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Default Possom Kill Spot ?

What's the first choice for a quick kill ?

I'm thinking a heart shot

'Cause it daym sure aint the head ...
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How about trap and relocate???
Old 09-20-2012, 05:34 AM
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First choice for a quick kill would be a bazooka. They don't die.

In Florida their protected. Your supposed to relocate them.
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I am the relocation king ... To your neighborhood ... LOL
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Originally Posted by The Revenge View Post
In Florida their protected. Your supposed to relocate them.
You can hunt opossum in Florida.

http://myfwc.com/license/wildlife/nu...ife/gun-light/


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The Gun and Light at Night Permit authorizes individuals to take depredating wildlife (beaver, bobcat, fox, opossum, rabbit, raccoon, or skunk) at night with a gun and light on land that they own or possess the written permission of the landowner. Under special restrictions, authorizes harassment (scaring) deer causing damage to crops with a gun and light at night.

The permit is not required to take wild hog, coyote, armadillo, black or Norway rat, and house mouse, with a gun and light during non-daylight hours.

Cost: $0.00
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Originally Posted by Tommysmicroskiff View Post
What's the first choice for a quick kill ?

I'm thinking a heart shot

'Cause it daym sure aint the head ...

A radial truck tire prevents any chances of survival.
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Originally Posted by The Revenge View Post
First choice for a quick kill would be a bazooka. They don't die.

In Florida their protected. Your supposed to relocate them.
Wow!! Protecting a possum! That is crazy stuff there! Gotta love Fl.!!
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I kill them one of two ways. Pick them up by the tail (they can't climb their tail, so there's no chance of getting bit), hold them out from you and shoot them in the back or top of the head with a .22 pistol, or pick them up by the tail and deliver a sharp blow with a piece of rebar or similar club.

If it's a female, you may want to check the belly pouch for young (they are marsupials...they have a pouch like a kangaroo), and if there are young in the pouch you may want to dispatch them by cervical dislocation using your thumb and first finger.

Or might want to dredge them in flour and drop them in the hot oil...possum poppers.
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This seems to work................
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For that up close and personal experience: live trap and dunk in the rain barrel.
For that other method: a .22 to the heart lungs.

I've once read or heard, I forget which now; supposedly opossum are much like deer and raccoon; they do not take well to being relocated. Both animals suffer very high mortality rates if relocated to unfamiliar areas. In the case of raccoon they will turn on their GPS and try to walk back to their home turf.

So the swim looking for rocks is far more humane than relocation....it is a quick method.



........so are you going to eat it? They are actually Really tasty.
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Never had a problem with them around the house. If I did see one I may not seek to kill immediately, but rest assure if it became a problem, and I had to worry about the kid walking in the garage and stumbling up on one, I'm certain the shotgun would be the right tool.
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My dog seem to be the best defense against possums, he has killed four so far. Not to worry they do not carry rabies.
Everytime so far he has gotten them by the neck and done the rag doll bit, works everytime, not one has played possum since?
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Originally Posted by hodgie2411 View Post
Not to worry they do not carry rabies.

the chance of rabies in an opossum is EXTREMELY RARE. This may have something to do with the opossum’s low body temperature (94-97º F) making it difficult for the virus to survive in an opossum’s body.
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Originally Posted by hodgie2411 View Post
My dog seem to be the best defense against possums, he has killed four so far. Not to worry they do not carry rabies.
Everytime so far he has gotten them by the neck and done the rag doll bit, works everytime, not one has played possum since?
Many years ago while working on a farm I saw a farm dog stalk a woodchuck in a field. Got about 100 feet from the chuck and the dog went hell bent for leather. Got him before he could make the hole - started the "rag doll bit" and I could not believe my eyes. The dog shook it so hard that the guts flew out. Also saw that dog stalk a few and lose the stalk.
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ANYWHERE! Those suckers somehow get into my attic and I have a hell of a time getting them out. I shot four up there recently. A few weeks later I shot one in the back yard that had several little ones in the pouch. Since I killed all of those I haven't had any more in the attic. Hopefully I got all of them that had ever been in there so none know about it as a haven and new ones won't get in there so soon. I'm sure at some time in the future they will find their way back in. I'll shoot them too.
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Originally Posted by ryanwhit View Post
I kill them one of two ways. Pick them up by the tail (they can't climb their tail, so there's no chance of getting bit), hold them out from you and shoot them in the back or top of the head with a .22 pistol, or pick them up by the tail and deliver a sharp blow with a piece of rebar or similar club.

If it's a female, you may want to check the belly pouch for young (they are marsupials...they have a pouch like a kangaroo), and if there are young in the pouch you may want to dispatch them by cervical dislocation using your thumb and first finger.

Or might want to dredge them in flour and drop them in the hot oil...possum poppers.
Yup.



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Man hands is not going to be happy about this thread.
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Originally Posted by beenie View Post
ANYWHERE! Those suckers somehow get into my attic and I have a hell of a time getting them out. I shot four up there recently. A few weeks later I shot one in the back yard that had several little ones in the pouch. Since I killed all of those I haven't had any more in the attic. Hopefully I got all of them that had ever been in there so none know about it as a haven and new ones won't get in there so soon. I'm sure at some time in the future they will find their way back in. I'll shoot them too.
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To keep them away, you have to cut their heads off and place them on sticks every 3 feet around the perimeter of your property. It also works on those pesky people that have refrigerated meat for sale.
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Possum Tartare
1. Kill a possum. Skin.
2. Sprinkle liberally with salt, pepper, and garlic. Some folks also like onion.
3. Run over it one more time to mix the spices in thoroughly.
4. Contact your mental health professional and inform him of what you're about to do.
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