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Offline Beadman

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Coon trouble
« on: May 19, 2017, 09:07:25 am »
Well it's time for me to try to change the habits of these coon around here again.Tonight!!!They wreck my bird feeders.I've shot them with a daisy before lots of times trying to do change it the kind way and it never works.I've set the solution maker by the door now.A .22 with some CCI stinger long rifles in it.That always cures the problem.
Usually they are'nt that much of a problem this time of year with food sources more then adequate in the creek and woods.They are opportunists though so I don't blame them,but it's gonna stop tonight!
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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 09:32:58 am »
They sure can make a mess
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Offline Beadman

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 09:54:13 am »
I'd bet it's a mother coon with kits to boot.They are half monkey and incredibly strong for their size using their paws.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 10:23:17 am »
Buy a dog proof trap and drop something tasty in it for bait.  I use mini peanut butter cookies.  They work great.  I removed over 20 coons and possums from my yard each summer for the last 2 years. 


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Offline Beadman

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 10:38:16 am »
That's right I do have a bunch of live traps.Done that many many times though for training and relocating coon.They need to be hauled at least 5 miles away to never come back I've found.I always used large marshmellows for bait.Don't catch as many cats then.
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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 10:54:09 am »
If you give them a dose of lead you don't have to haul them 5 miles away. 
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Offline Urufu_Shinjiro

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 01:51:13 pm »
If you give them a dose of lead you don't have to haul them 5 miles away.

And a nice hat if you're careful with shot placement, lol.

Offline PatM

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 02:01:52 pm »
I solved my raccoon problem by not preferentially feeding other wildlife. ;)

Offline Aaron H

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 02:56:58 pm »
Call me crazy, but I like my coon skin quiver
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Offline bubby

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 05:33:47 pm »
I solved my raccoon problem by not preferentially feeding other wildlife. ;)


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Offline osage outlaw

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 06:12:44 pm »
My coon problem was due to them messing with our goats and rabbits. 
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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 06:44:27 pm »
A good cur dog will take care of coons. And cats, possums, groundhogs, and anything else it deems dangerous.

Offline Beadman

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 07:50:11 pm »
I like my wildlife of all kinds.Birds too.I enjoy sitting still for hours at a time observing.Drives Robin nuts!!!I'll take care of it like I usually do.Too bad their not furred up good.
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Offline chamookman

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 01:45:25 am »
Mini marshmellows sprinkled with Cherry Kool-Aid work very well in the Dog Proof traps. I usually use the AR22 - they don't come back  :laugh:. Bob
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Offline Beadman

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Re: Coon trouble
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 05:02:40 am »
Trouble solved.
I've counted them before over time here.At least 23 different types of birds feeding.7 different types of woodpeckers,plus a lot of other different types song birds.
My neighbors were into feeding these birds and I just kinda got into it too.
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