof traps

Postby bigbonner » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:05 pm

Marshmallows do work.
bigbonner
4 Point
 
Posts: 119
Joined: Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:35 pm


Return to Trapping

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests