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#3215935 - 04/07/13 05:58 PM Groundhog Trapping Question
Outdoor life
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Hey I noticed today that we have a few groundhogs back around our barn again. We had them back when I was younger and they went on their own. Well I found their new holes today, and now, unlike back then, we have a live cage trap.

So here is my question: Is their a "go to" bait that brings the groundhogs to the cage? Or is baiting a live cage trap with anything illegal, and if so, how would I get them in the cage then?
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#3216174 - 04/07/13 09:18 PM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: Outdoor life]
fredfred
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Lettuce works good
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#3216240 - 04/07/13 10:40 PM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: fredfred]
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Thank you. I heard a rumor that cantaloupe works good too. Have you heard that?
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#3216690 - 04/08/13 12:45 PM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: Outdoor life]
fredfred
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No I haven't
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#3216714 - 04/08/13 01:17 PM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: fredfred]
CATCHDAWG
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I've had good luck catching them with apples for bait.
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#3216741 - 04/08/13 01:48 PM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: CATCHDAWG]
Diehard Hunter
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Apples with peanut butter smeared on them.
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#3217242 - 04/09/13 12:07 AM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: Diehard Hunter]
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Thanks guys! I'll give it a try tomorrow I believe. It'll be nice if they are just out in the open and I can fix the problem real fast, but they are fast critters.
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#3219325 - 04/11/13 11:32 AM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: Outdoor life]
northeasthunter
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Ive used both apples and lettuce together with success.
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#3219819 - 04/11/13 07:32 PM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: northeasthunter]
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you can always bury a foothold trap down in the den, if no chance of pets getting in it, a 160 conibear down in the den is a #1 groundhog getter.. you can also snare them with out much effort..
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#3220277 - 04/12/13 09:51 AM Re: Groundhog Trapping Question [Re: pressfit]
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As Pressfit said, a conibear is the way to go if you don't have to worry about other animals getting in it.
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