Trapping Radio – 87 – Fox, otter, raccoon, beaver trapping with the one and only Opossum Skinner




askinner2This week on Trapping Across America we have the one and only  Opossum Skinner from the great southern state of Virginia. If you have been to very many trapping conventions you have meet Mr. Skinner. He is the southerner guy that is always smiling, having fun and sharing his trapping stories to who ever will listen to him. He is a easy guy to talk with, but if you really listen past the humor, you will figure out real quick that he is a hard core trapper that understands the game of trapping. I always enjoy talking trapping with him, because he thinks outside of the box and understands animals and uses this thought process when he is setting steel.




Now, Opossum Skinner needs our help. It seems that Facebook does not like his page…Opossum Skinner. We all need to take a quick moment and e-mail facebook and let them know this is his trade name and that we are not happy with facebook since they took his page down.

Opossum Skinner for President!





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Predator Control Group product of the is is Federales. FEDERALES is based off of federal research. Some of it is smoked. (not that fake smoke from the grocery store) It also is loaded with natural predator calling ingredients and oils that reach out and stops a coyote in his tracks. You will see digging and milling around your sets. Good stuff! (FEDERALES is Spanish for federal police)

Like most of our lures and baits, FEDERALES does not smell or get the same reactions as most bobcat based Bill Nelson clone style coyote baits. This bait is penetrating and fills up the air around a dirt hole set or a sneaky flat set. This bait does not have skunk in it and it does not need skunk in it. FEDERALES works well in the sleet, snow and freezing cold, but it also calls in coyotes all spring, summer and fall. This bait has turned into one of my go to baits on my predator control jobs. I have never seen anything that will take 9 coyotes off of 1,200 acres in 95 degree temps and them slam coyote in the single digits.

Big boar raccoons, grey fox, otter and red fox also give FEDERALES a big thumbs up. This bait tears all predators up. I know when it gets late in the year, I will leave the fish and sweet bait at home and grab a few FEDERALES for my raccoon pocket sets, cages, buckets and dry land dirt holes. Randy Smith has used this on his ice and snow raccoon trap lines in PA. The next time I talked to him he wanted a gallon and five gallon price. Keep in mind Randy takes between 600-1000 raccoons in PA and he does not set a trap till the snow flies.



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