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#5786778 - 06/13/15 01:14 AM How to rid of coons?
spg Offline
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Registered: 08/11/13
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I've got 10-12 coons at a feeder each night, what's the best method to get rid of them?

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#5786837 - 06/13/15 06:55 AM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
texashunter900 Offline
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Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 554
22lr

17hmr

223

9mm

bobcats

aim

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#5787040 - 06/13/15 10:08 AM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
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Obie Juan Kenobi

Registered: 08/04/10
Posts: 52093
Dog Proof traps. I set 2 per feeder or water trough. A couple each night and after a while they are not a problem. I keep my traps out year round.
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#5787096 - 06/13/15 10:52 AM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
Beaubien Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 473
Loc: In the mountains east of ABQ
Invite me over. smile
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#5787189 - 06/13/15 12:13 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: stxranchman]
4dog Offline
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Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 112
Where you at tracker...not much more fun than sitting at a feeder and gettin rid of varmints ...if your close ...i would love to help you out...coons only if you like.

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#5787193 - 06/13/15 12:16 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
4dog Offline
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Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 112
Spg i mean...lol..sorry

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#5788060 - 06/14/15 03:51 AM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 599
Dogproof traps or get some golden marlin and put in sardines...gm is indiscriminate though...

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#5788323 - 06/14/15 10:59 AM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
flintknapper Offline
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Registered: 02/18/15
Posts: 1108
Loc: Deep East Texas
I've had the same problem in the past. Tried trapping first. Had fair success for awhile. Starting out live trapping and relocating them. They got wise to that so I had to switch to leg hold traps. Caught quite a few that way...then they started avoiding anything that didn't look to be part of the feeder.

Finally decided to put together a sort of purpose built 'Coon Sniping' rifle... and THAT seems to resonate with them! The report of the rifle and one less of their comrades...does not go unnoticed.

After dropping the first couple of Corn Bandits...the rest of group were still visiting the feeder...BUT were obviously 'nervous'.

The next couple taken out...resulted in the remaining Coons moving their 'raiding' time into the wee hours of the morning. No problem, I can be there, this is WAR!

The last one I shot had them all leaving like their heads had caught fire and their a$$es were 'catching'. Been over two weeks now and they haven't returned.

Either they decided to 'move on', or they are preparing a counter-attack.

.17 HMR











Edited by flintknapper (06/14/15 11:04 AM)
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#5788439 - 06/14/15 12:30 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
aeb Offline
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Registered: 06/06/10
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Loc: West Texas
Hit them hard with the dogproof style traps for awhile. That will thin the little bandits out and the rest will pretty much wise up. You will reach a point that you are not trapping enough coons to be worth the effort. Pull your traps, oil them up and store them until the coons become a problem again. Rinse and repeat!
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#5788445 - 06/14/15 12:35 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
spg Offline
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What are you baiting the traps with?

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#5788446 - 06/14/15 12:35 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
rickym Offline
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Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5485
Loc: texas
^that. Or in my short experience a .22 is quite fun aim
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#5788546 - 06/14/15 01:57 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: rickym]
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Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1986
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
You know, a 22LR is only about 15 cents per round and if you shoot 10 coons, that comes to about a buck and a half, compared to what a trap may cost plus your time to set it, check it, and the trouble of emptying it!!!
Just Sayin!!!

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#5790446 - 06/15/15 06:17 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
CoolBarrelBill Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 03/26/11
Posts: 207
Loc: PlanoTX
Shoot them and make tooth picks out of their peckers




Edited by CoolBarrelBill (06/15/15 06:19 PM)

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#5790478 - 06/15/15 06:28 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: spg]
Simple Searcher Online   content
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 5372
Loc: Helotes, Hext
Originally Posted By: spg
What are you baiting the traps with?

They are coming to the feeder for corn, so bait the traps with... CORN.
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#5790530 - 06/15/15 06:50 PM Re: How to rid of coons? [Re: Simple Searcher]
TRIJI....WHAT Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
Posts: 2264
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Simple Searcher
Originally Posted By: spg
What are you baiting the traps with?

They are coming to the feeder for corn, so bait the traps with... CORN.
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Times two. Corn does it every time. Be sure to secure them to something as they will walk off, sometimes.....
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