How to Dispatch Trapped Raccoons

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How do you shoot a raccoon in a box trap with a .22 and not have the bullet bounce off the wire and hit your body?  Do you open the trap and shoot them when they come out?



I simply apply the same gun safety rules that apply to every shot.  These include never pointing the muzzle at anything you don’t wish to shoot.

I always consider the bullet path and background.  I shoot through the trap at very close range (no chance of hitting the wire) and make sure the area behind the target is safe.  I always wear hearing protection, and unload the weapon as soon as the raccoon is dispatched.

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