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A lot of posting concerning coon and I thought I would ask you fellows what type night do you prefer when it comes to taking coon?

Now before that WACKYQUACK Doc says "every night"-- I know that Doc, but just wanted to get a feel from everyone.

This morning was sunny with clouds building this afternoon and a cold front on its way within 48 hours. Seems tonight with the cloud cover, moderate temp, and little or no wind, would be a super good one. (edited at 6:45pm) Oh yeah, a little rain (drizzle) has started. Man I wish I had sets made!

What do you think?
 

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Doc;
If you would quit drinking that formaldahyde (spelling?), you might see more than one! Everyone knows that stuff will make you go blind!
 

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Best of all possible nights is with snow cover, and temp gets into 40s during day and low thirties at night (that late Dec/Early jan thaw). Add a light mist or fog, and you can't get better. Early season i dind best nights are misty nifghts in low forties. As another general rule- coon react to changes- so temp increases, weather fronts often provide good action.

Having said this- my best 1 night ever on dryland was on a clear moonlit night, temps in 60s after 70s during the day- very odd.....trappnman
 

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T-man;
Just about what I thought on the early season. Right now a light drizzle, temp in the 50's and supposed to drop to 40's. Me-thinks everything just about right!!
 

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I do best when the weather has been colder than normal.Then you get a worm front move in,with ligght rain.
I will neaver forget the night just like that.I had 14 snares in 1 trail leading from the high land, down to the salt water tidal meadows.This trail went along a small fresh water creek.It's hard bottom made it the best way to get out to the mead'ers ta trap rats.The snares were set 3 days before the worm front was to move in.Heck those 3 days, I did'nt even carry the 22 on the way ta tend da rat traps.Knowing there would'nt be any coon in the snares.Lo-and-be-hold the weather man was right this time.About 8pm that night the temp went from 25 to 40 and it started to rain.That morning I put on the oilskins and with 22 in hand set out down the creek.Out of the 14 snares I had 11 coon,and 1 pull down.
 
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