I got a dozen of the new Duke dp traps to try this year, but haven't made up my mind which bait. I watched Randy Smith use a combo of a large marshmellow, small pellet dog food, with molasses poured over it. I watched Mark Steck use sheep wool under the trigger with his "kicker" lure on it. I have also thought of using sheep wool with mackerel, or other fish type, and a good fish oil. You could also use the sheep wool with some of Blackie's fruit paste bait flavored up like you want it. I would like to know what combo's have worked good for others.
Post by Derek Brayen on Aug 8, 2010 21:38:51 GMT -5
iv tried these coon grabbers that Paul dobbins sells, made by Wolfer (one of the mods) couldn't catch coon with them but my dog loved them. last year i caught my first coon in one and i used corn, piece cut off on the cob and stuck it behind the trigger and some sort of oil or something from night owl lures, cant remember the name
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Last year was the first time I had used ant DP traps myself. I put a marshmellow behind the trigger and used jack mack mixed into a slurry and poured a little down in it and smeared some on the outside of it. In one night I caught 2 out of 4 traps. The colder it got the less they came to it.
I just got some of the traps about 3 weeks ago. Had a farmer having some coon in the corn problem's, he said I could trap for fox later in the season if I could help him out with these coons. I had to say yes.
I just use some parts of crayfish down the hole and then poured some of my home made fish juice on top.
First time I have ever bought any Dukes they seem to work fine.
It takes both hands to set the thing. Springs seem very strong. I like them and I have not been a Duke fan before. I don't think the coons can tell what kind of trap the thing is. I just know they can not get there hand out of the thing.
Post by cattledog on Sept 12, 2010 21:55:59 GMT -5
i recently got 2 dozen of the new duke dps.the springs seem plenty strong enough.last year i used a few grizz,was my first time using dps.i just poured some dogfood in and then added a little lure to it.i also usually shot a little fish oil/shellfish oil mix around the set.did pretty good with them,but i do kinda think a marshmellow or some other more solid bait would work better than what i used.
Post by gaswampfox on Sept 16, 2010 11:18:57 GMT -5
Tryin Hard : I always set any trap on, or as close to sign as I can get. Cold weather brings on a new challenge. Try smearing a little coyote gland lure at your trap site. You can also take one ounce of good tintured skunk essence, and mix with one gallon of peanut oil. Put some in a squirt bottle, and squirt a little on a tree, rock, log, etc. near your DP trap to help bring em' in. I got this tip from watching Randy Smith's coon DVD. He was cathing them with snow on the dirt. The DVD is worth the money for the tips you get, and the entertainment is a bonus. Mark Steck has another out called running hard with the Griz. He shows his methods of using the little Griz type traps. Tight Chains !
Post by coontrapperchad on Nov 19, 2010 23:04:16 GMT -5
I've been using the grizz and this year the Duke dpt and I can't tell a difference. The main thing is to keep. Your springs protected. I spray paint mine before season and let them air out. As for the people who use dogfood or catfood for bait my hats off to them! I tried that once for about a week and caught every possum in the neighborhood. As far as the video by Mark Steck Running hard with the grizz; I think its highly overrated and not worth the money. I have it and think money could have been better spent!! Just my opinion.
i bought mine straight from duke.149.95 a dozen delivered. i use marshmellows below the trigger,seems it gives them something other than a cold steel rod to grab on to.i make a mixture of corn syrup,mossases and vanilla flavoring down the hole onto the marshmellow. works for me!
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Post by superiorlures on Nov 13, 2011 7:00:48 GMT -5
Paint them white. Use Dukes they are excellent!! We use a smoked oyster in the bottom with a large marsh mellow stuck on the trigger. The marsh mellow will seal in the oyster. Drives raccoons crasy. Alot of 2-paw catches. The DP are excellent permission getters.
check out www.kegcreekbaits-lures.com he has a product called coon crunch. Its a dry pellet type bait with a very sweet smell. I caught over 100 coon on this bait last season!! Very easy to dispense and doesnt make a slimey sticky mess out of your DPs!!