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What do you consider a big raccoon? #7130075
01/10/21 03:03 PM
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Itís not very often I catch a raccoon way out in the bush. But I guess theyíre out there.

I caught this raccoon yesterday and I thought he was big. Weighed him once I got home and he was 28lbs.

Going to make a pair of mitts out of him!

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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130077
01/10/21 03:04 PM
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Nice coon.Common sized here but they get big around here.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130096
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Anything over 35 lbs I've caught 4 over that 2 at 37#,38# and 39,5# 38"to 42" to the skirt.

Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130130
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Hard to get a 30 around here. 28 would be a good one too.
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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130159
01/10/21 04:00 PM
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Our big males in Northern South Dakota that are fully mature are 28 pounds in the fall just like the one you picture and they will stretch 5X. If they get older they get bigger and heavier and I have taken a number between 35 and 38 pounds all of which went 6X(since that size was recognized).

Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130162
01/10/21 04:02 PM
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40's and a few 50's here but they are fat butterballs.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130166
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I consider 35# huge


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130210
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I still think 28lb raccoon is big lol!


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130269
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Thirty is a big coon. Have caught a lot in that range. Rarely weigh a coon anymore. Thirty-five would be extremely large. Most forty pounders have never been weighed. Sometimes the really big boars are pretty rough and tough scraping damaged type goods. Iíd take our corn feed twenty,twenty-five pound coon over farther north large but poorer furred coon.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130270
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Here in Pa, my biggest was 29#

Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130276
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My personal best is 24.25. It was just on Christmas. I canít imagine some of the ones you guys are talking about


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130282
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Nice one . Northern coon run bigger . I think anything over 35# is huge but upper 20's is no slouch . Largest I've caught was 46# a couple years ago ( used a coyote stretcher on him )


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130288
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In Pa., few make it over 20 lbs. Back in the hay days in the late 70s, buyers here were paying out top dollars for coon over 18 lb. on the carcass. Didnít seem like one 20-22 lb paid anymore.

Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: DHH] #7130289
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Originally Posted by DHH
Nice one . Northern coon run bigger . I think anything over 35# is huge but upper 20's is no slouch . Largest I've caught was 46# a couple years ago ( used a coyote stretcher on him )

I used coyote stretcher also.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130308
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34# 15oz was the biggest I ever weighed and I've caught 2 that would have been bigger, caught many over 30. Never seen a 40# coon.

Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130313
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This time of year after being holed up and now boaring that's a good one. I measure them from tip of nose to base of tail 37 inched and up are the big uns 41 was my biggest if memory serves me 33lbs.

Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130319
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Don't remember the exact weight but was in the high 40's for me and it was with hounds not trapped.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: blackhammer] #7130353
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Originally Posted by blackhammer
Thirty is a big coon. Have caught a lot in that range. Rarely weigh a coon anymore. Thirty-five would be extremely large. Most forty pounders have never been weighed. Sometimes the really big boars are pretty rough and tough scraping damaged type goods. Iíd take our corn feed twenty,twenty-five pound coon over farther north large but poorer furred coon.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Jurassic Park] #7130374
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I agree as our coon are big and heavy furred but ugly.


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Re: What do you consider a big raccoon? [Re: Bruce T] #7130441
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28 would be a big one here. Every year I get one around 30, my biggest were two at 37, both females caught in barns in January years ago. Actually for me most coons over 20 here are 4xl so to me those are bigger coons.
Actually with the low coon prices numbers are up here and have been for a while. We have not had any major disease as of yet so we have high numbers but also several more older and thus larger coon so a few more big ones.
Bryce

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