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#7156103 - 12/07/12 Raccoon Armageddon  
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The little bastards torn apart my deer feeder for the last time.

I placed 9 dog proof raccoon traps and a large have-a-heart there, Now there are around 18 of them hitting the feeder, but I'm hoping to take half of them out with one shot.


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#7158014 - 12/08/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Spotshooter]  
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Good Luck. Gonna keep the hides?


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#7158100 - 12/08/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: poboy]  
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Got real cold last night, so I only got one of he buggers, yep - skinning them out


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#7164550 - 12/09/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Spotshooter]  
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One down, seventeen to go.

#7165999 - 12/10/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Alann]  
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Supposed to freeze for the first time tonite. Maybe start trapping around Christmas. It's hard to wait, but they need to fur-up some.


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#7173077 - 12/12/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: poboy]  
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One way to trap raccoons is to put cat food and small marshmallow in a TV dinner plastic tray in a live trap.

When a cat gets caught, turn it loose. But when a raccoon gets caught leave it in there. Then come back later and you may scare his buddies up a tree. Shoot them out of the trees. Then shoot him in the cage.

Cover the live cage so that it is dark and dry in there.

Put a board in the bottom so the animal does not have to walk on steel.

After the animal is shot, wash out the cage with a hose to get rid of any odor.


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#7173161 - 12/12/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Clarkm]  
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Oops, forgot to post an update, we had a cold snap so the hordes stayed away. I did nail a 23 lb raccoon the first night, and a 19lb day two. I gave them away and didn't take pictures of them.


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#7173845 - 12/12/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Spotshooter]  
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I didn't realize they have raccoon that big in Texas.

#7176561 - 12/12/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Spotshooter]  
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Originally Posted by Spotshooter
Oops, forgot to post an update, we had a cold snap so the hordes stayed away. I did nail a 23 lb raccoon the first night, and a 19lb day two. I gave them away and didn't take pictures of them.


Might think about sending one to Bristoe so his possum could have some company.


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#7176573 - 12/12/12 Re: Raccoon Armageddon [Re: Bigbuck215]  
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LOL

Corn feed raccoons should make good eats for somebody, but not me.

I'm up near Kansas City, and right on the border of a state parks, so the suckers are well fed, and Fat!


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