Everyone knows i've been having problems with them but I may have found the solution today our just had beginners luck with this new thing. Dog proof coon trap and it cost me 15 bucks. My cage trap has been duped for 2 Weeks now but just now caught my first coon of the year on the first 3 hours of this new one being set.
Only suggestion is don't use this one if you think all creatures deserve to live. I'm more Darwinism and also think my garden things deserve to live and don't like thieving animals.
Plus there are probably a million acres of field corn and beans in central Illinois so leave my 8x10 strawberry and my 15x50 sweet corn area alone and we are fine. I feed the birds and squirrels and would give a coon food if it would just aye what I provided and that be it. Moles and coons are my nemesis since becoming a homeowner 3 years ago!