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#5848427 - 07/25/15 10:37 PM Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city
spydergto Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 8
Hi all, been a while, i've been buys, but now i have a varmint problem and don't know what to do. I live a stones throw from beltway 8 in Houston texas. cement as far as cement can see. However I have a coyote who likes to knock over my trash can and drag the contents of not only my trash but other neighbors in my neighborhood. I know beyond the shadow of a doubt its a grey coyote. First i have cctv setup around my house and while the cameras are crap i saw the gait this little bullish boy trotted down the street one night, then proceeded to knock over my can. later, i just bought a dirt bike small 230 cc yamaha , I was out for a ride one day just dicking around near my neibourhood. there are many waste water transfer ditches near me, and I came accross two of them i believe a male and female. in a field less than a half mile maybe 1/4 mile from the house. not terribly far from me. during daylight. I have a .22 lr marlin but didnt have it near me left it at the house. As far as i know however you cant legally shoot a 22 in the city. Then on the 24th AM at 4 am I was awake and ready. Caught the little grey trash bandit on my can before he could knock it over. I had a shot lined up but could not take it. the angle if i missed would have been back into the neibourhood. he got away from me that day but he knows im there and after him.


What can i do , reasonably to get this sucker , in city limits. ten cents for a round of the 22 i have stacked in the closet is far most cost effective than anything else but I dont want to get into sh*t for being inside city limits.

My hoa is useless, they basically said wait until its more built up and they will leave.

Is it legal to shoot a PCP gamo or benjamin .22 or .17 or .25 in houston texas city limits ? its an air gun ... I could on my off days actively hunt them down. I know about where they are. Is baiting legal where I am and what about snares is that legal?

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#5848463 - 07/25/15 11:16 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
I know this doesn't answer how to eliminate him, but try dousing your trash with ammonia right before you put it out. I keep a jug by our trash can.

And welcome to the forum.
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#5848474 - 07/25/15 11:30 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
spydergto Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 8
thanks , im long time stalker dont have many posts but i read alot here. Why ammonia ? makes the yote note want the trash ? if it were only that simple, I am in a corner, and theres a large piece of fence missing in the back of this corner , from what i am seeing the boy yote uses that as his exit not entrance though he always comes in down the street from me , which i see on cctv, so he uses the shadows around back of my house and in the back to move down the street, then hits all the neighbors and drags all their [censored] through my place and out the hole in the back. It looks awful and makes the place look so trashy....

I can hit my can with stuff like that but its not going to fully eliminate the issue cause the little wanker will drag all the neibourhood [censored] trough the grass area still

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#5848494 - 07/26/15 12:04 AM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
TiggerV Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 71
May want to look into a paintball gun and some pepperballs......Legal, and should work. Just a guess though

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#5848511 - 07/26/15 12:58 AM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
spydergto Offline
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Registered: 08/27/14
Posts: 8
thanks thats a good sugestion , i was even thinking about when i set out my trash , usually 9 pm the night before hitting any one elses trash can with ammonia before i go to bed lol.. i hate this critter, its leaving huge trash trails all over the place

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#5848533 - 07/26/15 05:50 AM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
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#5848913 - 07/26/15 12:10 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
SwampHunterFw Offline
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Registered: 03/30/11
Posts: 784
How bout don't put your trash out till the morning it's supposed to get picked up ...... It's just like a feeder its going go to attract them if it's easy for them to get in to

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#5848940 - 07/26/15 12:34 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
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If you're in the city, you also might see if they have some kind of problem animal control program.
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#5849094 - 07/26/15 03:07 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
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Registered: 07/13/08
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Loc: TEXAS!
Might try a big live trap.
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#5849195 - 07/26/15 04:51 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
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Registered: 07/30/11
Posts: 2415
Loc: GREAT STATE OF TEXAS
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#5849214 - 07/26/15 05:07 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
Ramsey Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 10499
Loc: Grayson County
On the legal side contact the city and see what if anything they may have available. I live in concrete suburbia and see more yotes here, due to the fact they have little habitat. I have observed totes crossing my front yard three times since Jan. The woodline is about 3/4 mile away.
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#5849220 - 07/26/15 05:17 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4875
Loc: Central Texas
I got a lot of use out of my Sheridan Silver Streak when we lived in Houston. I think that's all I need to say, if you know what I mean.

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#5849226 - 07/26/15 05:21 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
Ramsey Offline
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 10499
Loc: Grayson County
Chapter 225 townofhouston lists the regs for weapons discharge. Interestingly there is no difference in penalty for airguns, rifles or bows. Any of the three are misdemeanors, $50 - $100 fine plus cost of prosecution. Put a call into the city to find out the accuracy of this.
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#5849331 - 07/26/15 06:34 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
customcutter Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 215
Loc: Florida
Is there any way to bungee strap the lid on? Or make the container so that it can't be tipped over?
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#5849364 - 07/26/15 07:09 PM Re: Please tell me what i can do Varmints in the city [Re: spydergto]
Vern1 Offline
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Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1760
Loc: Pettytown, TX, US of A
Sounds like whatever you do to your trash doesn't matter much since they are using your yard for an exit.

How big is the hole behind your place?
If you closed the hole, they would be forced to change to another place to exit.
Hopefully that somewhere else is not thru your yard...... cheers
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