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#1 FrozenInTime OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2014 - 09:53 PM

Time to go coon hunting!  Darn things tore up the sweet corn really bad last night.  Here I thought they were going to leave it alone this year..... grrrrrrr  Glad I had room on the enclosed garden to plant a few short rows.  I really need to double the size of my enclosed garden... I hate to just kill coons because they also like my garden.  If they got into my chickens, that would be a different story.  They did not touch the mato's, raspberry or horseradish plants.  Only the corn.


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Posted July 25, 2014 - 10:37 PM

electric fence around the corn works great to keep coon out 

you should hear them when they touch the hot wire


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Posted July 26, 2014 - 04:46 AM

They are letting u know it is time to pick corn!  :D

Someone once told me if you are going to plant a garden,  however much u think you are going to eat, always plant double that amount.   Bugs, squirrels, raccoons, and the rest of the forest are hungry too.   A friend of mine planted 10 tomato plants this year instead of his usual 3 or 4 plants in his garden.  He has enough tomatoes this year for him to eat and to share!


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Posted July 26, 2014 - 06:45 AM

I saw a show the other night that said that the coons are spreading the canine distemper virus.  Cats are even getting it from them. The big cats with canine distemper tend to lose their fear of humans and are the ones that have been attacking people recently. This seems to be a problem around the world. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted July 26, 2014 - 07:37 AM

We don't plant corn any more due to the coons. We just buy what we want from local sellers and plant the space with potatoes or beans. 


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Posted July 26, 2014 - 09:33 AM

we got a battery  hook up to a spotlight in the huse and a 22 semi auto all sitting right next to the sliding door.  coons and opossums we got


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Posted July 27, 2014 - 10:39 PM

I catch them with a live trap and walk up, pop, end of story.  So far I have found a nice, red apple attracts the bandits.  I caught one, or something one night that ripped the back half of the trap apart... thinking it was a badger, never saw the darn thing.  One coon at a time, I'm getting them... one at a time.  With a small river going through the back of my property, I sure seem to have a lot of critters around here.   Next... the freaking beavers tearing up my trees... never ends... LOL


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Posted July 28, 2014 - 09:48 AM

Wait till you get a bear coming in every 2 days i dont havent any pictures but seen him for like a month


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Posted July 28, 2014 - 11:36 AM

I have coons trying to kill my turkeys, those little boogers will take down a 25# hen. I live trap using wet dog food then POP! 

Then the hawks/owls killed my guineas last week, had a feast on 4 of them. 

Can't have poultry with all these predators around.


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:56 AM

With honey bees the coons and possums are a royal PIA. I see signs of them around the hives and set the traps and send them to PIA animal heaven. I've got to carrying my 22 mag when I am out in the woods with the pup to also sent tem on there way. We have the creek that runs along side the house so the coons move in as quick as I move them out it seems some times.

 

:D   Al


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 08:33 AM

With honey bees the coons and possums are a royal PIA. 

 

:D   Al

 

Oh man, don't want to hear that. I plan to set up a couple hives when I move to our new house. I hadn't thought of them bothering a hive  :wallbanging:



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Posted July 29, 2014 - 10:48 AM

Electric fence works well, as does a .22, lol. But the most fun was when we raised German Shorthaired Pointers. Those dogs point birds, retrieve waterfowl, and bay on a land track like a coon hound will, and not quit 'till they've treed the coon or caught it on the ground. Boy, the fur flew then and the dogs always won!  Question--- why do coons always have to taste every cob in the row instead of just filling up on two or three and leave the rest? A person wouldn't hate them so much if they didn't wreck the whole patch!   :mad2:     :shoot2:  :D


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 11:48 AM

Any one here eat the raccoons they kill?


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:08 PM

Any one here eat the raccoons they kill?

kinda greasey, but if you will boil 'em for awhile in a pot of water  first,  they bbq up just fine, and yep, you guessed it, they taste like chicken!!!!


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Posted July 29, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Love the horse feed, kept in the concret floor barn in the grain/utility/med room covered in strong fencing wires with doors at both ends, grandpa was smart when he built it.

 

My little brother use to hunt them, after several years of that we have been coon free for several years,...so far, im sure as soon as i plant a veggie garden they will be alllllllll over it like before.


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