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Discussion in 'Coon Hunting' started by Todd H, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Todd H

    Todd H 6 pointer

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    My place is over run with coons getting 10-15 at a time at multiple corn piles everynight all night. Talked to several people that wanted to take care of them, then they all say the same thing. Not running my dogs of your property. West border of property is the Parkway. I understand why they all say they arent risking their dogs. What's next option ? Have someone trap them?? Looking for ideas..thanks!
     
  2. dirtstalker

    dirtstalker 12 pointer

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    Trapping. Idk bout the legality of shooting them off a corn pile at night...but not sure what the difference in that and shooting them out of a tree would be.
     
  3. cityslicker

    cityslicker 8 pointer

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    Where are you located?
     
  4. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    Get some DP coon traps
     
  5. Todd H

    Todd H 6 pointer

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    Metcalfe
     
  6. luvtohunt

    luvtohunt 10 pointer

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    Get ya about a dozen DP's and set them around your corn piles. Should wipe them out pretty quickly.
     
  7. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 12 pointer

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    What luvtohunt said, this will work the best. Hunting is no where near as efficient as traping and if you have turkeys roosting near where the coon problem is you dont have to worry about the dogs scaring them off.
     
  8. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

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    I use dp’s to get them thinned out. Best bait I have found is small marshmallows or large. Avoid scrap food as you’ll catch possums and skunks.
     
  9. Semp

    Semp 10 pointer

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    +1 on the marshmallows. The little bastids love 'em.
     
  10. supergoat80

    supergoat80 10 pointer

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    Mallows just like those two said. I caught 12 in a week at my house. Dog proof and mallows
     
  11. American hunter

    American hunter Fawn

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    I’d love to hunt them. There is a huge misconception that hunting dogs run off deer and turkeys. Not true. My dogs don’t give deer a second look. I’ve watched them go through deer in a field and the deer just trotted of a few steps, stopped and went back to eating. A dog that runs deer will scatter them but they come back to their area the same night. I’m always looking for hunting spots with a good coon population.
     
  12. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    The challenge with deer hunters trapping coons is, any and all traps must be checked every 24 hours. So, if you can't drive out daily you might be able to find a local trapper to take them out. I don't know if it is legal or has been addressed yet but when I put out DP traps around corn piles I use a cell camera to monitor the traps. Technically they are being checked/monitored every 24 hours.
     
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  13. slicked-it

    slicked-it 8 pointer

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    Trapping them is efficient and super easy.....just a few things to think about......
    Buying the traps - an investment IMO
    Must have a valid trappers license - as easy as buying a hunting license, costs $20 I believe
    Must check the trap every 24 hours by law
    Have a plan in place for dispatch AND disposal. You'd be amazed at how quick you will stack coons up with the DP/bait combos mentioned above. You'll want a plan for getting rid of them.
    Their fur is beautiful......just something to think about. I had several tanned last year and am currently working a deal to have them fashioned into hats for the kids:D
     
  14. JR PORTER

    JR PORTER 10 pointer

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    Question. Do you have to have a trappers LICENSE to trap Coons like that?
     
  15. Meatstick

    Meatstick 12 pointer

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    Yep
     
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