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#6077829 - 12/10/15 09:33 PM Tons of MICE!!!
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We have hundreds of mice each day at our feeders. We've had pictures of over 30 at one feeder at a time. How can we get rid of them? They are taking all our corn.

Is poison ok to use around deer? How do you get rid of mice at a deer feeder?
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#6077834 - 12/10/15 09:38 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Rattlesnakes do a nice job.

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#6077846 - 12/10/15 09:44 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Really, I would like to know too. I have a family of rats that think they own the feeder. I just figured they weren't eating too much.
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#6077854 - 12/10/15 09:50 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Stop shooting all the coyotes and bobcats....
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#6077887 - 12/10/15 10:15 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Can't help you there, we were covered up with mice & rats year before last, but things got back to normal last year

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#6077905 - 12/10/15 10:30 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Kids and pellet guns.
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#6077913 - 12/10/15 10:38 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: Fooshman]
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Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Kids and pellet guns.


Gamos with thermal. Actually there are a lot of youtube videos on this from England.

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#6077931 - 12/10/15 10:59 PM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Originally Posted By: MathMan
We have hundreds of mice each day at our feeders. We've had pictures of over 30 at one feeder at a time. How can we get rid of them? They are taking all our corn.

Is poison ok to use around deer? How do you get rid of mice at a deer feeder?


We also have more mice & rats than you can shake a stick at. I don't think there is really a good way to get rid of them in S Texas. Some years are worse than others depending on where you are, but they are always there. I turn the feeders up so to give non-vermin a better chance of eating corn. I've seen close to 100 mice, rats, & rabbits show up under a feeder at one time. eek2 The only thing that might work is to sit in the off season with a Sega 12 gauge w/a drum mag loaded with bird shot from a ground blind and unleash hell as fast as you can pull the trigger. Have lots of snakes, hawks, owls, yotes, & cats, still have a mice problem. I bought a Judge loaded with bird shot to shoot them from the tractor while mowing. It's also pretty entertaining, just bring plenty of shells.
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#6078018 - 12/11/15 06:04 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: dkershen]
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That was my first thought too
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#6078072 - 12/11/15 07:02 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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After the season turn your feeder off, make a pilewith about two pounds of corn and some tannerite clap
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#6078080 - 12/11/15 07:10 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: BushFamilyNine]
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Originally Posted By: BushFamilyNine
Originally Posted By: Fooshman
Kids and pellet guns.


Gamos with thermal. Actually there are a lot of youtube videos on this from England.


They call it "ratting" and it really seems to have almost arcade-like appeal.

You have to say "ratting" with a slight broque British accent and sounds much more sophisticated than the Texas version which would be "rattin'."



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#6078159 - 12/11/15 08:03 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
You have to say "ratting" with a slight broque British accent and sounds much more sophisticated than the Texas version which would be "rattin'."


And they sound more like "rotting". grin

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#6078162 - 12/11/15 08:04 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Interesting. Night scope on a pellet gun?
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#6078177 - 12/11/15 08:11 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: MathMan]
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Never had this problem, but we have lots of coyotes. You ever have many snakes around your feeder? Had some friends that had that problem around San Angelo, but they said they always had to watch for rattle bugs when they fed their feeders.
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#6078199 - 12/11/15 08:22 AM Re: Tons of MICE!!! [Re: dkershen]
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Originally Posted By: dkershen
Stop shooting all the coyotes and bobcats....


This, at least do not kill the bobcats. Bobcats, hawks, owls, and snakes all will bring rodents under control.

Do not use poison. The mice are eaten by all of the above and it will poison them and end up in your water, and every place the mice go such as in the feeders.

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