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#5911820 - 09/03/15 03:43 PM Pesky Corn Bandits!
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If the hogs aren't eating all the corn (broadcast primarily for the deer), then it seems the Racoons (and even squirrels) are at it.

The Coons are walking right over corn on the ground...to climb the legs of the feeders and 'spin out' even more.

Squirrels do it too...but not to any appreciable degree.

Just have to thin them out, from time to time.

Be sure you have your hunting license and that you can document the depredation or destruction of private property.





Edited by flintknapper (09/03/15 03:43 PM)
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#5912056 - 09/03/15 05:55 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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They been eating so much corn their tails are turning yellow roflmao
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#5912122 - 09/03/15 06:32 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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Loc: Near Lake Somerville TX.
Too bad that theres not a good bbq recipe for them! thats why i havent started my feeders
yet near brenham area.... we have plenty too, have 1 catch live trap, fixin to get another
next weekend.

Keep traps set, or get some night vision stuff out to play with....
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#5912172 - 09/03/15 07:01 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: Hogflyer]
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Originally Posted By: Hogflyer
Too bad that theres not a good bbq recipe for them! thats why i havent started my feeders
yet near brenham area.... we have plenty too, have 1 catch live trap, fixin to get another
next weekend.

Keep traps set, or get some night vision stuff out to play with....


They've pretty much learned to avoid the traps ( I have live traps, leg hold traps and 'dukes'). I've had to resort to sniping them from about 100 yards out. 17 HMR is just about right for Coons (with good shot placement).



Don't really need night vision for the Coons. I have LED lights at the feeders (for hogs), so its pretty much like the Coons are 'walking onto a stage' when they show up, easy to see from an elevated stand.

If they stay on the ground and eat the corn...that is fine, I recognize that any and everything is going to get some. But IF they climb the leg to spin out the corn (most do), then I send them a 17 grain reminder.


Edited by flintknapper (09/03/15 07:04 PM)
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#5912183 - 09/03/15 07:08 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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Nice rig. Been thinkin about getting a 17 hmr. But I think I'll get a 22 mag
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#5912193 - 09/03/15 07:15 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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I've set the pop up for bow hunt about 30-40 yes out, carry the 22 and pop goes da coon.

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#5912202 - 09/03/15 07:19 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: Hogflyer]
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BBQ coon is good if done right, rofl still looking for recipy for BBQ antlers ... Racoons are good ta eat... flag
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#5912561 - 09/03/15 10:26 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Nice rig. Been thinkin about getting a 17 hmr. But I think I'll get a 22 mag


I may eventually get a .22 mag barrel for this one. I have a .22 LR varmint barrel for it and of course it is wearing a .17 HMR now. The receiver will accept all three chamberings though (.17/22LR/22mag). Barrels swap out easily.
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#5913049 - 09/04/15 10:55 AM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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I keep a few cheap arrows with old broadheads on hand for just such occations!
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#5913415 - 09/04/15 02:31 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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Someday I may cook a coon, but probably not any time soon. The freezer is full of hog meat right now. My Brother-in-Law grew up in rural Arkansas and they ate coon when they could get it. He says it tastes okay, but it's greasy. Some of the recipes I've seen allude to this, recommending boiling it first to remove some of the fat before continuing with the preparation.
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#5913594 - 09/04/15 04:51 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: der Teufel]
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Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Someday I may cook a coon, but probably not any time soon. The freezer is full of hog meat right now. My Brother-in-Law grew up in rural Arkansas and they ate coon when they could get it. He says it tastes okay, but it's greasy. Some of the recipes I've seen allude to this, recommending boiling it first to remove some of the fat before continuing with the preparation.


I got 2/3 way thru skinning one once before the gag-reflexes (from the smell) overwhelmed me.
Nice fat healthy coon - lotsa fat between skin and meat!!
I've never had trouble butchering any other animal or fish before.
This smelled worse than a rotting carcass 4 days old.
Really, I just wanted the coon-skin;
I did manage to complete the skinning, but it required 3 - 4 more breaks to finish.

I may try some, but someone ELSE is gonna have to do the prep/cooking - I ain't gettin near till its done!

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#5914247 - 09/05/15 09:47 AM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: oldoak2000]
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Originally Posted By: oldoak2000
Originally Posted By: der Teufel
Someday I may cook a coon, but probably not any time soon. The freezer is full of hog meat right now. My Brother-in-Law grew up in rural Arkansas and they ate coon when they could get it. He says it tastes okay, but it's greasy. Some of the recipes I've seen allude to this, recommending boiling it first to remove some of the fat before continuing with the preparation.


I got 2/3 way thru skinning one once before the gag-reflexes (from the smell) overwhelmed me.
Nice fat healthy coon - lotsa fat between skin and meat!!
I've never had trouble butchering any other animal or fish before.
This smelled worse than a rotting carcass 4 days old.
Really, I just wanted the coon-skin;
I did manage to complete the skinning, but it required 3 - 4 more breaks to finish.

I may try some, but someone ELSE is gonna have to do the prep/cooking - I ain't gettin near till its done!


You ever skint a big male badger? It's my number one worst so far, #2 is a hen turkey off of green wheat fields..... sick

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#5914395 - 09/05/15 12:40 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: 8pointdrop]
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Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop

You ever skint a big male badger? It's my number one worst so far, #2 is a hen turkey off of green wheat fields..... sick

I've never hunted in a state where it was legal to take hen turkeys. Maybe it is in Texas.
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#5914594 - 09/05/15 05:42 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: customcutter]
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Originally Posted By: customcutter
Originally Posted By: 8pointdrop

You ever skint a big male badger? It's my number one worst so far, #2 is a hen turkey off of green wheat fields..... sick

I've never hunted in a state where it was legal to take hen turkeys. Maybe it is in Texas.


'Bearded Hens' in many (most) Counties are legal.
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#5914633 - 09/05/15 06:37 PM Re: Pesky Corn Bandits! [Re: flintknapper]
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Originally Posted By: flintknapper
Originally Posted By: Hogflyer
Too bad that theres not a good bbq recipe for them! thats why i havent started my feeders
yet near brenham area.... we have plenty too, have 1 catch live trap, fixin to get another
next weekend.

Keep traps set, or get some night vision stuff out to play with....


They've pretty much learned to avoid the traps ( I have live traps, leg hold traps and 'dukes'). I've had to resort to sniping them from about 100 yards out. 17 HMR is just about right for Coons (with good shot placement).



Don't really need night vision for the Coons. I have LED lights at the feeders (for hogs), so its pretty much like the Coons are 'walking onto a stage' when they show up, easy to see from an elevated stand.

If they stay on the ground and eat the corn...that is fine, I recognize that any and everything is going to get some. But IF they climb the leg to spin out the corn (most do), then I send them a 17 grain reminder.


flint what type scope you have on your 17. Got one but have not scoped it yet.

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