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advice on coon hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by jrbaker90, Jan 28, 2013.

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  1. LeonCarr

    LeonCarr Member

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    If you are hunting where it is legal to have deer/corn feeders, then you have the best place to hunt raccoons without dogs.

    A buddy shot six of them under his deer feeder one morning, and that was with a single shot .22 Magnum. He feeds the deer year round and all of his game camera photos showed lots of raccoons. They were so engrossed in eating the corn they did not leave, even after their relatives started dropping like flies.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
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  2. AABEN

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    I use to hunt then till I got hurt. We would get the young coons at the start of hunting season them we would fry and as the season got about done we would BBQ the old ones. They are very good eating.
     
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    I have shot more racoons under my bird feeders than anywhere else. They love sunflower seeds.
     
  4. Mobuck

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    In some states "just walking around with a light looking for coons" is considered "spotlighting". If you hit an area seldom hunted, you'll find some coons who will look at the light revealing their position. After they've been hunted some, they'll not look at the light so much and will just beat feet or curl up in a tree waiting for you to leave.
    Last fall my cousin and two of his sons turned two dogs loose in a 40 acre harvested corn field and between the coons actually treed and the coons "incidentally spotted" they knocked out 11 within an hour. This was the first night of coon hunting season in an area where no one had hunted coons for 3-4 years.
     
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