Post by gailkeller on Aug 22, 2011 15:34:26 GMT -5
That is the method the old timers would use around the house or in the chicken coop to catch nuisance coon and possum and avoid the dogs,cats,and chickens.Essentially it is a low-tech lil' Griz in theory,but it is a tried and true method as old as the hills,a bit time consuming,but very functional.
Post by gailkeller on Aug 22, 2011 19:06:43 GMT -5
If I were a young man looking to make large coon catches in a state that did not allow 220 or 160 conibears on land,I would buy 10 dozen duke DP's and become a DP expert.I think they have the potential to be the ticket to large coon harvests in the future,especially in situations that do not allow the use of conibears.In the right area,with the right bait,they could be killer.
I have a stack of 5 gallon paint bucket lids, matter of fact this exact picture is what started me using this setup about 4 years ago after seeing it posted on trapperman. I use this dogproof set on conservation areas. its a good set when the water rises and you have a bunch of 1.5 sitting free .
With the delayed release of the new,cheaper Lil' Griz,the Duke DP remains the cheapest,most reliable alternative to the Lil' Griz,in my opinion.It is a shame when a manufacturer cannot keep up with the demand for his product,the competition will quickly overtake them and fill the void,especially when it is a proven commodity.
The new Lil Griz is out,it seems Keith Winkler of Sterling Fur has bought into the operation and it is being marketed as the "Sterling Lil Griz" Dog Proof Trap.The post on Trapperman.com said the price was $189/dozen.There are some minor modifications,but for all practical purposes,it looks like the Duke DP with the the same staking anchor as the original Lil Griz.