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    We've brought the boy scouts out to Blake Island for campouts several times. The raccoons are a serious problem there.

    We scout leaders would sit around the campfire in the evening pondering the problem. You see how vacant the place is on a beautiful October day? Well, imagine deep into January how lonely that island is.... The ranger lives there year-round. So we figured one winter night when no one was visiting the island, the ranger ought to pick off the little buggers with some .22 shorts, toss the carcasses in the boat and dump them in the Sound!

    Between the raccoons and all the goose poop, the scouts don't want to go there any more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Binford View Post
    We've brought the boy scouts out to Blake Island for campouts several times. The raccoons are a serious problem there.

    We scout leaders would sit around the campfire in the evening pondering the problem. You see how vacant the place is on a beautiful October day? Well, imagine deep into January how lonely that island is.... The ranger lives there year-round. So we figured one winter night when no one was visiting the island, the ranger ought to pick off the little buggers with some .22 shorts, toss the carcasses in the boat and dump them in the Sound!

    Between the raccoons and all the goose poop, the scouts don't want to go there any more!
    LOL, I mentioned exactly what you said to one of the rangers regarding disposing of the creatures, was given a frown only a true liberal could give...
    They're cute until..... but, they do need to be thinned out

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    They would make some fine hats. Funny my daughter did just that after the raccoon's were caught raiding the henhouse. We lost about 8 hens. Took em out of the tree with a 12 gauge. Problem solved!
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    Probably had to some fur patching and filling after a 12 gauge.
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    Its like all the other cute animals people save today, sea lions, raccons, seals, and now we have many many more than their food sources allow, I bet if people stopped going to the island they would either swim back to the mainland, starve to death, or end up eating each other.......

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    Introduce a predator or two...like a hungry cougar... then sit back on our GP's, adult beverage in hand and watch the fun! Probably too much for you Southern Cal GP owners... sorry

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    California's solution would be to make Blake Island a Sanctuary with full government benefits. The raccoons would multiply rapidly until they ran out of food. Then JB can gather up pelts for fur caps without his shotgun. Problem solved. It will take a while, so lay in an adequate supply of adult beverages.

    To your point, Cougars don't do well in Huskyville!
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    What a sweet boat. What size is that? Your adventure looks like fun! The weather has been great up until this week here in the Northwest.
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    It started life as a 21ft, but now is about 24 or so-since i added the bracket and outboard.

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    To your point, Cougars don't do well in Huskyville!
    Looking like an awesome Apple Cup this year, eh? The Pac 12 pendulum has swung back up to the PNW. (After a long hiatus . . . )
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