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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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coon dispatch

It has prob been covered before but what are some options for killing a coon in a box trap. Where I am seting there are no water bodies deep enough to give them a dip. I would like to sell my catch for the fur market. If you don;t want to post it online just pm me. Thanks

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 12:47 AM
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That's a good question and Doe deserves an answer. Personally I would shoot it with a .22.

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since your in bucks i guess you want to avoid a .22 to keep the swat teams from rushing you.



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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 12:58 AM
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Re: coon dispatch

I shot a coon in the lungs with a 22 short the other day behind my house and I live in a development It's no louder that a BB gun [censored] it didn't even go all the way through the coon.
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He's joking, anti's. Really....just a joke
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Re: coon dispatch

Doe's living in Bucks doesn't automatically mean "densly populated", any more than Baltimore county means same. But the safety rule applies- 150 yds from occupied structure unless given permission by the owner of that structure. Or unless it is within a bourough/township with specific firearm discharge ordinances. In Balto county it is ok to target shoot or use a firearm for hunting/trapping so long as the location is NOT in the "metropolitan area", and there is a map the county PD can give you to show you where that is. Otherwise we have the 150yd rule. I do know someone who lives within the newer metropolitan area, but is somehow grandfathered in. He and his family hunt deer, squirrels, raccoons, and foxes on the large property ( 20 acres) with firearms, but they don't target shoot there anymore. People still call the cops on them when hunting, so they try to keep the shooting to a minumum.

Ok enough of that. If firearms use is allowed in the trapping location, a .22 in the head suffices. Look at the raccoon's face and draw an X from each ear to the opposite eye. The middle of the X is where to aim. Usual gun safety applies of course. The raccoon will have reflexive death throws- don't worry about it, it isn't feeling anything. If you want to save the skull, then the double lung shot allows for that.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Re: coon dispatch

I'm far from an anti. Check my past posts. just looking for ways to dispatch. I can use a .22 in some areas but other areas are very built up. Just looking for ideas so i dont have to take traps out with each catch.

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Doe I don't think the Anti comment was meant for you.

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i bet a skunk pole should work just as well on coon in a box trap. maybe coming down from the top.

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Re: coon dispatch

Has anyone had any problems with getting blood around your DPs after disbatching coon and not getting any action after? I haven't caught more than one coon per set this year yet and am curious if they may smell the blood and avoid the set. I caught on in a set that was only 10 feet from another set where I caught another one 4 days before.
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