Not sure if there's another section this would best fit but I have been interested in getting into trapping raccoon for about a year now and I think I'm going to give it a shot this year. No one in my family traps so I'm YouTube learning and reading a lot. Skinning and fleshing isn't a problem as I've been a deer hunter for over half my life and handled countless deer. Below is a list of equipment and what I envision in terms of tactics. Am I on the right track? Do I need anything else? Equipment I plan on using: Duke dog proof raccoon traps Fleshing knife Skinning knife Tail stripper Fleshing board Stretching boards (I may make my own according to NAFA specs) Pins/staples I understand how to find trails and either staking or cabling the traps and I plan on using dry cat food, raccoon lure, and fish oil. I plan on starting with just one trap so I don't overwhelm myself. Check traps daily, yada yada.