Racoon in my wood pile

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by Fiziksgeek, Nov 22, 2012.

  1. blades

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    I use Air rifles .22 cal. 14 to 20+ grain pellets at 800-1000 fps. Head shots for coons ( they tough rascals) very little noise vs powder burners. CB longs in a .22 pistol ( single shot) are pretty quiet also good for 25 yards or so, again head shots.
    Coyotes are becoming a bigger problem than the coons and chipmunks, and getting very bold, one by itself I do not worry much about, but anything more is a problem requiring remediation.
     
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    22 long rifle, hollow point. The .17 HMR with ballistic tips make too much of a mess on the exit wound......;)
     
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    Well, I don't thiink they'll be any coon deaths in my yard. Pulled my wife's bird feeder in for a few days and left the tarp pulled back, didn' seen him last night, will keep it uncovered, except when expecting rain....I think he'll just move on...
     
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    That sounds like the easiest solution. Hope it works out. There is one in my neighborhood that come through and knock over the trash cans every few weeks. I have been working on a better way to secure the can and may have out done him now. We'll see...
     
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