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Another chicken eater out of the gene pool! *Kill Pic*

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by moetrout, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    I'm liking winter time trapping better than anything this year! I used a bridger 165 connibear trap and caught this 18 pound boar coon only 20 yards from the coup. Since the fur is prime it has been skinned and is on the stretcher. I'm saving the skull to mount along with some of my other oddities (coyote, opossum, cat, rooster, and many other coons). The trap is going back out. We've got lots of coons this year. I know from my trail cam there is also a HUGE grinner running the same trail I caught this coon on. Wish me luck!

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  2. WilsonAcres

    WilsonAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    That thing is HUGE!!
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    I think it might be part fox. I've never seen monster coons down here in NC. Y'all can keep 'em.
  4. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2011
    Wow that is huge!
  5. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2010
    South Central Texas
    Wow! [​IMG]
  6. poultry09

    poultry09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2011
    Rainier, Oregon
    bigest i have ever seen [​IMG] great job [​IMG]
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    good job....yep the northern coons get huge....just like our white tail deer.
  8. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Milan, MI
    I'd say that one was an average sized male coon for our area. I have heard people talk about 25 pound coons up here! I'got the pelt on the stretcher. It should bring a decent amount, but not enough to ever make it really worth it. I would like one more so I can make the ever popular coon skin cap (with tail of course!).
  9. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

    Feb 1, 2011
    Lake Huron,MI
    looks like the one my dad got last year.
  10. harveyhorses

    harveyhorses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    Good job! want pics of the hat when it is made!
    My family took a vacation on Cape Cod one year, we rented this HUGE old house, and there was a lake about 1/4 mile down the trail, so my BFF and I (we were 15) decided on a moonlight swim, we got about 20 yards down the trail and saw coonsizlla. I swear to this day the thing was the size of a lab. Like big enough (and dark enough) we both thought it was a small bear. Found out we could both run really fast, found my brother and his friends who thought we were drunk (or something) about the time we dragged them back down the path it came strolling out of the woods, wandered over to the VERY secure trash can area, and just moseyed on down the path. There were 5 of us that saw it. SOOO glad they don't get that big in Va.

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