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    Default Home Made Dog proof coon trap

    I got this idea from here on youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvpFM5mRU1c&feature=plcp

    Used a drill and drilled a line through the bottom of the Rat Trap to make a trigger assembly with a metal coat hanger using needle nose pliers
    So bear in Mind this is a work in progress




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    That kind of trapping seems kinda cruel to me but to each their own. I imagine how I'd feel if I reached into my lunch box and a vice slammed onto my hand and kept me pinned to one spot overnight with a busted hand. I fully understand the idea of hunting and even the trapping, controlling the populations, and I fully support the right of hunters and trappers I just prefer a trap that kills quickly and efficiently. Normally I'd say "I hope that works for you" but in this case I can't really say that. Regardless, it's a good bit of kit for if the SHTF and coon meat is all that stands between my family and starvation.

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    Do a google search for "conibear dog" if you want to see what can happen with traps that "kill quickly and efficiently". I'm just starting to get educated about trapping, but from what I've learned so far the reasoning behind the laws in places like my home state of New Jersey which prohibit leg hold traps of pretty much any type may be misguided.

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    No biggie fellas I just wanted to see if I can build one my state also prohibit's leg hold's only live trap's may be used

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    Used pvc pipe with a u bolt
    Last edited by castersquire; 12-01-2012 at 12:20 AM.

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    Used some string to hold the trap while I put the grab bar in

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    Finished the Trap just need to put a back on

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    If a raccoon tries to use your computer in the middle of the night your all set.

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    Thats not a bad set up! Looks to me that it will more likely hold the coon in place rather than break any bones. If you were spending the night out in the woods and had some of these set up nearby, you would know when you got one. Coons are anything but quiet when angry, distressed or annoyed. Lots of good meat on em and depending on the time of year, a very useful hide for making things to keep warm. Just be ready when you approach a trapped coon, they are violent critters and have a good set of sharp pointy teeth on em. Best to dispatch them with a headshot from a .22 from a few steps away. Good luck!

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    if they are quiet when you walk up to the trap be ready cause he's just waiting to tear you up my buddy thought he had caught a tame coon.... well lets just say he had some funny marks on his face at school the next day hahah

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