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#352375
I am a wildlife lover, but I and my neighbors have a raccoon problem. There are so many in the woods and fields that they are invading our homes... or trying to. Property and crop damage is adding up. We don't seem to have any natural predators.

In addition to live traps, this summer I purchased some of those dog-proof traps that the raccoon reaches in a tube for the bait and pulls the trigger. I had good luck putting these around my buildings and using honey around the rim and small marshmallows in the bottom.

I'd like to move my trapping campaign to the woods and rivers on my and my neighbors properties, but we have bobcats in the area. I would rather put up with the masked marauders than accidentally catch a bobcat . Is this dog-proof trap also bobcat proof ?

Any insight or suggestions to catch raccoons and nothing else would be welcome.
#352400
I would rather put up with the masked marauders than accidentally catch a bobcat . Is this dog-proof trap also bobcat proof ?


Depends on the dog-proof trap, One like the alcatraz dog proof coon trap is big enough to catch a bobcat, the smaller ones I don't think you would have a problem.

The cuff type dog proof coon trap would be even better.
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They are made to fit in a soup can.

I use PogoStick anchors to anchor traps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0OHuKUVgYQ
#352401
A cubby box with a conibear (220) is great for coons. Bobcats generally dislike going into a cubby box with a closed back end. Bobcats prefer entering enclosed areas that would resemble a "pipe" where they can exit without backing up. A lot of trappers use a 5 gallon bucket for cubby boxes do a search. They are easier to make and lighter than plywood ones. A conibear trap is normally under $15. If you go this route, purchase a conibear setting tool, it's basically a big pliers.
#352406
How the coon cuff trap works... I found this because I was curious about it.

https://youtu.be/mj4YdIkhKCY" target="_blank


Here is a video of the Soup can trap which is a little different that the Coon Cuff!

I like the Soup Can Trap a little better because it's easy to bait, just put the bait in the can then insert the trap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrhNuHNpL8
#352407
How the coon cuff trap works... I found this because I was curious about it.

https://youtu.be/mj4YdIkhKCY" target="_blank" target="_blank


Here is a video of the Soup can trap which is a little different that the Coon Cuff!

I like the Soup Can Trap a little better because it's easy to bait, just put the bait in the can then insert the trap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZrhNuHNpL8" target="_blank


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