collapse
Double U Hunting Supply GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR GPS MAP

Author Topic: Racoons killing chickens  (Read 2206 times)

Offline dscubame

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 3443
  • Location: Spokane WA
  • 2013 Idaho Elk Hunt
Racoons killing chickens
« on: October 04, 2017, 07:09:41 AM »
Would anyone have any recommendations on which pellet gun to purchase for when I catch these raccoons killing my chickens again?  .22 even with subsonic is a little loud and I am fairly sure I am within a no shooting area, arrows pass through and get lost.
It's a TIKKA thing..., you may not understand.

Eyes in the Woods.   ' '

Offline Squidward

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: May 2014
  • Posts: 1578
  • Location: Centralia
    • https://www.facebook.com/ed.brooks.3781
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2017, 07:15:48 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!

Offline hollymaster

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 947
  • Location: Enumclaw
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2017, 07:20:47 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!
:yeah: My air rifle is louder than these.

Offline dscubame

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 3443
  • Location: Spokane WA
  • 2013 Idaho Elk Hunt
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2017, 07:58:02 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!

Sweet and thank you!!  I am all over this.  Question - States NOT FOR SEMI AUTO.  So I will just single shot and hand cycle the Ruger 10/22 is that correct thinking?
It's a TIKKA thing..., you may not understand.

Eyes in the Woods.   ' '

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3282
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2017, 08:04:26 AM »
Cool thread, thanks.  Those look like they may be great for grouse as well.

Offline quadrafire

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2009
  • Posts: 6862
  • Location: Spokane
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 08:27:22 AM »
google powderless 22lr
they are quieter than a pellet gun and work nice for small game.
http://www.sgammo.com/product/aguila/500-round-brick-22-lr-super-colibri-powderless-cartridge-primer-fired-20-grain-bullet
 Good luck!

Sweet and thank you!!  I am all over this.  Question - States NOT FOR SEMI AUTO.  So I will just single shot and hand cycle the Ruger 10/22 is that correct thinking?
I think this calls for a new .22 rifle. Lever or Bolt  ;)

I'm thinking the neighborhood Turkey's should be nervous as well.

Offline Stein

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 3282
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2017, 08:41:53 AM »
I did some research and it looks like they have a tendency to stick in rifle barrels.  Be careful if you go that route.

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 15254
  • Location: Worley, ID
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2017, 11:27:46 AM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline dscubame

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2010
  • Posts: 3443
  • Location: Spokane WA
  • 2013 Idaho Elk Hunt
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2017, 08:41:05 PM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.

I'll take you up on that as I do have a cage trap.  Would November work or December?  What's your advice on time to trap and I can be very patient.  Thanks Machias.
It's a TIKKA thing..., you may not understand.

Eyes in the Woods.   ' '

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 13485
  • Location: Decatur Island/Sultan
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2017, 09:11:33 PM »
CB shorts are quiet as well.  However, be careful with any reduced load .22, go for chest shots as it is highly likely that you will not penetrate a skull with them.  My wife flattened four slugs on one's skull in a trap once, and those were full power rounds.


Offline dreamunelk

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 1922
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 09:18:24 PM »
Don't forget blunts for your arrow.  A solid hit and it will not go far.

Offline sled

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 3465
  • Location: Lake Stevens
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 09:27:32 PM »
Everyday for almost two weeks the feeder would be tipped over and empty inthe morning.  I searched the yard and found a spot that looked suspicious.  Made a snare. In the morning I had a coon. Yes I know you canít do that.  It was released as I had to go to work.  Next morning I caught it in a live trap next to the coop
With tuna as bait.

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 13485
  • Location: Decatur Island/Sultan
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 09:34:31 PM »
The only good raccoon is a dead one, or two, or three... from last night.  I did put two bb's through the rear curtain of my boat though.   :(  I would have had more, but I thought the three sets of eyes in a tree might have been owls as I had been hearing one around the house.

Offline Machias

  • Trapper
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 15254
  • Location: Worley, ID
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 08:09:11 AM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.

I'll take you up on that as I do have a cage trap.  Would November work or December?  What's your advice on time to trap and I can be very patient.  Thanks Machias.

December they will be nice and prime, more than happy to help! 
Fred Moyer


History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.

Offline lokidog

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2009
  • Posts: 13485
  • Location: Decatur Island/Sultan
Re: Racoons killing chickens
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 08:44:04 PM »
If you catch them later in the season, I'd be happy to put the fur up for you....if you wanted to get them tanned?

I'm assuming you are catching them in a cage trap, if so just drown them in a trash can or water tank.

I'll take you up on that as I do have a cage trap.  Would November work or December?  What's your advice on time to trap and I can be very patient.  Thanks Machias.

December they will be nice and prime, more than happy to help!

 :tup:

 

* Recent Topics

ENTIAT!!! by The100Road
[Today at 08:37:28 PM]


Cow tag by tman24
[Today at 08:34:08 PM]


Another Desert Tag! by 7mmfan
[Today at 08:33:10 PM]


Goose Prairie archery tag. Got drawn. by bench beast
[Today at 08:32:55 PM]


Eberlestock F4 Terminator Pack by usmc74
[Today at 08:14:44 PM]


Quality AK style rifle for 2018? by Tjkride
[Today at 08:03:20 PM]


Rimrock by JWEBB
[Today at 07:53:43 PM]


IT'S ON WDFW!!!!!! NO CONFIRMATION EMAIL!!!!!! REDRAW!!!! by JoeE
[Today at 07:48:20 PM]


FS: Kifaru Tut and Smith Cylinder Stove by sagerat
[Today at 07:20:48 PM]


Rule changes by metlhead
[Today at 07:16:05 PM]


Kifaru 20 Degree Slick Sleeping Bag- Standard Length and Width- $300 Like New by acts
[Today at 07:07:03 PM]


House by Ellensburg for sale by vandeman17
[Today at 06:27:02 PM]


2018 OIL's!!! by Limhangerslayer
[Today at 06:23:40 PM]


Wts: timney rem 700 trigger. by hogslayer
[Today at 06:21:10 PM]


Sheep Tag, Yahoo by lonedave
[Today at 06:04:37 PM]


2018 Sheds. Post them here! by _DarkTimber_
[Today at 05:53:54 PM]


FS Knight Disc Extreme .50Cal Muzzleloader Camo-Stainless by vaz,,66
[Today at 05:45:03 PM]


Chiwawa Quality Muzzy by Muleyslyr
[Today at 05:38:23 PM]


Bethel Muzzleloader Bull by Dan-o
[Today at 05:29:45 PM]


How big of a pack for deer? by Rainier10
[Today at 05:11:59 PM]