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Old 11-14-2017, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Dang Armadillos!

This is #11 or 12 since July in the yard. Makes me wonder if I'm not hauling them off far enough, even though it is 3+ miles and on the other side of a fairly wide/deep creek where I drop them off.

So, we'll see if this one ends up back in my trap. And, if someone else catches/sees it, bet it has them scratching their heads.

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Old 11-14-2017, 05:13 PM   #2
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Now that's funny!
We have had a similar problem this year and my wife LOVES her gardens. We found a trap that is awesome and will catch one by the second day that we notice that one has been digging in her garden. But, I don't practice catch and release so no return guests
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:14 PM   #3
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You need to kill the grubs. Get Rid of the food source
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:21 PM   #4
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You need to kill the grubs. Get Rid of the food source
^^this is what I've heard^^
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:26 PM   #5
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Are yall just using a live trap? I think I have one tearing up my yard but I cant seem to catch it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:30 PM   #6
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Are yall just using a live trap? I think I have one tearing up my yard but I cant seem to catch it.
Live trap and put 2x6 bourds in a "V" shape leading to trap. Try to set in direction they are coming from.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:31 PM   #7
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:36 PM   #8
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They taste good bbq'd.
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:38 PM   #9
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Armadillo by mornin', amadillo's where I'll be
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:38 PM   #10
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Catch and release of them at another location is highly illegal for these or any other wild or domesticated animal with out the proper permissions... penalties can get pretty stiff especially if the released animal can be documented to have caused someone else harm (such as red paint and posting it on the interweb.)
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:39 PM   #11
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When they invade our yard, we just carry them off a few yards and let the buzzards deal with them. They never do seem to come back (at least, not the ones we encounter).
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Old 11-14-2017, 05:44 PM   #12
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:10 PM   #13
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Armadillo hunting is really fun. No joke.

Get in a side by side with an AR-15. Rules are it has to be running and the buggy chasing it before you start shooting. Shotguns and non moving targets are too easy.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:16 PM   #14
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Choot em.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:32 PM   #15
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They pay two-fiffty down in Hallettsville
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:41 PM   #16
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Built one like this---works too. Doors at each end so don't have to figure out which direction they are coming from. And, you can bet if a red-a**ed one shows up in the trap, it'll be his last time.

http://thearmadillotrap.com/
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:11 PM   #17
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Catch and release of them at another location is highly illegal for these or any other wild or domesticated animal with out the proper permissions... penalties can get pretty stiff especially if the released animal can be documented to have caused someone else harm (such as red paint and posting it on the interweb.)
This. Also painting them could be considered "wildlife harassment".
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:18 PM   #18
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Possum on da half shell. Tastes like chicken
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:56 PM   #19
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Three dollars, maybe more
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:19 PM   #20
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Shoot'em
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:37 AM   #21
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I've been welding on a round bailer with a broke axle for a couple days now. The rancher said the tire fell into an unusually large armadillo hole. I would say he will hate armadillos when he gets the bill.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:41 AM   #22
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I kill the with a 40 or 9mm. It never ceases to amaze me how high they jump when hit. They ain’t native to Texas as they are an invasive species.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:53 AM   #23
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I've got a couple that are living on borrowed time.........
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:50 AM   #24
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For a hunting site we sure have a lot of catch and release going on. It's an armadillo, just shoot it, my goodness. If you arrow won't penetrate then use something besides a rage.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:53 AM   #25
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Built one like this---works too. Doors at each end so don't have to figure out which direction they are coming from. And, you can bet if a red-a**ed one shows up in the trap, it'll be his last time.

http://thearmadillotrap.com/
This is the trap we are using. Get's them every time!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:47 AM   #26
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They are doing you and your grass a favor.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:02 PM   #27
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For a hunting site we sure have a lot of catch and release going on. It's an armadillo, just shoot it, my goodness. If you arrow won't penetrate then use something besides a rage.
That's kinda what I was thinkin. 3" #5's in a 12 gauge will ball one up pretty good.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:25 PM   #28
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Catch and release of them at another location is highly illegal for these or any other wild or domesticated animal with out the proper permissions... penalties can get pretty stiff especially if the released animal can be documented to have caused someone else harm (such as red paint and posting it on the interweb.)
Exactly, why would you not just shoot them?
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:18 PM   #29
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shoot them!!! Quit releasing them
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:31 PM   #30
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shoot them!!! Quit releasing them
Not sure all of us live out of city limits. I have them and I dont.
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:34 PM   #31
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Not sure all of us live out of city limits. I have them and I dont.
I live in city limits

.22 gets them every time lol.

Or I trap and bring to our land down the road, open door and BOOM!
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:48 PM   #32
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They take ‘em frozen down in Halletsville, they don’t take them alive
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Old 11-15-2017, 01:53 PM   #33
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This is #11 or 12 since July in the yard. Makes me wonder if I'm not hauling them off far enough, even though it is 3+ miles and on the other side of a fairly wide/deep creek where I drop them off.

So, we'll see if this one ends up back in my trap. And, if someone else catches/sees it, bet it has them scratching their heads.

We had them in a yard with a sprinkler system up in the Hill Country. I would kill them if I was checking the trap, one of the others guys on the ranch would haul them into the ranch to dump them out alive. One day they painted a stripe one with Kilz paint. Took him 5 miles away to the NE corner of the ranch. 7 days later he was back in the yard again. Oh, the yard was fenced with a 2' high rock wall that was 18" thick with a cap on top also.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:44 PM   #34
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This is the trap we are using. Get's them every time!


I have same trap and has never missed one. I had some larger Dillos bust out of my havahart traps.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:51 PM   #35
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.270 will crack em in half like a busted watermelon. nasty lil buggers.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:02 PM   #36
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Not sure all of us live out of city limits. I have them and I dont.
City or country men should always have a big hammer in the garage.

Archery equipment is silent and deadly
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:13 PM   #37
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I have got 10 in the last 2 weeks in my yard !
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:34 PM   #38
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City or country men should always have a big hammer in the garage.

Archery equipment is silent and deadly
I can assure you I have killed many of critters with a whop to the noggin. Stick,hammer, rock you name it. I guess i am just not that mad at them these days especially since i will have to haul it off anyways. And the thought of one doing the “breakdance” from an arrow in my backyard doesn’t exactly appeal to me. Mine don’t come back.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:19 PM   #39
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Built one like this---works too. Doors at each end so don't have to figure out which direction they are coming from. And, you can bet if a red-a**ed one shows up in the trap, it'll be his last time.

http://thearmadillotrap.com/
My dad built a trap box just like that for possums at the house...works great!
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:40 PM   #40
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Not sure all of us live out of city limits. I have them and I dont.
Still pretty simple... take the trap with the 'diller in it and put it in a trash can full of water for a few minutes... Then remove trap, put 'diller in a trash bag and back in the trash can... Assume since you are a cityslicker, thay com's to yore house in that big ol' garbage truck kupple times a week... Easy-Peasy...
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