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When was the last time you cooked a raccoon? For most people that would be never. Yet for many years, raccoons were on the menu for the Native Americans and the pioneers. In parts of the south, raccoon hunting is still popular.
Raccoons have a wide range, living all over North America. They are easy to trap; my neighbor has caught quite a few when trapping to cut down the skunk population. He uses live traps and most of the time just releases the raccoons. These traps are humane and quite inexpensive.
But raccoons are edible, and if cooked right, they’re quite tasty.…Read More...
A friend of mine who regularly traps skunks and other pests has found a way to live trap skunks without them having a chance to spray. He takes a Havahart trap and removes the back. A piece of 8-10 inch plastic pipe about 18-20 inches long is then attached to the trap. Put a pipe cap or plug over the rear opening. Between the opening in the trap and the front of the pipe, a sliding door is located.
After the trap is sprung, you can identify the animal from a distance to determine what you have in your trap. Unless you choose to release the animal immediately, approach the trap from the rear or side. …Read More...