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Musk Rats I ain't that hungry
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Henry J    Posted 08-10-2004 at 18:06:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have about a 1/2 acre pond in front of the house. Also we are located just up the hill form a fork of a local river.

It is amazing how much damage a bunch of muskrats coupled with a pack of coyoties trying to dig them out can do. I think I got them under control but am wondering if there is something simple that can be done to discourage them coming back.

I got a model 12 Winchester with 30inch barrel and full choke, but that surely is not the now a days answer.

Let me know of any success stories please.

deadcarp    Posted 08-10-2004 at 19:29:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're alot like eating rabbit and in fact we used to call them marsh rabbits. Have no idea about the nutritional side but had many a good meal and it keeps them under control. Miles better than just more venison. :)

Alias    Posted 08-10-2004 at 19:07:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Henry, on the eastern shore of Maryland, muskrats are cleaned and sold in fish markets. many people there consider them a delicacy. Now, I have never eaten any so I wouldn't know. most likely tho, It's probably very good.

Now if you could hook up with a waterman from the shore, he could tell you all you'll ever need to know about muskratting. .........gfp

Salmoneye    Posted 08-10-2004 at 18:50:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you can wait till morning, I will give you more info than you can stand...

Salmoneye, Who Knows How To Shoot, Trap, Skin (for profit), And Clean To Eat, Any And All Muskrats You Can Begin To Deal With...

Clod    Posted 08-10-2004 at 18:10:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might wire a few Claymoores around the perimeter of the pond.That winchester is too valuable to be shooting with.

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