Record for most Racoons caught in one place!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Cordell, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Cordell

    Cordell Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my husband holds the record for most racoons caught in one location. Now keep in mind this is at his mother's house in the city limits of Fort Worth, Texas. He has caught 28 racoons in 3 weeks. Plus, 7 possums. Not counting the little baby possum that she keeps letting out and he has caught 3 times. He has 3 traps set up and he baits them with strawberry zingers. The day before Thanksgiving he didn't set the traps, but failed to remove a half eaten zinger. She watched a raccoon open the trap door and go in to get the zinger. Poor feller couldn't figure out how to get out though.
    Can anyone beat that record!
     
  2. Roy

    Roy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be surprised if anyone beats that record, that alot of coons...
     
  3. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i find strawberry zingers pretty darn good as well.


    keep an eye out for me.
     
  4. Caincando1

    Caincando1 Out Of The Brooder

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    A buddy in IA that hunts coon got over 40 in one day at one abandon farm. Most came for an abandon house. But considering your place is occupied and not abandon like this one, I'd say your husband did pretty well.
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Very impressive. [​IMG]
     
  6. Land of Lost Toys

    Land of Lost Toys Out Of The Brooder

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    WOW! That's alot of racoons...at least 3-4 full length fur coats for you! [​IMG]
     
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    Hm.... I'm at about 4 dozen for the year which includes the ones I shot practically out of an animal dumpers hands. Usually my traps are always set, or I have the special sauce set out when all my outside critters are locked up tight. The most I have gotten in a night is 7 which included mama and 3 babies along with some adolescent males.
     
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  8. Zac S. Orig. 7 hatchery

    Zac S. Orig. 7 hatchery Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow thats impressive! Congrats!
     
  9. gsim

    gsim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Zowie! I thought they were bad around here! I see some coon scat in driveway now and again. [​IMG] (it is 1/4 mile long tho and kind of woodsy at places). Praise God for whomever invented fence chargers.[​IMG]
     
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  10. Rooster#3

    Rooster#3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive been trapping for 3 years. within one 4 foot by 4 foot area in two years i got around 36 coons on a havahart box trap with a cob of corn (ironic but i caught them over my 3 dogs graves)[​IMG] nice job thats awsome though [​IMG]


    Merry christmas
     
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