Don McCombs wrote:I don't often use a live trap, but have found that cantalope is a good bait for groundhogs.
I use apples or bayberry leaves as those are the trees I have on my property and what it’s likely to find . I’ve loaned my traps to friends who tried apple with no success but then yes cantaloupe worked for them. The ones I’ve trapped I’ve relocated deep in the pine barrens away from farms or people.
If they don’t go in the trap quick enough I’ve got no problem Shooting them especially the ones digging under my barns concrete slab to come and raid my garden.
In fact with those I don’t play around, the traps get set but if I get a shot I take it !