Thursday, July 05, 2012

Can anybody help Dave out here?

Ken,
Been inundated lately with raccoons eating feed and taking chickens.
Getting personal now!
I'm able to take them with a spotlight and Ruger MKII but not having the affect I would like.
Any suggestions on an inexpensive night vision scope/monocular that would work for more of a "stand-off" tactic with a .22 rifle vs the CQB I've been doing. Can't go much over $250 or so.
Hope you and yours might be able to help.
Thanks!
-Dave

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've got a Carin Terrier that keeps everything out of the turkeys but the coyotes away, even the local dogs keep clear of "his" turkeys. Although he is only 12 lb he thinks he's 200!

Cruachan!

Highlander

David said...

I believe this might help you out Dave. Good Luck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13cS7oQwCHc&feature=player_embedded

Farm.Dad said...

No real need for an actual sight , the cheapest nv you can find will work fine ( even duct taped to the rifle ) if you also hang a cheap laser off the rifle , the lasers really glow in nv . I just bolted an old weaver rail to the side of a 10-22 stock and put a handgun tac light on it for such use myself.

Anonymous said...

Golden malrin fly bait and coke.
Google it.
Shoot shovel shut up.

WiscoDave said...

Thanks for the info! I'll keep WC updated on how it goes...
Got 2 last night; missed 2 others- kinda crazy in the pig barn/chicken coop!
Don't think the HM sprat will work, maybe play the music in the background?
Thanks for the NVM and laser tip!
Thanks everyone!

Anonymous said...

Go with what Anonymous said. I have used it several times. You will find the "Coons" dead about ten feet from the feeding tray One heaping teaspoon to a can of coke. Be sure and keep all your pets away from this mixture.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous, one heaping teaspoon of fly bait with one can of coke will do the trick. I have used this several times and you will find the "coon" about ten feet from the feed plate. Be sure to keep all your pet's inside, or they will end up the same as the "coons'. Good stuff and it is CHEAP.

WiscoDave said...

Thought of that... use it in the corn fields when the ears form. Unfortunately, too many barn cats peafowl and other "friendly critters.
If it comes to that, though, I'll lock everyone up for a night. WAY to damn hot right now, they'll die from being shut up...
Thanks!

fel said...

What a wonderful way to get rid of the neighbors cats.

Rich T said...

Try solar powered Night Eyes.

http://www.oakridgegamefarm.net/store/proddetail.php?prod=Oak-solareye

They are about $20 and mimic the eyes of a predator and keep others interlopers away.

A friend uses this on his farm with good results.

MauserMedic said...

One switch-controlled floodlight and a Mosin 91-30 should be less than $250, more effective and satisfying than a .22, and you don't have to worry about inadvertent poisoning.

Anonymous said...

What about lead poisoning? :-P

Anonymous said...

I just want to point out that it is against state and federal law to use a pesticide other than what it is made for, and the same laws will get anybody telling somebody else how to use it. Misusing stuff is how shit gets banned. Just pointing it out, not preaching, your choice.

Anonymous said...

I used live traps to catch mine. Lettuce with Peptol-Bismol lured 'em in, or canned cat food. Once they're caught, dispose of whatever you catch as you see fit. I had a dog of mine poisoned when I was a kid, and am real nervous about poison's indiscriminate nature.

michigan doug said...

havahart traps + 22lr + hole in ground.not sporting but its vermin. last month and a half ive got 24 of theses fuckers.kenny even posted a picture of 2 of them.i quit growing sweet corn because of these overgrown rats.been geting 1-3 a night. its like zombies they just dont stop. FUCK PETA and OBAMA

WiscoDave said...

Got another big one last night - snap shot as I went into the building. Saw two impacts from 1640fps .22 Stingers. MF still ran out of the barn and into tall grass; guess I'll just wait for the stink to recover.
Might try the Taurus Judge my company's owner loaned me. Great guy, great place to work.
Thanks again to all for suggestions!

WiscoDave said...

Found the MF from last night. 75 yds from building.
I'll try live traps (something of a misnomer)and see what happens. Check out Cabelas on my way home from work next week for NVM.
Will try Judge out tonight - don't know how well I will engage multiple targets with it, we'll see...
Real glad I found the body; was beginning to question if I was hitting the MF's!!!

CountryRebel said...

just keep doin what you're doin. maybe bring a youngster along n teach em a lil bout huntin