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  1. bar-d

    bar-d Head Wrangler, Chief Manure Manager: Bar-D Cattle

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    I went to pull camera cards and fill a couple of feeders this morning and on one of the feeders, the solar charger was bent over and facing the ground. The aluminum mount was nearly unrepairable. I knew it was a coon but until I looked at the pictures on the card, I did not know the scope of the problem. That particular feeder has six to eight coons showing up every night and wreaking havoc on the feeder and charger. I normally don't worry about a couple of coons, heck, I don't even mind them stealing corn. The deer seem to appreciate the effort they put in to rake it out of the feeder tube as several pics showed the deer under the coons, picnicing away. However, eight coons is way too many of the little......darlings. The best I can tell, it looks like the same coon does the climbing every night. A couple of distinguishing marks and the exact same route every time convinces me I have identified the scofflaw. So I went back and set 6 Duke's traps after dinner today. I will go in the morning and take my S&W M&P22 and start thinning the herd a little.
     
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  2. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Let the bodies hit the floor... let the bodies hit the floor... let the bodies hit the floor...

    Uh-oh... I hear another song ramping up: "WHO let the dogs out?!?!…"
     
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  3. Brian Shaffer

    Brian Shaffer Hog Hunter SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    Sounds SERIOUS!
     
  4. Wellbornpapa

    Wellbornpapa Grumpy old f*** SUS VENATOR CLUB

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  5. der Teufel

    der Teufel Livin' the Dream … SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Sounds like a bad time to be a raccoon in your neighborhood!
    Go get 'em! Give 'em a reason to find another buffet.
     
  6. bar-d

    bar-d Head Wrangler, Chief Manure Manager: Bar-D Cattle

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    Only had one coon this morning. Don't know if he got caught and scared the others off or what because the only trap messed with was the one that caught him. Normally it's not uncommon to catch two or three. Maybe they had a meeting or something and couldn't make the picnic. All six traps are set and ready if they do show back up.
     
  7. diggler1833

    diggler1833 LSB Active Member

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    Git 'em!

    I'm about to have to thin my coon population out as well.
     

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