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Tips on Shooting a Racoon

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Ilovemyladies!, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have a live trap and i'm lookin' to kill a racoon thats been lurkin' around my place. So what "attracts" them? They haven't gotten any of my chickens ((knock on wood)) but I don't want it to either.



    -Shannon
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    marshmellows-tuna-fluff-bacon-ham-cheese
    those are all the different things we've trapped them with-especially the Marshmellows!
     
  3. Keltara

    Keltara Chillin' With My Peeps

    We always catch ours with peanut butter. It will be hard to catch one without a live trap though. It's hard to see in the dark, and that's when they are most active.

    Good Luck!

    ~Kelly~
    My Country Chronicles Blog
     
  4. Ilovemyladies!

    Ilovemyladies! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I don't have a live trap I'm closing the doors and turning on the radio on a "comfortable" volume. I'm looking into gettin a live trap though.
     
  5. Gotta Love the Drake

    Gotta Love the Drake Out Of The Brooder

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    Ilovemyladies! :

    Since I don't have a live trap I'm closing the doors and turning on the radio on a "comfortable" volume. I'm looking into gettin a live trap though.

    I seem to recall that in some communities, Animal Control or the local humane society shelter has live traps to borrow or rent out really cheap to people who are having property destruction from wildlife or feral domestic animals, as long as you agree to humanely and legally dispose of the animal or bring it to them. I guess it wouldn't hurt to call and ask, worst they could say is no.​
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wet cat food and hit them right were you would hit a deer
     
  7. real_redhead

    real_redhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are a good shot you could get them when they are trying to get your chickens. A friend who lives in the country recently shot 4 raccoons all at the same time (they were all 4 at the coop and he managed to get them all). He heard his chickens going crazy and was able to shoot them with his pistol...He has lost 5 chickens this summer to coons and possibly a bobcat. What was funny was that the neighbor who lives up the hill hollered down and said "hope you got what you were shootin at!" I live in the city and my biggest problem has been opossums...still can't catch it! Good luck
     
  8. mpguay

    mpguay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my best bait is canned sardines.

    good luck getting him.
     
  9. afveteran88

    afveteran88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tune in the can. Then shoot them in the head right between the eyes. Works every time.
     
  10. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's worth it to get a live trap, first summer I used it I caught 14 of the masked bandits. If you seen one, there are probably a dozen more.

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