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    Default Coon hunters

    Was wondering how many coonhunters there may be in the up just purchased some land neer watersmeet wondering if any hunters around

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    hopefully they all have permission or you may have an episode like I did back in october with seven guys and seven dogs trespassing, ask them how good they felt when the county cop was waiting in my driveway to greet them idiots

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    that is very unfortunate that people would do that it gives other honest hunters a bad reputation i have never turned my dogs loose somehwere i do not have permission there has been times they may follow game onto a property i dont have permission to be one and i always try to talk to the owner if possible and if not i just quietly go get the dogs and get right off in michigan we have a right to retrieve law if dogs trail onto posted property i really am just looking to see if there are any hunters in the area

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    I hunt raccoons...out of the bird feeder behind my house. Does that count?

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    Bird feeder racoon hunter here too. The .410 shotgun works wonders. Have to shoot them to many times with the 22. They are tough little buggers.

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    .22 mag?

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    I only need one shot with my .22mag very deadly gun - snocrazy must have a .22 long rifle not a mag?

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    yup - ruger target pistol 22/45

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    Ok, now you touched a nerve with me, lol. I live close to St. Paul, MN and my house butts up to 50 acres of wetland. Several years ago I put in a very nice flower garden with a big expensive bird feeder, things were going great until one night i looked outside and noticed 3 coons tearing my feeder apart. I opened the door and they ran away. A few weeks later I noticed my grass was torn to crap, I thought what the heck is doing this. The next day more damage and this went on for a week. I put out some rat killer in some cat food and everyday the food was gone and nothing dead in my yard, (we have no pets on my block) I went to fleet farm and got a trail cam, ah ha, coons lots of them. So back to FF for a coon trap, that summer i trapped 20 coons, tried to drown them (not a good plan, they are very though and bent the door open) so i start shooting them in the head. Some of them fell right away and a few took several shots. They are very smart and quick breeders so keep an eye on them. I ment to say all coons were shot with my camera and were released to the wild.
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    Trapping them a foothold trap is easy and effective.

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