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can you hunt racoons with out a dog?

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I see them  on my cams was thinking of posting in the ground blind one of these nights and giving it a try. Anyone have any tips ideas suggestions  on hunting them with out dogs are there scents you can use to get them to come  close to the blind ?

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Marshmallows will do the trick......BTDT

What gun and load are you using?  What kind of blind and chair?

Moon light hunt or headlight?

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not sure never night hunted anything before thinking to use   ruger 10/22   or 12ga shotgun with #4 shot  with full choke  blind is a pop up I think its a amrestep  

 

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Coons cans be hunted successfully without a dog, daytime calling is highly effective and in some cases even too easy. A good hand Coon squaller  or an electronic caller works well. In a nutshell you want to find denning areas, look for large trees that have big holes in them, big old Beech trees produced well for me, also old abandoned buildings might be a gold mine.

Go to youtube and type in daytime coon calling and there will be many videos giving tips on how to go about it.

Al

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Find Den trees and setup 50 yards from them and run raccoon distress calls. if nothing comes in 10 minutes. Move on to the next one. 

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Kind of a cheat, but when deer hunting I sometimes see them regularly. I am not inclined to shoot them then though....too big a rifle and I dont want to disturb the area. They show up on my game cameras around my apple trees regularly in season. I wonder if you could bait pile them (likely just a spilled garbage can would work!) at night? 

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This year I started mixing in raccoon sounds during sets, especially in areas i know the racoons are thick. Or move a set closer to the den trees after nothing has come in and run racoon distress.. as they are bad bad turkey eggs eaters. and my turkey population is not what it used to be.. 

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I'm really enjoying this thread. Thanks @airedalefor mentioning the YouTube videos, those have been a lot of fun to watch. 

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Night time, I walk the edges of corn fields / woods with a red head lamp.    Amazing how many sets of eyes I see looking back at me.

Never tried daytime calling for em.   Gonna look at the you tube videos and give it a try this weekend.

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