Corn thief

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  1. cityslicker

    cityslicker 8 pointer

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    Yesterday I was checking on my sweet corn patch and noticed a stalk was knocked down and an ear of corn was completely eaten. I checked on it this morning and a stalk had been pulled up and drug 5' from the patch. Another cob was completely eaten. I looked out into my field behind the corn patch about 50 yards and saw another cob laying. At first I was thinking coons until I saw a stalk pulled out of the ground. Plus I figured a coon would have went to town not just eating a couple.
    What would pull a corn stalk up and drag it off? Coyote? Fox?
    I guess I'll be setting up a trail cam to find out.
     
  2. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    Classic squatch behavior. Always teasing us with evidence but never providing the proof. Set your cameras and they will stay away.
     
  3. zone1

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    Beavers will drag off corn stalks.
     
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  4. model70

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    Buddy of mine had his sweet corn being raided one time. He put his camera on it. Turned out his 90 something year old grandfather was was picking it. Found it just stuck in his freezer. Funny and sad at the same time.
     
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  5. baknblack

    baknblack 8 pointer

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    I've seen coons pull it up and drag it off. I kept thinking deer till I actually shined a light on them.
     
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  6. JR in KY

    JR in KY 10 pointer

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    Damcoons.
    They will be back and bring Friends tonight.
     
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  7. Carl

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    Don't take long for coons to clean a patch out. When they get started, there is not much you can do about it.
     
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  8. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    A yote will. I thought a coon too until I put a cam on it. A pack will destroy a patch in a night
     
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  9. DH13

    DH13 12 pointer

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    Groundhog will pull them up. Last year I watched one do it. He got killed.
     
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  10. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    Coon, bear, Whampus Cat, Squatch.......many possible culprits....
     
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  11. Carpdaddy

    Carpdaddy 10 pointer

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    We want pictures!
     
  12. cityslicker

    cityslicker 8 pointer

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    Definitely. I put my camera out with a DP trap
     
  13. Marsh CallUser

    Marsh CallUser 12 pointer

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    A friend tells me 22 60g sss rounds will cycle through a ruger 10/22 and shoot quarter size groupings at 30 yards. They start keyholeing at roughly 45 yards. The shots won't wake the wife or neighbors.
     
  14. cityslicker

    cityslicker 8 pointer

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    I have some 22 shorts, but it's not much of an issue. I live in the country.
     
  15. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Sweet corn is crack for coons.

    They will pull the stalk up & pack it off a ways to get the corn away from other coons. Which they will bend it over...break it off...whatever is necessary....I don’t doubt they wouldn’t stand on each other’s shoulders to get to a roasting ear.

    Several years ago....I came in from working late one evening right about dusk. I made a bee line to the garden to 4 rows about 30 ft long of Bodacious sweet corn and checked it.... it was ready. So... went to the house and told my wife since it was getting dark I’d pick it in the morning and shuck / silk it and put it in the fridge in the garage.

    Next morning.... got up went to the garden.... all 4 rows stalks broken, bent over....trail of shucks and empty corn cobs. If I remember right.... I salvaged maybe a dozen ears they hadn’t gotten.

    Had to be a whole freakin herd of coons to do that....and I don’t put nothing past them.
     

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