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Time to thin the herd again! #7580089 08/14/19 08:30 PM
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I removed about 60 coons from the resident population since the beginning of the year. I thought I had them under some semblance of control. Turns out I was wrong! I count ten in this one image, and at another feeder, about a quarter of a mile away, I discovered 7 of them lunching up on the corn.

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You're givin' me nightmares. Trap, trap, trap, trap. And then trap.


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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7580174 08/14/19 10:20 PM
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I've got a 6 pack of Dukes that are going out this evening! It looks like I may need another 6 pack to contain this latest population explosion.

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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7580494 08/15/19 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by mikei
I removed about 60 coons from the resident population since the beginning of the year. I thought I had them under some semblance of control. Turns out I was wrong! I count ten in this one image, and at another feeder, about a quarter of a mile away, I discovered 7 of them lunching up on the corn.


And how many are there but not in the photo..... rifle


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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7580909 08/15/19 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted by mikei
I removed about 60 coons from the resident population since the beginning of the year. I thought I had them under some semblance of control. Turns out I was wrong! I count ten in this one image, and at another feeder, about a quarter of a mile away, I discovered 7 of them lunching up on the corn.


And how many are there but not in the photo..... rifle


Lord only knows, SnakeWrangler! They seem to reproduce like rabbits; or feral hogs! It's a full time job keeping them in check. No telling how many pounds of corn they vacuum up every evening with a lot of help from their porky big buddies. And an occasional visit by the target species, the whitetail deer!

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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7581700 08/16/19 08:27 PM
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That's some coons!


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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7581996 08/17/19 02:09 AM
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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7582278 08/17/19 04:46 PM
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Golden Marlin fly bait mixed in cat food. Put it out today inside your pen and you will be picking up 10 dead ones tomorrow.

Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7582403 08/17/19 09:06 PM
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My Brother-in-Law grew up virtually dirt-poor in rural Arkansas. He said raccoon wasn't exactly regular table fare, but they did eat it on occasion.
He said it's rather greasy, and many of the recipes I've seen suggest boiling the carcass first to remove a lot of the grease and fat before final preparation.

So, get out and take down a few and let us know what you think, eh?
We'll be anxiously awaiting your report. chef


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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: der Teufel] #7582631 08/18/19 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by der Teufel
My Brother-in-Law grew up virtually dirt-poor in rural Arkansas. He said raccoon wasn't exactly regular table fare, but they did eat it on occasion.
He said it's rather greasy, and many of the recipes I've seen suggest boiling the carcass first to remove a lot of the grease and fat before final preparation.

So, get out and take down a few and let us know what you think, eh?
We'll be anxiously awaiting your report. chef


I grew up virtually (actually!) dirt poor in the Piney Woods of east Texas, in and around Jefferson. I remember that Mother always cooked or rendered the coons outside over an open flame. I also remember the meat being greasy, but my mom and dad "returning grace" at every meal, even if the main course was coon. So I've been there and eaten that, and have no intention of trying it again! Having said that, if the SHTF and if we find ourselves living off the grid and chowing down on whatever we can scrounge up, you can betcha that I'll be serving up coon and hard tack if that's what it takes. I will cook it outside and downwind from where we're living! :-)

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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7584340 08/20/19 03:29 AM
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Trapping coons is a never-ending project.
On 200 acres we killed 100s in the first year. It was so bad that we could drive around with the Gator and spot their eyes in trees and blitz the feeders with a shotgun. A dozen a night was normal. We have never quit trapping for 9 years and still get about one every week or so. It is amazing that we can still trap about 50 coons a year, they just keep on coming.
We have only baited DP traps with corn.


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I'd like to find out what the quail population is before and after coon eradication.


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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7591865 08/28/19 02:39 PM
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coons must have some sort of message system, " hey here's the corn"


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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7591991 08/28/19 04:36 PM
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looks like a fun night of shooting


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Golden Malrin fly bait in a pie pan with Mountain Dew. Google it. They won't get far from the pie pan and the deer won't touch it.

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Re: Time to thin the herd again! [Re: mikei] #7657597 11/10/19 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mikei
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My Brother-in-Law grew up virtually dirt-poor in rural Arkansas. He said raccoon wasn't exactly regular table fare, but they did eat it on occasion.
He said it's rather greasy, and many of the recipes I've seen suggest boiling the carcass first to remove a lot of the grease and fat before final preparation.

So, get out and take down a few and let us know what you think, eh?
We'll be anxiously awaiting your report. chef


I grew up virtually (actually!) dirt poor in the Piney Woods of east Texas, in and around Jefferson. I remember that Mother always cooked or rendered the coons outside over an open flame. I also remember the meat being greasy, but my mom and dad "returning grace" at every meal, even if the main course was coon. So I've been there and eaten that, and have no intention of trying it again! Having said that, if the SHTF and if we find ourselves living off the grid and chowing down on whatever we can scrounge up, you can betcha that I'll be serving up coon and hard tack if that's what it takes. I will cook it outside and downwind from where we're living! :-)


I'm in agreement with this philosophy! There's a lot of things I'd prefer not to do, but which I'd do in a heartbeat if I had to.

Of course, if you prefer not to go through all the hassle of preparing your own meal …

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That is quite the gaze of raccoons!


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Great place to train a young hound. I keep my coon population under control by hunting them with the hounds. No need of traps and it helps keep an old man and a bunch of potlickers in shape.
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If coon hide prices went back to $20, most of our coon problems would go away. When I was growing up, we hunted them on foot, horseback and with dogs. Good times. It sure kept us out of a lot of trouble in town.

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