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I have a nuisance possum problem.
« on: September 02, 2017, 03:18:30 AM »
I've been trapping nuisance a animals in my yard fora few years now, went from a rat problem to raccoon, now possum. Getting them trapped is not the issue it's with dispatching them. If I can catch them on my rat traps try are small enough to take care of with my pellet gun. I live in a residential neighborhood so firearms are out and I've been seeing and caught one in the 15 pound range. Pellet gun was useless, so I gave up but they are trying to fight with my niece's little dog so back at it. Now I need some help/info on ways to dispatch. I don't want to make or buy a gas chamber, and I'm a little weary on driving out to safe place to shoot them with a firearm. I don't have a trapping license so I don't want to deal with the potential problems that may arise if I run into a warden. Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 03:55:48 AM »
Garbage can/stock tank full of water drown em.
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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 05:48:22 AM »
Is it one of the newer 1200fps+ pellet guns that won't kill one? That would surprise me. I would hate to drown in a cage so I really don't recommend that. Just do the gas chamber with your exhaust. PVC pipe into a black trash bag. Easy!

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 06:33:34 AM »
It's a 600fps pistol anything more than about 700 and its attracts too much attention. I don't think more speed will make too much difference I was put rounds through the skull and out the lower jaw, it took 24 shots and wouldn't go down. I've considered injection but don't know what to use.

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 08:11:22 AM »
Ole aluminum baseball bat  :dunno:
Instead of head shots, try for the vitals/heart shot

My son uses his 700fps pellet gun in our yard and must agree, his new 1100fps is loud. Sounds like a .22  :yike:

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 08:16:32 AM »
I use a Gamo 177  caliber break barrel pellet gun and it kills raccoons
Shoot it right through the ears

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 08:53:07 AM »
Garbage can/stock tank full of water drown em.

Yep

got 7 in a trap, each one in a 55 gallon drum of water. Come back later ,empty reset trap. No mess.
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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 08:55:08 AM »
They are not that tough, got two off my fence with a 10.00 Lowes shovel. Smack in the head.
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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 10:55:55 AM »
I've been trapping nuisance a animals in my yard fora few years now, went from a rat problem to raccoon, now possum. Getting them trapped is not the issue it's with dispatching them. If I can catch them on my rat traps try are small enough to take care of with my pellet gun. I live in a residential neighborhood so firearms are out and I've been seeing and caught one in the 15 pound range. Pellet gun was useless, so I gave up but they are trying to fight with my niece's little dog so back at it. Now I need some help/info on ways to dispatch. I don't want to make or buy a gas chamber, and I'm a little weary on driving out to safe place to shoot them with a firearm. I don't have a trapping license so I don't want to deal with the potential problems that may arise if I run into a warden. Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2017, 11:05:27 AM »
Ole aluminum baseball bat  :dunno:
Instead of head shots, try for the vitals/heart shot

My son uses his 700fps pellet gun in our yard and must agree, his new 1100fps is loud. Sounds like a .22  :yike:
1050 fps is generally where to load for to keep subsonic

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2017, 01:18:47 PM »
Practically anything you do is going to be illegal. A pellet gun in a  no shooting zone is still going to be considered a firearm. so not legal. You are now moving wildlife which is illegal. Once you leave your property with a live animal you are libel to get a ticket if you run into LE. It doesn't matter if you have trappers License or not. I n this case you do not need a Trapping license. Still breaking the law if you relocate.
Drowning can be iffy. Two cases have come to my attention of people who were ticketed for animal cruelty over this. Neither case went to court. It is not specifically illegal but certain LE can interpret it that way. Same thing can be said for using exhaust gases.
I am trying to get the law changed so you have a legal option but for now it is either CO2 gas chamber, a blow to the head for dispatch or if you choose drowning I would not let anyone see you doing it and don't go talking about it.
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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2017, 02:39:55 PM »
Ive put a few down, and you are better off with a 22 over a pellet gun.  I have both, and the 22 is much more effective.  Privacy from neighbors is key!  Cage with bait, take to secluded part of yard, 22 to the head, and discard the carcass.

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 01:03:37 PM »
A friend had the same issue. Lives in the city so he got one of these. I'm not sure if he recovered his arrow after the possum looked like Steve Martin. Not sure if it's legal either.

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Re: I have a nuisance possum problem.
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 01:42:59 PM »
Pellet guns aren’t firearms.  The laws vary but in my city they are legal for anyone 14 years or older to use.  An 1100fps pellet to the head will do in any possum.

9.38.040 Air guns.

A.    As used in this chapter, “air gun” means and includes the following: air gun, air pistol, air rifle, BB gun, and toy guns of any kind or nature when so designed, contrived, modified and used to propel, by compressed air or spring-loaded plunger, any pellet, dart, hardtipped arrow, bean, pea, BB, rock or other hard substance a distance of more than twenty-five feet with sufficient force to break windows or inflict injury upon persons or animals.
B.    Except as hereinafter provided, it is unlawful:
1.    For any person under fourteen years of age to carry or shoot any air gun within the city when not in the presence of his parent or other adult in loco parentis and under the direction and control of such adult;