Lure raccoons with bait... maybe...?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by enggass, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a raccoon problem and cannot get a trap until Monday. I can get my hands on a .22 tomorrow am however. What can I use to lure the critters into a specific area for me to take fire? A trail of marshmallows maybe? I need to draw them out because currently they are approaching the coop from the woods behind, and by the time I can get to where they are they will scamper...
     
  2. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Set out a can of sardines (or something else with a strong smell) upwind from where they come from. Make sure your shooting lane has nothing behind it that should not be shot at. Like houses, people, live stock, etc.
     
  3. wvfoxhunter

    wvfoxhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    Use chicken livers,hearts,and gizards(raw). And definitely be sure that you have clear shooting lanes other wise you might help the coon eleminate your livestock.
     
  4. spiffwilkie

    spiffwilkie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would say use the livers and hearts. Take the gizzards, fry them up, and then snack on those while awaiting the raccoon.

    Gizzards...mmmmmmmmmm
     
  5. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I'd do this... you know those popcorn garlands people do at Christmas?

    think marshmallows instead... and hang (like a low clothesline) it so they have to work and can't just drag it off...

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  6. Broomtown

    Broomtown Out Of The Brooder

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    I used to live trap them. Marshmallows are a good start but I always had the best luck with a combo of peanut butter and mashed bananas. Sardines seemed to lure mostly opossums in my neck of the woods. They will also make a snack of your chickens. Good luck.
     
  7. WatWasIThinking!!!

    WatWasIThinking!!! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would say use the livers and hearts. Take the gizzards, fry them up, and then snack on those while awaiting the raccoon.

    Gizzards...mmmmmmmmmm

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  8. dadof4

    dadof4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peanut Butter and marshmallows.
     
  9. pepperlady

    pepperlady Out Of The Brooder

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    Honey Buns.............amazing results!! Although we've never thought of marshmellows....hmmmmm:D
     
  10. MammaBear

    MammaBear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used canned tuna in our live trap. When we went camping we had begging coons and they loved Honeycomb cereal.
     

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