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Old 11-12-2019, 11:29 AM
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I have had a huge racoon problem on my dock for years, I have relocated more then 40 over the years living here and its a pain in the ass. They like to get on my polywood chairs on the dock and get pluff mud all over the chairs.

Should I go the cover route? I thought maybe 2x4's with nails through them to discourage them? And no I can't use .223.
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Put covers on them and under the covers add mothballs.
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trap - drown - dispose - repeat
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I had a problem with them and my chickens earlier but I went with the. 22 method. I thought motion sensor light would work but they didn't. Just made them easier to shoot. I did think about hooking a recording of a predator i.e.. coyote or an annoying sound(high pitch like dog whistle) to the motion sensor but fortunately got rid of the problem before I went that far. Good luck and let us know what you come up with.
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air rifle! or put covers over the chairs with rat poison under them!
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A friend uses hardware cloth/wire mesh wired to an electric fence battery...with motion detector,motion activated switch and remote camera. He's got some sweet pics of airborne raccoons.
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Chocolate ex-lax in some cooked hamburger.
They will never come back.
Good OLE boy in the 70's in goose creek S.C. told me that one.
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not sure what you mean by relocate. Hope that means eliminate. They can find their way back from 15 miles away fyi and its usually illegal. I would get aggressive with have a heart traps, 4-5 at a time (you can pick them up used cheap, then sell them), use extra wire on the outside so they cant stick their hands in, only allow them access from one side of it. then drown them. Ive battled them before, think we got 33 the first summer then 19 in the winter, and then never saw another one. The first few week we got 2 night.
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I had a problem in my yard with them. I put an electric fence on top of my regular fence. Ground wire and hot wire close enough that anything that walked the top board of my fence would have to touch both. First night I awoke to the sound of screaming like some kid got his arm caught in a slammed door. Never had another raccoon again. After a while I unplugged it but left the wires. Still none brave enough to test it. Been a couple years now.
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We use these with a little bit of cat food in them on my ranch

.https://www.cabelas.com/product/BRID...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Try this, just got one for reptiles.

https://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-varmint-177-cal.html
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trap one then tie it up on a leash
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Originally Posted by BSpot View Post
Try this, just got one for reptiles.

https://www.airgundepot.com/gamo-varmint-177-cal.html
I have one of those. It won't reliably kill a rabbit, I wouldn't want to try a raccoon.

Personally I'd go with a .22 and CB rounds.
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Originally Posted by lugoismad View Post
I have one of those. It won't reliably kill a rabbit, I wouldn't want to try a raccoon.

Personally I'd go with a .22 and CB rounds.
You are probably right. But I did take out an armadillo with my Gamo big cat a couple weeks ago. Head shot.
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Originally Posted by caracal25 View Post
We use these with a little bit of cat food in them on my ranch

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marshmallow dipped in grape jelly works wonders in those.
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It is legal to relocate raccoons in Florida. I don't know about SC. And contrary to what was mentioned above, professional animal trappers claim that five to ten miles away is ample to prevent them from coming back. Giving them rat poison, like someone suggested above, IS illegal. If a poisoned raccoon wanders off and dies and is found by carrion eaters (vultures, Bald Eagles, etc.) you are killing them also. You may want to call in a professional to solve your problem.
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Find out who is feeding them, intentionally and not, and get that stopped. Otherwise, you’re problem will continue. If you want to exclude them, proper electric fencing will work. That means low enough they can’t get under it, y’all enough they can’t get over it, and strands close enough together they can’t get through it. If you can condition them for several weeks, you may be able to remove the fence for a while...at least until they find out the fence is gone.
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https://gamousa.com/product/swarm-maxxim-177-caliber-10-shot-break-barrel-air-rifle/


I got one of these last year.
Love it.
No more squirrel problem.
Love the 10 shot.
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fence the backyard and get an outside dog
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Originally Posted by thefever View Post
Chocolate ex-lax in some cooked hamburger.
They will never come back.
Good OLE boy in the 70's in goose creek S.C. told me that one.
Kills them?

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