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?
 

Outdoor life

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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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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..
 

rhyned

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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.
 

Outdoor life

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Well I don't own any conibear traps, all I own is live cage traps. Pets run wild where I live but I never see then around the barn so I may try one. How much do they cost and where do you get them?

A friend brought over some peaches so I thought I would try it, and no that don't work haha.
 
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