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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #195 on: December 15, 2016, 05:49:49 AM »
My place got hit again, lost half my Duck breeding stock, and my last Narragansett Turkey hen.

Time for Astrolorps  chickens, I guess...  they're mean and will go after anything threatening them.  Good snake killers.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #196 on: December 15, 2016, 05:53:24 AM »
My place got hit again, lost half my Duck breeding stock, and my last Narragansett Turkey hen.

Time for Astrolorps  chickens, I guess...  they're mean and will go after anything threatening them.  Good snake killers.
Brother had a couple, very sweet chickens.
Are your dogs sleepin on the job?
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #197 on: December 17, 2016, 07:29:27 AM »
Brother had a couple, very sweet chickens.
Are your dogs sleepin on the job?

Darn HOUSE DOGs...  bark at shooting stars and passing cars, hardly a night goes by they don't bark about something - cameras were out of sync, and missed it all.

Black Astrolorps are notoriously protective and mean.  A Buff Orpington is a calm, peaceful chicken.

Maybe we'll get back into Royal Palm Turkeys - the Toms will take on dogs without hesitation.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #198 on: June 04, 2017, 05:05:51 PM »
Lent my big traps out and can't remember who got them.

Been battling coons for a few months now. Exwife was feeding chickens by throwing feed in the yard. Wouldn't listen to reason. She moved out and I am back on my farm. Now I have a coon problem. Malrin is not available here, not by law, but I think varmit demand is flyin it off the shelves. Putting to the test tonight. Lost three chickens per eve all month. How can they be so smart as to apprehend a delectable slice of ham floating on an inch of straw halfway down a 55gal barrel but fall for grape soda?
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #199 on: August 09, 2017, 10:46:00 PM »
Just call me a dumb a--. I thought coons were cute and didn't want to kill them just rid myself of them. I bought a catch and release trap 32x12x12 and proceeded to trap them. well i caught one every night for three days and i transported them about 8 miles in my truck and released them each day. Then i went three days with no catches. well i thought i had gotten rid of them. NOPE. new tactics now, went and bought 5lb of malrin. and set out 4 pans of blue mt dew. had to, these little bass turds literally destroyed my corn field. i plant five 20 ft rows every 3 weeks. planting one was half destroyed then in one night they finished off planting one and tore down half of planting two. that's it, they don't want to leave any for me. THE WAR I ON. they don't bother with the trap anymore. So i don't care about the trap anymore either.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #200 on: August 10, 2017, 05:25:58 AM »
Just call me a dumb a--. I thought coons were cute and didn't want to kill them just rid myself of them. I bought a catch and release trap 32x12x12 and proceeded to trap them. well i caught one every night for three days and i transported them about 8 miles in my truck and released them each day. Then i went three days with no catches. well i thought i had gotten rid of them. NOPE. new tactics now, went and bought 5lb of malrin. and set out 4 pans of blue mt dew. had to, these little bass turds literally destroyed my corn field. i plant five 20 ft rows every 3 weeks. planting one was half destroyed then in one night they finished off planting one and tore down half of planting two. that's it, they don't want to leave any for me. THE WAR I ON. they don't bother with the trap anymore. So i don't care about the trap anymore either.

Beware of rabies, raccoons are known to carry it.  If you have dogs, keep them vaccinated and up-to-date.  Since they've caused so much damage for us, if we see any evidence of them, it's all-hands-on-deck.   They've sneaked by the starlight cameras so many times, got in and out without a peep out of the dogs, we ran out of options.  Good luck battling them, they are relentless - and usually have hungry little guys trailing them in no time.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #201 on: August 10, 2017, 05:49:54 AM »
Just call me a dumb a--. I thought coons were cute and didn't want to kill them just rid myself of them. I bought a catch and release trap 32x12x12 and proceeded to trap them. well i caught one every night for three days and i transported them about 8 miles in my truck and released them each day. Then i went three days with no catches. well i thought i had gotten rid of them. NOPE. new tactics now, went and bought 5lb of malrin. and set out 4 pans of blue mt dew. had to, these little bass turds literally destroyed my corn field. i plant five 20 ft rows every 3 weeks. planting one was half destroyed then in one night they finished off planting one and tore down half of planting two. that's it, they don't want to leave any for me. THE WAR I ON. they don't bother with the trap anymore. So i don't care about the trap anymore either.


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I bought a catch and release trap 32x12x12 and proceeded to trap them. well i caught one every night for three days and i transported them about 8 miles in my truck and released them each day.

With Trap and release, all you do is move the headache into some other persons back yard.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #202 on: August 10, 2017, 06:22:44 AM »

With Trap and release, all you do is move the headache into some other persons back yard.
Just imagine the poor guy that had thought he finally got rid of his coon problem and out of nowhere, they start showing up, as if some magical hand was bringing them in from 8 miles away. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

When I worked on the ranch running cattle, I saw a white Sacramento County truck parked along the pasture, so I saddled up and rode out to see why they were in ElDorado County.
They said they were in Sac county and pointed at the sign designating the county line, I said OK, so what are you doing on ranch property?

They didn't ever think about it being private property, they were just doing their job, which I said was what?
They then admitted that Sac County had a no kill order for certain animals and this was the spot they release Rattlers.
Yeah, fuckin rattlers! Sure, it was more than a mile to the ranch house, but it was all down hill to the creek, the very thing a rattler needs to find prey. Now we finally knew why we had a rattler problem.

I never knew the end result of the battle, but last I heard the owner was suing the county for trespass and reparations.

I can't believe this thread is still going since the Coon out break finally ended a few years back.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #203 on: August 10, 2017, 10:50:29 AM »
Just imagine the poor guy that had thought he finally got rid of his coon problem and out of nowhere, they start showing up, as if some magical hand was bringing them in from 8 miles away. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

When I worked on the ranch running cattle, I saw a white Sacramento County truck parked along the pasture, so I saddled up and rode out to see why they were in ElDorado County.
They said they were in Sac county and pointed at the sign designating the county line, I said OK, so what are you doing on ranch property?

They didn't ever think about it being private property, they were just doing their job, which I said was what?
They then admitted that Sac County had a no kill order for certain animals and this was the spot they release Rattlers.
Yeah, fuckin rattlers! Sure, it was more than a mile to the ranch house, but it was all down hill to the creek, the very thing a rattler needs to find prey. Now we finally knew why we had a rattler problem.

I never knew the end result of the battle, but last I heard the owner was suing the county for trespass and reparations.

I can't believe this thread is still going since the Coon out break finally ended a few years back.

Only in some states. The coyotes and fox keep them down in my area.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #204 on: August 10, 2017, 12:27:30 PM »

With Trap and release, all you do is move the headache into some other persons back yard.

Yup, If I had it to do over again I would have taken my pellet gun at point blank range and popped them in the brain. no mess. backhoe a little hole and cover them up with the bucket.

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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #205 on: August 10, 2017, 01:14:50 PM »
Only in some states. The coyotes and fox keep them down in my area.
Same here, Mtn. Lions seem to keep the critters to one breeding pair at a time, as if they were farming the little masked bandits. :lol:
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #206 on: August 11, 2017, 06:02:06 AM »
Only in some states. The coyotes and fox keep them down in my area.
In our area, when the bounty on coyotes runs out, they quit shooting & trapping them, let the population increase...
When the coyote population is down, the fox & coon population explodes again.  It never ends, one or the other.

2x4 mess helps keep it all out, with the dogs, but, they are always there, like criminals... looking, waiting, licking their chops....   How about "Duck for supper, with side dishes of farm-fresh beans, corn-on-the-cob, tomato, and fresh apples & pears for dessert?"

This year, the deer population has exploded again.   They are destroying everything, faster than the coons.  Every fruit tree has damage from the ground up to 10' - every apple, pear, peach has a bite taken out of it.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #207 on: August 11, 2017, 06:50:47 AM »
In our area, when the bounty on coyotes runs out, they quit shooting & trapping them, let the population increase...
When the coyote population is down, the fox & coon population explodes again.  It never ends, one or the other.

2x4 mess helps keep it all out, with the dogs, but, they are always there, like criminals... looking, waiting, licking their chops....   How about "Duck for supper, with side dishes of farm-fresh beans, corn-on-the-cob, tomato, and fresh apples & pears for dessert?"

This year, the deer population has exploded again.   They are destroying everything, faster than the coons.  Every fruit tree has damage from the ground up to 10' - every apple, pear, peach has a bite taken out of it.
Calif. has been fucking up the balance of nature for decades, from tiny insects to top of the food chain predators, allowing the deer population to explode, something we refer to as rats with antlers.
As you pointed out, they can decimate any crop in a single night, and if the dogs sleep through it, you may have lost an entire year worth of income.
It's for this reason the community shares a secret of poaching, as a way of offsetting crop losses and stocking one's freezer.

It's funny, as a kid growing up in the valley and never having all that much interaction with deer, I never saw first hand the path of destruction Bambi could have on a single industry, but living in nature I see it up  close and personal and actually support my neighbors for poaching, because despite the wishes of the state, these rats are also baiting in lions by their very existence and helping feed the coyote population as well.

Yeah, the state has the balance of life all fucked up, but what would you expect from some bureaucrat over a hundred miles away playing with the states wildlife resource as if it didn't have a diverse topography.
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #208 on: August 11, 2017, 04:31:38 PM »
Antlered Rats, White-tailed Rats - if it's brown, it's down. 

Thanks to Nosler Ballistic Tip bullets, it's one-shot, one-kill... no matter where ya hit em.

One shot, get's everyone's attention, deer & people, but nobody knows where it came from.  It's the second shot they zero in on, direction and range.  Nosler makes you difficult to find.

Thanks to some Rack Hunter, Chronic Wasting Disease has been imported into Southern Virginia, with the introduction of infected deer.
My guess, it's another case of the wildlife management folks ... again.

In a couple of years, we'll get the "kill em all" order to stop the spread, just like they did in Wisconsin.... shoot deer on sight, 365 days of the year in Dane & Iowa counties.   The farmers has some of the best Alfalfa & Corn crops ever!
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Re: How To KILL A Raccoon That's Raiding Your Garden
« Reply #209 on: November 16, 2017, 08:06:29 AM »
New to this forum. We lost 5 hens 2 days ago from a raccoon or a group of them. I believe they were late getting in the coop, coons scared them and they scattered, then the hunt was on. . No 2 were close together, front yard, back yard, 100 yards away. Happened right after dusk. We raised them from chicks and they were like pets. The coop is coon proof, custom built and zero places for a coon to get in. 2 hens survived. 1 made it into the coop before door closed, another somehow survived the night and came back next morning. 1 we found in front yard looked to be dead but was still alive and we are treating her. I do NOT like seeing my wife cry. Today I am getting a trap AND some of this Golden Malrin. Its war and game on!

 

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