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posted Jun 21, 2014, 11:36 AM by Doglover System   [ updated Jan 17, 2015, 5:37 PM ]
Trapping TV Episode 9: Raccoon Trapping in Snow, Ice and Cold.

Here's a good video for ground-nesting bird hunters to see (Raccoon Trapping in Snow, Ice and Cold 2014). It shows how effective dog-proof raccoon traps can be--without endangering dogs as body grip traps on the ground do. 

If this guy can catch 1,300 raccoon in one season in dog proofs, they must work--and he’s not the only one using them to catch large numbers of raccoon every season around the U.S.

All these catches by dog proof raccoon traps, yet the MN trapping lobby claims that they won't work, and that's why they can't stop using sets that kill our dogs.  Actually, their complaint is the daily trap check--very inconvenient, they say, so they're sticking with the three-day body grip trap check (and still killing our dogs).

There's even been some hunter resistance to body grip trapping regulations, based on the old belief that body grip traps are the best tool for managing pest raccoons. As MN Rep. Tony Cornish pointed out in a Star Tribune article (Smith 2012) "raccoons are terrible pests for our waterfowl." Right, but that's no reason to kill hunting dogs.

This video shows how a better and safer tool is now being used in many places, in many conditions, by many successful trappers.


Raccoon Trapping in Snow, Ice and Cold. 2014. Vol. 9. Trapping TV.

Smith, Doug. 2012. "Concerns about Dogs Prompt Trapping Bill." Star Tribune, February 6.

Randy Smith on Trapping TV Episode 9: Raccoon trapping in snow, ice and cold.
Pennsylvania trapper Randy Smith (author of the DVD "Boars Gone Wild: Rack'n up Coon in the Ice and Snow") talks about his late-season success in trapping raccoons--exclusively with dog-proof traps.