Chernobyl Raccoon Egg
Cap for Dog Proof Raccoon Trap
Chernobyl Raccoon Eggs dog proof cap with scent / lure holder base made to protect your raccoon bait and enhance your raccoon bait.
Helps keep mice, birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and pack rats from eating bait out of Dog Proof traps. Your trap still has food in it when the Raccoon comes by.
Helps keep bait dry from rain and snow, so that bait is fresh and scent still working. Not 100% airtight so scent can still get out.
Helps with the eye appeal at night, keying off the raccoon’s eyesight of detecting shiny objects. Helps on those nights that the wind is in the wrong direction the raccoon is traveling or moons are not up all night and/or overcast skies at night.
POWER of the EGG - The No. 1 Nest Predator - Research going back to 1948 by biologist across the nation. 75 years of research on Wild Turkeys nothing NEW they are looking for the eggs. They can’t help themselves. If you ever raised chickens, you know this to be true!
SCENT / LURE HOLDER BASE - Creating a feeding frenzy that needs to be satisfied with bait in Dog Proof!
SCENT / LURE HOLDER BASE
Creating a feeding frenzy that needs to be satisfied with bait in Dog Proof!
You can do this in any order.
Take 1 cotton ball and with small screw driver shove into base aka as scent holder.
The bolt will grab cotton and keep in place.
You can now add lure/scent, fish oill, salmon oil, or crayfish oil to cotton balls before you deploy in dog proof.
Whatever it takes to produce more tight chains.
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Each egg is individually made and only available in limited quantities.
Going from the footholds for raccoons to dog proofs in the early 80’s some history or knowledge was lost, forgotten or just not passed along as the type of trappers have changed from fur takers to landowners for management.
It is mentioned in the book A Natural History of the Raccoons - MacClintock page was published in 1981 pre dog proof traps. “Trappers take advantage of this attraction to bright objects”
1933 thru 1981 publication it mentioned – Water Set – For Raccoons, a bright object like aluminum foil, clam shell, or bottle cap wired to pan will act as attractant.
Trapper 1 - In my story “First Catches” which was in Trapper’s World I described how I caught my first raccoon with a piece of aluminum foil on a trap pan in 1962. One of my uncles had told me to do that.
Trapper 2 - Remembers people talking about aluminum foil and metal shiny crawdad's also for trapping raccoons.
Trapper 3 - This is from the FC Taylor catalog shiny metal fish, I used tin foil on the pan, caught my first three raccoons on tin foil on trap pans set in shallow water.
They mention raccoons like to play with bright objects like brass trap tags, soda can tops, aluminum foil, fake crawdads or fake minnows. Even one book has the - Shiny-Pan Set
Raccoons are thought to be color blind or at least poorly able to distinguish color, though their eyes are well-adapted for sensing light. - (Hohmann, p. 63; MacClintock, p. 18; Zeveloff, p. 66)
Eyes are large and convex, which allows for bright images to project into the retina. The retina contains fewer cones therefore raccoons tend to be color blindness or possibly have “color weak” vision. It may be difficult to detect colors but they can detect a difference in brightness. (Zeveloff 2002).
Where the Red Fern Grows Chapter 7 – 1967 – Raccoon would stick his hand inside the brace to pick up something shiny (like a piece of a tin can)
We went from footholds for Raccoons to Dog Proofs is a perfect example of trying something new!!
Older trappers’ book. PRE 1980's – Coon Trapping – The Untold Story – By Mike “Red” O’Hearn
Quote: The greatest limiting factor each of us must deal with is ourselves.
Quote: One of the hardest things for a person who has some degree of success, is to change, or try something different.
When using Dog Proof Traps do you use?
Marshmallow, Golf Ball or Chernobyl Raccoon Egg
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Raccoon Bait Compiled from FB Group – Dog Proof Trappers
Dry cat food category
* Dry cat food
* Cheap dry cat food mixed with grape and strawberry jelly, placed in the bottom of a DP with a bit left on the ground.
* Fish smelling cat food in DP, fish oil lure.
* Cheap dry cat food with tuna mixed in it.
* Dry cat food in dog proofs with a little bit of fish oil.
* Cheap cat food and sticky BBQ sauce.
* Dry cat food filled just above the trigger. Little fish oil around the trap not on it and a golf ball on top the trap to keep mice out.
* Cat food with Dale Billingsley ringer bait mixed up.
* One large marshmallow pushed on the trigger, cheapest cat food you can buy, filled just below the top. I add one quart of shellfish oil, to one gallon of fish oil and use a drizzle of the oil on the game trails to guide them to the trap.
* Dry cat food mixed with Coon Collector.
* Dry cat food and fish oil around the trap.
* Half dry cat food half dollar store fruit loop cereal vanilla extract mixed in fill to trigger.
* DP set - dry cat foot and Hershey’s strawberry syrup.
* Dry cat food saturated with vanilla extract and dried.
* Cheap cat food mixed with cheap maple syrup
* Dry cat food to just under the trigger with a sardine treat
* Little dry cat food inside and a little strawberry syrup around it.
* I use dry cat food or fish food and trail with fish oil.
* Dry cat food and fake maple syrup
* Cheap dry cat food and fish oil
* Sawmill Creek Bait and Lures – Cherry Addiction over dry cat food.
* Dry Cat food mixed with grape Kool-Aid with Crawfish in scent holder base of the Chernobyl Raccoon Egg
Dry dog food category
* Dry dog food
* For DPs, I've had best of luck with 50 50 mix high protein dog food (small type pellets) and corn chops pour in some dry grape Kool aid powder and give a shake. Drizzle of Honey around trap area for attractant.
* Small dogfood with Cavens Moonshine lure
* Mini marshmallows in the bottom of a DP, put a drop of pancake syrup on top of DP and stick a mini marshmallow on top for visual, then a line of pancake syrup to it.
* Mini marshmallows in the bottom of a Duke DP with a drop of Cavens Moonshine on the rim.
* Small Colored marshmallows
* Marshmallow in the bottom and a mixture of cat food and grape jelly on top.
* One marshmallow under trigger then little cat / dog food / or stale chips or pretzels on top with a little molasses around the rim.
* Vanilla wafers and miniature marshmallows.
* Big marshmallow under trigger and grape jelly.
Peanut Butter category
* Coon grabbers. Peanut butter flavored dog treats (I use the ones meant for training) with a few drops of butterscotch oil. Salmon flavored dog treats with a few drops of mixed fish oil with either lobster or shrimp oil 4:1 fish to lobster/shrimp.
* 1 cup peanut butter, 1 bottle clam juice, 2 teaspoon liquid smoke. Enough quick oats to make a paste.
* Cheap peanut butter and maple syrup early in year.
* Captain crunch all berries, Paired with anise extract as a lure
* Chunks of fish in DPs and pocket sets. Shad, carp, and suckers.
* Chunk of fish in a bucket with a conibear
* Fish bodies in conibears in the buckets
* Cage trap – sardines
* In live traps Sardines in mustard sauce and a Honey Bun.
* Sardines and grape jelly
*Poultry bones, skin etc., glycerin and BBQ sauce later in year. If cold, let it taint for 4-5 days.
Fish bait / Fish food category
* Catfish food with smoked oyster oil poured on it.
* Purina 32% floating fish pellets and a marshmallow on the trigger of a pull type only DP set on tracks.
* Big red gum in a DP
* Jellybeans and Bacon grease, mini marshmallows, and fish oil.
* Gummy lifesavers, placed on the trigger of DPs, so they have to pull it
* Make a mush out of pawpaw’s or persimmons and add a little honey.
* Shelled Corn with added Big & J “To Die For” - Long Range Attractant with Crawfish in scent holder base of the Chernobyl Raccoon Egg. Corn was added to the “To Die For” so the Raccoons had something to grab. “To Die For” spread the fine dust around trap.
On the Market Pre-Made Bait
* Dry pellet style bait up to the bottom of the trigger and a mini marshmallow impaled on the trigger. Top the trap with a waxed paper cup to keep mice and rain out and act as a visual attractant. – dave9806 on ebay.
* Reds Blend Sweet & Fishy Dog Proof Bait
* Molicious Raccoon Bait
* Marsyada's Coon Bait
* Dale Billingsley Ringer bait
* Locklear's Coon Collector Bait Solution
* Sawmill Creek Bait and Lures – Cherry Addiction
* Brody's Baits DP Buffet
* Ozark Mountain Lure Boar Buster
* Blakeley’s Trapping Supply – Coon Jam & Coon Syrup
* Dunlap Smokey Fish DP bait
* Wildman’s HammerTime Raccoon Bait
* R & M Midnight Raider Raccoon Lure
* North American Trapper Raccoon Bait with North American Trapper “The Magnet” lure
Reduce Raccoons from eating bait and not tripping trigger.
Fruity-Flavored Gummy Life Savers - How to install
Two different size plastic straws - Larger straw to be cut shorter.
Place smaller straw inside larger straw
Place Gummy Life Saver on smaller straw
Place smaller straw tip over the tip of Duke dog proof trigger
Push larger straw until Gummy Life Saver is on Duke dog proof trigger.
Now you’re ready, to set Duke dog proof, and add your preferred raccoon bait.
DOG PROOF TRAPS - TIPS
This is not the only way, just my way of using Dog Proofs. Maybe this will help someone getting started.
Multiple recommendation incorporated from brother and sister trappers’ suggestions from over the years.
I keep my Dog Proofs prep with quick links and brass tags, cables, pliers, and DP setters in one ammo crate to start.
Once it’s empty, I just store till time to pull traps for season. Pliers and Setters will go in tools ammo box rest of season.
I am setting 84 acres of oak/hickory forest – Logging roads ridges, edges of food plots, orchards, watering holes, 2 lakes, and streams – But drought still hasn’t gotten much flowing yet.
Ziploc bags have a specific length of cable and keep them from being tangled. 9-to-3-foot lengths This happens to be around 4 feet.
I cable to a tree with limbs, so I don’t have to worry about the Raccoon climbing in this case edge of logging road on ridge top, entrance of food plot right in front of rut that holds water. Then I quick link it to dop proof swivel.
You can make it quicker if the loop is bigger and allow Dog Proof to fit thru and have everything attached already – Myself I want it where it can’t come off tree without set of pliers or cable cutters. You can add an extra J-hook and crimp it down to the cable for extra theft deterrent. Or even add another swivel if you want.
I set put trap on my thigh and use Dog Proof Trap setter or long screwdriver works also.
Making my own handle
Keep my from loosing it and giving my more leverage.