Hi folks. I mentioned in a previous post that I've been fooling around with Duke dog proof traps for the first time this season. I've just sprinkled them in along my 'coon line here and there alongside my usual spread of foothold traps, just to see how they compare in terms of ease of use, catch rate, etc.
It takes literally no time at all to punch in a set with a DP trap compared to making a traditional dirt hole or trail set with a foothold. I'm amazed at how much easier it is. While a few of my dirt hole sets got washed out by heavy rain, the DP's stayed perfectly operational. Also, I experienced no pull-outs with the DP traps.
Just as a little experiment I made a few 'coon sets side-by-side: a dirt hole set with tuna as bait and a DP trap with marshmallows as bait. So far the DP trap / marshmallow bait combination has outperformed my dirt holes.
I see no downsides to the Duke DP traps so far, and if they keep performing this way I may just use them exclusively on my 'coon line next year.
Best wishes, and tight chains!
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