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My hit list in order.

Old 06-18-2014, 05:29 AM
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Talking My hit list in order.

While all critters have some beneficial use the bad will out weight the good in my list.
Number 1 would be wolves if it were legal to have them on my hit list but do to legalities They are not.

(1. Coyotes, they are bad on the fawns each spring, small dogs and cats in suburban areas. They are also hard on sheep and cattle at birthing time.

(2. Red squirrels, Nasty little critters that seem to enjoy doing damage to property even though their bigger cousins seem to do very well in the tops of trees with a nest of leaves or a hollow one.
Parked the travel trailer in 1999 and go out deer hunting the next day. return at night fall to find a mess with holes chewed in the ceiling and in the walls in several spots. Destroyed the interior to the point I rebuilt it.

(3. possums Or coons is really a toss up as they both mess with the bee hives mess with the garage. I will pick the possums as number 3 how ever as they have chewed on bee hives and ruined them.

(4. Coons these I will probably be fighting for a very long time since the creek runs with in 30 yards of the house. They not only mess with the bees and make them cranky to work they also do damage to the buildings. They chewed the seal off the bottom of th4e garage door to get at the cat food the wife kept in there for her out door cats and her kittens.
Last night I had been in bed a very short time and the wife wakes me and says some thing/one is messing with the garage (big alum) door. Grab the gun and go out to find 4 little ones and a big adult coon messing with the door. The adult left fast and I got 3 or the four little ones. I get back in bed and just fall asleep and again the wife wakes me with some thing is messing with the door. Again I get up put my shoes on and grab the gun and go out the door. Again there is an adult that runs off but leaves a little one behind which I dispatch.
I decide I will set up the live trap near the door in case the adult comes back and I would take care of the dead come morning.
Morning comes and nothing in the trap but I was shocked to not find even one little one laying on the apron.

(5. Skunks because they also mess with the bees. But they seem to have learned that I don't fool with them. I have not caught one in the live trap in probably 8 years and have not seen or smelled on in the woods and field in about the same amount of time.

That's my top 5.

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Old 06-20-2014, 11:20 PM
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I eat squirrel.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:33 AM
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You wouldn't eat those little red squirrels. Waste of time cleaning the little gopher sized critters.



I'd rather eat coyote.

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Old 06-21-2014, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by alleyyooper
You wouldn't eat those little red squirrels. Waste of time cleaning the little gopher sized critters.



I'd rather eat coyote.

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I did when I lived in Maine.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:46 AM
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"I did when I lived in Maine."

What eat coyote?

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Old 06-23-2014, 10:04 PM
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Originally Posted by alleyyooper
"I did when I lived in Maine."

What eat coyote?

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Reds! ,
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Old 06-24-2014, 04:13 AM
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You must have had a lot of free time to waste skinning those tiny thing out.

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Old 06-24-2014, 11:33 AM
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Mine would be :

1) Crow
2) Coyote
3) Fox
4) Raccoon
5) Groundhog

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:35 PM
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Mine would be:

1.) Coyote
2.) Porcupine
3.) Squirrels
4.) Raccoons
5.) Crows
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by alleyyooper
You must have had a lot of free time to waste skinning those tiny thing out.

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Yup was not employed at the time. Just out of the Navy and job searching with a wife that made enough to pay the bills.

They are tasty!
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