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Another raccoon takes a permanent nap.

Forums Hunting Another raccoon takes a permanent nap.

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    JDShapp
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    Accuracy: +7

    My feeders been quiet for a good bit now, but two days ago I noticed the local rural cats have been scarce. I assumed it was a skunk due to the smell I encountered last night. Then tonight I pull up and play the waiting game. About 30 minutes into the sit I hear the dog proof trap go off and the ol’ song and dance of a raccoon putting up a fight. I waited a good 30 minutes for the thing to tire itself out before breaking out my current Night Vision setup and dispatching it with my .25 Wildcat. As much as I dislike the idea of trapping and shooting its the best way I’ve found so far to make sure the pests don’t become a bigger problem down the line.

    My shots weren’t perfect in this due to the wind we have going on tonight, but I did my best to compensate.

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    Clyde
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    Details? What was the distance, pellet brand, style, weight? 
    I have a developing problem with racoons and need to make some decisions regarding caliber and pellets.

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    JDShapp
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    Accuracy: +7

    I use JSB 25.4gr .25 cal pellets. The distance there was 40yds.

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    DuncanHynes
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    I’ve done same thing using the traps.  .22 Wildcat works wonders too, 30fpe 21gr H&N Baracuda.  Be very careful not to touch the trap once they naw on it.  The rabies virus can’t survive long outside the body but it is in saliva.  I toss the trap on the ground and the ants pick it clean of blood and any organic material.  Clean as the day I got it.  They are amazing creatures.

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