Goodbye Coons!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by gamebirdboy, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I lost a few Cornish X's and a layer to some coons. I set the live traps and a coyote tore them to pieces. Then a cat got some quail and a possum tried to get my rabbit's litter. So I killed the possum and now it's time to get the rest. Just fixed the traps and 30 minutes later we got a cat. Now we're fixing the last one and I'm setting out with a pellet gun tonight, goodbye coons, hope you liked chicken.
     
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I wish ya luck, Robert, but I think you`ll find coons are tougher than a pellet gun, even a strong one. If that`s the case, better get a .22 or bigger.........Pop
     
  3. CariLynn

    CariLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your going to kill something, ensure you do it quick, fast and with one shot!! A bb gun to kill a coon is slow and painful and often times will not do the job.
     
  4. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I'll use a 22 instead, I moved the traps to where I can. The count so far is 3 cats, I'm setting out all of the traps tonight. Just got done taking care of the cats. They've had about 3 litters so there's way too many running loose...
     
  5. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on getting your coons! I've been catching my own chickens lately, especially a buff orpington...and there isn't any bait in there!
     
  6. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    I've killed 7 coons with a high power .22 caliber pellet rifle. Used properly, head shots will drop them quickly. I do prefer a .22LR, but shooting that at night worries the neighbors.
     
  7. gamebirdboy

    gamebirdboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's why I didn't want to, the three cats are gone. I hope I can take out a lot of them this summer, and get some hides in the process.[​IMG]
     

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