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Nuisance wildlife removal

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by C. Mike Hunt, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. C. Mike Hunt

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    Anyone have experience dealing with (other than shooting) nuisance wildlife.

    Got a couple (hopefully no more than that) raccoons I need to get rid of.
     
  2. Boots

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    My uncle is fighting this battle right now. They've had to trap them and release them. They came back twice :eek3:
     
  3. C. Mike Hunt

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    :(

    Is he doing it himself or using a service? Any idea of costs involved?
     
  4. Boots

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    Doing it himself. Not sure what a service would cost.
     
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    My old man has been trapping them for years... trick to getting them to stay gone is where you drop them off. I think he's had best luck with dropping them on an island that connects to the mainland by a single narrow bridge.
     
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    Dropping them in a pond while in the trap works as well.
     
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    I've had good success with live traps. Just drive them a good distance away
     
  8. Stang

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    If they "came back" ... You did a piss poor job of relocation. Just sayin.
     
  9. C. Mike Hunt

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    I've been reading up on this...apparently you need to take them at least 5 miles away or something.

    Looks like I've got some work to do.
     
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    Check your DNR office, they will have contact info for the nuisance wildlife officer in your area.
     
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    Never thought of that. Thanks!
     
  12. slouse

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    Someone I know soaks them in ice water in the trap and then shocks them with a BBQ lighter :lol:
     
  13. Boots

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    Good indication your friend may be a serial killer.
     
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    yeah, disposing of a nuisance animal is one thing. Torture, whole other thing
     
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  15. tribeachpunk

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    And the fine is probably stiff if you're ever caught.
     
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    Went through this about 4 or 5 years ago. Called DNR, they basically laughed and said hire someone. Called a few places and what they wanted was beyond ridiculous. Got a live trap at Princess Auto, can of tuna or salmon, and grabbed all the big ones. One bent the shit out of the trap trying to get out. They climbed a tree next to my house, jumped about 6-7 ft to the pitch, hung over upside down and destroyed a metal gable vent to get in the attic to nest. Was awoken one night with chirping at abut 3-4 am and could have cried. Trapped folks, then crawled in attic to "retrieve" the pups. had to pull insulation and replace. fun times that was. I see one around now, and the spade, and Lab come out to chase them away

    * edit, if you do live trap, the return distance of a racoon is somewhere between 20-25km radius.. so be prepared to drive a while. Line your trunk with a tarp before you put the trap in. glad I did, thing shit like a beast on the car ride, wear leather gloves, will rock the trap when you try to move it lol
     
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    In either 2005 or 2006 we had a big problem with raccoons between me and my neighbour on both sides , we caught 53 raccoons in that summer and fall ..They were into everything garbage , composter , they even ate the bird seed (once or twice a week) off my back patio bird feeder which is 12 feet off the ground (2nd story patio).. we live trapped them gave their backs a spray with red florescent paint drove them about 5km (crossing 3 bridges) out a back road let them go .. We had almost none for a few years after that .. My brother caught about 20 this year ..
     
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    They are incredibly smart and very adaptable. Very challenging to get rid of.
     
  19. Stang

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    "Someone you know" is an asshole who I hope dies in a fire.
     
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  20. Stang

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    DNR are useless as tits on a bull ... Their answer to all animal problems is kill it.
     
  21. redliner

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    This is the answer if you can stomach it. Been doing this for years (I live in the woods on the edge of a town). They always come back. I thought it was crazy they came back, but I gave the arse end of one a shot of orange spray paint, and literally within two days he was back at it.
     
  22. Cooper

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    Not at all
     
  23. Stang

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    Well here in Hammonds Plains they've "relocated" a few Black Bears .... which came back .... ie Piss Poor Job done. And then they've killed them.

    Good Job Boys.

    Useless.
     
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    There's a million ways to kill an animal and probably over 999,900 of those are more humane that drowning it.
     
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    This thread is disturbing
     
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    Wait. So they relocated them, and it didn't work, so they tried something else? How awful.
     
  27. Stang

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    No... to review they did a half assed relocation and then killed it cause its easier.

    Again .... Useless
     
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    not saying they didnt do a half assed job, but are you basing this half assness on the fact the bears came back, or because you know they moved them only a street over and hoped for the best?
     
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  29. ouird

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    If bears (or any wild animal for that matter) have Identified a good food source, they have a fantastic knack to find that food source again.
    DNR can reallocate the animal, but thats not to say they cant find their way back... OOOOOR maybe is a different set of bears... thats quite possible too.
     
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    My various experiences with DNR have also been generally less than pleasing... not saying they're all useless; I'm just saying I've not been overly satisfied with the general lack of action in situations I've been involved with.
     
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    BootsBoots can you give these two custom titles? "Camper A" and "Camper 1" - so they can't fight over who is "first"?
     
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    But it's so funny watching them squeeze every last ounce of humour of it :hsugh: :kekeke:
     
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    While I see what you mean (Generally). Their resources are stretched so damn thin that their role is almost ineffective in most cases.
    You simply cannot squeeze a dime out of a Nickle, which is their situation most of the time.
     

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