Moles

Discussion in 'Cast & Blast' started by Kirke, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Kirke

    Kirke New Member

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    Hey, this compares not with Ropers new smoke pole, but I have a question for the anyone. I have new moles taken residence in my yard and have failed to get rid of them. Any help, suggestions, or advice gladly accepted. Thank you in advance.
     
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  2. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    This morning about 8:00am I was in the backyard working on an 1979 14' fiberglass Sears Gamefisher my dad gave me a couple of months ago. Today was to be the "shakedown cruise" after sitting for many years and me putting about 15 hours of work into this thing. Anyway, I hear a shot coming from the front of the house and see the neighbors cat go running through my back yard. I'm like WTF. I walk around front and my neighbor across the street is there and says "sorry about the noise. I was getting my paper and noticed a mole moving dirt in your front yard. I hate those fucking things". He blasted it with his 410. He got a shovel and dug it up and that bastard was dead as a doornail. I thanked him and said my boys need to get out of bed anyway. That didn't get them up however even with all the windows open in the house.
    The "shakedown cruise" was somewhat damped by the starter rope on the outboard breaking before I got it started. I've started that thing about 20 times in the back yard and as soon as I put it in the water the rope breaks.
    Figures.
    I use scissor traps on moles but its a losing battle. An exterminator friend of mine once told me to find their main tunnels and stuff poison worms down there. Haven't tried it yet.
     
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  3. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Timely thread. I trapped my first one yesterday after many attempts. They had set off my trap a few other times but didn't get caught. I think they were getting between the claws before setting off the trigger. This time I put a piece of wood under the trigger that extended out closer to the claws, basically making the trigger wider.
     

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  4. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    I've tried putting tin can lids under the triggers but my kill rate is still very poor. I haven't even set any traps this year. I think I'll let my neighbor get them:)
     
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    I used some pellets, I will have to look at the brand when I get home if you are interested. I never did find any dead moles but after putting the pellets down they did leave my yard. Now my neighbor has a mole problem...
     
  6. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Attract some Barred Owls into your area... like goats in a blackberry patch!
     
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    I have had better luck with the poison worms than the scissor trap. Unfortunately you don't get the confirmed kill like you do with the traps.
     
  8. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Our English neighbor down the street fires up his old lawnmower, puts a hose from the exhaust into the hole, and goes off to read a book. Seems the new mowers don't kick out enough carbon monoxide!
     
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    My neighbor uses Juicy Fruit gum with bizarre success.
    Goggle it.
     
  11. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    OK, with the squirrels in Spokane, we're talkin` fuel/air bomb here, the poor man's nuclear weapon!
     
  12. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Had a friend once who's yard was immaculate. We were having coffee in his kitchen one morning when he swore and ran out to his garage and then the yard. He emptied the clip on his 9mm into the ground where a mole was pushing up dirt! This is in a nice upscale suburban neighborhood. I don't know if he got the mole because I decided to excuse myself before the cops showed up.
     
  14. scottr

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    Home Depot sells mole smoke bombs that gas them to death. They smell like hell (so close all the windows in your house) but they work pretty well if you find an active tunnel.

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    Funny story, I was Turkey Hunting on some private property up the Teanaway. The old boy who owned the land had the best mole trap ever. It was a 20 ga shotgun strapped barrel facing down on an old pull golf cady. The trigger was hooked to a wire that ran down into the hole with some bait attached. When the mole pulled on the bait it was blasted with some #7s. Not safe around kids but effective on varmints.
     
  15. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald that's His Lordship, to you.....

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    Nah, we only used good ol` compound 4-much easier to haul around than a propane cylinder,