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    Question Coons in the corn patch

    Anyone have any tried and true remedies, other than electronic fence & or the ar15. My sons have about 1/2 acre to protect.

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    Get a couple live traps and relocate them. They are not hard at all to catch in a live trap.

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    Damn Raccoon are persistent little buggers...other than trapping and relocating ( which is illegal in most places it seems)...I am afraid the only permanent answer is an unkind answer for the raccoon.

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    Harbor freight has traps cheap usually...

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    Tie up a dog in the patch at night, one that barks a lot

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    I have a endless supply of coons due to others live trapping and releasing. Our farm is wooded on 3 sides so it's a good place for the varmints. We removed 6 from the food chain 1 night about a month ago I just want to keep them out. I have live trapped but never released. Once we caught one about 3 months old and friend of my dad's wanted it. Craziest thing I've ever seen, coon was a growling and popping his teeth mad as could be. The guy grabbed him by the neck and stuck him in a feed sack, nuts!

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    Tractor supply sells fly bait just put a small amount ina dish with some crushed up graham crackers. No more coon problem!!

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    Are you in New Paris Indiana?
    If you and the boys are not sensitive to it, have a local Coon hunter come out with their dogs. They might love the chance and they will probably clear you out in a a night or two.
    If you are in NP INdiana...
    Used to be a Coon Club in New Paris itself and I still believe there is a Coon hunt club in Ligonier. Do not know if either is still around, but ask some local hunters or check at local outdoors places and outfitters...someone will send you in the right direction.
    There is not much in this world as much fun as watching a Hound do its thing ( IMO)...might be a fun night for you and the boys!

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    That sounded like the title of a country western song. Kinda catchy


    Quote Originally Posted by 1johnb View Post
    Anyone have any tried and true remedies, other than electronic fence & or the ar15. My sons have about 1/2 acre to protect.
    Rangers Rule! ---So There

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    Delee. I am not in indiana but a neighboring state. The problem coons come from my anti hunting neighbors.
    By the way do you do any perch fishing. We did pretty good a couple years ago out from the Horse Shoe?

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    We use to have the same issue, installed electric fence and it helped some but still didn't keep them out. We started planting more corn then we wanted knowing we would always lose some to the coons. Currently they are eating my cantaloupe, so now I'm having to pick a few days before I want to because if I don't, they'll have a feast every night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1johnb View Post
    Delee. I am not in indiana but a neighboring state. The problem coons come from my anti hunting neighbors.
    By the way do you do any perch fishing. We did pretty good a couple years ago out from the Horse Shoe?
    I do not perch fish often. Been out and done well tho...you can really pull them there by the shoe. I think the last time I went two years ago I was limited out and off the water in less time than it took to prep the boat and drive there. LOL!
    tooo bad about the neighbors...but maybe just some harassment from some Coon dogs will send them on their way??? I do not know....have to ask a hunter about that. I know there are field trial guys ( who do not hunt) who complain the locations are not rotated often enough...I always assumed that was because the Raccoons get tired of the harassment and move on...

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    #9 Today, 05:40 AM
    That sounded like the title of a country western song. Kinda catchy

    Maybe I ought to copy write it , I can see fame & fortune comin my way.



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    My mom has problems every year with coons in the corn. We set live traps and regular steel traps for them, however we don't ever release them alive. The best bait she has found for them in the live trap is marshmallows.

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    I have traped 12 this year already. I live on a lake and I am trying to teach them to scuba. Just drop to trap in about 10 ft of water off the dock. Check it in 10 mins. NO MORE COON. Works every time

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    I think I will end up with golden marlin(fly bait) and mountain dew. Probably put up electric fence. We have to use marshmallow cream cause they steal whole ones. Never new they would eat cantalope I hate to, but what about watermelon. The boys have both out.

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    We used electric fences and got some pure "cola" syrup and poured it into aluminum pie tins, of course we mixed in some butt kickin poison in the syrup as well. Coons would get by the fence and head right for the syrup (most of the time). Nice thing about the electric fence, when using poison that is, that it'll keep dogs out etc.

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    If only the animal rights people weren't so visible in this country, there would still be folks out there controlling the population during the coon season when their pelts would be usable, valuable and the momma coons didn't have young ones. Now this valuable resource is being poisoned and going to waste-often times when the momma coons have little coon-lets in a den dieing of starvation when she gets poisoned. Typical case of the "Law of Unintended Consequences" coming back to bite the animal rights people in the azz. Their population has gone crazy around my farm- the only thing that will keep their population in check now is disease like distemper, rabies and the like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1johnb View Post
    I think I will end up with golden marlin(fly bait) and mountain dew.
    That will do it.

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    If you are in New Paris indiana there is also a coon hunt club over to your west between wakarusa and wyatt. I think they call themselves michiana hunt club or wyatt coon hunters association. Anyway they have a clubhouse on osborn road west of wakie on the north side of the road. Not sure what co rd it is in elkhart county 42 or 40. Other than that my dad has probs too with them and he live traps them and also stands guard at night with some cold ones and his 22. He has 2 large patches of sweet corn. Spends all summer protecting it from the little bugers.

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