Critter control poll

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by skullcrusher, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Kill it deader than Sean Penn's career

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    87.9%
  2. Live trap and relocate

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    12.1%
  1. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I know we have at least one pest control engineer here. I normally death trap the mice and other rodents. I will shoot a feral cat if it is a problem. Coon acting out of sorts in the middle of the day...dead. But I saw something today I never want to see again and I ask all of you good folk to determine the fate of what I saw.

    Muskrat in my pond!!

    Death or live trap and relocate?
     
  2. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Call Captain & Tennille, I hear they they deal with muskrat love. ;)

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  3. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    In PA you have to have a furbearers license to hunt or trap muskrats. And a set season to do so in. Not telling you what to do on your own property, but check your game laws and go from there. Live trapping should be fine, if you go the other route.....
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  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Killing a muskrat would be nothing less than murder of an innocent animal.

    Since you live outside of town, I say go for it and wish I could be there to watch.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    We have seasons on fur bearing animals also, but when they become a pest...

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  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    It's a nautical whistle pig!

    Shoot it graveyard dead!
     
  7. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    its a rodent just kill it.
     
  8. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Send it to muskrat heaven along with any opossums you might encounter. If you all shot just 100 opossums each for me, the world would be a better place.
     
  9. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    You're kidding, right!! Now if it were a Nutria....that's different!! :D

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  10. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I doubt that muskrat tastes like Nutria. But, I do have one (at least). I set the live trap out with some apples. Personally, I'd rather live trap it and let it go somewhere around the lake at the end of my driveway. We do have laws regarding them (not protected, but seasons and trap regs) that we here always take pride in following. But, problem critters are problem critters. If that little effer is allowed free reign in the dam...
     
  11. yesicarry

    yesicarry New Member

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    Muskrats are actually very destructive like beavers. And destroy the spawning beds of fish. Eloika Lake in Wa. State has lots of them. Some residents use air rifles on them. I used to live 20 feet from the water. Took out one myself with a Sheridan Silver Streak 5mm..
     
  12. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Hello all Tango your Local Crazy Varmint Hunting blood thirsty SOB.

    You live out in the middle of nowhere. Shoot the dam thing, If you are too much of a girl wait and send me your address I will stop by this weekend to rid your pond of that filthy nasty vermin bastage with a vengeance one has not seen before. Plus I am sighting in the ar tomorrow and I figure 20 rounds of 60gr V-Max should make mess of that thing.
     
  13. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Trap has been out for 2 days now with no response. I have not seen the bastard again, yet...
     
  14. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    1/4 of an 8" stick of 40%, and a #8 cap. No mo muskrat. :rolleyes:

    Hydrostatic shock is not the exclusive realm of high speed bullets. High explosives in water also do quite well. But wax the suckers before they honeycomb your dam. Bad ju-ju.

    Dad used to run a trapline- Victor leg holds, set in the water where they have a track they follow. The furs from muskrats helped pay for the house where I was born.
     
  15. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You could modify the habitat using Shot Rock, being as it needs to go at least 4' below the waterline and 2' above and be about 4 inches thick, that would take time and money. Could use fencing with the same requirements, but that would look like crap. So just shoot it, best time at dusk and during the early morning.
     
  16. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Musk Rat

    They are edible, They will become extinct thanks to the Nutria and people who love there back door gold fish ponds filled with crap of invasive species. Where is Fl. now with all the Crap lovers, Pythons, Poisonous snakes out the wazou, What Else can you Bring to america to defacate our waters and wet lands. Look at Indianna with their carp. I can't wait till the big bang comes. Mother Nature Will Survive But can we? wills in da swamp in La. God Bless.
     
  17. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Wills,

    The muskrat my be eradicated in the south due to the reasons you've stated, but I believe they will be around for a long time where there are no Nutria, monster pythons or the habitat for them to flourish.

    c3, I like the idea. But since hydrostatic shock won't just target the muskrat but will get the largemouth bass, channel cats and bluegill as well.

    Shi, this thing seems to like mid-afternoon. The only time I saw it was around 1530. I have not seen it since. I may have spooked it off as there is plenty of water around for it to just move away instead of hanging in. Plus they are somewhat nomadic, and it just may have moved on.
     
  18. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Maybe he saw the results of your poll and decided it was time to get outta Dodge! :eek:
     
  19. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    LMAO, Lon. What gets me is that nothing has touched the apple slices. No coon, tree rat, field mouse or anything.
     
  20. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Musk rat love

    Live traps seldom work on Muskrat. You need a leg or foot trap, set these where he comes up on land or his travel trails. Don't forget you will catch every thing else that roams in the area. Try celery, carrots and tops to appeal to his feeding habits, and put brush around the live trap. I worked in a Machine shop once and a Muskrat scared the hell out of Me when it came to a sitting position between my legs working the night shift. Wills in da Swamp In La. One Shot One Kill. God Bless