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Old 10-26-2017, 10:35 PM   #1
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Anyone have possum problems? They hang out on my back fence and drive my beagles nuts. I've shot one and they keep coming
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:36 PM   #2
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Keep shootin. You'll run out of them eventually.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:38 PM   #3
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After shooting I know they are junk but what ya shoot ya clean. I threw the 1st one away. Big nasty one and stinky
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:39 PM   #4
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I kill every one I see . They have been killing a lot of my chickens and robbing eggs .
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:41 PM   #5
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I've caught them in a live trap. I guess you could do that and release them if you don't want to shoot them. I always caught them using a can of tuna as bait.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:41 PM   #6
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Garbage can with a board for a ramp. Open a can of sardines, dribble a few drops on the board and put the rest in the trash can. Possums will drop in and can't get out. Catch a bunch this way.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:42 PM   #7
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I really don't mind shooting them. Kinda fun. Beagles bay them up like they should and boom.
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:44 PM   #8
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You can trap them easily we usually pick up about 30-40 a day
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:52 AM   #9
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It's hard to NOT catch them in a live catch trap!
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Old 10-27-2017, 07:57 AM   #10
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I've caught them in a live trap. I guess you could do that and release them if you don't want to shoot them. I always caught them using a can of tuna as bait.
Illegal to release them without written permission from the landowner.
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:14 AM   #11
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After shooting I know they are junk but what ya shoot ya clean. I threw the 1st one away. Big nasty one and stinky


Yeah I'd get right on that cleaning.

Just shoot them and continue to chunk them. Would you eat a coyote or a rat? Same thing...
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:27 AM   #12
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I was driving down the road one day, someone hit a possum....
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:26 AM   #13
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I was driving down the road one day, someone hit a possum....
Iíve seen the same thing
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Old 10-27-2017, 09:50 AM   #14
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Iíve seen the same thing
Music reference.. no one got it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:03 AM   #15
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Illegal to release them without written permission from the landowner.
I wasn't aware of that. I figured maybe if he was in town or something if he could call animal control they could probably take the opossums and do something with them. But it seems as though he doesn't mind shootin them. I've heard of people eating opossum before but....I'm not so sure about that. Those suckers look too much like a rat for my liking.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:11 AM   #16
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I was driving down the road one day, someone hit a possum....
I swerved at one once and bone poked hole in my new tire. Luckily Discount Tire gave me road hazard warranty on it so it didn't cost me anything.

OP, I would keep shooting them. Eventually you'll run out of targets but for now, enjoy the fun.
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