smoked raccoon

Discussion in 'Wild Game' started by low&slow, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Anybody ever smoked a coon before? Ive got a wild coon that has made the eave of my house his home. I was up there with the insurance adjuster, cause we had some hail damage. This thing came jumping out at us and liked to scared the poor adjuster clean off the roof. He got down and didnt get back up So the coon has to go.
    Im not really gonna smoke the critter. My wife would smoke me if I did. But my question is, whats the best bait to attract him into my trap?
    I figure they eat just about anything....I was thinking something like marshmallows.

  2. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The opposite sex! [​IMG]
  3. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Borrow a hava-heart trap and put some food in it. They usually will eat almost anything. So, go to Mickey D's and get three .69 hamburgers and it should do the trick.
  4. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I have a trap that I got from the animal control guy. He said he will come get the coon after I catch
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    anything shiny and a bowl of water
  6. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    i fergot- because coons haveno salivary glands they haveto wet theirfood first- hence the old myth that they wash their hands before eating- they love mussells or clams.
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pellet gun!![​IMG]
  8. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A cheap can of sardines or tuna work really well.
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    They are very pretty critters but they sure can make a mess in a hurry!
  10. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    they make a great hat in a few so said davey crockett.
  11. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Yes that was my first thought, but the wife, well you know how that goes. I even thought about lassoing it, but I dunno if I want a p'd off coon attached to me, especially on the roof.
  12. moltenone

    moltenone Smoking Fanatic

    use chicken bones,go to your local KFC and get a bucket of chicken for
    supper/lunch whatever??? and bait the trap with the scraps.
    works every time.

  13. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    See my avatar [​IMG]
    Chloe the wonder dog.
    She'll get the coon in the trap for you.
  14. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that is 1 wild eyed hound.
    p.s. low - read "where the red fern grows"- that'll teach ya about coon ketchin'- just promise ya won't cry @ the end.
  15. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    I read it years ago, And yes I won't tell you I cried.
    Chloe isn't really wild eyed, that was her first time getting her picture taken and she was sniffing the camera. She is more of a lover than a fighter.
  16. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We tried catching coyotes in a live trap using a live chicken (they are in a separate section....the coyote can not reach them.)
    We did not catch any of the coyotes, but we caught a lot of racoons.

    One friend used a hot dog tied onto a piece of string to lure a racoon out of his garage.

    Are you sure you don't want my secret racoon recipe? Tastes like goose.[​IMG]
  17. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    i have coon in bbq sauce at a wild game all i can say

  18. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You can smear peanut butter on anything and they will be fighting over it.
  19. feed it a healthy handful of buckshot
  20. A 22 short in the head works real good. Skin em out and throw on the grill with a little seasoning and he turn out just fine.

    Never smoked one but I don't know why it wouldn't work.

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