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Old 08-06-2020, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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I’ve had it with trying to nicely deter this family of raccoons from frequenting my pool area every night. I’ve decided to launch into trap mode and I figure one or more of you have come up with a particular trap and bait that you are fond of.

So if you have recommendations, I’d like to know. Yes the little effers will be released and yes at least 5 miles away. In the woods. With luck we will trap the whole family at once.
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Old 08-06-2020, 07:39 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Does Texas not have a raccoon rabies problem? That's good. Here in Maryland raccoons, skunks, foxes, feral cats, coyotes can't be trapped and released do to the rabies problem. You also have to have a trapping permit.

Cat food is a good bait although that may attract neighborhood cats. Hav-A-Hart traps are the go to.
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:36 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Back when Iran was a huge market for furs, we trapped 'em using sardines - they loved 'em.
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Old 08-06-2020, 09:42 AM
 
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It is illegal to trap and release Racoons in Bexar, I was told anyways.
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Old 08-06-2020, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Humane traps can often be rented from your city's animal control department. They will also come pick up the critter once it's trapped, too. I've had the best luck with using a Snickers bar as bait. Worked every time!
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Old 08-06-2020, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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It is illegal to trap and release Racoons in Bexar, I was told anyways.

You were told incorrectly. Pest companies in Bexar aplenty perform this service. They just want like $200 for four traps for 2 days.

Also, the idea is to attract the coons without attracting the cats.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Stone Oak, San Antonio
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Does Texas not have a raccoon rabies problem? That's good. Here in Maryland raccoons, skunks, foxes, feral cats, coyotes can't be trapped and released do to the rabies problem. You also have to have a trapping permit.

Cat food is a good bait although that may attract neighborhood cats. Hav-A-Hart traps are the go to.
Thankfully no I haven’t heard of coons here having rabies. Or requiring permits. I will however check with the folks at 311.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:27 AM
 
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It is illegal to trap and release Racoons in Bexar, I was told anyways.
It's not.
I use this one for the same reason as the OP. I can pretty much catch one every night if I put it out. I just put a couple of crackers in it for bait.
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Old 08-07-2020, 06:41 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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It's not.
I use this one for the same reason as the OP. I can pretty much catch one every night if I put it out. I just put a couple of crackers in it for bait.
And then what? Seriously.
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:09 AM
 
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And then what? Seriously.
Take them about 10 miles away near some woods and release them. I have one in a trap right now as a matter of fact. About to go release him.
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