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hillbillyfab

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I've got Duke's because those were the first ones I bought when I was getting started. I've added "Z" traps to my collection, because I like the idea of the "push/pull" trigger setup. I can't say one works better than the other, because DP's in general just work if there's coons in the area.
 

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I've got Duke's because those were the first ones I bought when I was getting started. I've added "Z" traps to my collection, because I like the idea of the "push/pull" trigger setup. I can't say one works better than the other, because DP's in general just work if there's coons in the area.

Thanks. What's your most productive bait/lure and method?
 

hillbillyfab

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I use mostly dog food and marshmallows for my sets. Sometimes I set with just the dog food, sometimes I put a combination of dog food with a marshmallow at the top of the trap. If I think it's going to rain, I put a ping-pong or golf ball on the top of the DP to help shed the rain off the bait.
 
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CATCHDAWG

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I use Brigder and Duke. When it comes to a dp, I don’t think you could go wrong with whatever brand you choose. A lot different than a traditional foothold.
 

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Most of the time I use dry cat food in dp’s. In live traps the juiciest canned cat food n cheapest I can find. Cat food seems to be stinkier fishy smell
 

TnKen

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I use dukes and have converted them to a push pull trigger. It’s not hard to do and will up your catch of coons and non target animals.
 

Jbird22

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I have Z traps and Dukes. They both catch fine but when I buy more it will be Z traps just because of the push/pull trigger. I use the Z traps just as they come since they're powder coated. I'm pretty sure the newer Dukes come coated as well. The ones I have are older and I dipped them in Rustoleum/Acetone mixed 1:1. As for bait, sardines mixed with dry cat food is my favorite. I've tried marshmallows with chocolate or strawberry syrups but I catch noticeably more with sardines/cat food.
 

hillbillyfab

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Do you guys dye and wax DPs, paint them, or do nothing and just use them?
I haven't dyed or waxed mine as of yet. I have painted a few. It helps me tell from a distance if I need to rebait or reset it.
That's interesting to hear about some of y'all converting the Dukes to a push/pull. I'll have to look into that. 👍
 

JCDEERMAN

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I use dukes and have converted them to a push pull trigger. It’s not hard to do and will up your catch of coons and non target animals.
Interesting. I’ll need to look into that.

I have Dukes and they work well. I use cat food and marshmallows. It seems the sweeter stuff works when it’s warmer and the meatier baits work when it’s colder.
 

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