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Possom huntin
« on: April 16, 2011, 08:52:56 PM »
I don't ever rember going hunting just for Possoms, but when I was a young lad I had a shepard dog that would tree one if it ever came around and you would either go get the critter or you would not get any sleep....In recent years I have bagged several because my bulldog will raise a rucus when the Possoms get in the porch swing to eat the cat food...but this morning Possom hunting took on a whole new meaning....we have been having some really bad weather...so my bride insists on keeping the kitchen window open just a bit...Don't want the house to blow up if a tornado creates a vacum...( I don't buy into that but an open window is not worth the trouble to debate with her)...any way  the kithchen window is open about 1/4 .....the front door latch is a bit iffy...it needs to be dead bolted....to make sure its shut.....about 6 oclock this morning a good breeze opens the door..Deb gets up and when she gets in the living room...Banjo has dispatched a fairly large Possom in the middle of the floor....Took him about 4 or 5 seconds....He must have been on the porch looking for the cat food and thought the open door policy was for him....bad move on his part...Tim
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Re: Possom huntin
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 10:16:35 PM »
The only possums that I hunt are on my porch too.
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Re: Possom huntin
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 09:11:18 AM »
That wasn't his first time on the porch, just his last.   ;D
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 04:52:02 PM »
when i was younger i used to catch them all the time in the yard at night trying to get my mothers guineas
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Re: Possom huntin
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 06:12:19 PM »
.Banjo has dispatched a fairly large Possom in the middle of the floor....Took him about 4 or 5 seconds....He must have been on the porch looking for the cat food and thought the open door policy was for him....bad move on his part...Tim

Good dog!  :D A possum wouldn't make it very far through my door I got 2 dogs laying right there inside it just wishing one would try. Not fun this time of year though if I let the dogs out at night I always have to go out and make sure the coast is clear from bears, I normally hollar a bit to give them a running start before I let the dogs loose so they just bark a bit then come right back. Bears are always prowling around right near the house this time of year they are hungry, not unlike possums I suppose.

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Re: Possom huntin
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 08:43:42 PM »
Never had a porch bear  :).
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« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2011, 07:42:55 AM »
I hate possums, the only pest I dislike more is skunks. This time of year they are always getting in our sheds so I keep the .22 handy for when one shows up.

I was over at my buddies place last week and he had a dead one outside his shed. I didn't give it much thought until a couple of days later it was still there and not one bit better smelling. When I asked him about it he said he was going to donate it to the eagles in Decorah.  :D

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Re: Possom huntin
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 08:02:15 AM »
Never had a porch bear?

Yes, I have.
 





Not very good pictures. But, it was on the porch!  This is the one I tried to run off with a boat horn.  It looked at me while I was blowing the horn at it and then laid back down for a nap.  Will it had better places to be when the 44 mag cleared its head by about 4 inches.
 
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« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2011, 12:11:49 PM »
Well there's your problem, it's sighted in 4"s high.  :D

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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 01:15:14 PM »
Momma and the kids were watching ----------thinking I was going to be eaten by the bear.  44 hollow points at 240 grains.......... I don't think so.  smiley_thumbsup


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