I been having a coon problem a while. Jamming traps, eating clean through the wire. I reinforced the traps, staked them, then staked double and check frequently. Very early this morning I saw a mask in a trap and 2 coons outside trying to get break them out of jail. 2 ran up a tree and 2 were in the trap. Tuna/egg catfood and marshmallows. Being Sunday morning and not wanting to disturb the serenity, I opted for the silenced P22 (yes it's legal, they are legal in 39 states with proper NFA paperwork and yes I am a licensed dealer) Not that anyone of my neighbors would care and the closest is 1/4 mile. It also has a laser I can put on for night shots but light was good.