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Yesterday he was tracking around in yard when we came home. Looks not natural, always around at night on deck or in bird bath... So found him PXL_20231127_202034242.thumb.jpg.0dbebb0b20e563c527a1a7ad85b50166.jpgPXL_20231127_202034242.thumb.jpg.0dbebb0b20e563c527a1a7ad85b50166.jpgdead tucked in by back yard stairs. Put him to fertilize next years corn crop...pics out of sequence.

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Probably had distemper. Iowa DNR extended coon trapping to year round classified them as a pest. From Nov opening day of trapping till Nov 1st 2023 i have harvested 124 of the masked bandits from our 400 acre farm. DNr Estimated 60-65 per sq mile  year ago.

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The skins are worth next to nothing. In the winter of 2012/13 we bagged over 500. The most we ever got was 86 in one night. That was no dogs, and about 6-7 guys.  I’m not sure they are worth $.50/each any more which is why very few people hunt them.  A couple counties south of here the Farm Bureau has offered (local county) members $5/tail up to 100 tails.  That would be easy money.  

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Might even find something cool 😊E9A7994B-BEB0-442C-B476-5FC1983D0303.thumb.jpeg.cea859192093b5b9b1da604461a5bda9.jpeg

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1 hour ago, stronger800 said:

60 in a square mile!

86 in a night!

I don’t see 5-6 a Year here in NY.  I know they are here, but a guy would have to work at hunting them to go out and find more than a few in a night 

Same here. They can keep em. 

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I have had a coyote and a skunk that I found curled up in my barn dead but no trash panda's

They stay too healthy ripping up sacks and eating feed that is stored in my barn🤬

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The 86 in one night was LOTS of miles and several guys. A normal night would probably be 8-15 in my guess. We had a night of 40 and a couple with 25-30.  Back then we averaged $8/each for that winter so it was actually lucrative at the time. 
 

The blonde coon I trapped a few years later. Had a trail camera pic of him in 2016 and a neighbor saw it in 2018. I got a license and set some traps specifically to catch him and did. 

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only had 1 this year getting into feed

it got flattened on the road

weasels are a problem here [getting the baby chicks]

wolves are starting to be a big problem with the pigs 

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Last night right before dark.  A super fat one right underneath me.  Plenty around here.  We stopped leaving cat food on the porch after dark.  

 

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They love milo and will take down big circles of it in the middle of the field,if i have the time and some guys with guns i try to cut all the tree lined edges first then i  work it down into several small patches and they will flush like rabbits.

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